Lafayette County, Missouri

Demographic Snapshot

Lafayette County Kansas City MSA United States
Population, 2016 32,618 2,104,509 323,127,513
Population % Ch., 2007-2016 -1.7% 4.4% 6.8%
Median Age, 2015 41 35.9 37.8
Land Area (sq. mi.) 628.43 7,950 3,531,905
High School Grads, 2015 89.1% 91.2% 87.1%
College Grads, 2015 18.3% 35.8% 30.6%
Labor Force, 2016 17,457 1,126,141 158,968,000
Unemployment Rate, 2016 3.6% 3.8% 4.5%
Note: Educational Attainment rates are for the population 25 years and older. For consistency, the Educational Attainment data is from the 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates, American Community Survey; U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Major Employers

Company
Type of Operation
Employees
Continental Deli Foods, a part of Tyson Foods Family
Ham processing
225
Higginsville Schools
Public education
128
Lexington Schools
Public education
150
Odessa Schools
Public education
300
The Habitation Center
Health services
480

Contact Information

Kansas City Area Development Council

  • Tim Cowden, Senior Vice President, Business Development
  • 30 W. Pershing Road, Suite 200
  • Kansas City, MO 64108
  • Email: cowden@thinkkc.com
  • Phone: 816.374.5650
  • Website: www.thinkkc.com

KC's Agricultural Heritage

KC Animal Health Initiative

Advisory Board

Strategic Priorities

KC Animal Health Investment Forum