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The City of La Fayette had a population of 2,675 as of July 1, 2022. 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 32.8998 and longitude -85.4011 in Chambers County. The formal boundaries for the City of La Fayette 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.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of La Fayette is located within La Fayette Division of Chambers County.

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

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Lafayette, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 2,675 (100%)
Population in Households 2,475 (92.5%)
Population in Families 2,003 (74.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 200 ( 7.5%)
Population Density 302
Diversity Index2 53


Median Household Income $38,652
Average Household Income $55,697
% of Income for Mortgage4 16%
Per Capita Income $22,767
Wealth Index5 38


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,223 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 715 (58.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 345 (28.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 163 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $114,193
Average Home Value $133,881
Housing Affordability Index3 171


Total Households 1,060
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 698
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.15% -0.01%
Households 0.04% 0.02%
Families   -0.06%
Median Household Income   3.64%
Per Capita Income   2.18%
Owner Occupied HU   0.31%

Lafayette, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lafayette to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 177 70th
Population Density # 234 61st
Median Household Income # 483 19th
Housing Affordability Index # 285 48th
Per Capita Income # 487 18th
Diversity Index # 151 75th

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