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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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Median household income
Local
$50,179
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our LaFayette demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Lafayette Square
Local festivals include:
  • Apple Festival - Oct. 6-7, 2007
  • Apple Valley Bluegrass Festival - Aug. 2-5, 2007
Dates often change. Check LaFayette web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about LaFayette demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Onondaga County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Syracuse area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 13078 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

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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.


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Libraries in LaFayette include Lafayette Public Library ... View libraries

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Onondaga County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our LaFayette political report.

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The average commute time for LaFayette workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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