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Lafayette is a city in Macon County, in the Nashville-Davidson metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for the Marquis de Lafayette.
The latitude of Lafayette is 36.521N. The longitude is -86.026W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 958 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,009.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lafayette demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Macon County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 37083 ZIP code.
6% of Lafayette residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lafayette ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lafayette was $15,348, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Lafayette residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Lafayette, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $241. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $709.
Libraries in Lafayette include Macon County Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Lafayette include Macon County Times
Macon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lafayette political report.
The average commute time for Lafayette workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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