Lafayette, IN 47909 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 47909: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Lafayette, IN 47909

Acceptable Alternative
Shadeland, IN 47909

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 429
  • Single Family Addresses: 15,349
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,450
  • County: Tippecanoe County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.323, Longitude -86.883
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Lafayette, IN 47909 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 43,910
Daytime Population: Workers 9,985
Daytime Population: Residents 21,645
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 31,630
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.72
Population in Households 43,893
Population in Familes 35,326
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density2 418
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $53,317
Average Household Income $67,488
Per Capita Income $26,147


Total Housing Units 18,257 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,962 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,045 (33.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,250 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $135,045
Average Home Value $169,823


Total Households 17,007
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 11,296
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 1.53% 1.51%
Households 1.4% 1.42%
Families 1.23% 1.31%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   2.46%

Lafayette, IN 47909 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 47909 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 # 14 98th
Population Density # 217 72nd
Diversity Index # 92 88th
Median Household Income # 325 59th
Per Capita Income # 298 62nd

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