Lafayette, Indiana Population 2022

71,511
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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.

Lafayette Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lafayettewas:

  • White: 82.18%
  • Black or African American: 9.35%
  • Other race: 3.79%
  • Two or more races: 2.79%
  • Asian: 1.73%
  • Native American: 0.14%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Lafayette, Indiana is 71,511 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 72,556.

Lafayette, Indiana Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Lafayette Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Lafayette Population by Race

Lafayette Population Pyramid 2022

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Lafayette Median Age

33


Total

32.1


Male

34.4


Female

Lafayette Adults

There are 55,844 adults, (9,622 of whom are seniors) in Lafayette.

Lafayette Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

20.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Lafayette Sex Ratio

Female

36,676

50.55%

Male

35,880

49.45%

Lafayette Population by Age

Lafayette Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lafayette Household Types

49.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lafayette Households and Families

2.99

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

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Lafayette Households by Type

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Lafayette Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lafayette Educational Attainment by Race

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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%.

Lafayette Educational Attainment by Race

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$34,647

Average Earnings

$39,901

Average Male

$30,181

Average Female

Lafayette Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lafayette Language by Age

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Lafayette Language

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.

Lafayette Language

Lafayette Poverty by Race

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16.81%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.28%

Male Poverty Rate

18.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lafayette

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%.

Lafayette Poverty

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Lafayette Poverty Rate by Education

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Lafayette Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lafayette Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Lafayette Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.6%

Male Marriage Rate

39.8%

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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3,621

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Lafayette Veterans by War

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Lafayette Veterans by Age

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Lafayette Veterans by Race

Lafayette Veterans by Education

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6.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lafayette Veterans by Education

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68.6%

Labor Force Participation

65%

Employment Rate

5%

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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63.77%

Born in Lafayette

91.79%

Native Born

8.21%

Foreign Born

5.83%

Non Citizen

2.38%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Lafayette Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Lafayette Population by Year