Lafayette, IN 47905 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 47905: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Lafayette, IN 47905

Acceptable Alternative
Colburn, IN 47905
La Fayette, IN 47905

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Tippecanoe County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.322, Longitude -86.91
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,362
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 17,514
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,356
  • Single Family Addresses: 15,158

ZIP Code 47905 has segments in 3 Counties (Carroll, Clinton, Tippecanoe).

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Database updated: February 1, 2018. Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Lafayette, IN 47905 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 41,682
Daytime Population: Workers 36,357
Daytime Population: Residents 20,522
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 56,879
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.36
Population in Households 41,213
Population in Familes 31,977
Population in Group Qrtrs 469
Population Density2 348
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $52,189
Average Household Income $69,467
Per Capita Income $28,479


Total Housing Units 18,446 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,321 (56.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,640 (36.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,485 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $145,382
Average Home Value $186,140


Total Households 16,961
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 10,572
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 0.95% 1.13%
Households 0.86% 1.07%
Families 0.64% 0.94%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   2.27%

Lafayette, IN 47905 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 47905 to the other 785 ZIP Codes 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 21 97th
Population Density # 233 70th
Diversity Index # 87 89th
Median Household Income # 371 53rd
Per Capita Income # 183 77th

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