Lafayette, IN

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2020 Population
72,556
0.0344% 1-year decline
US Senator
Todd Young
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Braun
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
33
0.602% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
16.8%
0.794% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$46,925
1.19% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$119,400
4.01% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
37,185
2.68% 1-year decline

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In 2020, Lafayette, IN had a population of 72.6k people with a median age of 33 and a median household income of $46,925. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Lafayette, IN declined from 72,581 to 72,556, a −0.0344% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,374 to $46,925, a 1.19% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lafayette, IN are White (Non-Hispanic) (73.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.26%), White (Hispanic) (8.83%), Other (Hispanic) (3.38%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.09%).

None of the households in 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.

94.2% of the residents in Lafayette, IN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lafayette, IN are Ross Medical Education Center-Lafayette (50 degrees awarded in 2021), Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Lafayette (48 degrees), and Saint Elizabeth School of Nursing (35 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Lafayette, IN was $119,400, and the homeownership rate was 49.3%.

Most people in Lafayette, IN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Lafayette, IN was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Lafayette, IN is home to a population of 72.6k people, from which 94.2% are citizens. As of 2020, 8.21% of Lafayette, IN residents were born outside of the country (5.96k people).

In 2020, there were 7.92 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (53.2k people) in Lafayette, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.72k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.41k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.2%
2020 Citizenship
93.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 94.2% of Lafayette, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Lafayette, IN was 93.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lafayette, IN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    53.2k ± 1.07k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    6.72k ± 741
  3. White (Hispanic)
    6.41k ± 885
13.1%
Hispanic Population
9.49k people

In 2020, there were 7.92 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (53.2k people) in Lafayette, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.72k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.41k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

13.1% of the people in Lafayette, IN are hispanic (9.49k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    102,901 ± 7,815 people
  2. India
    33,655 ± 4,493 people
  3. China
    21,706 ± 3,611 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Indiana was Mexico, the natal country of 102,901 Indiana residents, followed by India with 33,655 and China with 21,706.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.21%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
5.96k people
8.34%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
6.05k people

As of 2020, 8.21% of Lafayette, IN residents (5.96k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lafayette, IN was 8.34%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,394 ± 240
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    833 ± 201
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    540 ± 136

Lafayette, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.67 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Lafayette, IN employs 37.2k people. The largest industries in Lafayette, IN are Manufacturing (7,933 people), Educational Services (5,400 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (4,435 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($55,521), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($53,619), and Finance & Insurance ($49,688).

Males in Indiana have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,739. The income inequality in Indiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.451, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

37.2k
2020 Value
± 1,656
−2.68%
1 Year decline
± 6.12%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lafayette, IN declined at a rate of −2.68%, from 38.2k employees to 37.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lafayette, IN, are Production Occupations (5,527 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,806 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,205 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lafayette, IN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

37.2k
2020 Value
± 1,656
−2.68%
1 Year decline
± 6.12%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lafayette, IN declined at a rate of −2.68%, from 38.2k employees to 37.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lafayette, IN, are Manufacturing (7,933 people), Educational Services (5,400 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (4,435 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lafayette, IN, though some of these residents may live in 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

$38,288
Median earning men ± $1,936
$27,959
Median earning women ± $1,721

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Information ($52,983), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($52,621), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,969).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($47,083), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,038), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($35,703).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Indiana. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

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

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Indiana to other states, or from other states to Indiana.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $74B
  2. $43.5B
  3. $35.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Indiana product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $74B, followed by Mixed freight ($43.5B) and Machinery ($35.1B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Indiana products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$465B
2020 Value in Indiana
$895B
Projected 2050 Value in Indiana
92.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound Indiana trade was $465B. This is expected to increase 92.4% to $895B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Indiana trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Indiana to other states, or from other states to Indiana.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $38.6B
  2. $37.8B
  3. $36.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Indiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $38.6B, followed by Ohio with $37.8B and Michigan and $36.8B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Indiana shares with each state (excluding itself).

