dcsimg

Overview

Introduction to Lanett, Alabama

Lanett, Alabama, in Chambers county, is 30 miles NW of Columbus, Georgia (center to center) and 76 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia. The city has a population of 7,897.

Lanett History

Lanett derived its name from two local mill owners, Lafayette Lanier and Theodore Bennett. Originally, Lanett was known as the Town of Bluffton. It was incorporated on December 7, 1865. After 28 years, the citizens changed its name and the City of Lanett was founded on February 1, 1895, following an approval of the charter for name change. One of the last Civil War battles east of the Mississippi occurred near the city in 1865.

Lanett and nearby Attractions

  • Riverside Country Club
  • Valley Shopping Center
  • West Side Baptist Church
  • Fort Tyler
  • Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art
  • Chambers County Museum

Things To Do In Lanett

Southern Harbor Resort and Marina, located in the south end of West Point Lake in Lanett, offers a variety of lakefront activities including cottage rentals, boating, water sports, and the Key west Grille restaurant. The City of Lanett's recreation center offers youth football, soccer, cheerleading, and basketball. Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art features collections of American and European 19th and 20th century art. Chewacla State Park spreads over 696 acres of land and offers camping, swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, and picnicking. There are also a few shopping places offering popular chain stores, specialty boutiques, antique shops, and local flea markets.

Lanett Transportation

The nearest airport is Columbus Metropolitan Airport.

Lanett Higher Education

Auburn University, Southern Union State Community College, and Columbus State University are the closest universities and colleges.

People

Total Population 6,455
Male Share of the Population 46.3%
Female Share of the Population 53.7%
Senior Citizens 18.8%
Employed Population 16+ 2,180
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 33.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.6%
Median Earnings25+ $22,420
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,077

Wealth

Median Family Income $30,353
% Above Poverty Level 66.8%
% Below Poverty Level 33.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 38.2%
Median Gross Rent $542
Median House Value $76,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 64%
US/American 0%
English 4.1%
Irish 4.2%

Lanett Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles NW of Columbus, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 76 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia
County Chambers
Standard Zip Codes 36863
Phone Area Codes 334
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.868
Longitude -85.19

Lanett Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WEST POINT
Distance 0.4 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 55 F
Apr Temp 48 to 75 F
Jul Temp 70 to 92 F
Oct Temp 51 to 77 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches
Station LAFAYETTE 2 W
Distance 14.3 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 55 F
Apr Temp 47 to 75 F
Jul Temp 67 to 91 F
Oct Temp 48 to 76 F
Annual Precip 56.4 inches
Station ROCK MILLS
Distance 21.3 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 55 F
Apr Temp 45 to 77 F
Jul Temp 67 to 93 F
Oct Temp 46 to 77 F
Annual Precip 53.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Lanett, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

La Nett (36863)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Auburn 56,986 $77,638
Five Points 146 $53,250
Opelika 27,956 $50,832
Roanoke 6,013 $39,482
Valley 9,456 $47,946
Waverly 260 $86,250
These schools offer particularly quick info upon request, and we have written detailed profiles for each (click school names to see the profiles). Request info from multiple schools, by clicking the Request Info links.
 
Results:  5
Matching School Ads
Programs
  • BS in Business Administration - Project Management
  • MSHUS- Family and Community Services
  • AAS in Information Technology - Network Administration
  • Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.
Programs
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN completion)
  • Master of Science in Management - Healthcare Management
  • Master of Science in Information Technology - Network Management
  • A degree from CTU connects you to what matters most: powerful professional network, real-world professional faculty and innovative technology. Once you earn your degree you hit the ground running.
Programs
  • Doctor of Ministry: Evangelism & Church Planting
  • M.Div: Homiletics
  • MA Christian Ministry: Evangelism & Church Planting
  • Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life.

Programs
  • Master of Business Administration
  • About Baylor University

    Baylor is nationally-ranked as a research and academic institution by both U.S. News & World Report and Kiplinger’s.

Programs
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Certified Dog Trainer Instructor Course
  • Grooming Instruction
  • Interested in a career as a professional dog trainer? Animal Behavior College is the place to start.

Lanett High Schools

LANETT SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
1301 S 8TH AVE
334-644-5965
Serves 271 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.9

Study Online in Lanett
Matching School Ads

Career and College Resources

Real-World Career Reports
Career References and Original Articles
College Directories and Lists
Additional Resources
Info for Lanett Government Officials


Are you an official in the Lanett government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.

Back to Top