Lafayette, Tennessee

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Population in 2019: 5,332 (91% urban, 9% rural).
Population change since 2000: +37.2%
 
Males: 2,515  (47.2%)
Females: 2,817  (52.8%)
Median resident age:

32.8 years
Tennessee median age:

39.0 years

Zip codes: 37083.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $32,557 (it was $25,750 in 2000)
Lafayette:

$32,557
TN:

$56,071

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $17,793 (it was $15,348 in 2000)

Lafayette city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $109,952 (it was $68,700 in 2000)
Lafayette:

$109,952
TN:

$191,900

Median gross rent in 2019: $737.

March 2019 cost of living index in Lafayette: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 30.2%
(30.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Lafayette, TN (2019)
    • 4,82291.6%White alone
    • 3316.3%Hispanic
    • 671.3%American Indian alone
    • 160.3%Black alone
    • 180.3%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists, there were 52 registered sex offenders living in Lafayette, Tennessee as of October 17, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lafayette is 96 to 1.


Crime rates in Lafayette by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(47.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.2)
1
(21.9)
1
(21.0)
1
(20.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.8)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(23.6)
1
(23.3)
1
(22.8)
1
(22.3)
2
(43.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(41.0)
3
(59.1)
1
(19.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.8)
3
(56.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(70.9)
15
(349.7)
13
(296.6)
7
(156.2)
10
(218.0)
12
(265.8)
11
(241.4)
13
(273.3)
8
(163.8)
25
(492.6)
17
(334.1)
12
(228.5)
8
(150.4)
31
(583.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
30
(709.2)
21
(489.6)
27
(616.0)
20
(446.2)
12
(261.6)
24
(531.7)
17
(373.1)
29
(609.8)
26
(532.5)
27
(532.0)
44
(864.8)
36
(685.6)
9
(169.2)
21
(395.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
54
(1,277)
55
(1,282)
54
(1,232)
86
(1,919)
38
(828.2)
39
(864.0)
34
(746.1)
92
(1,934)
94
(1,925)
97
(1,911)
130
(2,555)
141
(2,685)
84
(1,580)
80
(1,507)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(94.6)
6
(139.9)
4
(91.3)
3
(66.9)
4
(87.2)
4
(88.6)
10
(219.4)
2
(42.1)
10
(204.8)
8
(157.6)
19
(373.4)
15
(285.7)
16
(300.9)
14
(263.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.9)
1
(21.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(39.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.8)
1
(18.8)
City-Data.com crime index167.4173.7211.5151.3115.1149.8139.3194.9192.1242.6281.1224.0149.9242.8

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Lafayette, TN

Crime rate in Lafayette detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 24 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.01
Tennessee average:

2.59
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Ancestries: American (47.3%), English (11.2%), Irish (7.3%), Scotch-Irish (4.5%), German (4.2%), Swedish (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1843

Elevation: 963 feet

Land area: 4.37 square miles.

Population density: 1,219 people per square mile   (low).

Lafayette, Tennessee map

10 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.2%
Tennessee:

5.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $657 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $719 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Nashville-Davidson, TN (48.4 miles , pop. 545,524).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (378.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Siloam, TN (2.9 miles ),
Red Boiling Springs, TN (3.1 miles ),
Holland, KY (3.2 miles ),
Hartsville/Trousdale County, TN (3.4 miles ),
Hartsville, TN (3.4 miles ),
Westmoreland, TN (3.5 miles ),
Bransford, TN (3.7 miles),
Fountain Run, KY (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 36.53 N, Longitude: 86.03 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,550 (+48.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,019 (49.9%)

Area code: 615

Distribution of median household income in Lafayette, TN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Lafayette, TN in 2019
Lafayette satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $66,200
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $42,900
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $42,900
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $71,600
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $71,600
  • 2002: 13 buildings, average cost: $96,400
  • 2003: 19 buildings, average cost: $106,800
  • 2004: 19 buildings, average cost: $89,000
  • 2005: 10 buildings, average cost: $86,000
  • 2006: 12 buildings, average cost: $78,100
  • 2007: 11 buildings, average cost: $72,700
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $74,600
  • 2009: 13 buildings, average cost: $67,800
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $107,500
  • 2011: 9 buildings, average cost: $59,600
  • 2012: 8 buildings, average cost: $88,200
  • 2013: 18 buildings, average cost: $50,300
  • 2014: 6 buildings, average cost: $119,300
  • 2015: 7 buildings, average cost: $187,700
  • 2016: 9 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2017: 12 buildings, average cost: $101,600
  • 2018: 13 buildings, average cost: $105,800
  • 2019: 2 buildings, average cost: $120,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Lafayette, TN residents
Average permit cost in Lafayette, TN
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.6%
Tennessee:

