West Lafayette, Indiana 

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Population

51,605

+53.7% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

2.9%

Median Income

$28,507

Median Home Price

$283,600

Median Age

21.7

Comfort Index (Climate)

8.4 / 5.0

summer / winter

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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.

West Lafayette, IN Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
College-town atmosphere
Cost of living and housing
Educated population
Cons
Growth and sprawl
Winter climate
Low recent job growth


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.


QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: Indiana
County: Tippecanoe County
Metro Area: Lafayette-West Lafayette Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat liberal
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 6.0%). 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
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Tippecanoe county flipped narrowly Democratic, 48.8% to 48.1%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
West Lafayette's population is 51,605 people. Since 2020, 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 Real Estate: $283,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.1%.

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 12.0% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in West Lafayette is $283,600.

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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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