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Lanett, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Lanett had a population of 6,278 as of July 1, 2017. Lanett ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Lanett is located at latitude 32.8578 and longitude -85.2078 in Chambers County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lanett (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Chambers County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 591 feet.

The City of Lanett (GNIS ID: 2404883) 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 Lanett is located within Lanett Division of Chambers County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lanett population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lanett: Bluffton.

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Lanett, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,278
Daytime Population: Workers 1,577
Daytime Population: Residents 4,150
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,727
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 6,193
Population in Familes 4,902
Population in Group Qrtrs 85
Population Density2 1,006
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $27,483
Average Household Income $41,254
Per Capita Income $17,774


Total Housing Units 3,402 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,521 (44.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,141 (33.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 739 (21.7%)
Median Home Value $82,450
Average Home Value $104,339


Total Households 2,663
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 1,671
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.41% -0.14%
Households -0.31% -0.06%
Families -0.6% -0.22%
Median Household Income   -0.25%
Per Capita Income   0.64%

Lanett, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lanett to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 100 83rd
Population Density # 45 92nd
Diversity Index # 64 89th
Median Household Income # 533 8th
Per Capita Income # 492 15th

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