5.0%
Historical population in Lafayette, TN
Historical housing units in Lafayette, TN
Most common industries in Lafayette, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (8.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.3%)
  • Educational services (5.8%)
  • Social assistance (5.8%)
  • Printing & related support activities (4.7%)
  • Health care (4.7%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (9.5%)
  • Wood products (8.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.5%)
  • Educational services (5.0%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Social assistance (12.3%)
  • Health care (9.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (7.2%)
  • Educational services (6.8%)
  • Printing & related support activities (6.6%)
  • Apparel (6.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.9%)
Most common occupations in Lafayette, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.6%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.2%)
  • Child care workers (5.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.7%)

Average climate in Lafayette, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Lafayette, Tennessee environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2007 was 11.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

11.1
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 1.77. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.77
U.S.:

1.79

Tornado activity:

Lafayette-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 59% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/27/1970, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.2 miles away from the Lafayette city center killed 3 people and injured 85 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 2/6/2008, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.2 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 11 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lafayette-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Tennessee state average. It is 157% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 167.8 miles away from Lafayette center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 163.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 167.8 miles away from Lafayette center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 139.8 miles away from Lafayette center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 142.3 miles away from Lafayette center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 188.6 miles away from Lafayette 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 Macon County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lafayette topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Lafayette:

  • MACON COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 204 MEDICAL DRIVE)
  • KNOLLWOOD MANOR (405 TIMES AVE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Lafayette:

  • THE PALACE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; RED BOILING SPRINGS, TN)
  • HARTSVILLE CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; HARTSVILLE, TN)
  • TROUSDALE MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; HARTSVILLE, TN)

Airports located in Lafayette:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lafayette:

  • Volunteer State Community College (about 29 miles; Gallatin, TN; Full-time enrollment: 5,311)
  • Tennessee Technological University (about 38 miles; Cookeville, TN; FT enrollment: 9,761)
  • Western Kentucky University (about 40 miles; Bowling Green, KY; FT enrollment: 16,942)
  • Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 41 miles; Bowling Green, KY; FT enrollment: 2,794)
  • Trevecca Nazarene University (about 49 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,223)
  • Middle Tennessee State University (about 51 miles; Murfreesboro, TN; FT enrollment: 21,628)
  • Belmont University (about 51 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 5,795)

Public high school in Lafayette:

Public elementary/middle schools in Lafayette:

See full list of schools located in Lafayette

Library in Lafayette:

  • MACON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $150,056; Location: 311 CHURCH STREET; 29,426 books; 619 audio materials; 2,499 video materials; 32 state licensed databases; 61 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Lafayette: Lafayette Industrial Park (A), Macon County Courthouse (B), Lafayette City Hall (C), Lafayette Fire Department (D), Macon County EMS (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Lafayette: Lafayette First Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Marshall - Selley Cemetery (1), J M Marshall Cemetery (2), McCrary Cemetery (3), Lafayette City Cemetery (4), Chamberlain - Carter Cemetery (5), Bradley Cemetery (6), Jesse West Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Lafayette: Macon County Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Budget Inn (518 Ellington Drive).

Macon County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lafayette and their reported violations in the past:

LAFAYETTE WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 17,910, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure Submit Treatment Requirement Rpt - In OCT-02-2010, Contaminant: LT2ESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-23-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-23-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-27-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-28-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-28-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2011)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (LT2) - In MAR-2010, Contaminant: Cryptosporidium. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-24-2010), St Public Notif requested (NOV-24-2010)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (LT2) - In FEB-2010, Contaminant: Cryptosporidium. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-24-2010), St Public Notif requested (NOV-24-2010)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (LT2) - In JAN-2010, Contaminant: Cryptosporidium. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-24-2010), St Public Notif requested (NOV-24-2010)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 6 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Tennessee:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

60.8%
Whole state:

67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.0%
Whole state:

5.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Lafayette in 2010:

