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People

Total Population 4,819
Male Share of the Population 46.3%
Female Share of the Population 53.7%
Senior Citizens 21.5%
Employed Population 16+ 1,934
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 44.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 9.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $34,432
% Above Poverty Level 82%
% Below Poverty Level 18%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 0.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 32.4%
Median Gross Rent $520
Median House Value $98,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.4%
US/American 0%
English 15.3%
Irish 9.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lafayette Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 48 miles NE of Nashville, Tennessee
County Macon
Standard Zip Codes 37083
Phone Area Codes 615
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.521
Longitude -86.026

Lafayette 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 LAFAYETTE
Distance 0.5 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 47 F
Apr Temp 47 to 72 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 48 to 72 F
Annual Precip 56.3 inches
Station CARTHAGE
Distance 19.2 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 46 F
Apr Temp 44 to 69 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 72 F
Annual Precip 53.4 inches
Station BARREN RIVER LAKE
Distance 26.9 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 44 F
Apr Temp 44 to 69 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 46 to 72 F
Annual Precip 51.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

La Fayette (37083)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Carthage 2,025 $46,146
Gainesboro 962 $28,036
Gordonsville 1,444 $57,083
Red Boiling Springs 1,314 $25,625
Westmoreland 2,003 $49,188

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lafayette Public Libraries

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Macon County Public Library
311 CHURCH STREET
Lafayette, Tennessee
(615) 666-4340

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Lafayette High Schools

MACON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
PO BOX 338
615-666-4320
Serves 812 students.

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