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Encyclopedia > Lafayette County, Wisconsin
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Lafayette County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. As of 2000, the population is 16,137. Its county seat is Darlington6.


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,644 km˛ (635 mi˛). 1,641 km˛ (634 mi˛) of it is land and 3 km˛ (1 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 0.16% water.


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 16,137 people, 6,211 households, and 4,378 families residing in the county. The population density is 10/km˛ (26/mi˛). There are 6,674 housing units at an average density of 4/km˛ (10/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 99.03% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.35% from two or more races. 0.57% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.


There are 6,211 households out of which 33.30% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.00% are married couples living together, 7.60% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.50% are non-families. 25.40% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.10% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.57 and the average family size is 3.10.


In the county, the population is spread out with 27.20% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 27.20% from 25 to 44, 22.10% from 45 to 64, and 15.80% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 99.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 98.00 males.


Cities and towns

  • Argyle (town)
  • Argyle
  • Belmont (town)
  • Belmont
  • Benton (town)
  • Benton
  • Blanchard
  • Blanchardville
  • Darlington (town)
  • Darlington
  • Elk Grove
  • Fayette
  • Gratiot (town)
  • Gratiot
  • Hazel Green (partially)
  • Kendall
  • Lamont
  • Monticello
  • New Diggings
  • Seymour
  • Shullsburg (town)
  • Shullsburg
  • South Wayne
  • Wayne
  • White Oak Springs
  • Willow Springs
  • Wiota
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Counties
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Lafayette County, WI (1076 words)
Lafayette County, Wisconsin may to understood as having a moderately-educated 2000 population, with 13.4 percent of the population over 25 years old having received at least a Bachelors Degree, according to the Decennial Census of 2000.
Lafayette counted a lower percent of highly educated individuals than the State of Wisconsin's proportion of 22.4 percent and a lower percent than the US proportion of 24.4 percent.
Lafayette ranks 54 of 72 counties when calculating total change in population for Wisconsin and the county ranks 1,687 of 3,141 counties when analyzing total county population change across the nation.
Lafayette Development (81 words)
Lafayette County is the hidden gem of southwestern Wisconsin's Hidden Valleys region.
Lafayette County offers the best of all worlds, the tranquil pace of rural Americana and all the amenities of contemporary society.
The Lafayette Development Corporation is an economic development organization committed to assisting the communities of Lafayette County in their efforts to retain current businesses, including agricultural enterprises, and to promote the development of new business and industry that will enhance the quality of life for all county residents.
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