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Lafayette is a city in Christian County, in the Clarksville metro area.
The community was named for the Marquis de Lafayette, French soldier who fought with American colonists during the Revolutionary War.
The latitude of Lafayette is 36.681N. The longitude is -87.62W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 597 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 183.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lafayette demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Christian County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Clarksville-Hopkinsville area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 42254 ZIP code.
2% of Lafayette residents report German ancestry, and 5% 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 $11,679, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% 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 $431. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $625.
Christian 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 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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