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Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN Metro Area


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2022 population: 226,452   ( 24,663 from 2010)
Land area: 1642.2 square miles
Population density: 137.9 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:174,375 77.00% 4.8%
Black:11,8885.25% 74.6%
Indian:4870.22% 23.9%
Asian:15,6926.93% 45.8%
2+ races:4,6462.05% 47.7%
Hispanic:19,3648.55% 37.4%
Total non-White:52,07723.00% 46.9%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:5,658 12.6
Deaths:4,0909.1
Net Migration: -1,437-3.2
Net Immigration: 2,4275.4
Change in White population:8,034 4.0
Change in Non-White pop.:16,629 8.2




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
201,789
166,34182.43%
6,8093.37%
3930.19%
10,7595.33%
3,1461.56%
14,0896.98%
35,44817.57%

2000
178,541
157,10687.99%
3,7522.10%
3910.22%
6,6813.74%
1,7180.96%
8,6704.86%
21,43512.01%

1990
158,848
149,28993.98%
2,5031.58%
2440.15%
4,9403.11%
n/a
1,8721.18%
9,5596.02%

1980
151,642
146,21796.42%
1,8941.25%
1290.09%
1,7601.16%
n/a
1,5291.01%
5,4253.58%

1970
138,374
134,95597.53%
1,0360.75%
1040.08%
6500.47%
n/a
1,3070.94%
3,419 2.47%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
22,599 12.7
11,7926.6
-683-0.4
8,7264.9
9,235 5.2
14,013 7.8
1990's
NumberRate
22,022 13.9
12,1737.7
-2,474-1.6
1,7971.1
7,817 4.9
11,876 7.5
1980's
NumberRate
21,770 14.4
11,207 7.4
-3,308 -2.2
n/a
3,072 2.0
4,134 2.7
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
340 0.2
n/a
11,262 8.1
2,006 1.4

Age, Family & Household Data for Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN Metro Area

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
30.9
46,314 20.5%
180,138 79.5%
29,415 13.0%
88,029
2.36
48,998 55.7%
37,542 76.6%
4,580 9.3%
39,031 44.3%

2010
NumberPercent
29.6
42,958 21.3%
158,831 78.7%
20,955 10.4%
76,911
2.43
45,069 58.6%
34,387 76.3%
4,565 10.1%
31,842 41.4%

2000
NumberPercent
29.1
38,985 21.8%
139,556 78.2%
17,768 10.0%
66,540
2.45
40,888 61.4%
33,293 81.4%
3,508 8.6%
25,652 38.6%

1990
NumberPercent
28.1
35,085 22.1%
123,763 77.9%
16,633 10.5%
56,116
2.53
36,973 65.9%
31,675 85.7%
2,327 6.3%
19,143 34.1%

1980
NumberPercent
26.1
37,021 24.4%
114,621 75.6%
13,933 9.2%
51,420
2.62
36,019 70.0%
31,696 88.0%
2,005 5.6%
15,401 30.0%

2022 Housing Data for Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN Metro Area

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units95,096 
Median Value$189,743 
Occupied88,02992.6%
Vacant7,0677.4%
Owned50,49657.4%
Rented37,53342.6%
Median Rent$987 
Single-Family Units62,85166.1%
    Detached60,54163.7%
    Attached2,3102.4%
Buldings with 5+ Units21,18922.3%
Mobile Homes3,3063.5%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN Metro Area

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0006,8167.7%
$10,000 to $14,9993,6884.2%
$15,000 to $19,9993,1813.6%
$20,000 to $24,9994,4095.0%
$25,000 to $29,9994,9775.7%
$30,000 to $34,9994,4395.0%
$35,000 to $39,9993,9704.5%
$40,000 to $44,9993,9784.5%
$45,000 to $49,9993,0193.4%
$50,000 to $59,9997,7208.8%
$60,000 to $74,9998,0259.1%
$75,000 to $99,99911,01912.5%
$100,000 to $124,9998,2039.3%
$125,000 to $149,9995,3166.0%
$150,000 to $199,9994,9155.6%
$200,000 or more4,3544.9%
Median Household Income57,003 
Per Capita Income31,143 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to U.S.87 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI3,1823.6%
Public Assistance1,0391.2%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps6,7107.6%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed96,05467.6%
Unemployed3,7052.6%
In Armed Forces1230.1%
Total Labor Force99,88270.3%
Not in Labor Force42,14729.7%
Real Unemployment Rate 32.3%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector41,95730,37958.0%
Non-Profit3,7796,10738.2%
Self-Employed5,3142,39968.9%
Local Government2,1253,51737.7%
State Government6,7885,98053.2%
Federal Government58245856.0%
Total Private + Self47,27132,77859.1%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.13,27416,06245.2%
Total60,54548,84055.4%
Pct. Govt.17.8%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts14,05112.8%
Sales and Office Occupations19,12717.5%
Professional, Technical29,99127.4%
Service Occupations18,22016.6%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing5570.5%
All others28,17325.7%
White Collar 57.7%
Industry
 Number%
Educational services22,367549.0%
Manufacturing21,423525.8%
Health care and social assistance11,829290.4%
Retail trade10,548258.9%
Accommodation and food services8,830216.7%
Construction5,943145.9%
Professional, scientific, technical4,973122.1%
Other services4,541111.5%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.3,30881.2%
Transportation and warehousing3,21578.9%
Finance and insurance2,73867.2%
Public administration2,47360.7%
Wholesale trade1,71142.0%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting1,67041.0%
Arts, entertainment, recreation1,30932.1%
Real estate and rental and leasing1,11727.4%
Information95823.5%
Utilities51812.7%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction812.0%
Management100.2%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN Metro Area

