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Population (year 2000): 6,702. Estimated population in July 2005: 6,753 (+0.8% change)
Males: 3,050 (45.5%), Females: 3,652 (54.5%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 37.9 years
Median household income: $23,093 (year 2000)
Median house value: $58,500 (year 2000)

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Races in La Fayette:

  • White Non-Hispanic (90.0%)
  • Black (7.1%)
  • Hispanic (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Other race (0.8%)

Ancestries: United States (21.0%), Irish (9.4%), English (7.3%), German (5.8%), Dutch (1.8%), Scottish (1.1%).Fayette, Georgia forum

Land area: 8.1 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in La Fayette

  • High school or higher: 58.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in La Fayette city

  • Never married: 17.0%
  • Now married: 51.1%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 15.0%
  • Divorced: 16.4%

1.5% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -547 (-7.5%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: TN Chattanooga, (23.2 miles pop. 155,554).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: GA Atlanta, (89.3 miles pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (519.9 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: GA Chickamauga, (11.4 miles GA (11.6 miles Trion, Valley, GA (15.1 miles Chattanooga GA (15.6 miles Fairview, GA (16.5 miles Summerville, Oglethorpe, GA (16.5 miles Fort GA (18.4 miles Ringgold, GA (18.5 miles Rossville,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 9 buildings, average cost: $56,100
  • 1997: 15 buildings, average cost: $64,000
  • 1998: 16 buildings, average cost: $64,200
  • 1999: 10 buildings, average cost: $64,700
  • 2000: 16 buildings, average cost: $74,500
  • 2001: 18 buildings, average cost: $84,400
  • 2002: 19 buildings, average cost: $62,000
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $60,600
  • 2004: 13 buildings, average cost: $89,700

Latitude: 34.71 N, Longitude: 85.28 W

Area code: 706


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (33.3%), Educational,health and social services (13.6%), Retail trade (11.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,573 (+53.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,234 (51.4%)

Average climate in La Fayette, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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La Fayette-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 94% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.6 miles away from the La Fayette city center killed 9 people and injured 67 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/19/1973, a category 4 tornado 30.2 miles away from the city center injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near La Fayette:
  • HUTCHESON MEDICAL CENTER (about 17 miles; FORT OGLETHORPE, GA)
  • HAMILTON MEDICAL CENTER (about 21 miles; DALTON, GA)
  • HEALTHSOUTH CHATTANOOGA REHAB HOSPITAL (about 23 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to La Fayette:
  • LOVELL FIELD (about 23 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; ID: CHA)
  • RICHARD B RUSSELL (about 27 miles; ROME, GA; ID: RMG)
  • DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE (about 78 miles; MARIETTA, GA; ID: MGE)
Other public-use airports nearest to La Fayette:
  • BARWICK LAFAYETTE (about 2 miles; LAFAYETTE, GA; ID: 9A5)
  • DALTON MUNI (about 29 miles; DALTON, GA; ID: DNN)
  • COLLEGEDALE MUNI (about 29 miles; COLLEGEDALE, TN; ID: 3M3)

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 2 $9,686 $58,116 7 $2,755
Police Protection - Officers 17 $46,726 $32,983 0 $0
Police - Other 3 $6,072 $24,288 0 $0
Firefighters 4 $10,041 $30,123 0 $0
Streets and Highways 9 $21,383 $28,510 0 $0
Airports 0 $0   3 $3,295
Solid Waste Management 13 $23,310 $21,516 0 $0
Sewerage 10 $28,359 $34,030 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 21 $42,558 $24,318 5 $2,188
Water Supply 17 $39,396 $27,808 0 $0
Electric Power 7 $19,284 $33,058 0 $0
Gas Supply 8 $20,334 $30,501 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 8 $18,101 $27,151 0 $0
Financial Administration 8 $18,695 $28,042 0 $0
Totals for Government 127 $303,945 $28,719 15 $8,238
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to La Fayette:
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE-CHATTANOOGA (about 24 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Full-time enrollment: 6,914)
  • CHATTANOOGA STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 25 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; FT enrollment: 4,821)
  • LEE UNIVERSITY (about 44 miles; CLEVELAND, TN; FT enrollment: 3,171)
  • CLEVELAND STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 44 miles; CLEVELAND, TN; FT enrollment: 2,022)
  • GADSDEN STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 62 miles; GADSDEN, AL; FT enrollment: 3,360)
  • KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY (about 67 miles; KENNESAW, GA; FT enrollment: 9,589)
  • JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 70 miles; JACKSONVILLE, AL; FT enrollment: 6,418)

Notable locations in La Fayette: LaFayette Municipal Building (A), LaFayette-Walker County Library (B), Walker County Courthouse (C).

Shopping Center: LaFayette Plaza Shopping Center (1).

Churches in La Fayette include: Ridgeview Church (A), First Baptist Church (B), First Church of God (C), Friendship Church (D), New Harvest Church (E), Harmony Church (F), LaFayette Church of Christ (G).

Cemetery: LaFayette Cemetery (1).

Lakes and reservoirs: Wilson Ponds (A), Lafayette Water Supply Lake (B), LaFayette City Reservoir (C).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Town Creek (A), Stanfield Branch (B), Arnold Branch (C).

Park in La Fayette: Lowell Green Recreation Area (1).

Post office: (A).  


La Fayette compared to Georgia state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in La Fayette:
  • WQCH (1590 AM; 5 kW; LAFAYETTE, GA; Owner: RADIX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WTTI (1530 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DALTON, GA; Owner: PYE WILSON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQRX (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; VALLEY HEAD, AL; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WGTA (950 AM; 5 kW; SUMMERVILLE, GA; Owner: AZTECA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZQZ (1180 AM; daytime; 5 kW; TRION, GA; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in La Fayette:
  • WBDX (102.7 FM; TRENTON, GA; Owner: PARTNERS FOR CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WMBW (88.9 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • W257AZ (99.3 FM; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WATG (95.7 FM; TRION, GA; Owner: TTA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WUSY (100.7 FM; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAWL-FM (91.5 FM; RED BANK, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WDEF-FM (92.3 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: JACKSON TELECASTERS, INC.)
  • W234AG (94.7 FM; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W284AE (104.7 FM; ORCHARD HILLS, GA; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WDOD-FM (96.5 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: WDOD OF CHATTANOOGA, INC.)
  • WSGC-FM (101.9 FM; RINGGOLD, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLOV-FM1 (97.3 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSKZ (106.5 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRXR-FM (105.5 FM; ROSSVILLE, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKXJ (98.1 FM; SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W241AF (96.1 FM; ROSSVILLE, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WOGT (107.9 FM; EAST RIDGE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQMT (98.9 FM; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W260AJ (99.9 FM; RINGGOLD, GA; Owner: WCCV)
  • W278AC (103.5 FM; WALDEN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
TV broadcast stations around La Fayette:
  • WFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • W35AA (Channel 35; La FAYETTE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WLFW-LP (Channel 41; LAFAYETTE, GA; Owner: NORTH GEORGIA TELEVISION)
  • WELF (Channel 23; DALTON, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WDEF-TV (Channel 12; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSUT-LP (Channel 21; SUMMERVILLE/TRION, GA; Owner: NORTH GEORGIA TELEVISION/NGTV)
  • W66CG (Channel 66; ACTON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

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