Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area IN Demographic Data and Boundary Map


Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area Boundary Map

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 217,518
Daytime Population: Workers 108,624
Daytime Population: Residents 115,218
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 223,842
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 202,832
Population in Familes 144,992
Population in Group Qrtrs 14,686
Population Density2 170
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $46,120
Average Household Income $64,511
Per Capita Income $25,070


Total Housing Units 91,117 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 46,087 (50.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 36,579 (40.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,451 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $138,772
Average Home Value $178,809


Total Households 82,666
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 47,492
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.04% 1.1%
Households 1.0% 1.11%
Families 0.72% 0.91%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   2.37%