West Lafayette SnackAbility

8.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8
Affordability
3
Diversity
8.5
Safety
8.5
Amenities
9.5
Education
9
Commute
9.5

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West Lafayette, Indiana Info Snack

West Lafayette /wst lfit/ is a city in Wabash Township, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, United States, about 65 miles (105 km) northwest of the state capital of Indianapolis and 103 miles (166 km) southeast of Chicago. West Lafayette is directly across the Wabash River from its sister city, Lafayette. As of the 2016 census estimate, its population was 45,872. It is the most densely populated city in Indiana and is home to Purdue University.
Population
45,110
Unemployment
4.2%
Poverty
41.1%
Median Home
$192,600
Median Income
$31,230
Median Rent
$860

Rankings for West Lafayette in Indiana

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Map Of West Lafayette, IN

Population over time in West Lafayette

Year Population % Change
2017 45,110 1.3%
2016 44,543 1.2%
2015 43,999 42.7%
2014 30,843 2.3%
2013 30,137 0.3%
2012 30,047 1.7%
2011 29,543 0.7%
2010 29,344 -

Crime in West Lafayette Per 100k

Crime West Lafayette IN USA
Violent Crime 105.3 399.0 382.9
Murder 0.0 6.0 5.3
Robbery 10.7 99.0 98.0
Aggravated Assault 77.4 254.6 248.9
Property Crime 1001.3 2416.9 2362.0
Burglary 105.3 452.1 430.4
Larceny 853.0 1733.8 1694.0
Car Theft 43.0 231.0 237.4

Race / Ethnicity in West Lafayette

White
65.9% (29,707)
African American
3.0% (1,368)
American Indian
0.2% (99)
Asian
23.8% (10,731)
Hawaiian
0.1% (64)
Other
0.1% (29)
Two Or More
2.7% (1,204)
Hispanic
4.2% (1,908)
Race West Lafayette IN USA
White 65.9% 79.8% 61.5%
African American 3.0% 9.1% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 23.8% 2.1% 5.3%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.7% 1.9% 2.3%
Hispanic 4.2% 6.7% 17.6%

Household Income For West Lafayette, Indiana

Less than $10,000
23.0% (1,037,530)
$10,000 to $14,999
7.6% (342,836)
$15,000 to $24,999
13.6% (613,496)
$25,000 to $34,999
8.7% (392,456)
$35,000 to $49,999
8.3% (374,413)
$50,000 to $74,999
12.8% (577,408)
$75,000 to $99,999
7.3% (329,303)
$100,000 to $149,999
8.6% (387,946)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.3% (193,973)
$200,000 or more
5.9% (266,149)
Income West Lafayette IN USA
Less than $10,000 23.0% 6.7% 6.7%
$10,000 to $14,999 7.6% 4.9% 4.9%
$15,000 to $24,999 13.6% 10.7% 9.8%
$25,000 to $34,999 8.7% 10.8% 9.5%
$35,000 to $49,999 8.3% 14.7% 13.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 12.8% 19.4% 17.7%
$75,000 to $99,999 7.3% 12.8% 12.3%
$100,000 to $149,999 8.6% 12.6% 14.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.3% 4.0% 5.8%
$200,000 or more 5.9% 3.4% 6.3%

Gender in West Lafayette

Female
46.4% (20,931)
Male
53.6% (24,178)
Gender West Lafayette IN USA
Female 46.4% 50.7% 50.8%
Male 53.6% 49.3% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in West Lafayette for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
1.9% (857)
9-12th Grade
3.4% (1,547)
High School / GED
9.3% (4,203)
Some College
10.7% (4,839)
Associate's Degree
2.7% (1,217)
Bachelor's Degree
26.3% (11,873)
Master's Degree
25.3% (11,416)
Professional Degree
2.8% (1,270)
Doctorate Degree
17.5% (7,884)
Education West Lafayette IN USA
< 9th Grade 1.9% 3.8% 8.8%
9-12th Grade 3.4% 7.9% 7.2%
High School / GED 9.3% 33.8% 27.3%
Some College 10.7% 20.7% 20.8%
Associate's Degree 2.7% 8.5% 8.3%
Bachelor's Degree 26.3% 16.1% 19.1%
Master's Degree 25.3% 6.8% 8.4%
Professional Degree 2.8% 1.4% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 17.5% 1.0% 1.4%

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