Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
230,353
0.793% 1-year growth
US Senator
Todd Young
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Braun
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
30.2
0.667% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
17.4%
0.0581% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$52,826
0.928% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$152,500
4.6% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
112,833
1.41% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN had a population of 230k people with a median age of 30.2 and a median household income of $52,826. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN grew from 228,541 to 230,353, a 0.793% increase and its median household income declined from $53,321 to $52,826, a −0.928% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN are White (Non-Hispanic) (78.1%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.79%), White (Hispanic) (4.84%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.7%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.2%).

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.

92.5% of the residents in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN are Purdue University-Main Campus (12,213 degrees awarded in 2020), Ross Medical Education Center-Lafayette (44 degrees), and Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Lafayette (41 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN was $152,500, and the homeownership rate was 59.2%.

Most people in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN is home to a population of 230k people, from which 92.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 10.2% of Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN residents were born outside of the country (23.5k people).

In 2020, there were 11.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (180k people) in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.6k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 11.2k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.5%
2020 Citizenship
92.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 92.5% of Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN was 92.1%, 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)
    180k ± 414
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    15.6k ± 440
  3. White (Hispanic)
    11.2k ± 981
7.76%
Hispanic Population
17.9k people

In 2020, there were 11.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (180k people) in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.6k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 11.2k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.76% of the people in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN are hispanic (17.9k 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
    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

10.2%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
23.5k people
10.4%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
23.7k people

As of 2020, 10.2% of Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN residents (23.5k 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-West Lafayette, IN was 10.4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,835 ± 329
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,707 ± 302
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,334 ± 272

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.66 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN employs 113k people. The largest industries in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN are Educational Services (23,348 people), Manufacturing (20,522 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (11,924 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($63,047), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($54,464), and Public Administration ($48,196).

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

113k
2020 Value
± 2,737
−1.41%
1 Year decline
± 3.29%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN declined at a rate of −1.41%, from 114k employees to 113k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (12,516 people), Production Occupations (12,282 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,959 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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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Indiana (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industries

113k
2020 Value
± 2,737
−1.41%
1 Year decline
± 3.29%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN declined at a rate of −1.41%, from 114k employees to 113k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN, are Educational Services (23,348 people), Manufacturing (20,522 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (11,924 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

$39,493
Median earning men ± $1,427
$26,610
Median earning women ± $790

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($54,159), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,084), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,956).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($43,716), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,170), and Construction ($38,068).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Indiana. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $4.48M
    Manufacturing
  2. $1.46M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $396k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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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. $78.4B
  2. $44.4B
  3. $39.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Indiana product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $78.4B, followed by Mixed freight ($44.4B) and Base metals ($39.6B).

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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$486B
2020 Value in Indiana
$897B
Projected 2050 Value in Indiana
84.5% growth

In 2020, total outbound Indiana trade was $486B. This is expected to increase 84.5% to $897B 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. $41.4B
  2. $40.6B
  3. $40B

In 2020, the top outbound Indiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $41.4B, followed by Michigan with $40.6B and Ohio and $40B.

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

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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 2020, universities in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN awarded 12,333 degrees. The student population of Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN in 2020 is skewed towards men, with 26,728 male students and 20,272 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN are White (7,110 and 74.3%), followed by Asian (845 and 8.83%), Hispanic or Latino (586 and 6.12%), and Black or African American (387 and 4.04%).

The largest universities in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN by number of degrees awarded are Purdue University-Main Campus (12,213 and 99%), Ross Medical Education Center-Lafayette (44 and 0.357%), and Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Lafayette (41 and 0.332%).

The most popular majors in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN are General Business Administration & Management (773 and 6.27%), Mechanical Engineering (559 and 4.53%), and Computer Science (555 and 4.5%).

The median tuition cost in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN for a public four year colleges is $9,208 for in-state students and $28,010 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 67.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 23.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 47,000 (56.9% men and 43.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 47,000 students enrolled in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN, 56.9% men and 43.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 27,823 records, of which 45.8% were women and 54.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 469 degree-majors awarded
  2. 376 degree-majors awarded
  3. 276 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN was Computer Science with 469 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. 12,213 degrees awarded
  2. 44 degrees awarded
  3. 41 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Purdue University-Main Campus with 12,213 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 6,797 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN, which is 1.23 times more than the 5,536 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 7,110 degrees mean that there were 8.41 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 845 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 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($1,414) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,190) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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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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Race

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).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN was $152,500 in 2020, which is 0.664 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $145,800 to $152,500, a 4.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN is 59.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN have an average commute time of 19.6 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 $52,826. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN was Hamilton County, IN with a value of $98,880, followed by Boone County, IN and Hendricks County, IN, with respective values of $89,444 and $84,754.

Property

$152,500
Median Property Value 2020
±$2,555
$51,310
Median Property Taxes
±$1,587

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

59.2%
Homeownership
2020
66%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 59.2% of the housing units in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 59.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN was Hamilton County, IN with a value of $98,880, followed by Boone County, IN and Hendricks County, IN, with respective values of $89,444 and $84,754.

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

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$52,826
Median Household Income
± $1,304
86.6k
Number of Households
± 2,362

In 2020, the median household income of the 86.6k households in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN declined from $52,826 from the previous year's value of $53,321.

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.
0.451
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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (77.6%)
  2. Carpooled (8.72%)
  3. Walked (5.11%)

In 2020, 77.6% of workers in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.72%) and those who walked to work (5.11%).

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Commute Time

19.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN have a shorter commute time (19.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.11% 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

17.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN (36.9k out of 213k 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 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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93.2% of the population of Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN has health coverage, with 58.1% on employee plans, 11% on Medicaid, 10.6% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 0.967% 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 Indiana see 1498 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.86% decrease from the previous year (1511 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1752 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 594 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Indiana, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,498 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Indiana

Primary care physicians in Indiana see an average of 1,498 patients per year. This represents a 0.86% decrease from the previous year (1,511 patients).

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Indiana across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.8% under 18 years, 32.3% between 18 and 34 years, 31.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.3% were men and 49.7% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

6.79%
Uninsured
58.1%
Employer Coverage
11%
Medicaid
10.6%
Medicare
12.6%
Non-Group
0.967%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN declined by 14% from 7.89% to 6.79%.

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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