Lafayette, Indiana 

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Population

72,174

+9.1% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.0%

Median Income

$39,378

Median Home Price

$136,800

Best Places to Live in Lafayette, Indiana

College town / Mid-sized city complex - Northwest Indiana along I-65 between Indianapolis and Chicago. September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Lafayette, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Pros
College-town atmosphere
Cost of living and housing
Educated population
Cons
Growth and sprawl
Winter climate
Low recent job growth
 $189,900 
6418 S 375 W
Bed 4 | Bath 1 | 1938 SqFt
 $446,900 
927 Highland Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 3 | 3672 SqFt
 $495,000 
620 W 625 S
Bed 5 | Bath 3 | 3332 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Lafayette-West Lafayette Metro Area

Lafayette is a fairly typical prosperous Midwestern agricultural and manufacturing center on the southeast bank of the Wabash River, across from the vibrant and dynamic college town of West Lafayette. West Lafayette is home to the 40,000-student engineering and agriculture rooted Purdue University. The combination of cities provides a diverse economy and a lot of interest compared to most metro areas in the region.


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QUICK FACTS

City: Lafayette
Zip Codes: 47901
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 808 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Lafayette is 3.0% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lafayette jobs have increased by 3.6%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Lafayette's cost of living is 21.4% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Lafayette's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Lafayette, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Tippecanoe county voted Republican in four of the last five Presidential elections, voting Democratic in 2008. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Lafayette's population is 72,174 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 9.1%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 16.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Lafayette is $136,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.9%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Lafayette public schools spend $13,739 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16 students per teacher in Lafayette. More Education



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Housing Market in Lafayette

It's a good time to buy in Lafayette. Home Appreciation is up 8.9% in the last 12 months. Browse Lafayette Real Estate

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Reviews for Lafayette   16 Reviews
Crime increasing - 8/27/2013
I have lived here for 12 years and in a smaller town 20 miles away for over 35 years and like the people. But crime is on the rise, more arrests lately related to people... Read More

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Home of Purdue University - 10/19/2012
Lafayette still has a small town atmosphere. It is a wonderful place to raise children. There is a strong sense of community. Unfotunately in recent years Lafayette has... Read More

Lafayette, going downhill due to crimes and drugs. - 4/12/2011
I can say I have lived in Lafayette Indiana for 25 years. I'll say that home is home...but I would honestly say in less your a college student at Purdue, I would never... Read More


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