Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
224,515
0.514% 1-year growth
US Senator
Todd Young
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Braun
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
30.4
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
17.5%
3.54% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$57,188
4.95% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$184,300
15.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
109,562
0.579% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN had a population of 225k people with a median age of 30.4 and a median household income of $57,188. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN grew from 223,366 to 224,515, a 0.514% increase and its median household income grew from $54,490 to $57,188, a 4.95% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN are White (Non-Hispanic) (77%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.51%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.01%), White (Hispanic) (3.91%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.74%).

None of the households in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

93% of the residents in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN are Purdue University Global (15,107 degrees awarded in 2022), Purdue University-Main Campus (13,356 degrees), and Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Lafayette (78 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN was $184,300, and the homeownership rate was 57.4%.

Most people in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN is home to a population of 225k people, from which 93% are citizens. As of 2022, 10.1% of Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN residents were born outside of the country (22.6k people).

In 2022, there were 11.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (173k people) in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.6k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 11.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93%
2022 Citizenship
92.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 93% of Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN was 92.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    173k ± 409
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    14.6k ± 502
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    11.3k ± 463
8.17%
Hispanic Population
18.3k people

In 2022, there were 11.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (173k people) in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.6k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 11.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.17% of the people in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN are hispanic (18.3k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    101,350 ± 7,757 people
  2. India
    35,477 ± 4,612 people
  3. China
    18,850 ± 3,366 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Indiana was Mexico, the natal country of 101,350 Indiana residents, followed by India with 35,477 and China with 18,850.

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Foreign-Born Population

10.1%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
22.6k people
9.97%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
22.3k people

As of 2022, 10.1% of Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN residents (22.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN was 9.97%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,659 ± 318
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,828 ± 324
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,232 ± 262

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.45 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN employs 110k people. The largest industries in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN are Educational Services (22,367 people), Manufacturing (21,423 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (11,829 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($55,662), Finance & Insurance ($50,906), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,161).

Males in Indiana have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,980. The income inequality in Indiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.448, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

110k
2022 Value
± 2,637
−0.579%
1 Year decline
± 3.43%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN declined at a rate of −0.579%, from 110k employees to 110k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN, are Production Occupations (12,673 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (12,137 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,955 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

110k
2022 Value
± 2,637
−0.579%
1 Year decline
± 3.43%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN declined at a rate of −0.579%, from 110k employees to 110k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN, are Educational Services (22,367 people), Manufacturing (21,423 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (11,829 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN, though some of these residents may live in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$42,933
Median earning men ± $1,518
$31,369
Median earning women ± $1,195

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($68,482), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,500), and Wholesale Trade ($53,912).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($50,959), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,605), and Manufacturing ($40,971).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.21M people employed in Indiana. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 15.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Indiana.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,784
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,055
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 777
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Indiana went to Donald J. Trump with 57% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.95%).

Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing the state of Indiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Indiana

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Todd Young
Senator from Indiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017
Mike Braun
Senator from Indiana1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing Indiana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Indiana over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Indiana

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Indiana have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN awarded 28,652 degrees. The student population of Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 47,017 male students and 49,969 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN are White (17,070 and 64.8%), followed by Black or African American (3,076 and 11.7%), Hispanic or Latino (2,611 and 9.91%), and Asian (1,848 and 7.01%).

The largest universities in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN by number of degrees awarded are Purdue University Global (15,107 and 52.7%), Purdue University-Main Campus (13,356 and 46.6%), and Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Lafayette (78 and 0.272%).

The most popular majors in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN are General Business Administration & Management (3,797 and 13.3%), General Health & Wellness (908 and 3.17%), and Health Care Administration & Management (843 and 2.94%).

The median tuition cost in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN for a public four year colleges is $9,899 for in-state students and $20,938 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 52.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 26.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 96,986 (48.5% men and 51.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 96,986 students enrolled in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN, 48.5% men and 51.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 52,551 records, of which 52.8% were women and 47.2% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN was General Business Administration & Management with 915 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 15,107 degrees awarded
  2. 13,356 degrees awarded
  3. 78 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Purdue University Global with 15,107 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 13,105 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN, which is 0.843 times less than the 15,547 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 17,070 degrees mean that there were 5.55 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 3,076 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($18,650) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($1,414) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,010) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 0.799% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.781% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.75M), Some college (1.13M), and Bachelors Degree (879k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN was $184,300 in 2022, which is 0.654 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $160,000 to $184,300, a 15.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN is 57.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN have an average commute time of 19.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN is $57,188. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN was Hamilton County, IN with a value of $114,866, followed by Boone County, IN and Hendricks County, IN, with respective values of $103,038 and $95,261.

Property

$184,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,832
$50,496
Median Property Taxes
±$1,592

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

57.4%
Homeownership
2022
66%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 57.4% of the housing units in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 58.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN was Hamilton County, IN with a value of $114,866, followed by Boone County, IN and Hendricks County, IN, with respective values of $103,038 and $95,261.

The following map shows all of the counties in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$57,188
Median Household Income
± $1,356
88k
Number of Households
± 2,312

In 2022, the median household income of the 88k households in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN grew to $57,188 from the previous year's value of $54,490.

The following chart displays the households in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN is from Indiana.
0.448
2022 Wage GINI in Indiana
0.449
2021 Wage GINI in Indiana

In 2022, the income inequality in Indiana was 0.448 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.283% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Indiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Indiana in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (76.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (7.7%)
  3. Carpooled (7.48%)

In 2022, 76.2% of workers in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (7.7%) and those who carpooled to work (7.48%).

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Commute Time

19.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN have a shorter commute time (19.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.07% of the workforce in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN (36.4k out of 208k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN is White, followed by Asian and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

93.5% of the population of Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN has health coverage, with 57.9% on employee plans, 11.5% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 0.86% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Indiana see 1495 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.2% decrease from the previous year (1498 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1719 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 558 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,495 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Indiana

Primary care physicians in Indiana see an average of 1,495 patients per year. This represents a 0.2% decrease from the previous year (1,498 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.9% under 18 years, 32.1% between 18 and 34 years, 31.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.6% were men and 49.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.55%
Uninsured
57.9%
Employer Coverage
11.5%
Medicaid
10.8%
Medicare
12.3%
Non-Group
0.86%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN grew by 1.33% from 6.46% to 6.55%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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