The City of West Lafayette had a population of 31,635 as of July 1, 2017. West 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 West Lafayette is located at latitude 40.4552 and longitude -86.9118 in Tippecanoe County. The formal boundaries for the City of West Lafayette (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Tippecanoe County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 610 feet.
The City of West Lafayette (GNIS ID: 2397268) 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.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Lafayette population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.
Alternate Unofficial Names for West Lafayette: Chauncey, Kingston.
|Daytime Population: Workers||11,009|
|Daytime Population: Residents||18,741|
|Total Daytime Population (TDP)||29,750|
|Ratio TDP/Total Population1||0.94|
|Population in Households||28,360|
|Population in Familes||12,309|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||3,275|
|Median Household Income||$29,070|
|Average Household Income||$59,688|
|Per Capita Income||$24,684|
|Total Housing Units||13,646 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||3,916 (28.7%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||8,817 (64.6%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||913 ( 6.7%)|
|Median Home Value||$194,111|
|Average Home Value||$242,138|
|Average Household Size||2.23|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.83%|
|Per Capita Income||1.82%|
The table below compares West Lafayette to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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.
|Total Population||# 29||96th|
|Population Density||# 4||100th|
|Diversity Index||# 40||94th|
|Median Household Income||# 673||1st|
|Per Capita Income||# 288||58th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Indiana Census Data Comparison Tool.