Lafayette County WI Information


Lafayette County Subdivisions

Lafayette County WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 17,006
Daytime Population: Workers 6,273
Daytime Population: Residents 7,513
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 13,786
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 16,907
Population in Familes 13,902
Population in Group Qrtrs 99
Population Density2 27
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $53,130
Average Household Income $66,207
Per Capita Income $26,286


Total Housing Units 7,394 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,059 (68.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,674 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 661 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $135,981
Average Home Value $189,351


Total Households 6,733
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 4,619
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.14% 0.19%
Households 0.26% 0.25%
Families 0.14% 0.19%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   3.07%


Lafayette County WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lafayette County to the other 72 counties and county equivalents in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 57 22nd
Population Density # 56 24th
Diversity Index # 42 43rd
Median Household Income # 37 50th
Per Capita Income # 49 33rd

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