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The 2000 Census showed that Lafayette County had a population of 8,559 people. This represented 0.32% of the total population of Arkansas, making it the state's 73rd most populous county (out of 75 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Lafayette had a population of 7,504 people. This is a decrease of 12.33% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20107,645-10.68%+1.88% since 2009
20097,504-12.33%-2.15% since 2008
20087,669-10.4%-0.61% since 2007
20077,716-9.85%-0.49% since 2006
20067,754-9.41%-2.26% since 2005
20057,933-7.31%-1.64% since 2004
20048,065-5.77%-1.42% since 2003
20038,181-4.42%-0.13% since 2002
20028,192-4.29%-1.88% since 2001
20018,349-2.45%-2.45% since 2000
20008,559The Last Census

Lafayette County had 4,560 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Lafayette County has a total area<3> of 545 square miles [1,411 km²]. Of this total, 526 square miles [1,363 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (3.41%) being water (18.57 square miles [48.09 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Lafayette County had a population density of 16.26 people per square mile [6.28 people/km²], making it the state's 66th most densely populated county (out of 75 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Lafayette County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Lafayette and the state of Arkansas.

Click here for the Lafayette County QuickFact (QF-05073).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Lafayette County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Lafayette County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
ColumbiaQF-05027   E23,85425,603-6.83%
HempsteadQF-05057   N23,02723,587-2.37%
MillerQF-05091   W43,52240,4437.61%
NevadaQF-05099   NE9,1649,955-7.95%
Bossier (LA)QF-22015   S111,49298,31013.41%
Caddo (LA)QF-22017   S253,623252,1610.58%
Webster (LA)QF-22119   S40,54441,831-3.08%

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Census QuickFact for Lafayette County

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Lafayette. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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