La Fayette, Alabama

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Population in 2014: 2,984 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.7%
 
Males: 1,229  (41.2%)
Females: 1,755  (58.8%)
Median resident age:  43.4 years
Alabama median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 36862.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $27,834 (it was $22,768 in 2000)
La Fayette:

$27,834
AL:

$46,257

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $18,374 (it was $11,845 in 2000)

La Fayette city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $71,333 (it was $49,300 in 2000)
La Fayette:

$71,333
AL:

$136,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $119,346; Detached houses: $122,588; Mobile homes: $68,855

Median gross rent in 2016: $532.

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  • Races in La Fayette, AL (2010)

    La Fayette races chart
    • 2,05168.3%Black alone
    • 86828.9%White alone
    • 581.9%Hispanic
    • 120.4%Asian alone
    • 120.4%Two or more races
    • 20.07%American Indian alone

Races in La Fayette detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in La Fayette: 81.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (5.8%), English (1.9%), Irish (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 8.85 square miles.

Population density: 337 people per square mile   (very low).

La Fayette,AL real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in La Fayette:

  • High school or higher: 72.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in La Fayette city:

  • Never married: 42.3%
  • Now married: 31.0%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 13.9%

18 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.6%
Alabama:

3.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $270 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $286 (0.5%)

La Fayette satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbus, GA (39.0 miles , pop. 185,781).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (63.2 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (628.1 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: White Plains, AL (2.5 miles ), Penton, AL (2.9 miles ), Five Points, AL (2.9 miles) , Fredonia, AL (3.0 miles) , Cusseta, AL (3.1 miles) , Huguley, AL (3.3 miles ), Lanett, AL (3.5 miles ), Milltown, AL (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 32.90 N, Longitude: 85.40 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 334

La Fayette household income distribution La Fayette home values distribution

Crime rates in La Fayette by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0002200000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.064.163.90.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 2020111113040
per 100,000 61.30.063.70.031.932.733.235.034.899.40.0134.10.0
Robberies 8353513501211
per 100,000 245.294.3159.296.2159.732.799.6174.90.033.166.833.533.3
Assaults 45323940394125282631211421
per 100,000 1,379.11,005.71,241.61,282.51,246.01,342.5829.7979.7904.31,027.5701.9469.5700.2
Burglaries 32496348293737471133271515
per 100,000 980.71,539.92,005.71,539.0926.51,211.51,228.01,644.5382.61,093.8902.4503.0500.2
Theft 162124113137101117128125103132704865
per 100,000 4,964.83,896.93,597.64,392.43,226.83,831.04,248.34,373.73,582.64,375.22,339.61,609.72,167.4
Auto thefts 7116111569767472
per 100,000 214.5345.7191.0352.7479.2196.5298.7244.9208.7232.0133.7234.766.7
Arson 210N/AN/AN/AN/A0N/A0N/AN/AN/A
per 100,000 61.331.40.0N/AN/AN/AN/A0.0N/A0.0N/AN/AN/A
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.4) 710.7542.0673.0725.2682.7558.3502.2586.1395.5565.1327.9329.6277.1

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in La Fayette detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 15 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.35
Alabama average:

2.46
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.7%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +97 (+3.1%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (39%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (24%)
  • Material moving occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (19%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in La Fayette: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in La Fayette, Alabama

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Tornado activity:

La Fayette-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 52% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/1/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 34.4 miles away from the La Fayette city center killed 7 people and injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/19/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.6 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 14 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

La Fayette-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 111.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 112.9 miles away from La Fayette center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 164.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 181.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 152.0 miles away from La Fayette center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 148.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Chambers County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 7, Hurricanes: 5, Winds: 4, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
La Fayette topographic map

Birthplace of: James Still - Poet, Morris Finley - Basketball player, Mike Williams (tight end) - Football player.

Hospitals and medical centers near La Fayette:

  • LAFAYETTE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; LAFAYETTE, AL)
  • FMC CHAMBERS (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; LAFAYETTE, AL)
  • LAFAYETTE EXTENDED CARE (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; LAFAYETTE, AL)
  • GOLDEN LIVING CENTER - LANETT (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; LANETT, AL)
  • CARESOUTH HOMECARE PROFESSIONALS (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; VALLEY, AL)
  • LANIER HOME HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; VALLEY, AL)
  • GEORGE H. LANIER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 15 miles away; VALLEY, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to La Fayette:

  • Southern Union State Community College (about 19 miles; Wadley, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,120)
  • Auburn University (about 22 miles; Auburn University, AL; FT enrollment: 22,741)
  • Columbus Technical College (about 37 miles; Columbus, GA; FT enrollment: 3,241)
  • Tuskegee University (about 38 miles; Tuskegee, AL; FT enrollment: 2,810)
  • Columbus State University (about 39 miles; Columbus, GA; FT enrollment: 6,876)
  • University of West Georgia (about 50 miles; Carrollton, GA; FT enrollment: 10,358)
  • West Georgia Technical College (about 57 miles; Waco, GA; FT enrollment: 4,768)

Public high schools in La Fayette:

  • LAFAYETTE HIGH SCH (Students: 298, Location: 214 1ST AVE SE, Grades: 9-12)
  • CHAMBERS CO CAREER TECH CTR (Location: AREA VOCATIONAL CENTER DR, Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in La Fayette:

  • CHAMBERS ACADEMY (Students: 171, Location: 15048 US HIGHWAY 431, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in La Fayette:

