Lafayette, AL 36862 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 36862: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Lafayette, AL 36862

Not Acceptable, USPS
Laf Ayette, AL 36862

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 268
  • Single Family Addresses: 2,566
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Chambers County
  • Centroid: Latitude 32.897, Longitude -85.435
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Lafayette, AL 36862 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,394
Population in Households 6,135
Population in Familes 5,043
Population in Group Qrtrs 259
Population Density1 27
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 2,584
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 1,737
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,068 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,808 (58.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 776 (25.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 484 (15.8%)
Median Home Value $88,279
Average Home Value $118,377


Median Household Income $30,471
Average Household Income $41,993
Per Capita Income $17,807
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.11% 0.0%
Households 0.24% 0.2%
Families 0.08% 0.1%
Median Household Income   0.65%
Per Capita Income   1.46%
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 36862 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 36862 to the other 616 ZIP Codes in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 244 61st
Population Density1 # 449 27th
Diversity Index2 # 93 85th
Median Household Income # 510 17th
Per Capita Income # 501 19th

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