Lafayette SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
6
Affordability
8
Diversity
8
Safety
4
Amenities
9
Education
7
Commute
9

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Lafayette, Indiana Info Snack

Lafayette (/lfit/ or /lfijt/lah-fee-YET) is a city in and the county seat of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, United States, located 63 miles (101 km) northwest of Indianapolis and 105 miles (169 km) southeast of Chicago. West Lafayette, on the other side of the Wabash River, is home to Purdue University, which contributes significantly to both communities. Together, Lafayette and West Lafayette form the core of the Lafayette, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the 2010 United States Census, the population of Lafayette was 67,140, roughly a 19% increase from 56,397 in 2000. Meanwhile, the 2010 U.S. Census pegged the year-round (excluding Purdue University students) population of West Lafayette at 29,596 and a Tippecanoe County population of 172,780.
Population
72,444
Unemployment
6.2%
Poverty
18.0%
Median Home
$109,900
Median Income
$45,639
Median Rent
$800

Rankings for Lafayette in Indiana

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Map Of Lafayette, IN

Population over time in Lafayette

Year Population % Change
2017 72,444 0.4%
2016 72,174 1.3%
2015 71,249 0.8%
2014 70,661 1.0%
2013 69,982 1.2%
2012 69,181 2.8%
2011 67,302 0.7%
2010 66,821 1.0%
2009 66,148 -
Crime/100k Lafayette IN USA
Violent Crime 463.6 382.3 368.9
Murder 5.5 6.5 5.0
Robbery 85.0 88.7 86.2
Aggravated Assault 326.5 251.6 246.8
Property Crime 3597.9 2179.3 2199.5
Burglary 688.6 377.6 376.0
Larceny 2714.5 1572.7 1594.6
Car Theft 194.8 229.1 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Lafayette

White
74.5% (53,988)
African American
8.8% (6,355)
American Indian
0.1% (83)
Asian
1.6% (1,123)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.2% (136)
Two Or More
2.1% (1,492)
Hispanic
12.8% (9,267)
Race Lafayette IN USA
White 74.5% 79.5% 61.1%
African American 8.8% 9.2% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 1.6% 2.2% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.2% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.1% 2.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 12.8% 6.8% 17.8%

Household Income For Lafayette, Indiana

Less than $10,000
8.5% (615,991)
$10,000 to $14,999
4.8% (346,275)
$15,000 to $24,999
12.4% (900,925)
$25,000 to $34,999
12.6% (910,993)
$35,000 to $49,999
16.6% (1,204,122)
$50,000 to $74,999
22.7% (1,643,815)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.7% (703,789)
$100,000 to $149,999
9.6% (693,956)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.0% (142,115)
$200,000 or more
1.1% (82,413)
Income Lafayette IN USA
Less than $10,000 8.5% 634.1% 633.5%
$10,000 to $14,999 4.8% 458.7% 460.0%
$15,000 to $24,999 12.4% 1026.8% 931.0%
$25,000 to $34,999 12.6% 1050.0% 928.5%
$35,000 to $49,999 16.6% 1434.5% 1263.2%
$50,000 to $74,999 22.7% 1930.0% 1746.4%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.7% 1313.0% 1247.6%
$100,000 to $149,999 9.6% 1330.6% 1464.4%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.0% 443.8% 627.5%
$200,000 or more 1.1% 378.5% 697.9%

Gender in Lafayette

Female
50.5% (36,571)
Male
49.5% (35,872)
Gender Lafayette IN USA
Female 50.5% 50.7% 50.8%
Male 49.5% 49.3% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Lafayette for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
4.0% (2,897)
9-12th Grade
8.0% (5,795)
High School / GED
30.0% (21,733)
Some College
24.0% (17,386)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (6,519)
Bachelor's Degree
16.0% (11,591)
Master's Degree
7.0% (5,071)
Professional Degree
1.0% (724)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (724)
Education Lafayette IN USA
< 9th Grade 4.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 8.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 30.0% 34.0% 27.0%
Some College 24.0% 20.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 9.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 16.0% 17.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 7.0% 7.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 1.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

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