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West Lafayette, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of West Lafayette had a population of 32,600 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Lafayette: Chauncey, Kingston.

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West Lafayette, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 32,600
Population in Households 29,327
Population in Familes 12,532
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,273
Population Density2 4,281
Diversity Index3 50
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $31,952
Average Household Income $62,128
Per Capita Income $25,756

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 13,896 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,362 (31.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,827 (63.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 707 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $196,745
Average Home Value $241,956
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 13,189
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 4,374
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.18% 1.12%
Households 1.21% 1.22%
Families 0.87% 0.77%
Median Household Income   2.88%
Per Capita Income   2.48%

West Lafayette, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Lafayette to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 29 96th
Population Density # 4 100th
Diversity Index # 38 95th
Median Household Income # 671 1st
Per Capita Income # 289 58th

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