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Welcome to Lafayette ...

The city of Lafayette is located in Yamhill County<1>.

When the people of Lafayette refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Lafayettean<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lafayette has a population of 4,266 people<3> (see below for details).

Lafayette was established in 1846.

The community of Lafayette is 190 feet [58 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Lafayette lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Lafayette: (503) and (971)<5>

The ZIP code for Lafayette: 97127<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lafayette had an population of 4,266 people. This is an increase of 14% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 64.97% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lafayette had a population of 3,742 people. This makes Lafayette the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Lafayette represents 0.1% of the population of Oregon (which has 3,831,074 people), making it the state's 84th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,742 people, the population of Lafayette increased 44.7% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,586 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Lafayette.

Communities Also Named Lafayette ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 38 communities that are also named Lafayette - they are located in Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa (2), Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Maryland, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio (5), Oklahoma, Pennsylvania (2), Rhode Island, Tennessee (2), Texas (2), Virginia (2) and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Lafayette.

Communities near Lafayette ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Lafayette.

  • Keizer (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keizer
    • Keizer lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the south of Lafayette and is located in Marion County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,593 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keizer have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keizer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keizer<9>
  • McMinnville (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McMinnville
    • McMinnville lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the southwest of Lafayette and is located in Yamhill County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,185 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McMinnville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McMinnville<9>
  • Tualatin (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tualatin
    • Tualatin lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northeast of Lafayette and is located in Clackamas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,481 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tualatin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tualatin<9>
  • Woodburn (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodburn
    • Woodburn lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southeast of Lafayette and is located in Marion County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,175 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodburn have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodburn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodburn<9>
  • Forest Grove (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Grove
    • Forest Grove lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the north of Lafayette and is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,442 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Grove
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest Grove<9>
  • Wilsonville (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilsonville
    • Wilsonville lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the east of Lafayette and is located in Clackamas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,985 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilsonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilsonville<9>
  • Newberg (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newberg
    • Newberg lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the northeast of Lafayette and is located in Yamhill County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,982 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newberg have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newberg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newberg<9>
  • Sherwood (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherwood
    • Sherwood lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northeast of Lafayette and is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,746 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sherwood have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sherwood<9>
  • Cornelius (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornelius
    • Cornelius lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the north of Lafayette and is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,116 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornelius have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornelius
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cornelius<9>
  • Sheridan (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheridan
    • Sheridan lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southwest of Lafayette and is located in Yamhill County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,123 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheridan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sheridan<9>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lafayette. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lafayette.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lafayette. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Lafayette.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lafayette. See our Newspapers Page for Lafayette.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lafayette ...

Looking for more information about Lafayette? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Lafayette, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lafayette.

Adding Lafayette to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Lafayette in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Lafayette was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Lafayette on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Lafayette

The Communities of Oregon

About Yamhill County

About Oregon

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lafayette. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Yamhill County: www.co.yamhill.or.us/

The official website for State of Oregon: https://www.oregon.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Oregon's counties, including Yamhill, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Lafayette refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Lafayette may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lafayette.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lafayette - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (971) is an overlay for area code (503).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Lafayette). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lafayette or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lafayette) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lafayette. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LafayetteOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lafayette. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.2471, Longitude: -123.1116    
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<9>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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