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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,454
Male Share of the Population45.4%
Female Share of the Population54.6%
Senior Citizens19.7%
Employed Population 16+2,394
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married33.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.3%
Median Earnings25+$26,081
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,219

Wealth

Median Family Income$38,490
% Above Poverty Level71%
% Below Poverty Level29%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone35.8%
Median Gross Rent$576
Median House Value$81,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)59.9%
English4.6%
Irish3.6%
German3.3%
Scottish0.5%
Canadian0.4%
French Except Basque0.3%
Greek0.2%
Swedish0.1%
Dutch0.1%
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Lanett Almanac

CategoryValue
County Chambers County
Standard Zip Codes36863
Phone Area Codes334
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.86
Approximate Longitude-85.2

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)

StationWEST POINT
Distance0.4 miles
Jan Temp33 to 55 F
Apr Temp48 to 75 F
Jul Temp70 to 92 F
Oct Temp51 to 77 F
Annual Precip51.5 inches
StationLAFAYETTE 2 W
Distance14.3 miles
Jan Temp30 to 55 F
Apr Temp47 to 75 F
Jul Temp67 to 91 F
Oct Temp48 to 76 F
Annual Precip56.4 inches
StationROCK MILLS
Distance21.3 miles
Jan Temp30 to 55 F
Apr Temp45 to 77 F
Jul Temp67 to 93 F
Oct Temp46 to 77 F
Annual Precip53.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Auburn60,318$75,659
Five Points180$54,500
Opelika29,030$52,270
Roanoke5,987$39,703
Valley9,439$51,660
Waverly226$86,250

Lanett Public Schools

Lanett Senior High Sch
1301 S 8th Ave
ZIP: 36363
High
Total Enrollment 246
Huguley Elem Sch
3011 Phillips Rd
ZIP: 36863
Primary
Total Enrollment 423
Lanett Central Elem Sch
200 S 8th Ave
ZIP: 36863
Primary
Total Enrollment 569
Lanett Jr High Sch
1301 South 8th Avenue
ZIP: 36863
Middle
Total Enrollment 127

Lanett Private Schools

Central Baptist Christian School
Po Box 640
ZIP: 36863
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 7
Springwood School
1814 Cherry Dr
ZIP: 36863
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 273
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