Living in West Lafayette, IN

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30

West Lafayette, Indiana Info Snack

Population
48,551
Unemployment
3.8%
Poverty
38.5%
Median Home
$224,000
Median Income
$34,650
Median Rent
$912

West Lafayette SnackAbility

8.5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8
Affordability
3
Diversity
8.5
Safety
8.5
Amenities
9.5
Education
9.5
Commute
9.5

West Lafayette, IN Crime Report

389
Total Crimes
791.4
Total Crimes / 100k People
-68.05%
Below National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
West Lafayette
/ 100k People
Indiana
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 389 791.4 2,341.9 2,476.7
Violent Crime 32 65.1 370.8 366.7
Murder 0 0.0 5.6 5.0
Robbery 3 6.1 79.2 81.6
Aggravated Assault 24 48.8 249.3 250.2
Property Crime 357 726.3 1,971.0 2,109.9
Burglary 42 85.4 323.7 340.5
Larceny 304 618.5 1,443.4 1,549.5
Car Theft 11 22.4 203.8 219.9

West Lafayette, IN Cost Of Living

99
West Lafayette's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense West Lafayette Indiana National Average
Overall 99 89 100
Services 96 97 100
Groceries 91 92 100
Health 91 94 100
Housing 100 72 100
Transportation 116 100 100
Utilities 102 99 100

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Rankings for West Lafayette in Indiana

Map Of West Lafayette, IN

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Population over time in West Lafayette

Year Population % Change
2019 48,551 2.8%
2018 47,224 4.7%
2017 45,110 1.3%
2016 44,543 1.2%
2015 43,999 42.7%
2014 30,843 2.3%
2013 30,137 0.3%
2012 30,047 1.7%
2011 29,543 0.7%
2010 29,344 -

Race / Ethnicity in West Lafayette

White
65.3% (31,699)
African American
3.5% (1,694)
American Indian
0.5% (265)
Asian
23.3% (11,323)
Hawaiian
0.1% (66)
Other
0.2% (112)
Two Or More
2.7% (1,300)
Hispanic
4.3% (2,092)
Race West Lafayette IN USA
White 65.3% 79.1% 60.7%
African American 3.5% 9.2% 12.3%
American Indian 0.5% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 23.3% 2.3% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.2% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.7% 2.1% 2.4%
Hispanic 4.3% 6.9% 18.0%

Gender in West Lafayette

Female
46.3% (22,501)
Male
53.7% (26,050)
Gender West Lafayette IN USA
Female 46.3% 50.7% 50.8%
Male 53.7% 49.3% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in West Lafayette for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
1.0% (485)
9-12th Grade
3.0% (1,456)
High School / GED
10.0% (4,855)
Some College
11.0% (5,340)
Associate's Degree
3.0% (1,456)
Bachelor's Degree
27.0% (13,108)
Master's Degree
27.0% (13,108)
Professional Degree
4.0% (1,942)
Doctorate Degree
14.0% (6,797)
Education West Lafayette IN USA
< 9th Grade 1.0% 5.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 3.0% 7.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 10.0% 33.0% 27.0%
Some College 11.0% 20.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 3.0% 9.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 27.0% 17.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 27.0% 7.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 4.0% 1.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 14.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Household Income For West Lafayette, Indiana

Less than $10,000
21.2% (1,030,091)
$10,000 to $14,999
5.9% (288,049)
$15,000 to $24,999
14.0% (678,030)
$25,000 to $34,999
9.1% (441,119)
$35,000 to $49,999
9.3% (450,860)
$50,000 to $74,999
10.8% (524,612)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.3% (450,512)
$100,000 to $149,999
8.9% (430,683)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.3% (210,819)
$200,000 or more
7.2% (350,321)
Income West Lafayette IN USA
Less than $10,000 21.2% 6.1% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 5.9% 4.3% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 14.0% 9.8% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 9.1% 10.2% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 9.3% 13.9% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 10.8% 19.1% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.3% 13.4% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 8.9% 14.0% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.3% 4.9% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 7.2% 4.2% 7.7%

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