is a city in Walker County
Walker County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created on December 18, 1833 from land formerly belonging to the Cherokee Indian Nation. As of 2000, the population was 61,053. The 2007 Census Estimate shows a population of 64,554...
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, United States
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. As of the 2000 Census, the city population was 6,702. The city is the county seat
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of Walker County.
LaFayette is part of the Chattanooga
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–GA Metropolitan Statistical Area
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LaFayette is located at 34°42′35"N 85°17′2"W (34.709704, -85.283862). According to the United States Census Bureau
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, the city has a total area of 8.1 square miles (21 km²), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 6,702 people, 2,721 households, and 1,749 families residing in the city. The population density
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was 828.1 people per square mile (319.9/km²). There were 2,926 housing units at an average density of 361.6 per square mile (139.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.60% White, 7.13% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.76% from other races
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, and 0.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.07% of the population.
There were 2,721 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.9% were married couples
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living together, 17.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.7% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.94.
In the city the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 19.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 83.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.2 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $23,093, and the median income for a family was $29,141. Males had a median income of $27,528 versus $20,906 for females. The per capita income
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for the city was $12,967. About 16.0% of families and 20.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.4% of those under age 18 and 15.7% of those age 65 or over.
Walker County School District
The Walker County School District
The Walker County School District is a public school district in Walker County, Georgia, USA, based in La Fayette, Georgia. It serves the communities of Chattanooga Valley, Chickamauga, Fairview, Flintstone, Fort Oglethorpe, La Fayette, Lakeview, Lookout Mountain, and Rossville, Georgia.-...
holds grades pre-school to grade twelve, that consists of nine elementary schools, three middle schools, and two high schools. The district has 577 full-time teachers and over 8,844 students.
- Chattanooga Valley Elementary School
- Cherokee Ridge Elementary
- Fairyland Elementary School
- Gilbert Elementary School
- Naomi Elementary School
- North LaFayette Elementary School
- Rock Spring Elementary School
- Rossville Elementary School
- Stone Creek Elementary School
- Chattanooga Valley Middle School
- LaFayette Middle School
- Rossville Middle School
- LaFayette High School
- Ridgeland High School
- Andy Bean
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, golfer. Multiple time winner on both the PGA Tour
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and Champions Tour
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