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LAFAYETTE COUNTY MISSOURI

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Lafayette's development has exploded over the last 10 years as companies line Interstate 70. Odessa and Concordia have seen increased business as they've grown along the interstate. Lexington is a landmark stop for tourism, and Higginsville has grown strong with retail and other businesses

Estimated Total Population    32,960
18 and over    24,324
Median age    37.9
Increase from 1990    6.00%
Largest City    Odessa
Estimated population of city    4,818
Total Housing Units    13,707
Median value    $74,400
Total Households    12,569
Family households    9,095
Average household    size 2.55
Average family size    3.01
EDUCATION   
Population Over    25 21,863
High-school graduate    9,240
Some college, no degree    4,348
Associate's degree    862
Bachelor's degree    1,966
Graduate or professional degree    1,060
Percent graduated high school    79.90%
Percent with bachelor's or higher    13.80%
EMPLOYMENT STATUS   
Population 16 and over    25,465
In labor force    16,644
Commuting to work    15,798
TOP EMPLOYERS   
S&K Industries, Action Products, Concordia Foods, Higginsville Habitation Center, Winn Cup, Wentworth Military Academy
TOP INDUSTRIES   
Management, professional    3,795
Service    2,654
Sales and office    4,110
Construction, extraction, maintenance    2,118
Production, transportation    3,157
Median Household Income   $38,235
Median Family Income   $45,717
Land Area (square miles)   629
Persons per square mile)   52.40
County Seat    Lexington
County Government Info   
Presiding Commissioner—James Strodtman
1001 Main Lexington, MO 64067
Tel: 660.259.4315
Fax: 660.259.6109
www.lafayettecountymo.com
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Missouri Office of the Secretary of State

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