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Lafayette is a township in Owen County, in the Bloomington metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named Lafayette. For links to other places called Lafayette, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Lafayette is 39.291N. The longitude is -86.885W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 643 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,287.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lafayette demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Owen County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 47431 ZIP code.
26% of Lafayette residents report German ancestry, and 14% 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 $16,922, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Lafayette residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Lafayette, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $243. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $800.
Owen 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 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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