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Notable locations in La Fayette: Chambers County Courthouse (A), Lafayette City Hall (B), Lafayette Library (C), City of LaFayette Fire and Emergency Medical Services (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in La Fayette include: Powells African Methodist Episcopal Chapel (A), Friendship Baptist Church (B), First Methodist Episcopal Church (C), First Presbyterian Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Lafayette Cemetery (1), Handy Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Nolen Lake (A), W C Hines Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in La Fayette: Lafayette City Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Chambers County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 23.5%
(5.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.8% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.3%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.4%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
137 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
122 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in La Fayette in 2000:

  • 173 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 119 people in nursing homes
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.5
Alabama average:

12.0

La Fayette travel time to work - commute La Fayette mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for La Fayette city (based on Chambers County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant12,90362
Black Protestant5,78021
Mainline Protestant3,08033
Catholic2491
Other2392
None11,964-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Chambers County:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Chambers County:

1.15 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 24
Chambers County:

6.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Here:

4.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

15.1%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Chambers County:

35.7%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

7.0%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
La Fayette:

47.1%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

42.5%
Alabama:

44.8%

Average BMI:
La Fayette:

30.5
Alabama:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.9%
Alabama:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

15.1%
Alabama:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
La Fayette:

6.6
Alabama:

6.8

Overweight people:
La Fayette:

36.4%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
La Fayette:

50.6%
Alabama:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

83.4%
Alabama:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of La Fayette, AL Residents

6.52% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,912 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.52%
Alabama average:

6.02%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lee County, AL  1.64% ($32,711 average AGI)
from Troup County, GA  1.16% ($23,978)
from Coweta County, GA  0.57% ($29,206)


6.22% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,249 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.22%
Alabama average:

6.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lee County, AL  1.81% ($30,061 average AGI)
to Troup County, GA  1.39% ($26,006)
to Randolph County, AL  0.31% ($28,108)

Strongest AM radio stations in La Fayette:

  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WGSE (720 AM; daytime; 8 kW; HOGANSVILLE, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WTLM (1520 AM; daytime; 5 kW; OPELIKA, AL; Owner: QANTUM OF AUBURN LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WDAK (540 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in La Fayette:

  • WSTH-FM (106.1 FM; ALEXANDER CITY, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTBJ (91.3 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WMXA (96.7 FM; OPELIKA, AL; Owner: QANTUM OF AUBURN LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WVFJ-FM (93.3 FM; MANCHESTER, GA; Owner: PROVIDENT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCJM-FM (100.9 FM; WEST POINT, GA; Owner: QANTUM OF AUBURN LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WMAX-FM (105.3 FM; BOWDON, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKKR (97.7 FM; AUBURN, AL; Owner: QANTUM OF AUBURN LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WELR-FM (102.3 FM; ROANOKE, AL; Owner: EAGLE'S NEST, INC.)
  • WLWI-FM (92.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCGQ (107.3 FM; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: ABG GEORGIA, LLC)
  • WALR-FM (104.1 FM; LA GRANGE, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WZLM (97.3 FM; DADEVILLE, AL; Owner: GREAT SOUTH RFDC, LLC)
  • WJSP-FM (88.1 FM; WARM SPRINGS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W212AP (90.3 FM; NOTASULGA, ETC., AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WQNR (99.9 FM; TALLASSEE, AL; Owner: TIGER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRLD-FM (95.3 FM; VALLEY, AL; Owner: ABG GEORGIA, LLC)
  • WKZJ (95.7 FM; GREENVILLE, GA; Owner: DAVIS B/CASTING OF COLUMBUS, INC)
  • WELL-FM (88.7 FM; DADEVILLE, AL; Owner: TIGER COMMUNICATIONS EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • W220AN (91.9 FM; LA GRANGE, ETC., GA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around La Fayette:

  • WSWS-TV (Channel 66; OPELIKA, AL; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF OPELIKA)
  • WTVM (Channel 9; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WLTZ (Channel 38; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: LEWIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJSP-TV (Channel 28; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WXTX (Channel 54; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - GEORGIA, L.L.C.)
  • WCGT-LP (Channel 16; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: COLUMBUS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W18CD (Channel 18; OPELIKA, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 13m43ftTotal length
  • $8,473,000Total costs
  • 12,085Total average daily traffic
  • 995Total average daily truck traffic
  • 15,438Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Daniel K Shoemaker, Veterans Parkway (Lat: 32.887500 Lon: -85.375000), Type: 80.2, Overall height: 79.2 m, Registrant: 2486471080, Scottm@netcommander.Com, 38710 WOODWARD AVENUE, SUITE 180
  • Alexis Anderten, Veterans Parkway (Lat: 32.887500 Lon: -85.375000), Type: 80.2, Overall height: 79.2 m, Registrant: 3033231423, Charterfcc@chartercom.Com, 12405 POWERSCOURT DRIVE
  • Joseph M Tucker, Veterans Parkway (Lat: 32.887500 Lon: -85.375000), Type: 80.2, Structure height: 01017 m, Overall height: 79.2 m, Registrant: 3033231423, Charterfcc@chartercom.Com, 12405 POWERSCOURT DRIVE
  • Veterans Parkway (Lat: 32.887500 Lon: -85.375000), Type: 80.2, Overall height: 79.2 m, Registrant: 2486471080, , 710 N WOODWARD AVE 180

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (72%)
  • Utility gas (24%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)

La Fayette compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

La Fayette on our top lists:

  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) (population 1,000+)"
  • #80 (36862) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest 2012 average reported profit/loss from business (pop 5,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
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