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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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In 2021, universities in Lafayette, IN awarded 133 degrees. The student population of Lafayette, IN in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 38 male students and 642 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lafayette, IN are White (93 and 69.9%), followed by Black or African American (17 and 12.8%), Hispanic or Latino (11 and 8.27%), and Two or More Races (9 and 6.77%).

The largest universities in Lafayette, IN by number of degrees awarded are Ross Medical Education Center-Lafayette (50 and 37.6%), Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Lafayette (48 and 36.1%), and Saint Elizabeth School of Nursing (35 and 26.3%).

The most popular majors in Lafayette, IN are Medical Assistant (37 and 27.8%), Registered Nursing (35 and 26.3%), and Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (18 and 13.5%).

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

Measure

In 2021 in Lafayette, IN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 100%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 40.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2021 was 680 (5.59% men and 94.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2021 there were 680 students enrolled in Lafayette, IN, 5.59% men and 94.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 444 records, of which 94.1% were women and 5.86% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 9 degree-majors awarded
  2. 37 degree-majors awarded
  3. 17 degree-majors awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Lafayette, IN was Dental Assisting with 9 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Lafayette, IN according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 50 degrees awarded
  2. 48 degrees awarded
  3. 35 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Ross Medical Education Center-Lafayette with 50 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2021, 3 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lafayette, IN, which is 0.0231 times less than the 130 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 93 degrees mean that there were 5.47 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 17 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($18,650) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($1,414) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($860) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.655% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.645% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.72M), Some college (1.14M), and Bachelors Degree (831k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Lafayette, IN was $119,400 in 2020, which is 0.52 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $114,800 to $119,400, a 4.01% increase. The homeownership rate in Lafayette, IN is 49.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Lafayette, IN have an average commute time of 17.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lafayette, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lafayette, IN is $46,925. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Lafayette, IN was Census Tract 107 with a value of $91,844, followed by Census Tract 10 and Census Tract 109.01, with respective values of $85,045 and $75,475.

Property

$119,400
Median Property Value 2020
±$3,457
$15,363
Median Property Taxes
±$915

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, IN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Lafayette, IN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

49.3%
Homeownership
2020
66.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 49.3% of the housing units in Lafayette, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 48.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 107
  2. Census Tract 10
  3. Census Tract 109.01

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lafayette, IN was Census Tract 107 with a value of $91,844, followed by Census Tract 10 and Census Tract 109.01, with respective values of $85,045 and $75,475.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$46,925
Median Household Income
± $1,529
31.2k
Number of Households
± 1,403

In 2020, the median household income of the 31.2k households in Lafayette, IN grew to $46,925 from the previous year's value of $46,374.

The following chart displays the households in 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lafayette, IN is from Indiana.
0.451
2020 Wage GINI in Indiana
0.455
2019 Wage GINI in Indiana

In 2020, the income inequality in Indiana was 0.451 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.725% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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 2018
  1. Drove Alone (76.3%)
  2. Carpooled (13.5%)
  3. Public Transit (3.74%)

In 2018, 76.3% of workers in Lafayette, IN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.5%) and those who used public transit to get to work (3.74%).

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Commute Time

17.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lafayette, IN have a shorter commute time (17.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.584% of the workforce in 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, IN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lafayette, IN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lafayette, IN (12k out of 71.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 18 - 24.

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

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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91.2% of the population of Lafayette, IN has health coverage, with 52.8% on employee plans, 17% on Medicaid, 11.2% on Medicare, 9.33% on non-group plans, and 0.966% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Indiana was $8,300 in 2014. This is a 4.76% increase from the previous year ($7,923).

Primary care physicians in Tippecanoe County, IN see 1450 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0689% decrease from the previous year (1451 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2064 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 643 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,450 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Tippecanoe County, IN

Primary care physicians in Tippecanoe County, IN see an average of 1,450 patients per year. This represents a 0.0689% decrease from the previous year (1,451 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Tippecanoe County, IN in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24% under 18 years, 29.4% between 18 and 34 years, 33.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

8.77%
Uninsured
52.8%
Employer Coverage
17%
Medicaid
11.2%
Medicare
9.33%
Non-Group
0.966%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lafayette, IN declined by 22.4% from 11.3% to 8.77%.

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