  • 102 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 49 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 2 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Lafayette in 2000:

  • 49 people in nursing homes
  • 44 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 3 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Lafayette (2011 data):

  • Macon Bank and Trust Company: Lafayette Branch, Supercenter Branch, Macon Bank And Trust Company. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $321.7 mil, Deposits: $277.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Macon Banctrust, Inc.
  • Citizens Bank of Lafayette: Scottsville Road Branch, Citizens Bank Of Lafayette, West Locust Branch. Info updated 2009/11/20: Bank assets: $441.8 mil, Deposits: $369.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Bancorp Investment, Inc.
  • Capital Bank, National Association: Lafayette Office Branch at 440 Highway 52 Bypass West, branch established on 1999/08/01. Info updated 2011/09/21: Bank assets: $6,448.0 mil, Deposits: $5,135.4 mil, headquarters in Miami, FL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 152 total offices, Holding Company: North American Financial Holdings, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Lafayette:

Marital status in Lafayette, TN
  • Never married: 24.1%
  • Now married: 49.2%
  • Separated: 6.5%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

For population 25 years and over in Lafayette:

  • High school or higher: 75.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
Tennessee average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Lafayette
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Religion statistics for Lafayette, TN (based on Macon County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,94230
Catholic4001
Mainline Protestant3044
Black Protestant1241
Other-1
None16,478-
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: 6
Macon County:

2.78 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.46 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Here:

4.64 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Here:

5.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.3%
State:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Macon County:

30.6%
Tennessee:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.0%
Tennessee:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.6%
Tennessee:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Lafayette:

41.4%
Tennessee:

46.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.9
Tennessee:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Lafayette:

20.4%
Tennessee:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Lafayette:

14.5%
Tennessee:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Lafayette:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

36.3%
Tennessee:

33.9%

General health condition:
Here:

51.5%
Tennessee:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

74.1%
Tennessee:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lafayette, TN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 16$57,118$42,8390$0
Other Government Administration 11$35,212$38,4130$0
Water Supply 10$34,375$41,2500$0
Police - Other 7$21,239$36,4102$1,298
Sewerage 6$22,440$44,8800$0
Firefighters 5$17,559$42,1423$711
Gas Supply 4$15,248$45,7440$0
Other and Unallocable 3$10,549$42,1960$0
Streets and Highways 2$6,426$38,5560$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,644$31,7281$611
Solid Waste Management 1$2,312$27,7440$0
Fire - Other 1$4,783$57,3960$0
Totals for Government 67$229,903$41,1776$2,620

Lafayette government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $871,000 ($163.35)
    Sewerage: $655,000 ($122.84)
    General - Other: $465,000 ($87.21)
    Gas Utilities: $22,000 ($4.13)
    Local Fire Protection: $12,000 ($2.25)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,749,000 ($328.02)
    Water Utilities: $1,353,000 ($253.75)
    Gas Utilities: $1,305,000 ($244.75)
    Sewerage: $991,000 ($185.86)
    Local Fire Protection: $611,000 ($114.59)
    Regular Highways: $470,000 ($88.15)
    Central Staff Services: $428,000 ($80.27)
    Solid Waste Management: $287,000 ($53.83)
    Parks and Recreation: $255,000 ($47.82)
    Air Transportation: $117,000 ($21.94)
    Financial Administration: $10,000 ($1.88)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($0.38)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $20,000 ($3.75)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $235,000 ($44.07)
    Central Staff Services: $23,000 ($4.31)
    Parks and Recreation: $9,000 ($1.69)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,199,000 ($599.96)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $338,000 ($63.39)

Lafayette government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,574,000 ($295.20)
    Solid Waste Management: $300,000 ($56.26)
    Air Transportation: $35,000 ($6.56)
    Other: $22,000 ($4.13)
    Parks and Recreation: $12,000 ($2.25)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $881,000 ($165.23)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $130,000 ($24.38)
    General Revenue - Other: $105,000 ($19.69)
    Fines and Forfeits: $91,000 ($17.07)
    Rents: $88,000 ($16.50)
    Sale of Property: $8,000 ($1.50)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,461,000 ($461.55)
    Gas Utilities: $1,408,000 ($264.07)
  • State Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $483,000 ($90.59)
    General Local Government Support: $401,000 ($75.21)
    Other: $220,000 ($41.26)
    Highways: $122,000 ($22.88)
  • Tax - Property: $886,000 ($166.17)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $292,000 ($54.76)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $206,000 ($38.63)
    Public Utilities Sales: $37,000 ($6.94)
    Other License: $13,000 ($2.44)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000 ($0.19)

