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Lafayette is a village in Allen County, in the Lima metro area.
The community was named for the Marquis de Lafayette, French soldier and statesman who supported colonists during the American Revolution
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Ohio named Lafayette. For links to other places called Lafayette, OH, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Lafayette is 40.760N. The longitude is -83.948W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 928 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 296.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lafayette demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Allen County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Lima area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 45801 ZIP code.
35% of Lafayette residents report German ancestry, and 13% 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 $17,822, compared with $21,587 nationally.
8% 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 $338. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $660.
Libraries in Lafayette include Lafayette Branch Library ... View libraries
Allen 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 45 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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