Lanett is a somewhat small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 6,452 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Lanett is the 93rd largest community in Alabama.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lanett is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lanett is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lanett who work in sales jobs (13.39%), office and administrative support (11.56%), and management occupations (8.62%).
Being a small city, Lanett does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In Lanett, just 11.60% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Lanett in 2010 was $18,230, which is lower middle income relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $72,920 for a family of four. Lanett also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.18% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Lanett is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lanett home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lanett residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Lanett include English, German, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Lanett is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.