Lafayette is a city located in Tippecanoe County Indiana. It is also the county seat of Tippecanoe County. With a 2020 population of 71,511, it is the 9th largest city in Indiana and the 564th largest city in the United States. Lafayette is currently growing at a rate of 0.51% annually but its population has decreased by -1.44% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 72,556 in 2020. Spanning over 30 miles, Lafayette has a population density of 2,434 people per square mile.
The average household income in Lafayette is $58,312 with a poverty rate of 16.81%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Lafayette is 33.2 years, 31.9 years for males, and 34.6 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lafayettewas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
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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 native american people with a rate of 94.74%.
88.68% of Lafayette residents speak only English, while 11.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.49% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Lafayette is Black, with 45.78% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Lafayette is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.90%.
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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.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Lafayette
91.79% of Lafayette residents were born in the United States, with 63.77% having been born in Indiana. 5.83% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.