La Fayette, Alabama Population 2020

2,932

La Fayette is a city located in Alabama. With a 2020 population of 2,932, it is the 141st largest city in Alabama and the 6315th largest city in the United States. La Fayette is currently declining at a rate of -0.03% annually and its population has decreased by -2.36% 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 331 people per square mile.

The average household income in La Fayette is $44,639 with a poverty rate of 20.51%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $568 per month, and the median house value is $81,900. The median age in La Fayette is 42.5 years, 42.8 years for males, and 42.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 80.1 males.

La Fayette Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 63.19%
  • White: 32.19%
  • Other race: 3.06%
  • Asian: 1.02%
  • 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 2,932, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,934.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,003.

La Fayette, Alabama Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American1,86163.19%
White94832.19%
Some Other Race903.06%
Asian301.02%
American Indian and Alaska Native160.54%

La Fayette Population Pyramid 2020

La Fayette Median Age

42.5


Total

42.8


Male

42.5


Female

La Fayette Adults

There are 2,182 adults, (371 of whom are seniors) in La Fayette.

La Fayette Age Dependency

62.6

Age Dependency Ratio

20.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.1

Child Dependency Ratio

La Fayette Sex Ratio

Female

1,635

55.52%

Male

1,310

44.48%

La Fayette Households and Families

La Fayette Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

La Fayette Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Female58.1%41.9%
Married58%42%
All55.7%44.3%
Non Family48.8%51.2%

55.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,0222.6355.7
Non Family3811.0348.8
Married3793.6658
Female2363.3258.1
Male264.69100

3.42

Average Family Size

2.63

Average Household Size

2.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

La Fayette Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1417.08%
9th to 12th Grade38419.28%
High School Graduate85843.07%
Some College29014.56%
Associates Degree1226.12%
Bachelors Degree1135.67%
Graduate Degree844.22%

La Fayette Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black1,21780755
White67956894
Hispanic807648
Other Race484848
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%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,598$35,714$21,726
Less Than High School$27,596$33,571$16,705
High School Grad$25,469$35,179$15,927
Some College$26,921$36,250$24,653
Bachelors Degree$37,583$25,268$38,625
Graduate Degree$80,547$80,859$

$27,598

Average Earnings

$35,714

Average Male

$21,726

Average Female

La Fayette Language

La Fayette Language by Age

La Fayette Language

99.89% of La Fayette residents speak only English, while 0.11% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.11% of the population.

La Fayette Poverty

La Fayette Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1,77950528.39%
White682304.40%

20.51%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.46%

Male Poverty Rate

25.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in La Fayette

The race most likely to be in poverty in La Fayette is Black, with 28.39% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in La Fayette is White, with 4.40% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.50%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.05%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School37.50%
High School12.39%
Some College2.96%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed9.26%
Male Employed4.72%
Male Unemployed0.00%

La Fayette Income

La Fayette Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$31,591$44,639
Families$48,417$58,916
Married Families$60,313-
Non Families$14,654$20,620

La Fayette Marital Status

La Fayette Marital Status

Marriage Rates

35.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.1%

Male Marriage Rate

27.9%

Female Marriage Rate

La Fayette Married by Age and Sex

La Fayette Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

La Fayette Marital Status by Race

La Fayette Veterans

127

Number of Veterans

127

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam66
First Gulf War16
World War II6
Korea
Second Gulf War

$La Fayette Veterans by Education

23.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.45%

Veteran Disability Rate

La Fayette Employment Status

45.4%

Labor Force Participation

41.3%

Employment Rate

9%

Unemployment Rate

La Fayette Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

79.59%

Born in Alabama

99.05%

Native Born

0.95%

Foreign Born

0.95%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.05% of La Fayette residents were born in the United States, with 79.59% having been born in Alabama. 0.95% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20202,932-1-0.03%
20192,933-1-0.03%
20182,934-14-0.47%
20172,948-1-0.03%
20162,949-20-0.67%
20152,96920.07%
20142,967-16-0.54%
20132,983-3-0.10%
20122,9860.00%
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%