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LaFayette is a town in Onondaga County, in the Syracuse metro area.
The community was named for the Marquis de Lafayette, French soldier who fought with American colonists during the Revolutionary War.
The latitude of LaFayette is 42.892N. The longitude is -76.105W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,198 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,833.
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16% of LaFayette residents report German ancestry, and 16% 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 $24,591, compared with $21,587 nationally.
28% 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 $432. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,074.
Libraries in LaFayette include Lafayette Public Library ... View libraries
Onondaga County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our LaFayette political report.
The average commute time for LaFayette workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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