West Lafayette, Indiana Population 2019

West Lafayette, Indiana's estimated population is 48,308 according to the most recent United States census estimates. West Lafayette, Indiana is the 20th largest city in Indiana based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 3557.17 people/mi² (1373.43 people/km²).

The overall median age is 21.7 years, 21.8 years for males, and 21.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 115.5 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 14,937 households in the city, with an average size of 2.34 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0.5%, with a median rent of $860/month. The median house has 4.8 rooms, and has a value of $192,600.

The median income for households in West Lafayette, Indiana is $31,230, while the mean household income is $59,259.

How Many People Live in West Lafayette, Indiana?

48,308
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201848,3087151.50%
201747,593450.09%
201647,5481,3562.94%
201546,1921,2022.67%
201444,9901,3103.00%
201343,6804441.03%
201243,2367001.65%
201142,5364741.13%
201042,06213,2843.87%
200028,7782,8711.06%
199025,9074,6602.00%
198021,2472,0901.04%
197019,1576,4774.21%
196012,6808070.66%
195011,8735,6036.59%
19406,2701,1752.10%
19305,0951,2652.90%
19203,830-37-0.10%
19103,8672,66712.41%
19001,2000.00%
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018221,8281,4910.67%
2017220,3371,2170.55%
2016219,1203,7651.72%
2015215,3552,2221.03%
2014213,1332,3001.08%
2013210,8332,7731.32%
2012208,0603,3111.59%
2011204,7492,5901.26%
2010202,1590.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White31,216
Asian10,749
Black or African American1,443
Two or More Races1,300
Some Other Race194
American Indian and Alaska Native144
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander64

West Lafayette In Population Pyramid 2019

West Lafayette In Median Age

21.7


Total

21.8


Male

21.6


Female

West Lafayette In Adults

There are 40,432 adults, (3,081 of whom are seniors) in West Lafayette In.

West Lafayette In Age Dependency

20.8

Age Dependency Ratio

8.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

12.5

Child Dependency Ratio

West Lafayette In Sex Ratio

Female

20,932

46.40%

Male

24,178

53.60%

West Lafayette In Households and Families

West Lafayette In Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

West Lafayette In Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.2%29.8%
Female55.2%44.8%
Male48.3%51.7%
All34.4%65.6%
Non Family15.7%84.3%

34.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,2522.3434.4
Non Family8,4781.915.7
Married4,0083.1570.2
Female6232.8355.2
Male1433.4748.3

3.05

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

3.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

West Lafayette In Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2761.90%
9th to 12th Grade4983.43%
High School Graduate1,3539.32%
Some College1,55810.73%
Associates Degree3922.70%
Bachelors Degree3,82226.32%
Graduate Degree6,62245.60%

West Lafayette In Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White9,5939,2476,518
Asian3,8523,5573,380
Hispanic435398285
Black356292149
Multiple Races242209125
Islander5757
Native American4610
Other Race434332

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 87.75%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,483$46,160$29,100
Less Than High School$21,125$38,750$20,194
High School Grad$23,816$35,893$23,048
Some College$24,139$35,148$20,814
Bachelors Degree$38,072$52,206$25,972
Graduate Degree$49,515$50,924$46,667

$37,483

Average Earnings

$46,160

Average Male

$29,100

Average Female

West Lafayette In Language

West Lafayette In Language by Age

West Lafayette In Language

71.25% of West Lafayette In residents speak only English, while 28.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 17.27% of the population.

West Lafayette In Poverty

West Lafayette In Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White20,4608,01039.15%
Asian7,5133,53147.00%
Black1,01150650.05%
Hispanic1,16040735.09%
Multiple80924129.79%
Other1345944.03%
Native1425236.62%

41.10%

Overall Poverty Rate

43.10%

Male Poverty Rate

38.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Lafayette In

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Lafayette In is Black, with 50.05% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Lafayette In is Multiple, with 29.79% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.32%. Among those working part-time, it was 62.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 47.83%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School34.53%
High School19.75%
Some College14.16%
Bachelors or Greater13.21%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed71.30%
Female Unemployed68.06%
Female Employed34.61%
Male Employed30.97%

West Lafayette In Income

West Lafayette In Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$31,230$59,259
Families$89,472$108,924
Married Families$98,475-
Non Families$19,664$30,893

West Lafayette In Marital Status

West Lafayette In Marital Status

Marriage Rates

21.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

20.6%

Male Marriage Rate

23.4%

Female Marriage Rate

West Lafayette In Married by Age and Sex

West Lafayette In Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

West Lafayette In Marital Status by Race

West Lafayette In Veterans

814

Number of Veterans

788

Male Veterans

26

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam231
Second Gulf War171
Korea149
World War II140
First Gulf War125

West Lafayette In Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White7682.68%
Asian460.50%

West Lafayette In Veterans by Education

2.73%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Lafayette In Employment Status

49.2%

Labor Force Participation

46.9%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

West Lafayette In Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

37.71%

Born in Indiana

75.48%

Native Born

24.52%

Foreign Born

20.57%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

75.48% of West Lafayette In residents were born in the United States, with 37.71% having been born in Indiana. 20.57% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.