LaFayette

Known as a quaint town with historic charm, outdoor recreation, and Southern Hospitality.

Welcome To Lafayette

Lafayette is situated in Walker County, Georgia, approximately 25 miles south of Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Nestled amidst the rolling hills of the Appalachian Mountains, Lafayette enjoys a picturesque setting with easy access to both urban amenities and natural wonders.  Founded in the early 19th century, Lafayette has a rich history dating back to the days of the Cherokee Nation and early European settlers.  Today, Lafayette preserves its historical heritage through landmarks, museums, and annual events celebrating the past.

Lafayette's housing market is known for its affordability compared to larger cities in Georgia and nearby Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Homebuyers can find a range of housing options, including single-family homes, townhouses, and rural properties, at relatively affordable prices.  Lafayette has experienced a steady demand for housing, driven by factors such as population growth, job opportunities in nearby urban areas, and the town's appeal as a peaceful residential destination.

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Overview for LaFayette, GA

6,928 people live in LaFayette, where the median age is 38.1 and the average individual income is $16,646. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

6,928

Total Population

38.1 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$16,646

Average individual Income

Around LaFayette, GA

There's plenty to do around LaFayette, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

58
Somewhat Walkable
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53
Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Wardlaw’s Lucky Eye Q, The Crushed Tomato - Lafayette, and Aunt Mo's cheesecake.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 0.43 miles 72 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 0.28 miles 27 reviews 4.6/5 stars
Dining 1.16 miles 3 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.64 miles 1 review 5/5 stars
Dining 3.46 miles 1 review 5/5 stars
Dining 0.26 miles 1 review 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for LaFayette, GA

LaFayette has 2,933 households, with an average household size of 2.2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in LaFayette do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 6,928 people call LaFayette home. The population density is 856.81 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

6,928

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

38.1

Median Age

47.04 / 52.96%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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75+ Years

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  • High School Degree
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2,933

Total Households

2.2

Average Household Size

$16,646

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

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30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in LaFayette, GA

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The following schools are within or nearby LaFayette. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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