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LaFayette, Alabama

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Welcome to LaFayette ...

The city of LaFayette is located in Chambers County and is the County Seat for Chambers County.

The pronunciation of LaFayette: la-FAY-it<1>

When the people of LaFayette refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Lafayettean<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, LaFayette has a population of 2,944 people<3> (see below for details).

LaFayette was established in 1833.

The community of LaFayette is 840 feet [256 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: LaFayette lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from LaFayette (for example, toward West Point (GA)), you will soon leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

The area code for LaFayette: (334)

The ZIP code for LaFayette: 36862<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, LaFayette had a population of 3,003 people (or 8.78% of the total population of Chambers County). This makes LaFayette the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of LaFayette represents 0.06% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 137th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,003 people, the population of LaFayette decreased 7.14% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,234 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, LaFayette had an population of 2,944 people. This is a decrease of 1.96% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.97% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for LaFayette.

Communities near LaFayette ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance as if you drove.<6>.

Community   2017
Camp Hill   [Map]   964   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Daviston   [Map]   209   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Five Points   [Map]   141   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Lanett   [Map]   6,271   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Opelika   [Map]   30,240   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Roanoke   [Map]   5,934   N   17 miles [27.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for LaFayette.

Communities Also Named LaFayette ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 38 communities that are also named LaFayette - they are located in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa (2), Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Maryland, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio (5), Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Rhode Island, Tennessee (2), Texas (2), Virginia (2) and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for LaFayette.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around LaFayette. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of LaFayette. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around LaFayette. Our list includes 8 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for LaFayette:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for LaFayette ...

Looking for more information about LaFayette? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for LaFayette, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for LaFayette.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Chambers County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for LaFayette. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Chambers County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for LaFayette. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of LaFayette refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of LaFayette may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for LaFayette.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around LaFayette - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as LaFayette). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether LaFayette or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- LaFayette) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for LaFayette. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LaFayette

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in LaFayette. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8998, Longitude: -85.4013     [Map].

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