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Lafayette is a city in Yamhill County, in the Portland-Vancouver metro area.
The community was named for Lafayette, IN
The latitude of Lafayette is 45.244N. The longitude is -123.113W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 171 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,777.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lafayette demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Yamhill County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Portland area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 97127 ZIP code.
19% of Lafayette residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lafayette ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lafayette was $14,542, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Lafayette residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Lafayette, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $498. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,104.
Yamhill County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lafayette political report.
The average commute time for Lafayette workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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