LaFayette, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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LaFayette, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of LaFayette had a population of 7,068 as of July 1, 2015. LaFayette ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for LaFayette is located at latitude 34.7088 and longitude -85.2815 in Walker County. The formal boundaries for the City of LaFayette (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Walker County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 820 feet.

The City of LaFayette (GNIS ID: 2404853) 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.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of LaFayette is located within LaFayette Division of Walker 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, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for LaFayette: Benton, Chattooga, La Fayette.

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LaFayette, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 7,068
Population in Households 6,669
Population in Familes 5,300
Population in Group Qrtrs 399
Population Density1 865
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 2,805
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 1,754
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,267 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,451 (44.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,354 (41.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 462 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $84,949
Average Home Value $100,413


Median Household Income $28,671
Average Household Income $37,177
Per Capita Income $15,192
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.14% -0.13%
Households -0.14% -0.14%
Families -0.3% -0.29%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   2.19%
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, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares LaFayette to the other 624 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 125 80th
Population Density1 # 192 70th
Diversity Index2 # 545 13th
Median Household Income # 523 16th
Per Capita Income # 530 15th

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