Lafayette County is located in west central Missouri. The County Seat is Lexington and the largest city is Odessa. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.lafayettecountymo.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 32,688 and the 2010 census population was 33,381. The land area is 628.43 square miles and there are 53.1 persons per square mile.
94.6% of the population is White, 2.3% is Black or African American, 2.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2% is two or more races. 86.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 17% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $117,300, there are 13,117 households, an average of 2.47 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,637, the median household income is $50,527, and 9.5% of the persons in Lafayette County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,174. Retail sales (in $1000) were $301,376, and sales per capita were $9,230.
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