Lafayette government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,939,000 ($1676.48)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,405,000 ($1576.33)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $534,000 ($100.15)

Lafayette government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,587,000 ($1985.56)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $260,000 ($48.76)
Businesses in Lafayette, TN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Advance Auto Parts1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Rite Aid1
FedEx1SONIC Drive-In1
GNC1Subway1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Hardee's1U.S. Cellular1
KFC1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Long John Silver's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Lafayette:

  • WEEN (1460 AM; 1 kW; LAFAYETTE, TN; Owner: LAFAYETTE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WHIN (1010 AM; 5 kW; GALLATIN, TN; Owner: WHIN, INC.)
  • WTNK (1090 AM; 1 kW; HARTSVILLE, TN; Owner: G & L AIRCASTERS, INC.)
  • WPLN (1430 AM; 15 kW; MADISON, TN)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lafayette:

  • WLCT (102.1 FM; LAFAYETTE, TN; Owner: LAFAYETTE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WGGC (95.1 FM; GLASGOW, KY; Owner: HERITAGE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WUCZ (104.1 FM; CARTHAGE, TN; Owner: WOOD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMOT (89.5 FM; MURFREESBORO, TN; Owner: MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WGFX (104.5 FM; GALLATIN, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMAK (96.3 FM; MURFREESBORO, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WGSQ (94.7 FM; COOKEVILLE, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVLE (99.3 FM; SCOTTSVILLE, KY; Owner: SHERANDAN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WRVW (107.5 FM; LEBANON, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBXE (93.7 FM; BAXTER, TN; Owner: JWC BROADCASTING)
  • WKWY (102.7 FM; TOMPKINSVILLE, KY; Owner: J.K. WHITTIMORE)
  • WVCP (88.5 FM; GALLATIN, TN; Owner: VOLUNTEER STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • W230AD (93.9 FM; GALLATIN, TN; Owner: TREVECCA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • WVFB (101.5 FM; CELINA, TN; Owner: ELIZABETH BERNICE WHITTIMORE)

TV broadcast stations around Lafayette:

  • WPGD (Channel 50; HENDERSONVILLE, TN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WTVF (Channel 5; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: NEWSCHANNEL 5 NETWORK, LP)
  • WPBM-LP (Channel 48; SCOTTSVILLE, KY; Owner: PROCLAIM BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNPX (Channel 28; COOKEVILLE, TN; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WUXP-TV (Channel 30; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WUXP LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WHTN (Channel 39; MURFREESBORO, TN; Owner: CHRISTIAN TELEVISION NETWORK, INC.)
Lafayette fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Lafayette fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 48Number of bridges
  • 217ft / 66.1mTotal length
  • $2,713,000Total costs
  • 28,270Total average daily traffic
  • 2,443Total average daily truck traffic
  • 43,904Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Lafayette, TN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 61960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 171980-1989
  • 81990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Lafayette, TN

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Lafayette)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

55 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Call Sign: KL3516, Licensee ID: L00535702,
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.640 MHz, 161.670 MHz, Grant Date: 08/01/1979, Expiration Date: 08/01/2028, Registrant: Lafayette Broadcasting Co., Inc., 231 Chaffin Rd, Lafayette, TN 37083

