Lafayette County (Wisconsin)

The Lafayette County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. In 2010, the County had 16,836 inhabitants and a population density of 10.3 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Darlington, which was after Joshua Darling, the former land owner, named.


The County is located in southwest Wisconsin, bordering on Illinois is in the west about 25 miles from Iowa away. It has an area of ​​1644 square kilometers, of which 3 square miles is water area. At the Lafayette County borders the following Nachbarcountys:


The Lafayette County was formed in 1846 from parts of Iowa County. It was named after Marie -Joseph Motier, Marquis de La Fayette, a French general and politician. He participated on the side of the colonists on the American Revolutionary War and played an important role in the French Revolution.


According to the census in 2010 lived in Lafayette County 16,836 people in 6533 households. The population density was 10.3 inhabitants per square kilometer. In the 6533 households lived statistically 2.56 per person.

The racial the population was composed of 96.8 percent white, 0.2 percent African American, 0.3 percent Native American, 0.3 percent Asian and other ethnic groups; 0.6 percent were descended from two or more races. Regardless of ethnicity were 3.1 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

25.8 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 58.8 percent were between 18 and 64 and 15.4 percent were 65 years or older. 49.0 percent of the population was female.

The median income for a household was $ 48,114. The per capita income was $ 22,026. 9.1 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Places in Lafayette County


  • Cuba City1
  • Darlington
  • Shullsburg


  • Argyle
  • Belmont
  • Benton
  • Blanchardville2
  • Gratiot
  • Hazel Green1
  • South Wayne

Census-designated place (CDP )

  • Woodford

Unincorporated communities

  • Avon
  • Calamine
  • Dunbarton
  • Elk Grove
  • Etna
  • Fayette
  • Five Corners
  • Ipswich
  • Jenkinsville
  • Lamont
  • Lead Mine
  • Leslie
  • Meeker's Grove
  • New Diggings
  • Red Rock
  • Riverside
  • Seymour Corners
  • Slateford
  • Strawbridge
  • Truman
  • White Oak
  • Wiota
  • Yellowstone

1 - partially in Grant County 2 - partially in Iowa County


The Lafayette County is divided in addition to the City's three and seven Villages in 18 Towns: