West Lafayette (zip 47906), Indiana 

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Population

82,000

+9.6% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

4.1%

Median Income

$36,813

Median Home Price

$278,500

Median Age

22.6

Comfort Index (Climate)

8.4 / 5.0

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in West Lafayette (zip 47906), 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 47906 zip code, while January and December are the least comfortable months.
State: Indiana
County: Tippecanoe County
Metro Area: Lafayette-West Lafayette Metro Area
City: No City
Zip Codes: West Lafayette (zip 47906)
Cost of Living: -10.0% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 808 ft above sea level
West Lafayette, IN Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll 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.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in West Lafayette (zip 47906) is 4.1% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. West Lafayette (zip 47906) jobs have increased by 3.6%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, West Lafayette (zip 47906)'s cost of living is 10.0% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare West Lafayette (zip 47906)'s Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in the 47906 zip code, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Tippecanoe county flipped narrowly Democratic, 48.8% to 48.1%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
West Lafayette (zip 47906)'s population is 82,000 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 9.6%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 17.6 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in West Lafayette (zip 47906) is Real Estate: $278,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.1%.

SCHOOLS
West Lafayette (zip 47906) public schools spend $9,187 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 19.9 students per teacher in West Lafayette (zip 47906). 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 $278,500.
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