West Lafayette, Ohio Population 2024

2,436

West Lafayette is a city located in Coshocton County Ohio. West Lafayette has a 2024 population of 2,436. West Lafayette is currently growing at a rate of 0.16% annually and its population has increased by 0.66% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,420 in 2020.

The average household income in West Lafayette is $50,542 with a poverty rate of 37.3%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in West Lafayette is 34.9 years, 39.8 years for males, and 34.1 years for females.

West Lafayette Demographics

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

  • White: 95.04%
  • Two or more races: 4.12%
  • Black or African American: 0.57%
  • Asian: 0.27%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
State
Ohio
Land Area (mi²)
0.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,825.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.66% (16)
The current population of West Lafayette, Ohio is 2,436 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,420.

West Lafayette, Ohio Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,49295.04%
Two or more races1084.12%
Black or African American150.57%
Asian70.27%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

West Lafayette Population by Race

West Lafayette Population Pyramid 2024

West Lafayette Median Age

34.9

Total

39.8

Male

34.1

Female

West Lafayette Adults

There are 1,979 adults, (408 of whom are seniors) in West Lafayette.

West Lafayette Age Dependency

66.9

Age Dependency Ratio

26

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.9

Child Dependency Ratio

West Lafayette Sex Ratio

Female1,49056.83%
Male1,13243.17%

West Lafayette Population by Age

West Lafayette Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,0342.4369.430.6
Married4123.0488.311.7
Non Family3021.1369.930.1
Female2702.9636.763.3
Male502.348812

2.89

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

69.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

West Lafayette Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade593.47%
9th to 12th Grade21112.43%
High School Graduate73543.29%
Some College31418.49%
Associates Degree18811.07%
Bachelors Degree1699.95%
Graduate Degree221.3%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

West Lafayette Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

West Lafayette Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,5541,338191
Hispanic107530
2+ Races23230
Black770
Asian770

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 12.29%.

West Lafayette Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$27,849$29,208$26,205
Less Than 9th Grade$57,083$28,833$0
High School Graduate$23,889$38,882$20,536
Some College$0$2,499$0
Bachelors Degree$64,167$73,661$57,250
Graduate Degree$0$0$0

$27,849

Average Earnings

$29,208

Average Male

$26,205

Average Female

West Lafayette Earnings by Educational Attainment

West Lafayette Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

West Lafayette Language

97.8% of West Lafayette residents speak only English, while 2.2% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.92% of the population.

West Lafayette Language

West Lafayette Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,30788738.45%
Multiple1084743.52%
Hispanic1544730.52%
Black1515100%

37.3%

Overall Poverty Rate

36.57%

Male Poverty Rate

37.89%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Lafayette

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Lafayette is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Lafayette is Hispanic, with 30.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 21.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 51.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.27%.

West Lafayette Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College42.43%
Less Than 9th Grade20.59%
High School20.43%
Bachelors or Greater0%

West Lafayette Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed32.99%
Female Unemployed20.41%
Male Employed14.67%
Male Unemployed0%

West Lafayette Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

West Lafayette Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$39,783$50,542
Families$46,200$55,715
Married Families$47,500$-999,999,999
Non Families$29,342$35,644

mean

median

Income by Household Type

West Lafayette Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

39.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.0%

Male Marriage Rate

33.4%

Female Marriage Rate

West Lafayette Married by Age and Sex

male

female

West 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.

West Lafayette Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

West Lafayette Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

90

Number of Veterans

87

Male Veterans

3

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam29
First Gulf War7
Second Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

West Lafayette Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 6436
65 to 7429
35 to 5425
18 to 340
75+0

West Lafayette Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White904.79%

West Lafayette Veterans by Race

West Lafayette Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

54.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Lafayette Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.1%

Labor Force Participation

54%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

West Lafayette Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

West Lafayette Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

West Lafayette Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

93.63%

Born in West Lafayette

99.73%

Native Born

0.27%

Foreign Born

0.27%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.73% of West Lafayette residents were born in the United States, with 93.63% having been born in Ohio. 0.27% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

West Lafayette Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,45640.16%
20282,45240.16%
20272,44840.16%
20262,44440.16%
20252,44040.16%
20242,43640.16%
20232,43240.16%
20222,42830.12%
20212,42550.21%
20202,4201144.94%
20192,306-2-0.09%
20182,30880.35%
20172,300-8-0.35%
20162,30810.04%
20152,30750.22%
20142,302-13-0.56%
20132,315-7-0.3%
20122,322-6-0.26%
20112,32800%
20102,32800%

West Lafayette Population by Year