Missouri Lafayette County Public Libraries

By | December 31, 2022

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Lafayette County, Missouri. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in Missouri Lafayette County.

1. Branch Library CONCORDIA BRANCH
Street Address: 709 Main, Concordia, MO 64020
Phone Number: (660) 463-2277 Lafayette N/A N/A

2. Branch Library CORDER BRANCH
Street Address: 221 N. Lafayette, Corder, MO 64021
Phone Number: (660) 394-2565 Lafayette N/A N/A

3. Branch Library LEXINGTON BRANCH
Street Address: 1008 Main Street, Lexington, MO 64067
Phone Number: (660) 259-3071 Lafayette N/A N/A

4. Branch Library ODESSA BRANCH
Street Address: 107 W. Mason Street, Odessa, MO 64076
Phone Number: (816) 633-4089 Lafayette N/A N/A

Street Address: 19 West 20th ST., Higginsville, MO 64037
Phone Number: (660) 584-2880 Lafayette 18,146 6,049

Street Address: 19 W. 20th ST., Higginsville, MO 64037
Phone Number: (660) 584-2880 Lafayette N/A N/A

7. Branch Library WAVERLY BRANCH
Street Address: 203 E. Kelling, Waverly, MO 64096
Phone Number: (660) 493-2987 Lafayette N/A N/A

Overview of Lafayette County, Missouri

Lafayette County is a county located in the state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population is 32,960. Its county seat is Lexington.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,655 km² (639 mi²). 1,630 km² (629 mi²) of it is land and 25 km² (10 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.49% water.

Adjacent counties

  • Ray County (northwest)
  • Carroll County (northeast)
  • Saline County (east)
  • Johnson County (south)
  • Jackson County (west)


As of the census of 2000, there are 32,960 people, 12,569 households, and 9,099 families residing in the county. The population density is 20/km² (52/mi²). There are 13,707 housing units at an average density of 8/km² (22/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 95.52% White, 2.27% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.51% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. 1.17% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 12,569 households out of which 33.90% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.30% are married couples living together, 9.40% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.60% are non-families. 24.00% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.20% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.55 and the average family size is 3.01.

In the county the population is spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 15.40% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 95.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $38,235, and the median income for a family is $45,717. Males have a median income of $31,972 versus $22,684 for females. The per capita income for the county is $18,493. 8.80% of the population and 6.90% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 10.90% of those under the age of 18 and 9.10% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

According to countryaah, Lafayette County, Missouri has the following cities and towns:

  • Alma
  • Aullville
  • Bates City
  • Blackburn
  • Concordia
  • Corder
  • Dover
  • Emma
  • Higginsville
  • Lake Lafayette
  • Lexington
  • Mayview
  • Napoleon
  • Oak Grove
  • Odessa
  • Waverly
  • Wellington

Map of Lafayette County Missouri