Lafayette Township, Coles County, Illinois

Lafayette Township is one of twelve townships in Coles County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 4,822 and it contained 2,285 housing units.[2] The Coles County Memorial Airport is located in this township.

Lafayette Township
Location in Coles County
Coles County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 39°29′N 88°18′W
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyColes
EstablishedNovember 8, 1859
Area
  Total36.27 sq mi (93.9 km2)
  Land36.19 sq mi (93.7 km2)
  Water0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)  0.22%
Elevation
705 ft (215 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Estimate 
(2016)[1]
4,717
  Density133.2/sq mi (51.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
  Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
61920, 61938, 62440
FIPS code17-029-40637

Geography

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.27 square miles (93.9 km2), of which 36.19 square miles (93.7 km2) (or 99.78%) is land and 0.08 square miles (0.21 km2) (or 0.22%) is water.[2]

Cities, towns, villages

Extinct towns

  • Jones
  • Loxa
  • Newby
  • Rolling Green

Cemeteries

The township contains three cemeteries: Bethel, Montgomery and Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.

Major highways

Airports and landing strips

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
Est. 20164,717[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

School districts

Political districts

References

  • "Lafayette Township, Coles County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-01-10.
  • United States Census Bureau 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
  • United States National Atlas

Adjacent townships

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