Lafayette, TN Population

By | June 29, 2019

Population: 3,885. Estimated population in 2021: 4,177 (+7.5% change)
Males: 1,780 (45.8%), Females: 2,105 (54.2%)

Zip code: 37083

Median resident age: 42.7 years
Median household income: $25,750
Median house value: $69,400

Races in Lafayette:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.4%)
  • Hispanic (2.1%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
  • Other race (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (25.9%), English (7.5%), Irish (4.9%), German (4.0%), Scotch-Irish (2.0%), Scottish (1.5%).

Land area: 4.4 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Lafayette

  • High school or higher: 61.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 8.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 25.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lafayette city

  • Never married: 14.2%
  • Now married: 59.3%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 11.7%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

1.9% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -849 (-17.9%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Lafayette:

  • MACON COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 2 miles; LA FAYETTE, TN)
  • TROUSDALE MEDICAL CENTER (about 12 miles; HARTSVILLE, TN)
  • CARTHAGE GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; CARTHAGE, TN)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Lafayette:

  • BOWLING GREEN-WARREN COUNTY RGNL (about 40 miles; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Abbreviation: BWG)
  • SMYRNA (about 50 miles; SMYRNA, TN; Abbreviation: MQY)
  • NASHVILLE INTL (about 53 miles; NASHVILLE, TN; Abbreviation: BNA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Lafayette:

  • LAFAYETTE MUNI (about 2 miles; LAFAYETTE, TN; Abbreviation: 3M7)
  • SUMNER COUNTY REGIONAL (about 29 miles; GALLATIN, TN; Abbreviation: M33)
  • JACKSON COUNTY (about 29 miles; GAINESBORO, TN; Abbreviation: 1A7)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lafayette:

  • VOLUNTEER STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 32 miles; GALLATIN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 4,215)
  • WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY (about 45 miles; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Full-time enrollment: 12,806)
  • TENNESSEE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (about 48 miles; COOKEVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 7,204)
  • MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 54 miles; MURFREESBORO, TN; Full-time enrollment: 16,617)
  • VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY (about 58 miles; NASHVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 9,823)
  • DAVID LIPSCOMB UNIVERSITY (about 60 miles; NASHVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,260)
  • BELMONT UNIVERSITY (about 60 miles; NASHVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,654)

Schools

Public high school in Lafayette:

  • MACON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 812; Location: PO BOX 338; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Lafayette:

  • MACON COUNTY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 689; Location: 1003 HWY 42 BY PASS EAST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • CENTRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 384; Location: 905 SYCAMORE ST; Grades: 02 – 03)
  • LAFAYETTE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 364; Location: 401 MEADOR DR; Grades: 04 – 05)
  • FAIRLANE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 359; Location: 305 FAIRLANE DR; Grades: KG – 01)
Private primary/middle school in Lafayette:

  • LIGHTHOUSE ACADEMY (Students: 8; Location: 5576 HWY. 52 W.; Grades: 1 – 10)

Libraries

Library in Lafayette:

  • MACON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $117,001; Location: 311 CHURCH STREET; 24,279 books; 441 audio materials; 2,071 video materials; 61 serial subscriptions)

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