Lafayette, Indiana Population 2020

72,668

Lafayette is a city located in Indiana. With a 2020 population of 72,668, it is the 10th largest city in Indiana and the 508th largest city in the United States. Lafayette is currently growing at a rate of 0.35% annually and its population has increased by 8.23% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 67,140 in 2010. Spanning over 30 miles, Lafayette has a population density of 2,474 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lafayette is $56,255 with a poverty rate of 17.96%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $800 per month, and the median house value is $109,900. The median age in Lafayette is 33 years, 32.1 years for males, and 34.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.1 males.

Lafayette Demographics

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

  • White: 84.09%
  • Black or African American: 8.90%
  • Other race: 2.90%
  • Two or more races: 2.39%
  • Asian: 1.55%
  • Native American: 0.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Lafayette, Indiana is 72,668, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 72,168.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 67,140.

Lafayette, Indiana Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020224,8101,4910.66%
2019223,3191,4910.67%
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 Percentage
White60,91984.09%
Black or African American6,4478.90%
Some Other Race2,1032.90%
Two or More Races1,7292.39%
Asian1,1231.55%
American Indian and Alaska Native1230.17%

Lafayette Population Pyramid 2020

Lafayette Median Age

33


Total

32.1


Male

34.4


Female

Lafayette Adults

There are 56,369 adults, (9,488 of whom are seniors) in Lafayette.

Lafayette Age Dependency

54.5

Age Dependency Ratio

20.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Lafayette Sex Ratio

Female

36,572

50.48%

Male

35,872

49.52%

Lafayette Households and Families

Lafayette Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lafayette Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71%29%
Male48.9%51.1%
All47.5%52.5%
Non Family35.4%64.6%
Female26.4%73.6%

47.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All30,9422.347.5
Non Family14,2541.2835.4
Married10,9423.0771
Female4,1093.4326.4
Male1,6373.1748.9

3.04

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

9.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lafayette Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,8823.94%
9th to 12th Grade3,8027.95%
High School Graduate14,30429.91%
Some College11,66224.38%
Associates Degree4,3749.15%
Bachelors Degree7,72216.15%
Graduate Degree4,0818.53%

Lafayette Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White38,52135,15410,232
Hispanic4,5912,745450
Black3,3312,987375
Other Race1,309777174
Asian843825616
Multiple Races512395120
Native American272711

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 73.07%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,894$35,880$27,384
Less Than High School$22,340$22,333$22,380
High School Grad$28,726$32,074$23,250
Some College$30,300$37,207$26,317
Bachelors Degree$40,872$53,097$31,854
Graduate Degree$48,567$60,063$41,025

$30,894

Average Earnings

$35,880

Average Male

$27,384

Average Female

Lafayette Language

Lafayette Language by Age

Lafayette Language

87.47% of Lafayette residents speak only English, while 12.53% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.84% of the population.

Lafayette Poverty

Lafayette Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White53,0086,83812.90%
Black6,3403,32852.49%
Hispanic9,1782,02822.10%
Other2,09050824.31%
Multiple1,69441324.38%
Asian1,09518516.89%
Native1237258.54%

17.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.97%

Male Poverty Rate

19.90%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lafayette

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lafayette is Native, with 58.54% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lafayette is White, with 12.90% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.02%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.78%
Some College14.02%
High School13.92%
Bachelors or Greater7.17%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed56.14%
Male Unemployed52.83%
Female Employed12.37%
Male Employed8.76%

Lafayette Income

Lafayette Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$45,639$56,255
Families$56,091$68,925
Married Families$71,872-
Non Families$31,478$38,900

Lafayette Marital Status

Lafayette Marital Status

Marriage Rates

40.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.8%

Male Marriage Rate

38.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Lafayette Married by Age and Sex

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 55-64.

Lafayette Marital Status by Race

Lafayette Veterans

4,197

Number of Veterans

3,897

Male Veterans

300

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,473
Second Gulf War833
First Gulf War773
Korea213
World War II100
Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,110
55 to 641,023
65 to 74943
75+674
18 to 34447
Name Veterans % of Total
White3,8968.00%
Black1764.10%
Hispanic1111.95%
2 or More6710.45%
Other583.62%

$Lafayette Veterans by Education

7.77%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lafayette Employment Status

69.6%

Labor Force Participation

65.2%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Lafayette 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

65.57%

Born in Indiana

92.43%

Native Born

7.57%

Foreign Born

5.35%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.43% of Lafayette residents were born in the United States, with 65.57% having been born in Indiana. 5.35% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202072,6682500.35%
201972,4182500.35%
201872,168-106-0.15%
201772,2742500.35%
201672,0248711.22%
201571,1531410.20%
201471,012370.05%
201370,9758141.16%
201270,1612530.36%
201169,9089861.43%
201068,92212,5252.03%
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%