Lafayette, Alabama - Basic Facts

Lafayette is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of La Fayette.

It is a populated place located in Chambers County at latitude 32.8998 and longitude -85.4011. Chambers County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 843 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of La Fayette (see map) encompass a land area of 8.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

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

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Lafayette, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,911
Population in Households 2,689
Population in Familes 2,202
Population in Group Qrtrs 222
Population Density1 329
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 1,104
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 740
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,302 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 702 (53.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 401 (30.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 198 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $81,342
Average Home Value $103,165


Median Household Income $26,092
Average Household Income $37,164
Per Capita Income $14,830
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


Population -0.73% -0.37%
Households -0.53% -0.33%
Families -0.28% -0.38%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
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.

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, 2014 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 DescriptionRankPercentile
Total Population # 163 72nd
Population Density1 # 218 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 105 82nd
Median Household Income # 520 10th
Per Capita Income # 527 9th

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