Lafayette, Indiana Census Data & Community Profile

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Lafayette GENERAL POPULATION

Total Population in Lafayette, IN
At the time of the most recent United States Census Survey, the number of people in Lafayette, IN was 56,397.

Lafayette Male Population
At the time of the last full census survey, the number of men in Lafayette was 27,868, which represents 49.4 percent of the total for the community (The national average is 49.10%).

Male Population, Married in Lafayette, IN
There are an estimated 11,341 married men in the town. 51.1 percent of men over 15 years old in Lafayette are married, compared to the national average of 56.70%.

Female Population
The estimated female population in Lafayette is 28,529 which is 50.6 of the total population (Compared to the national average of 50.90%).

Female Population, Married in Lafayette, Indiana
There are an estimated 11,232 married women in the community. 48.6 percent of females over the age of 15 are married, compared to the national average of 52.10%.


AGE

Median Age in Lafayette, IN
The median age of people living in Lafayette, IN was 31.7 at the time of the last full census survey. (The United States average at the time was 35.3)

At that time, the number of people under the age of 5 living in Lafayette was 3,927. There were 43,324 people above the age of 18, which represents 76.8 percent of the entire population (compared to the national average of 74.30% ). 12 percent of the population (6,775) in the community was 65 years and over, compared to 12.40% nationally.


RACE

One Race Percent in Lafayette, IN
At the time of the last census survey, the number of people of one race in Lafayette, IN was 55,483.

White Population in Lafayette, IN
The estimated White population in the Lafayette community is 50,143, which is 88.9 percent of the total population (The U.S. average is 75.10%).

Black Population in Lafayette, Indiana
The estimated Black/African American population is 1,816, which is 3.2 percent of the total population in town (The U.S. average is 12.30%).

American Indian and Alaska Native Population in Lafayette, IN
In 2000, the number of American Indians or Alaska Natives in Lafayette, IN was 210.

Asian Population in Lafayette, Indiana
At the last survey, the total Asian population in the community was 689.

Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander Population in Lafayette, IN
The number of Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders living in Lafayette was an estimated 24.

Other/Multiple Races
The number of residents identified as “some other race” was 2,601, while those of “two or more races” was 914 at the time of the last census.

Hispanic Population
The Hispanic population in the Lafayette community was 5,136, or 9.1 percent of the total population (compared to the national average of 12.50% percent).


HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS

Household Population in Lafayette, IN
The household population number in Lafayette was 55,688.

Group Quarters Population in Lafayette, IN
Group Quarters population in the community was 709.

Average Household Size in Lafayette, IN
The average household size in Lafayette is 2.31 (The average household size in the United States is 2.59).

Average Family Size
The average family size in the community is 2.98 (The average family size in the United States is 3.14).


HOUSING

Total Housing Units in Lafayette, IN
At the time of the last census survey, there were 25,602 total housing units in Lafayette.

The number of occupied housing units was 24,060, or 94 of the total units in town. Of these, 12,719 were owner-occupied (52.9), and 11,341 were renter-occupied (47.1, compared to the national average of 33.80%). There were also 1,542 vacant homes in Lafayette at the time of the last complete survey.

Median Home Values in Lafayette, Indiana
The total number of single family, owner occupied homes in the community was 11,840, with a median value in dollars of 89,700.

Monthly Owner Costs in Lafayette, IN
For homes with a mortgage, average monthly owner costs were $831 (national average was $1,088). For homes without a mortgage in Lafayette, average costs per month were $234 (national average was $295).


EDUCATION

High School Graduate or higher
At the time of the last survey, 29,342 people in the community had a high school degree, or 83.1 of the population (compared to the national average of 80.40%).

Bachelor's Degree or Higher in Lafayette, Indiana
8,377 people in Lafayette also had a Bachelor’s degree or higher, which represented 23.7 of the total population (National average was 24.40%).


MISCELLANEOUS

Civilian Veterans in Lafayette, IN
The number of Civilian Veterans in Lafayette was 5,393, or 12.5 percent of the total population (National average is 12.70%).

Disability Status in Lafayette, IN
In 2000, there were 9,862 people in Lafayette, IN listed as disabled.

Foreign Born in Lafayette, IN
At the time of the last complete survey, there were 5,857 people in Lafayette who spoke a language other than English at home. This represented 11.2 of the total population, compared to the national average of 17.90%.


LABOR STATISTICS

Percentage In Labor Force in Lafayette, Indiana
There were 31,222 in the labor force in Lafayette at the time of the last complete survey. This represented 70 of the total population, compared to the national average of 63.90%. Mean Travel Time to Work in minutes
From the most recent complete survey, the average commute time to work for local residents in Lafayette was 17 minutes, compared to the national average of 25.5 minutes.

Median Household Income in Lafayette, IN
The median household income in the community at the time of the last survey was $35,859. The median household income in the U.S. was $41,994.

Median Family Income in Lafayette, IN
In the last complete census survey, the median family income in the community was $45,480. Median family income in the U.S. was 50,046.

Per Capita Income in Lafayette, Indiana
Per capita income in Lafayette in the last full census was 19,217. Per capita income in the U.S. was 21,587.

Families below poverty level
According to the most recent survey,families living below the poverty line in Lafayette numbered 1,101, or 8 percent of the population. The percentage of families in America living below the poverty line was 9.20%.

Individuals below the poverty level in Lafayette, IN
Individuals living below the poverty line in the community was 6,692, or 12.1 percent . The percentage of individuals living beneath the poverty level in the country was 12.40%.


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