Income/capita 42%
Household income 39%
Unemployment 195%
IndexLa FayetteIllinoisNational
Income per capita$17,260$31,502$29,829
Median household income$33,500$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$41,250$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$0$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$20,625$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$19,643$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate13.7%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level35.0%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in La Fayette is 42% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in La Fayette is 39% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in La Fayette is 195% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in La Fayette is 132% higher than the national average

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      La Fayette employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry2.7%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector16.2%7.3%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%7.3%
      Wholesale & retail services32.4%12.2%
      Public administration0.0%0.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities21.6%7.3%
      Education, health & social services5.4%43.9%

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      Neponset, IL554$51,9236%
      La Fayette, IL220$33,50039%

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      La Fayette, IL220$33,50039%
      Source: The La Fayette, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).