Lafayette County is located in South Wisconsin. The County Seat is Darlington and the largest city is Darlington. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.lafayette.wi.gov . The 2014 population estimate is 16,853 and the 2010 census population was 16,836. The land area is 633.59 square miles and there are 26.6 persons per square mile.
97.9% of the population is White, 0.4% is Black or African American, 3.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.6% is two or more races. 89.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 16.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $121,800, there are 6,605 households, an average of 2.53 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,483, the median household income is $49,107, and 11.7% of the persons in Lafayette County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,462. Retail sales (in $1000) were $96,802, and sales per capita were $6,127. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 14.8%.
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