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • Ackersville Rd 2 Mi N (Lat: 36.545056 Lon: -86.018028), Call Sign: KJZ291,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.515 MHz, Grant Date: 09/19/2012, Expiration Date: 12/08/2022, Registrant: National License, 12591 Brompton Road, Carmel, IN 46033, Phone: (317) 564-8018, Fax: (317) 564-8335, Email:
  • 101 Bennett St (Lat: 36.527000 Lon: -86.023028), Call Sign: KIU855,
    Assigned Frequencies: 35.1600 MHz, Grant Date: 05/03/2013, Expiration Date: 07/19/2023, Registrant: Nctc, East New Hwy 52 By Pass, Lafayette, TN 37083, Phone: (615) 666-2151, Email:
  • WALMART TANK, 500 Ft S Of 419 Hwy 52 Bypass W (Lat: 36.517444 Lon: -86.037722), Type: Tank, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 47.2 m, Call Sign: WNUM309,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.555 MHz, Grant Date: 07/09/2015, Expiration Date: 10/04/2025, Registrant: City Of Lafayette, 118 East Locust St., Lafayette, TN 37083, Phone: (615) 666-4725, Fax: (615) 666-6316, Email:
  • Lat: 36.539444 Lon: -86.011111, Call Sign: WQCB639,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.262 MHz, 173.262 MHz, Grant Date: 11/26/2014, Expiration Date: 01/25/2025, Certifier: Steve Jones, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Road 134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • Lat: 36.527667 Lon: -86.053167, Call Sign: WQFT489,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.260 MHz, 153.305 MHz, Grant Date: 09/28/2006, Expiration Date: 09/28/2016, Cancellation Date: 12/03/2016, Certifier: Michael L Mccullough, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Road #134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • LAFAYETTE, 2 Miles Ese Of Lafayette (Lat: 36.509167 Lon: -85.989722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 103.6 m, Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WMN456,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6585.00 MHz, Grant Date: 01/04/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 10/23/2018, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • Lafayette, On Country Rd 1 Mi Off Hwy 52 2.5 Mi Ese (Lat: 36.507917 Lon: -85.988917), Type: Tower, Structure height: 77.1 m, Call Sign: WPRR580,
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.106 MHz, 952.106 MHz, Grant Date: 12/05/2020, Expiration Date: 12/28/2030, Certifier: D J Bolton, Registrant: Fcc-Faa Licensing, LLC, 8932 Suite D Milford Haven Court, Lorton, VA 22199, Phone: (703) 615-6615, Fax: (713) 386-4185, Email:
  • Lafayette, On Country Rd 1 Mi Off Hwy 52 2.5 Mi Ese (Lat: 36.507917 Lon: -85.988917), Type: Tower, Structure height: 77.1 m, Call Sign: WED440,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, Grant Date: 04/12/2012, Expiration Date: 05/29/2022, Certifier: D J Bolton, Registrant: Fcc-Faa Licensing, LLC, 8932 Suite D Milford Haven Court, Lorton, VA 22199, Phone: (703) 615-6615, Fax: (703) 372-5176, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2
  • Lafayette Municipal Airport (Lat: 36.515611 Lon: -86.062194), Type: Building, Overall height: 11 m, Call Sign: KIS3, Licensee ID: L00080341,
    Assigned Frequencies: 122.800 MHz, Grant Date: 08/26/2008, Expiration Date: 10/14/2018, Cancellation Date: 12/15/2018, Registrant: City Of Lafayette, 201 E Locust, Lafayette, TN 37083, Phone: (615) 666-4725
  • Lafayette Municipal Airport (Lat: 36.515000 Lon: -86.061389), Type: Tower, Call Sign: WRLB2384, Licensee ID: L00080341,
    Assigned Frequencies: 0.24551 MHz, Grant Date: 10/17/2005, Expiration Date: 10/23/2015, Cancellation Date: 03/26/2016, Registrant: City Of Lafayette, 201 East Locust Street, Lafayette, TN 37083, Phone: (615) 666-4725, Fax: (615) 666-6316, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lafayette)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Lafayette)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 76. The highest number of fire incidents - 111 took place in 2008, and the least - 53 in 2015. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Lafayette, TN When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (41.1%), and Outside Fires (37.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Lafayette, TN
    • 52841.1%Structure Fires
    • 47737.1%Outside Fires
    • 23918.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 413.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lafayette, TN
Most common first names in Lafayette, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James8371.0 years
William7874.0 years
Mary4974.9 years
Willie4773.5 years
Charles4269.6 years
John3473.6 years
Ruby2879.6 years
Robert2869.7 years
George2575.0 years
Billy2363.8 years
Most common last names in Lafayette, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones6876.3 years
Smith5776.6 years
Gregory5678.1 years
West4778.0 years
Cothron4775.5 years
Doss4378.3 years
Meador4377.4 years
Jenkins3776.2 years
White3678.9 years
Shrum3576.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lafayette, TN
  • 58.2%Utility gas
  • 38.7%Electricity
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lafayette, TN
  • 82.9%Electricity
  • 15.4%Utility gas
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Lafayette compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There are 8 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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