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 4,883 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lafayette: La Fayette.

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Lafayette, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,883
Daytime Population: Workers 4,860
Daytime Population: Residents 2,680
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,540
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.54
Population in Households 4,806
Population in Familes 3,842
Population in Group Qrtrs 77
Population Density2 990
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $30,673
Average Household Income $41,456
Per Capita Income $17,580


Total Housing Units 2,355 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,237 (52.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 826 (35.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 291 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $114,643
Average Home Value $152,930


Total Households 2,064
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 1,326
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 1.21% 1.14%
Households 1.21% 1.15%
Families 2.0% 1.05%
Median Household Income   1.85%
Per Capita Income   2.94%

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, 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 # 113 74th
Population Density # 79 82nd
Diversity Index # 208 52nd
Median Household Income # 376 12th
Per Capita Income # 376 12th

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