Lafayette, TN
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Lafayette is a very small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 4,991 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Lafayette is the 133rd largest community in Tennessee.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Lafayette is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 43.55% of the Lafayette workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Lafayette is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lafayette who work in office and administrative support (20.75%), teaching (9.22%), and sales jobs (8.40%).

Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Lafayette is worth considering.

Being a small city, Lafayette does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The citizens of Lafayette have a very low rate of college education: just 9.81% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in Lafayette in 2010 was $19,421, which is middle income relative to Tennessee, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $77,684 for a family of four. However, Lafayette contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Lafayette home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lafayette residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lafayette include Irish, German, Dutch, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Lafayette is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.

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