LaFayette is a tiny city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 174 people and just one neighborhood, LaFayette is the 390th largest community in Kentucky. Much of the housing stock in LaFayette was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
LaFayette real estate is some of the most expensive in Kentucky, although LaFayette house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
LaFayette is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, LaFayette is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in LaFayette who work in office and administrative support (22.50%), healthcare suport services (18.33%), and sales jobs (9.17%).
There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in LaFayette, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.
LaFayette’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, LaFayette is worth considering.
LaFayette is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The citizens of LaFayette are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.25% of adults in LaFayette have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in LaFayette in 2018 was $28,275, which is upper middle income relative to Kentucky, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $113,100 for a family of four. However, LaFayette contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call LaFayette home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of LaFayette residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in LaFayette include German, Irish, English, European, and Finnish.
The most common language spoken in LaFayette is English. Other important languages spoken here include German/Yiddish and Spanish.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
With 2.4% of employed workers living in the neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military than 97.2% of American neighborhoods. This is a major shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.
Uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 25 residents per square mile, is less crowded than 93.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
The neighborhood is considered a solid choice for executive lifestyles. NeighborhoodScout's analysis ranks it as better than 93.0% of Kentucky neighborhoods for executive living, based on the wealthy, educated professionals, executives, and managers who choose to reside here, the spacious homes that are prominent features of the real estate in the neighborhood, and the high real estate appreciation rates found here relative to other neighborhoods in the state. In addition to being an excellent choice for highly educated executives, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for families with school-aged children.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Scots-Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Scots-Irish ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 18.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak German/Yiddish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in LaFayette are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 60.1% of the neighborhoods in America. With 18.7% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 65.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 43.3% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 26.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (21.9%), and 7.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 72.4% of households. Some people also speak German/Yiddish (18.4%).
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in LaFayette, KY, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (11.1%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (6.8%), and residents who report German roots (6.5%), and some of the residents are also of Scots-Irish ancestry (5.1%), along with some English ancestry residents (4.1%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (45.1% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (81.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (13.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.