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LaFayette, Georgia - Basic Facts

LaFayette is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of LaFayette.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Walker County at latitude 34.7048 and longitude -85.2819. Walker County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 820 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of LaFayette (see map) encompass a land area of 8.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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

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Also See: Lafayette, GA ZIP Codes and ZIP Code Maps

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, 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 # 125 80th
Population Density1 # 192 69th
Diversity Index2 # 544 13th
Median Household Income # 555 11th
Per Capita Income # 534 15th

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

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LaFayette, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 7,116
Population in Households 6,726
Population in Familes 5,362
Population in Group Qrtrs 390
Population Density1 871
Diversity Index2 25
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,831
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 1,781
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,298 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,486 (45.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,345 (40.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 467 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $84,520
Average Home Value $100,370
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $26,539
Average Household Income $34,914
Per Capita Income $14,323
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.02% 0.08%
Households 0.04% 0.05%
Families -0.01% -0.07%
Median Household Income   2.18%
Per Capita Income   2.42%
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.

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