West Lafayette's Livability
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 44,515 with about 1,411 people per square mile.
The Average Home Value is $250,616, which is roughly 45% higher than the Average Home Value of $138,358 for the state of Indiana, and roughly 13% higher than the National Average of $217,072.
The Median Income Per Household is about $28,744, which is roughly 54% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $62,038 for the state of Indiana, and roughly 56% lower higher than the National Average of $65,026.
Demographic DetailsAverage # of People Per Household: 0.87
Male Population Estimate: 55.1%
Female Population Estimate: 44.9%
Median Age: 21.5
Male Median Age: 8.2
Female Median Age: 8.3
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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 2.73452 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)
Average # of Violent Crimes for Tippecanoe County: About 243.332 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.
The Unemployment Rate for West Lafayette is about 3.8%.
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.
Wage PoliciesOverall Wage Policy Score: 6.17
The average living wage for the state of Indiana is $30.14/hr, while the states minimum wage is $7.25/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives Indiana a minimum wage score of 11.45 compared to all other states.
The minimum wage for tipped employees is $2.13/hr, which gives Indiana a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 8.97 compared to all other states.
The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for Indiana is $136.30, resulting in a UI benefit score of 3.01 compared to all other states.
Worker Protection PoliciesOverall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
✓ Indiana does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
✓ Indiana does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
X Indiana does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
X Indiana does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X Indiana does provide some form of paid family leave.
X Indiana does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X Indiana does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X Indiana does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X Indiana does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X Indiana does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
✓ Indiana does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
X Indiana does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X Indiana does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.
Right To Organize PoliciesOverall Right To Organize Score: 70
✓ Indiana does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
X Indiana does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
✓ Indiana does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
✓ Indiana does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
✓ Indiana does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
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Additional Location DetailsZip Code(s): 47906, 47907, 47996 (3 Total Zip Codes)
TimeZone: Eastern (GMT -05:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Average Elevation: 658.8 ft.
Area Code(s): 765