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican12,9515.77%
Puerto Rican9500.42%
Cuban5950.27%
Dominican590.03%
Total Central American1,5130.67%
Costa Rican500.02%
Guatemalan7040.31%
Honduran400.02%
Nicaraguan830.04%
Panamanian4480.20%
Salvadoran1880.08%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American1,4080.63%
Argentinean1070.05%
Bolivian340.02%
Chilean560.02%
Colombian3960.18%
Ecuadorian2470.11%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian1580.07%
Uruguayan200.01%
Venezuelan3900.17%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic8590.38%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Indian4,8382.15%
Chinese4,6202.06%
Korean1,5510.69%
Japanese7930.35%
Filipino6130.27%
Vietnamese5680.25%
Taiwanese3940.18%
Thai2970.13%
Indonesian2300.10%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English186,60988.0%
Spanish9,6004.5%
Chinese3,9431.9%
Other Indo-European3,6001.7%
Other Asian2,5901.2%
Korean1,2800.6%
Other1,1350.5%
Russian, Polish, other Slavic7720.4%
French, Haitian, Cajun7070.3%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
German43,61819.4%
Irish21,4699.6%
English21,0809.4%
American11,9955.3%
Italian5,7522.6%
Polish5,3382.4%
Scottish4,8802.2%
European4,6252.1%
Dutch4,0521.8%
French3,6391.6%
Swedish2,3571.0%
Norwegian1,5830.7%
British1,4760.7%
Scotch-Irish1,3890.6%
Welsh1,1750.5%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen208,73893.0%
Not a citizen15,7777.0%
Native201,80989.9%
Foreign-born22,70610.1%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN Metro Area

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
3,768 2.9%7,006 5.4%39,114 30.1%34,849 26.8%26,226 20.2%18,919 14.6%
  Average years of education: 13.8
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 3,768 2.9%
9-12 Years 7,006 5.4%
H.S. Grad or GED 39,114 30.1%
Some College 34,849 26.8%
Bach. Degree 26,226 20.2%
Grad Degree 18,919 14.6%
Average years of education: 13.8

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN Metro Area

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 167,282 162,464 4,818 2.9%
1991 167,284 162,306 4,978 3.0%
1992 170,788 164,446 6,342 3.7%
1993 177,138 171,138 6,000 3.4%
1994 182,246 175,842 6,404 3.5%
1995 188,844 183,416 5,428 2.9%
1996 188,586 183,374 5,212 2.8%
1997 189,696 185,194 4,502 2.4%
1998 191,286 187,322 3,964 2.1%
1999 194,332 190,124 4,208 2.2%
2000 195,406 190,240 5,166 2.6%
2001 197,944 190,880 7,064 3.6%
2002 200,432 191,550 8,882 4.4%
2003 194,638 185,174 9,464 4.9%
2004 194,646 185,036 9,610 4.9%
2005 198,364 188,782 9,582 4.8%
2006 200,920 192,320 8,600 4.3%
2007 201,194 193,172 8,022 4.0%
2008 206,664 196,682 9,982 4.8%
2009 207,828 188,096 19,732 9.5%
2010 211,364 192,806 18,558 8.8%
2011 213,500 197,650 15,850 7.4%
2012 214,586 199,722 14,864 6.9%
2013 216,698 202,276 14,422 6.7%
2014 219,648 208,470 11,178 5.1%
2015 223,608 214,080 9,528 4.3%
2016 226,572 217,384 9,188 4.1%
2017 228,094 220,784 7,310 3.2%
2018 234,028 226,682 7,346 3.1%
2019 233,558 226,688 6,870 2.9%
2020 224,150 210,238 13,912 6.2%
2021 224,850 216,888 7,962 3.5%
2022 232,890 226,350 6,540 2.8%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com