La Fayette, Alabama Population 2021

2,850
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La Fayette is a city located in Alabama. With a 2020 population of 2,850, it is the 143rd largest city in Alabama and the 6401st largest city in the United States . La Fayette is currently declining at a rate of -1.04% annually and its population has decreased by -5.09% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,003 in 2010. La Fayette reached it's highest population of 3,647 in 1980. Spanning over 9 miles, La Fayette has a population density of 322 people per square mile.

The average household income in La Fayette is $47,022 with a poverty rate of 23.07%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $558 per month, and the median house value is $105,600. The median age in La Fayette is 41.8 years, 41.1 years for males, and 42 years for females.

La Fayette Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of La Fayette was:

  • Black or African American: 60.99%
  • White: 35.54%
  • Other race: 1.66%
  • Asian: 1.26%
  • Native American: 0.54%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of La Fayette, Alabama is 2,850 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,940.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,003.

La Fayette, Alabama Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American1,79560.99%
White1,04635.54%
Some Other Race491.66%
Asian371.26%
American Indian and Alaska Native160.54%
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La Fayette Population by Race

La Fayette Population Pyramid $2021

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La Fayette Median Age

41.8


Total

41.1


Male

42


Female

La Fayette Adults

There are 2,209 adults, (357 of whom are seniors) in La Fayette.

La Fayette Age Dependency

58.9

Age Dependency Ratio

19.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.6

Child Dependency Ratio

La Fayette Sex Ratio

Female

1,636

55.59%

Male

1,307

44.41%

La Fayette Population by Age

La Fayette Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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La Fayette Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married66.8%33.2%
All62.6%37.4%
Non Family58.5%41.5%
Female52.6%47.4%

62.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

La Fayette Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,0172.6262.6
Non Family407058.5
Married3343.966.8
Female2113.3752.6
Male653.8100

3.55

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

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La Fayette Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1024.98%
9th to 12th Grade35017.09%
High School Graduate83540.77%
Some College40319.68%
Associates Degree1487.23%
Bachelors Degree1416.88%
Graduate Degree693.37%
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La Fayette Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

La Fayette Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black1,22088582
White765652102
Hispanic474326
Other Race262626
Native American1616

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

La Fayette Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,727$39,511$24,919
Less Than 9th Grade$24,327$32,000$19,712
High School Graduate$28,519$36,681$15,107
Some College$30,688$46,563$26,361
Bachelors Degree$39,663$$40,542
Graduate Degree$80,192$81,058$53,929

$30,727

Average Earnings

$39,511

Average Male

$24,919

Average Female

La Fayette Earnings by Educational Attainment

La Fayette Language by Age

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La Fayette Language

99.85% of La Fayette residents speak only English, while 0.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.15% of the population.

La Fayette Language

La Fayette Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1,70255832.78%
White804445.47%

23.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.13%

Male Poverty Rate

27.60%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in La Fayette

The race most likely to be in poverty in La Fayette is Black, with 32.78% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in La Fayette is White, with 5.47% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.44%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.02%.

La Fayette Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade43.92%
High School15.35%
Some College3.27%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

La Fayette Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed10.46%
Male Employed3.68%
Male Unemployed0.00%

La Fayette Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

La Fayette Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$31,134$47,022
Families$54,276$64,697
Married Families$78,098-
Non Families$15,734$20,523
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Income by Household Type

La Fayette Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

31.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.1%

Male Marriage Rate

24.6%

Female Marriage Rate

La Fayette Married by Age and Sex

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La Fayette Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

La Fayette Marital Status by Race

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La Fayette Marital Status

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121

Number of Veterans

116

Male Veterans

5

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam39
First Gulf War26
Second Gulf War18
World War II7
Korea

La Fayette Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5444
55 to 6430
65 to 7425
75+16
18 to 346

La Fayette Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White728.34%
Black493.76%

La Fayette Veterans by Race

La Fayette Veterans by Education

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25.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

La Fayette Veterans by Education

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46.9%

Labor Force Participation

44.2%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

La Fayette Employment by Age

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La Fayette Employment by Race

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La Fayette Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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79.75%

Born in La Fayette

99.42%

Native Born

0.58%

Foreign Born

0.58%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.42% of La Fayette residents were born in the United States, with 79.75% having been born in Alabama. 0.58% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

La Fayette Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20212,850-30-1.04%
20202,880-30-1.03%
20192,910-30-1.02%
20182,940-7-0.24%
20172,947-5-0.17%
20162,952-18-0.61%
20152,97020.07%
20142,968-19-0.64%
20132,9870.00%
20122,98710.03%
20112,986-11-0.37%
20102,997-237-0.76%
20003,234830.26%
19903,151-496-1.45%
19803,6471170.33%
19703,5309253.09%
19602,6050.00%

La Fayette Population by Year