LaFayette is a somewhat small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 7,339 people and four constituent neighborhoods, LaFayette is the 108th largest community in Georgia.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, LaFayette is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.96% of the LaFayette workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, LaFayette is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in LaFayette who work in sales jobs (10.17%), personal care services (9.14%), and office and administrative support (8.15%).
As is often the case in a small city, LaFayette doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The percentage of people in LaFayette with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 10.62% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in LaFayette in 2018 was $15,999, which is low income relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $63,996 for a family of four.
LaFayette is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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, English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in LaFayette is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.