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Welcome to LaFayette ...

The city of LaFayette is located in Chambers County<1> and is the County Seat for Chambers County.



The pronunciation of LaFayette: la-FAY-it<2>

LaFayette was established in 1833.

When the people of LaFayette refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Lafayettean<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, LaFayette has a population of 2,910 people<4> (see below for details).

The community of LaFayette is 840 feet [256 m] above sea level.<5>.

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).

LaFayette lies within the (334) area code.

The ZIP code for LaFayette: 36862<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, LaFayette had an population of 2,910 people. This is a decrease of 3.1% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.02% since the 2000 Census).

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 total 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 (which had a count of 3,234 people).

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

Communities Also Named LaFayette ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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.

Communities near LaFayette ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near LaFayette.

  • Opelika
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Opelika have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Opelika
    • Opelika is located in Lee County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,135 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Opelika <8>
  • Valley
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley
    • Valley is located in Chambers County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,077 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valley <8>
  • Lanett
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
  • Roanoke
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roanoke have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roanoke
    • Roanoke is located in Randolph County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,940 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roanoke <8>
  • West Point
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
  • Camp Hill
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camp Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Hill
    • Camp Hill is located in Tallapoosa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 934 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camp Hill <8>
  • Wadley
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wadley have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wadley
    • Wadley is located in Randolph County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 710 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wadley <8>
  • Daviston
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
  • Waverly
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waverly have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waverly
    • Waverly is located in Chambers County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 143 people
  • Five Points
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
    • Five Points is located in Chambers County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 137 people

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around LaFayette. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for LaFayette.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around LaFayette.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around LaFayette. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers 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.

Adding LaFayette to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of LaFayette in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for LaFayette was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for LaFayette.

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: www.chamberscounty.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Chambers, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for LaFayette.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around LaFayette - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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).
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.









 

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