Lafayette-West Lafayette Metro Area, Indiana 

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Population

233,278

+8.7% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

4.0%

Median Income

$45,364

Median Home Price

$198,000

Median Age

29.6

Comfort Index (Climate)

8.6 / 5.0

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Lafayette-West Lafayette Metro Area, 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 the Lafayette-West Lafayette metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months.
State: Indiana
County: Tippecanoe, Carroll, 3 total
Metro Area: Lafayette-West Lafayette Metro Area
City: Wabash township (Tippecanoe Cnty), Lafayette, 61 total
Zip Codes: 47906, 47909, 47905, 47904, 46923, 47944, 47901, 46929, 47920, 47970, 26 total
Cost of Living: -17.1% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 808 ft above sea level

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Lafayette-West Lafayette, In Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
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.


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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Lafayette-West Lafayette Metro Area is 4.0% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lafayette-West Lafayette Metro Area jobs have increased by 3.6%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Lafayette-West Lafayette Metro Area's cost of living is 17.1% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Lafayette-West Lafayette Metro Area's Cost of Living

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

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, the Lafayette-West Lafayette metro area remained moderately Republican, 51.5% to 45.5%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Lafayette-West Lafayette Metro Area's population is 233,278 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 8.7%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 19.0 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Lafayette-West Lafayette Metro Area is Real Estate: $198,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.8%.

SCHOOLS
Lafayette-West Lafayette Metro Area public schools spend $10,941 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.6 students per teacher in Lafayette-West Lafayette Metro Area. More Education



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Housing Market in Lafayette-West Lafayette

It's a good time to buy in Lafayette-West Lafayette. Home Appreciation is up 12.5% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Lafayette-West Lafayette is $198,000.
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ZIP CODES IN LAFAYETTE-WEST LAFAYETTE METRO AREA, INDIANA
47906, 47909, 47905, 47904, 46923, 47944, 47901, 46929, 47920, 47970, 26 total

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