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
72,174
Unemployment
6.6%
Poverty
18.9%
Median Home
$105,300
Median Income
$43,894
Median Rent
$789

Rankings for Lafayette in Indiana

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4

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Map Of Lafayette, IN

Population over time in Lafayette

Year Population % Change
2017 72,174 1.3%
2016 71,249 0.8%
2015 70,661 1.0%
2014 69,982 1.2%
2013 69,181 2.8%
2012 67,302 0.7%
2011 66,821 1.0%
2010 66,148 -

Crime in Lafayette Per 100k

Crime Lafayette IN USA
Violent Crime 503.6 399.0 382.9
Murder 5.5 6.0 5.3
Robbery 110.7 99.0 98.0
Aggravated Assault 327.9 254.6 248.9
Property Crime 3648.6 2416.9 2362.0
Burglary 792.8 452.1 430.4
Larceny 2633.0 1733.8 1694.0
Car Theft 222.8 231.0 237.4

Race / Ethnicity in Lafayette

White
75.6% (54,546)
African American
8.4% (6,086)
American Indian
0.1% (97)
Asian
1.6% (1,170)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.1% (64)
Two Or More
1.9% (1,406)
Hispanic
12.2% (8,805)
Race Lafayette IN USA
White 75.6% 79.8% 61.5%
African American 8.4% 9.1% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 1.6% 2.1% 5.3%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.9% 1.9% 2.3%
Hispanic 12.2% 6.7% 17.6%

Household Income For Lafayette, Indiana

Less than $10,000
8.8% (635,131)
$10,000 to $14,999
5.4% (389,739)
$15,000 to $24,999
13.2% (952,696)
$25,000 to $34,999
12.6% (909,392)
$35,000 to $49,999
16.4% (1,183,653)
$50,000 to $74,999
22.6% (1,631,132)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.4% (678,435)
$100,000 to $149,999
8.5% (613,479)
$150,000 to $199,999
1.9% (137,130)
$200,000 or more
1.1% (79,391)
Income Lafayette IN USA
Less than $10,000 8.8% 6.7% 6.7%
$10,000 to $14,999 5.4% 4.9% 4.9%
$15,000 to $24,999 13.2% 10.7% 9.8%
$25,000 to $34,999 12.6% 10.8% 9.5%
$35,000 to $49,999 16.4% 14.7% 13.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 22.6% 19.4% 17.7%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.4% 12.8% 12.3%
$100,000 to $149,999 8.5% 12.6% 14.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 1.9% 4.0% 5.8%
$200,000 or more 1.1% 3.4% 6.3%

Gender in Lafayette

Female
51.1% (36,896)
Male
48.9% (35,277)
Gender Lafayette IN USA
Female 51.1% 50.7% 50.8%
Male 48.9% 49.3% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Lafayette for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
4.2% (2,997)
9-12th Grade
8.2% (5,950)
High School / GED
29.2% (21,055)
Some College
24.6% (17,756)
Associate's Degree
9.3% (6,733)
Bachelor's Degree
16.1% (11,638)
Master's Degree
6.5% (4,706)
Professional Degree
0.9% (663)
Doctorate Degree
0.9% (670)
Education Lafayette IN USA
< 9th Grade 4.2% 3.8% 8.8%
9-12th Grade 8.2% 7.9% 7.2%
High School / GED 29.2% 33.8% 27.3%
Some College 24.6% 20.7% 20.8%
Associate's Degree 9.3% 8.5% 8.3%
Bachelor's Degree 16.1% 16.1% 19.1%
Master's Degree 6.5% 6.8% 8.4%
Professional Degree 0.9% 1.4% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.9% 1.0% 1.4%

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