Living in West Lafayette, IN

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Updated: 2020-03-10

West Lafayette SnackAbility

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

West Lafayette, IN Crime Report

432
Total Crimes
921.0
Total Crimes / 100k People
-64.14%
Below National Average

West Lafayette, IN Cost Of Living

99
West Lafayette's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Lower Than The National Average

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
47,224
Unemployment
4.0%
Poverty
41.2%
Median Home
$217,300
Median Income
$33,270
Median Rent
$884

West Lafayette, IN Photos

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 47,224 4.7%
2016 45,110 1.3%
2015 44,543 1.2%
2014 43,999 42.7%
2013 30,843 2.3%
2012 30,137 0.3%
2011 30,047 1.7%
2010 29,543 0.7%
2009 29,344 -
Crime/100k West Lafayette IN USA
Violent Crime 66.1 382.3 368.9
Murder 0.0 6.5 5.0
Robbery 14.9 88.7 86.2
Aggravated Assault 34.1 251.6 246.8
Property Crime 854.9 2179.3 2199.5
Burglary 49.0 377.6 376.0
Larceny 782.4 1572.7 1594.6
Car Theft 23.5 229.1 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in West Lafayette

White
65.4% (30,904)
African American
3.4% (1,594)
American Indian
0.4% (187)
Asian
23.5% (11,120)
Hawaiian
0.2% (74)
Other
0.1% (51)
Two Or More
2.7% (1,268)
Hispanic
4.3% (2,026)
Race West Lafayette IN USA
White 65.4% 79.5% 61.1%
African American 3.4% 9.2% 12.3%
American Indian 0.4% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 23.5% 2.2% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.2% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.7% 2.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 4.3% 6.8% 17.8%

Household Income For West Lafayette, Indiana

Less than $10,000
21.4% (1,010,089)
$10,000 to $14,999
6.6% (312,004)
$15,000 to $24,999
13.5% (639,370)
$25,000 to $34,999
9.5% (446,501)
$35,000 to $49,999
8.5% (400,758)
$50,000 to $74,999
11.9% (560,174)
$75,000 to $99,999
8.6% (406,903)
$100,000 to $149,999
9.5% (448,549)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.7% (222,226)
$200,000 or more
5.8% (275,820)
Income West Lafayette IN USA
Less than $10,000 21.4% 6.3% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 6.6% 4.6% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 13.5% 10.3% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 9.5% 10.5% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 8.5% 14.3% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 11.9% 19.3% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 8.6% 13.1% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 9.5% 13.3% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.7% 4.4% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 5.8% 3.8% 7.0%

Gender in West Lafayette

Female
45.7% (21,566)
Male
54.3% (25,658)
Gender West Lafayette IN USA
Female 45.7% 50.7% 50.8%
Male 54.3% 49.3% 49.2%

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

< 9th Grade
2.0% (944)
9-12th Grade
3.0% (1,416)
High School / GED
10.0% (4,722)
Some College
11.0% (5,194)
Associate's Degree
3.0% (1,416)
Bachelor's Degree
26.0% (12,278)
Master's Degree
26.0% (12,278)
Professional Degree
3.0% (1,416)
Doctorate Degree
16.0% (7,555)
Education West Lafayette IN USA
< 9th Grade 2.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 3.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 10.0% 34.0% 27.0%
Some College 11.0% 20.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 3.0% 9.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 26.0% 17.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 26.0% 7.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 3.0% 1.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 16.0% 1.0% 1.0%

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