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Lafayette is a township in Sussex County, in the New York metro area.
The community was named for the Marquis de Lafayette, who fought with the colonists during the Revolution.
The latitude of Lafayette is 41.098N. The longitude is -74.688W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 581 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,300.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lafayette demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Sussex County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Newark area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 07848 ZIP code.
17% of Lafayette residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lafayette ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lafayette was $30,491, compared with $21,587 nationally.
33% of Lafayette residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Lafayette, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $650. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,783.
Sussex County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lafayette political report.
The average commute time for Lafayette workers is 37 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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