Lafayette, Oregon

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Lafayette, Oregon
City
99W/3rd Street in downtown
99W/3rd Street in downtown
Location in Oregon
Location in Oregon
Coordinates: 45°14′41″N 123°6′48″W / 45.24472°N 123.11333°W / 45.24472; -123.11333Coordinates: 45°14′41″N 123°6′48″W / 45.24472°N 123.11333°W / 45.24472; -123.11333
Country United States
State Oregon
County Yamhill
Incorporated 1878
Government
 • Type Manager-Council
 • Mayor Chris Heisler
Area[1]
 • Total 0.90 sq mi (2.33 km2)
 • Land 0.90 sq mi (2.33 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 160 ft (48.8 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 3,742
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 3,776
 • Density 4,157.8/sq mi (1,605.3/km2)
Time zone Pacific (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) Pacific (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97127
Area code(s) 503
FIPS code 41-40300[4]
GNIS feature ID 1157999[5]
Website www.ci.lafayette.or.us
  • Population density reflects year 2000 census figures.

Lafayette is a city in Yamhill County, Oregon, United States on the Yamhill River and Oregon Route 99W. It was founded in 1846 and incorporated in 1878. The population was 3,742 at the 2010 census.

The Evangelical Church of Lafayette on Market St. is one of four sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places

History[edit]

General Lafayette, 1792

Lafayette was founded in 1846 by pioneer/entrepreneur Joel Perkins, who previously had lived in Lafayette, Indiana[6] and named it similarly for the hero of the American Revolution, Le Marquis de Lafayette (General Lafayette).

The post office was established in 1851,[6] and the city was incorporated by the Oregon Legislative Assembly on October 17, 1878.[7]

Lafayette was the county seat of Yamhill County from its founding until 1889, when county residents voted to move the county seat to McMinnville.[6]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.90 square miles (2.33 km2), all of it land.[1]

It is located on State Highway 99W between McMinnville and Dundee.

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 3,742 people, 1,209 households, and 938 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,157.8 inhabitants per square mile (1,605.3 /km2). There were 1,315 housing units at an average density of 1,461.1 per square mile (564.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 84.6% White, 0.3% African American, 0.9% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 9.8% from other races, and 3.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22.0% of the population.

There were 1,209 households of which 47.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.2% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 22.4% were non-families. 15.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.10 and the average family size was 3.45.

The median age in the city was 33.2 years. 32.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.9% were from 25 to 44; 22.6% were from 45 to 64; and 8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.3% male and 48.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

In the census[4] of 2000, there were 2,586 people, 841 households, and 656 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,869.9 people per square mile (1,109.4/km²). There were 888 housing units at an average density of 985.5 per square mile (381.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 85.89% White, 0.43% African American, 1.62% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.23% Pacific Islander, 8.35% from other races, and 2.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.22% of the population.

There were 841 households out of which 44.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.3% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.9% were non-families. 16.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.07 and the average family size was 3.43.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.7% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 33.4% from 25 to 44, 17.3% from 45 to 64, and 7.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 101.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,611, and the median income for a family was $41,283. Males had a median income of $31,351 versus $22,466 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,542. About 10.7% of families and 13.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.1% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

  • Pauline Alderman, musicologist and composer[8]
  • Bert E. Haney, judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit[9]
  • Anson G. Henry, Lafayette physician, deputy surveyor of Yamhill County, surveyor general of Washington Territory, and lifelong friend and physician of Abraham Lincoln[10]
  • George W. McBride, member of Oregon Legislative Assembly and Speaker of the House, Oregon Secretary of State, and U.S. Senator from Oregon[11]

References[edit]

Yamhill County Museum
  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-21. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-21. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ a b c McArthur, Lewis A.; Lewis L. McArthur (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (Seventh ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 551. ISBN 0-87595-277-1. 
  7. ^ Baker, Frank C. (1891). "Special Laws". The Laws of Oregon, and the Resolutions and Memorials of the Sixteenth Regular Session of the Legislative Assembly Thereof (Salem, Oregon: State Printer): 883. 
  8. ^ Grassl, Markus (2002). Die Lehre von der musikalischen Aufführung in der Wiener Schule. Ferdinand Berger & Söhne. 
  9. ^ "Politician Members in Oregon". Political Graveyard. July 22, 2013. 
  10. ^ Koppy, Ann (Feb 6, 2013). "Abraham Lincoln And The Oregon Connection". Beaverton Resource Guide. 
  11. ^ "George Wycliffe McBride". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. United States Congress. Retrieved October 2013. 

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