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LaFayette is a city in Walker County, in the Chattanooga metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Marquis de Lafayette.

The latitude of LaFayette is 34.704N. The longitude is -85.281W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 810 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,774.


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Median household income
Local
$23,093
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our LaFayette demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Benton
· Chattooga
Local festivals include:
  • LaFayette Freedom Festival - June 29, 2007
Dates often change. Check LaFayette web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Pigeon Mountain Wildlife Management Area, Cloudland Canyon State Park
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about LaFayette demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Walker County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Chattanooga area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 30728 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

8% of LaFayette residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the LaFayette ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in LaFayette was $12,967, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

10% of LaFayette residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in LaFayette, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $283.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $686.


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Libraries in LaFayette include Lafayette-Walker County Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in LaFayette include Walker County Messenger

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Walker County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our LaFayette political report.

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The average commute time for LaFayette workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in LaFayette include Days Inn Lafayette, Key West Inn Lafayette.

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LaFayette, GA

Pros: Lafayette is reasonably quiet and peaceable...

Cons: It hasn't got anything for our youth to do...

This is a good place to get stuck in with no way out.

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Biking, hiking, fishing, swimming, golfing,boating,schooling.

Lafayete needs more youths whom can see how antiquing is a safe, reliable, fun, and profitable, way to connect with the living history of their elders.

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