Lafayette, Indiana Population 2020

71,209
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Lafayette is a city located in Indiana. With a 2020 population of 71,209, it is the 10th largest city in Indiana and the 515th largest city in the United States. Lafayette is currently declining at a rate of -0.71% annually but its population has increased by 6.06% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 67,140 in 2010. Lafayette reached it's highest population of 72,233 in 2018. Spanning over 30 miles, Lafayette has a population density of 2,424 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lafayette is $58,312 with a poverty rate of 16.68%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $817 per month, and the median house value is $114,800. The median age in Lafayette is 33.2 years, 31.9 years for males, and 34.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 99.4 males.

Lafayette Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lafayette was:

  • White: 83.77%
  • Black or African American: 8.61%
  • Other race: 3.86%
  • Two or more races: 2.16%
  • Asian: 1.41%
  • Native American: 0.20%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Lafayette, Indiana is 71,209, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 72,233.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 67,140.

Lafayette, Indiana Population 2020

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020235,0662,0640.88%
2019233,0022,0640.89%
2018230,9382,8371.23%
2017228,1011,0130.44%
2016227,0883,5151.55%
2015223,5732,1280.95%
2014221,4452,2621.02%
2013219,1832,7341.25%
2012216,4493,2191.49%
2011213,2302,5431.19%
2010210,6870.00%

Lafayette Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White60,80183.77%
Black or African American6,2468.61%
Some Other Race2,7993.86%
Two or More Races1,5652.16%
Asian1,0221.41%
American Indian and Alaska Native1480.20%
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Lafayette Population by Race

Lafayette Population Pyramid 2020

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Lafayette Median Age

33.2


Total

31.9


Male

34.6


Female

Lafayette Adults

There are 56,434 adults, (9,606 of whom are seniors) in Lafayette.

Lafayette Age Dependency

55

Age Dependency Ratio

20.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Lafayette Sex Ratio

Female

36,393

50.14%

Male

36,188

49.86%

Lafayette Population by Age

Lafayette Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lafayette Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.9%27.1%
Male50.7%49.3%
All48.6%51.4%
Non Family36.4%63.6%
Female26.1%73.9%

48.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lafayette Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All31,5372.2648.6
Non Family14,9031.2436.4
Married10,9393.1172.9
Female3,9413.3426.1
Male1,7543.1450.7

3.04

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

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Lafayette Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,8753.94%
9th to 12th Grade3,7827.94%
High School Graduate14,80331.07%
Some College11,00023.09%
Associates Degree4,0208.44%
Bachelors Degree7,60215.96%
Graduate Degree4,5639.58%
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Lafayette Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lafayette Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White38,20635,00010,406
Hispanic4,8932,839534
Black3,3403,036468
Other Race1,739834163
Asian804739618
Multiple Races391354136
Native American595933

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 76.87%.

Lafayette Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,109$37,879$28,319
Less Than High School$22,320$23,537$20,253
High School Grad$30,008$33,989$25,247
Some College$31,632$38,178$27,361
Bachelors Degree$43,499$53,976$36,411
Graduate Degree$48,632$61,654$40,918

$32,109

Average Earnings

$37,879

Average Male

$28,319

Average Female

Lafayette Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lafayette Language by Age

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Lafayette Language

87.00% of Lafayette residents speak only English, while 13.00% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.19% of the population.

Lafayette Language

Lafayette Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White53,0016,41212.10%
Black6,1202,82546.16%
Hispanic9,6642,15322.28%
Other2,79049517.74%
Multiple1,54526717.28%
Asian1,02217216.83%
Native1487651.35%

16.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.49%

Male Poverty Rate

18.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lafayette

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lafayette is Native, with 51.35% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lafayette is White, with 12.10% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.48%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.00%.

Lafayette Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.38%
High School13.30%
Some College13.25%
Bachelors or Greater6.83%

Lafayette Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed56.46%
Male Unemployed49.06%
Female Employed11.23%
Male Employed6.48%

Lafayette Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lafayette Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,374$58,312
Families$57,781$70,389
Married Families$73,987-
Non Families$32,498$42,345
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Income by Household Type

Lafayette Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.1%

Male Marriage Rate

38.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Lafayette Married by Age and Sex

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Lafayette Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Lafayette Marital Status by Race

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Lafayette Marital Status

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4,030

Number of Veterans

3,757

Male Veterans

273

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,362
Second Gulf War866
First Gulf War691
Korea193
World War II96

Lafayette Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,018
55 to 64939
65 to 74929
75+707
18 to 34437

Lafayette Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,7867.79%
Black1423.45%
Hispanic781.30%
Other522.57%
2 or More509.23%

Lafayette Veterans by Race

Lafayette Veterans by Education

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7.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lafayette Veterans by Education

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69.7%

Labor Force Participation

66%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Lafayette Employment by Age

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Lafayette Employment by Race

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Lafayette Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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65.41%

Born in Indiana

91.66%

Native Born

8.34%

Foreign Born

6.13%

Non Citizen

2.21%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.66% of Lafayette residents were born in the United States, with 65.41% having been born in Indiana. 6.13% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lafayette Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202071,209-512-0.71%
201971,721-512-0.71%
201872,2331230.17%
201772,1101500.21%
201671,9608171.15%
201571,1431310.18%
201471,012360.05%
201370,9768131.16%
201270,1632470.35%
201169,9169911.44%
201068,92512,5282.03%
200056,39712,6332.57%
199043,7647530.17%
198043,011-1,944-0.44%
197044,9552,6250.60%
196042,3306,7621.76%
195035,5686,7702.13%
194028,7982,5580.93%
193026,2403,7541.56%
192022,4862,4051.14%
191020,0811,9651.04%
190018,1161,8731.10%
189016,2431,3830.89%
188014,8601,3540.96%
187013,5064,1193.71%
18609,3873,2584.36%
18506,1290.00%

Lafayette Population by Year