West Lafayette, IN 47906 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 47906: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
West Lafayette, IN 47906

Acceptable Alternative
La Fayette, IN 47906
Lafayette, IN 47906
W Lafayette, IN 47906

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Tippecanoe County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.496, Longitude -86.967
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 47906 has segments in 3 Counties (Tippecanoe, Warren, White).

  • Businesses Addresses: 719
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 25,347
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 8,373
    • Single Family Addresses: 16,974

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

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West Lafayette, IN 47906 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 72,488
Daytime Population: Workers 16,823
Daytime Population: Residents 42,399
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 59,222
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 59,952
Population in Familes 33,320
Population in Group Qrtrs 12,536
Population Density2 535
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $37,640
Average Household Income $65,233
Per Capita Income $23,519


Total Housing Units 26,880 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,153 (37.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 14,653 (54.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,074 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $186,887
Average Home Value $229,774


Total Households 24,806
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 10,996
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 1.23% 1.24%
Households 1.35% 1.4%
Families 1.01% 1.18%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   2.24%

West Lafayette, IN 47906 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 47906 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 # 1 100th
Population Density # 197 75th
Diversity Index # 73 91st
Median Household Income # 724 8th
Per Capita Income # 519 34th

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