IN

National Population : 333,590,059
Indiana State Population : 6,842,150

About West Lafayette, IN

West Lafayette, IN is located in Tippecanoe County in the state of Indiana.

The total City Population for West Lafayette is about 50,996 with about 1,449 people per square mile, and the larger Metro Area Population is about 66,972.

The Average Home Value is $201,300.00, which is roughly 40% higher than the Average Home Value of $120,925.00 for the state of Indiana, and roughly 6% higher than the National Average of $188,692.00.

The Median Income Per Household is about $46,594.00, which is roughly 15% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $55,001.00 for the state of Indiana, and roughly 19% lower than the National Average of $57,518.00.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for West Lafayette is about 4%.

Indiana is ranked #38 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 26.63 out of 100.

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Voting

Tippecanoe County voted Democratic in the 2020 Presidential Election with a slight difference of 1.24% between the winner and runner up.

Voting Results by Party

Democratic: 49.01%
Republican: 48.4%
Libertarian: 2.56%
Green: 0.01%
Other: 0.01%


Nearby Locations

Otterbein, IN (6.80 mi.)
Lafayette, IN (6.81 mi.)
Brookston, IN (9.05 mi.)
W Lafayette, IN (9.95 mi.)
Colburn, IN (12.36 mi.)
Shadeland, IN (12.70 mi.)
Chalmers, IN (12.73 mi.)
Westpoint, IN (13.40 mi.)
Pine Village, IN (14.73 mi.)
Oxford, IN (14.95 mi.)
Romney, IN (16.84 mi.)
Delphi, IN (16.90 mi.)
Yeoman, IN (17.41 mi.)
Reynolds, IN (18.23 mi.)
Wolcott, IN (18.60 mi.)
Mulberry, IN (19.85 mi.)
Frankfort, IN (19.85 mi.)

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s) : 47906
Latitude : 40.478859
Longitude : -86.957240
TimeZone : Eastern (GMT -05:00)
Daylight Saving : Yes
Region : Midwest
Average Elevation : 664 ft.
Area Code(s) : 765

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household : 2.39
Male Population Estimate : 53.67%
Female Population Estimate : 46.33%
Median Age : 22.5
Male Median Age : 22.4
Female Median Age : 22.7

White Population Estimate : 81.29%
Black Population Estimate : 3.60%
Hispanic Population Estimate : 4.55%
Asian Population Estimate : 14.86%
Hawaiian Population Estimate : 0.13%
Indian Population Estimate : 0.55%
Other Population Estimate : 1.83%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of West Lafayette specifically.
Average # of Homicides for Tippecanoe County: About 3 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Tippecanoe County: About 243 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Tippecanoe County is about 31% lower than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 15% lower than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.