Lafayette, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Lafayette, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of La Fayette had a population of 2,969 as of July 1, 2015. Lafayette ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lafayette is located at latitude 32.8994 and longitude -85.4008 in Chambers County. The formal boundaries for the City of La Fayette (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Chambers County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 843 feet.

The City of La Fayette has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lafayette population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lafayette: Chambersville, La Fayette, LayFayette.

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Lafayette, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,969
Population in Households 2,747
Population in Familes 2,244
Population in Group Qrtrs 222
Population Density1 335
Diversity Index2 52
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,130
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 752
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,310 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 715 (54.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 415 (31.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 180 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $78,534
Average Home Value $100,874
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $28,124
Average Household Income $39,887
Per Capita Income $15,916
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.22% -0.05%
Households 0.02% 0.05%
Families 0.08% -0.11%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   2.56%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Lafayette, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lafayette to the other 578 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 162 72nd
Population Density1 # 214 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 96 84th
Median Household Income # 500 14th
Per Capita Income # 511 12th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alabama Census Data Comparison Tool.