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LaFayette, Georgia

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Welcome to LaFayette ...

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

When the people of LaFayette refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Lafayettean<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, LaFayette has a population of 7,198 people<2> (see below for details).

LaFayette is 810 feet [247 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: LaFayette lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from LaFayette (for example, toward Ider (AL)), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Area codes for LaFayette: (706) and (762)<4>

The ZIP code for LaFayette: 30728<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, LaFayette had a population of 7,121 people (or 10.36% of the total population of Walker County). This makes LaFayette the county's most populous community.

The population of LaFayette represents 0.07% of the population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 95th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,121 people, the population of LaFayette increased 6.25% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 6,702 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, LaFayette had an population of 7,198 people. This is an increase of 1.08% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.4% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near LaFayette ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from LaFayette and not the distance if you are driving it.<6>.

Community   2017
Chickamauga   [Map]   3,144   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Dalton   [Map]   33,748   E   18 miles [29 km]
Fort Oglethorpe   [Map]   9,831   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lookout Mountain   [Map]   1,569   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Ringgold   [Map]   3,584   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Rossville   [Map]   3,984   N   19 miles [30.6 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 Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, 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 that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around LaFayette. We make it easy to see an overhead 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.

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

Websites for LaFayette ...

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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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for LaFayette, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for LaFayette.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) LaFayette. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
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PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>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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<3>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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<4>Area code (762) is an overlay for area code (706). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for LaFayette.

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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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in LaFayette. A straight line distance ignores things 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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for LaFayette. Since we usually use Google Maps, 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7053, Longitude: -85.2820     [Map].

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<7>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for LaFayette.


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