Lafayette County is located in north-central Florida. The County Seat is Mayo and the largest city is Mayo. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.lafayettecountyflorida.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 8,835 and the 2010 census population was 8,870. The land area is 543.41 square miles and there are 16.3 persons per square mile.
82.5% of the population is White, 15.2% is Black or African American, 12.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.3% is two or more races. 78.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 9.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $116,600, there are 2,710 households, an average of 2.75 persons per household. The per capita income is $18,660, the median household income is $39,722, and 20.2% of the persons in Lafayette County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 247. Retail sales (in $1000) were $66,528, and sales per capita were $8,292.
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