West Lafayette, Indiana 

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INDIANA TOTAL CASES REPORTED

31,715

US TOTAL CASES REPORTED

1,665,852

updated daily at 9 AM PST
source Kaiser Family Foundation

Population

45,110

+53.7% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

2.9%

Median Income

$28,507

Median Home Price

$218,000

Best Places to Live in West 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 West 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

 $1,250,000 
531 Pawnee Cir
Bed 5 | Bath 6 | 7265 SqFt
 $749,900 
41 Ashcroft Pl
Bed 5 | Bath 4 | 5067 SqFt
 $249,500 
1053 Onyx St
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1723 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: West Lafayette
Zip Codes: 47906 47907
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 808 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in West Lafayette is 2.9% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. West Lafayette jobs have increased by 3.6%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, West Lafayette's cost of living is 11.0% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare West Lafayette's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in West 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
West Lafayette's population is 45,110 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 53.7%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 15.6 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in West Lafayette is $218,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.1%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
West Lafayette public schools spend $11,649 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.5 students per teacher in West Lafayette. More Education


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Housing Market in West Lafayette

It's a good time to buy in West Lafayette. Home Appreciation is up 7.1% in the last 12 months. Browse West Lafayette Real Estate

The median home price in West Lafayette is $218,000. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for West Lafayette   11 Reviews
Community attitudes matter. - 7/4/2015
I am originally from Greencastle, Indiana, a nice friendly rural town and home to DePauw University. Presently, I live in West Lafayette, Indiana, due to my having been... Read More

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West Lafayette, IN - 5/3/2014
It's a nice small town. It's too bad it's not closer to Indy. I think I would like it here... Read More

West Lafayette - 12/25/2011
They have good schools, parks and always have events to... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN WEST LAFAYETTE, INDIANA
47906 47907

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NEW LISTINGS IN WEST LAFAYETTE
$1,250,000
531 Pawnee Cir
Bed 5 | Bath 6

$749,900
41 Ashcroft Pl
Bed 5 | Bath 4

$249,500
1053 Onyx St
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$339,900
2229 Spoonbill Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$240,000
1806 Man O War Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$315,000
601 N 400 W
Bed 5 | Bath 4

$275,000
641 Eden St
Bed 4 | Bath 3

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