Lafayette, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lafayette, Tennessee - Basic Facts

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The City of Lafayette had a population of 4,740 as of July 1, 2016. Lafayette ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lafayette is located at latitude 36.5244 and longitude -86.031 in Macon County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lafayette (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Macon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 958 feet.

The City of Lafayette (GNIS ID: 2404852) 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.

The City of Lafayette is located within Commissioner District 14, a minor civil division (MCD) of Macon County.

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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lafayette: La Fayette.

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


Total Population 4,740
Population in Households 4,663
Population in Familes 3,728
Population in Group Qrtrs 77
Population Density1 961
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 2,003
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 1,287
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,300 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,184 (51.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 819 (35.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 297 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $102,604
Average Home Value $143,856


Median Household Income $29,443
Average Household Income $39,189
Per Capita Income $16,656
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.93% 1.0%
Households 0.92% 1.03%
Families 1.83% 0.89%
Median Household Income   -1.29%
Per Capita Income   0.46%
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, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lafayette to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee 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 # 114 74th
Population Density1 # 83 81st
Diversity Index2 # 214 50th
Median Household Income # 371 13th
Per Capita Income # 381 11th

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