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West Lafayette GENERAL POPULATION

Total Population in West Lafayette, IN
At the time of the most recent United States Census Survey, the number of people in West Lafayette, IN was 28,778.

West Lafayette Male Population
At the time of the last full census survey, the number of men in West Lafayette was 16,455, which represents 57.2 percent of the total for the community (The national average is 49.10%).

Male Population, Married in West Lafayette, IN
There are an estimated 4,585 married men in the town. 30 percent of men over 15 years old in West Lafayette are married, compared to the national average of 56.70%.

Female Population
The estimated female population in West Lafayette is 12,323 which is 42.8 of the total population (Compared to the national average of 50.90%).

Female Population, Married in West Lafayette, Indiana
There are an estimated 3,692 married women in the community. 32.7 percent of females over the age of 15 are married, compared to the national average of 52.10%.


AGE

Median Age in West Lafayette, IN
The median age of people living in West Lafayette, IN was 22.3 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 West Lafayette was 718. There were 25,779 people above the age of 18, which represents 89.6 percent of the entire population (compared to the national average of 74.30% ). 7.7 percent of the population (2,227) in the community was 65 years and over, compared to 12.40% nationally.


RACE

One Race Percent in West Lafayette, IN
At the time of the last census survey, the number of people of one race in West Lafayette, IN was 28,322.

White Population in West Lafayette, IN
The estimated White population in the West Lafayette community is 23,985, which is 83.3 percent of the total population (The U.S. average is 75.10%).

Black Population in West Lafayette, Indiana
The estimated Black/African American population is 684, which is 2.4 percent of the total population in town (The U.S. average is 12.30%).

American Indian and Alaska Native Population in West Lafayette, IN
In 2000, the number of American Indians or Alaska Natives in West Lafayette, IN was 45.

Asian Population in West Lafayette, Indiana
At the last survey, the total Asian population in the community was 3,263.

Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander Population in West Lafayette, IN
The number of Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders living in West Lafayette was an estimated 9.

Other/Multiple Races
The number of residents identified as “some other race” was 336, while those of “two or more races” was 456 at the time of the last census.

Hispanic Population
The Hispanic population in the West Lafayette community was 920, or 3.2 percent of the total population (compared to the national average of 12.50% percent).


HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS

Household Population in West Lafayette, IN
The household population number in West Lafayette was 23,640.

Group Quarters Population in West Lafayette, IN
Group Quarters population in the community was 5,138.

Average Household Size in West Lafayette, IN
The average household size in West Lafayette is 2.26 (The average household size in the United States is 2.59).

Average Family Size
The average family size in the community is 2.89 (The average family size in the United States is 3.14).


HOUSING

Total Housing Units in West Lafayette, IN
At the time of the last census survey, there were 10,819 total housing units in West Lafayette.

The number of occupied housing units was 10,462, or 96.7 of the total units in town. Of these, 3,368 were owner-occupied (32.2), and 7,094 were renter-occupied (67.8, compared to the national average of 33.80%). There were also 357 vacant homes in West Lafayette at the time of the last complete survey.

Median Home Values in West Lafayette, Indiana
The total number of single family, owner occupied homes in the community was 3,304, with a median value in dollars of 145,400.

Monthly Owner Costs in West Lafayette, IN
For homes with a mortgage, average monthly owner costs were $1,239 (national average was $1,088). For homes without a mortgage in West Lafayette, average costs per month were $356 (national average was $295).


EDUCATION

High School Graduate or higher
At the time of the last survey, 9,778 people in the community had a high school degree, or 96.2 of the population (compared to the national average of 80.40%).

Bachelor's Degree or Higher in West Lafayette, Indiana
7,080 people in West Lafayette also had a Bachelor’s degree or higher, which represented 69.7 of the total population (National average was 24.40%).


MISCELLANEOUS

Civilian Veterans in West Lafayette, IN
The number of Civilian Veterans in West Lafayette was 1,275, or 4.9 percent of the total population (National average is 12.70%).

Disability Status in West Lafayette, IN
In 2000, there were 2,663 people in West Lafayette, IN listed as disabled.

Foreign Born in West Lafayette, IN
At the time of the last complete survey, there were 4,707 people in West Lafayette who spoke a language other than English at home. This represented 16.7 of the total population, compared to the national average of 17.90%.


LABOR STATISTICS

Percentage In Labor Force in West Lafayette, Indiana
There were 15,351 in the labor force in West Lafayette at the time of the last complete survey. This represented 58.2 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 West Lafayette was 14.5 minutes, compared to the national average of 25.5 minutes.

Median Household Income in West Lafayette, IN
The median household income in the community at the time of the last survey was $24,869. The median household income in the U.S. was $41,994.

Median Family Income in West Lafayette, IN
In the last complete census survey, the median family income in the community was $71,510. Median family income in the U.S. was 50,046.

Per Capita Income in West Lafayette, Indiana
Per capita income in West Lafayette in the last full census was 18,337. 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 West Lafayette numbered 351, or 9.5 percent of the population. The percentage of families in America living below the poverty line was 9.20%.

Individuals below the poverty level in West Lafayette, IN
Individuals living below the poverty line in the community was 9,099, or 38.3 percent . The percentage of individuals living beneath the poverty level in the country was 12.40%.


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