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Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN Metro Area&

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Population
212,113
1.14% growth
Median Age
29.4
Median Household Income
$48,143
3.35% growth
Poverty Rate
20.3%
Number of Employees
102,329
2.38% growth
Median Property Value
$133,000
3.83% growth

Economy

The economy of Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN Metro Area employs 102,329 people. The economy of Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN Metro Area is specialized in Educational Services; Manufacturing; and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, which employ respectively 2.12; 1.76; and 1.4 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN Metro Area are Educational Services (20,215), Manufacturing (18,277), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (12,420), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($64,000), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($54,302), and Finance & Insurance ($39,664).

Median household income in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN Metro Area is $48,143. Males in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN Metro Area have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,032. The income inequality of Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN Metro Area (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN Metro Area. In Indiana the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 67 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,780. Lake County, IN has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Indiana.

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The closest comparable data for the metropolitan statistical area of Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN Metro Area is from the state of Indiana.

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Diversity

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN Metro Area is home to a population of 212,113 people, from which 92.4% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN Metro Area is composed of 169,555 White residents (79.9%), 15,865 Hispanic residents (7.48%), 13,946 Asian residents (6.57%), 8,722 Black residents (4.11%), and 3,574 Two+ residents (1.68%). The most common foreign languages in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN Metro Area are Spanish (11,793 speakers), Chinese (6,039 speakers), and Korean (1,482 speakers), but compared to other places, Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN Metro Area has a relative high number of Chinese (6,039 speakers), Korean (1,482 speakers), and Hindi (794 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN Metro Area awarded 10,865 degrees. The student population of Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN Metro Area is skewed away from females, with 6,182 male students and 4,683 female students. Most students in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN Metro Area are White (6,626 and 61%), followed by Asian (500 and 4.6%), Hispanic or Latino (395 and 3.64%), and Black or African American (346 and 3.18%). The largest universities in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN Metro Area by number of graduates are Purdue University-Main Campus (10,746 and 98.9%), Saint Elizabeth School of Nursing (67 and 0.62%), and Lafayette Beauty Academy (52 and 0.48%). The most popular majors in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN Metro Area are General Business Administration & Management (585 and 5.38%), Mechanical Engineering (414 and 3.81%), and Accounting (230 and 2.12%). The median tuition costs in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN Metro Area are N/A for private four year colleges, and $9,208 and $28,010 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN Metro Area is $133,000, which is 0.65 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $128,100 to $133,000, a 3.83% increase. The homeownership rate of Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN Metro Area is 56.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN Metro Area have an average commute time of 18.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN Metro Area is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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