Lafayette County, Missouri

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Lafayette County
Lafayette County Courthouse in Lexington
Map of Missouri highlighting Lafayette County
Location within the U.S. state of Missouri
Map of the United States highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 39°04′N 93°47′W / 39.06°N 93.78°W / 39.06; -93.78
Country United States
State Missouri
FoundedNovember 16, 1820
Named forMarquis de La Fayette
Largest cityOdessa
 • Total639 sq mi (1,660 km2)
 • Land628 sq mi (1,630 km2)
 • Water11 sq mi (30 km2)  1.6%
 • Total33,381
 • Estimate 
 • Density52/sq mi (20/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district5th

Lafayette County is a county located in the western portion of the U.S. state of Missouri and is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area.[1] As of the 2010 census, the population was 33,381.[2] Its county seat is Lexington.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Population Data and Maps".
  2. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved September 10, 2013.
  3. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.