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. 50.42% 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 construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Lafayette who work in office and administrative support (18.83%), farm management occupations (7.75%), and sales jobs (6.86%).
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.
The population of Lafayette has one of the lowest overall levels of education in the country: only 5.82% of people over 25 hold a college degree. The national average for all municipalities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Lafayette in 2010 was $17,958, which is lower middle income relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $71,832 for a family of four.
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, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Lafayette is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.