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Lafayette, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Lafayette is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Macon County at latitude 36.5244 and longitude -86.031. Macon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 958 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Lafayette, but most people and references simply refer to it as Lafayette, Tennessee.

The P1 Census Class Code for Lafayette indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lafayette: La Fayette.

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


Total Population 4,626
Population in Households 4,549
Population in Familes 3,640
Population in Group Qrtrs 77
Population Density1 973
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 1,953
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 1,257
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,233 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,159 (51.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 794 (35.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 280 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $90,643
Average Home Value $115,466


Median Household Income $30,066
Average Household Income $38,509
Per Capita Income $16,042
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.79% 0.8%
Households 0.76% 0.77%
Families 2.14% 0.6%
Median Household Income   3.47%
Per Capita Income   2.44%
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 428 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee 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 Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 113 74th
Population Density1 # 82 81st
Diversity Index2 # 222 48th
Median Household Income # 354 18th
Per Capita Income # 378 12th

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