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Lafayette, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Lafayette is the 10th largest city in Indiana with a population of 73,831 as of July 1, 2016. Lafayette ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lafayette is located at latitude 40.399 and longitude -86.8592 in Tippecanoe County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lafayette (see map below) encompass a land area of 29.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Tippecanoe County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 702 feet.

The City of Lafayette (GNIS ID: 2395583) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Lafayette is located within Township of Fairfield, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tippecanoe County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lafayette population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lafayette: La Fayette.


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Lafayette, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 73,831
Population in Households 72,386
Population in Familes 51,658
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,445
Population Density1 2,505
Diversity Index2 51
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 31,392
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 17,183
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 34,540 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,822 (42.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 16,571 (48.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,148 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $108,990
Average Home Value $133,646
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,838
Average Household Income $52,603
Per Capita Income $22,661
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.06% 1.23%
Households 0.99% 1.19%
Families 0.82% 1.03%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Lafayette, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lafayette to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 10 99th
Population Density1 # 49 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 36 95th
Median Household Income # 537 21st
Per Capita Income # 356 48th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Indiana Census Data Comparison Tool.