Mayor: Thomas Mattern
The village, which has about 650 inhabitants, is located in the southeast of the municipality on the hill of the Göllheimer Hügelland rising from the Eistal.
Over the past decades, Lautersheim has undergone a fundamental transformation from a farming village to a residential community. The municipality has a centrally located two-group kindergarten with all-day facilities and also accepts children under the age of two.
Agriculture, which used to be important in the past, now plays a rather subordinate role. Due to the quiet location and the beautiful panoramic view reaching to the Haardt and on clear days even to the Odenwald, Lautersheim has become attractive as a residential community for commuters.
Lautersheim has an inner-German partnership with the Thuringian community of Abtsbessingen.