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People

Total Population 479
Male Share of the Population 50.5%
Female Share of the Population 49.5%
Senior Citizens 14%
Employed Population 16+ 282
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 56.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $57,841
% Above Poverty Level 96%
% Below Poverty Level 4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 28.6%
Median Gross Rent $550
Median House Value $95,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.1%
US/American 0%
English 2.7%
Irish 3.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lafayette Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 53 miles SW of Eden Prairie, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 66 miles SW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Nicollet
Standard Zip Codes 56054
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.446
Longitude -94.395

Lafayette Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station NEW ULM 2 SE
Distance 10.5 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 24 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 29.5 inches
Station GAYLORD
Distance 11.3 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 20 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 28.8 inches
Station STEWART
Distance 20 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 21 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 29 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Lafayette, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

La Fayette (56054)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Courtland 714 $74,659
Gaylord 2,080 $60,125
Gibbon 825 $56,635

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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