West Lafayette, Indiana

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Population in 2013: 30,875 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +7.3%
 
Males: 16,526  (53.5%)
Females: 14,349  (46.5%)
Median resident age:  22.8 years
Indiana median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 47906.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $29,510 (it was $24,869 in 2000)
West Lafayette:

$29,510
IN:

$46,974
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,291 (it was $18,337 in 2000)

West Lafayette city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $168,253 (it was $144,800 in 2000)
West Lafayette:

$168,253
IN:

$122,700
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $200,669; Detached houses: $205,240; Townhouses or other attached units: $136,230; In 2-unit structures: $165,511; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $143,233

Median gross rent in 2012: $835.

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  • White alone - 22,399 (74.5%)
  • Asian alone - 5,007 (16.7%)
  • Black alone - 961 (3.2%)
  • Hispanic - 913 (3.0%)
  • Two or more races - 688 (2.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 48 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 31 (0.1%)

Races in West Lafayette detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in West Lafayette: 92.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (20.9%), Irish (11.8%), English (8.7%), Polish (3.6%), Italian (3.3%), United States (2.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1888

Elevation: 617 feet

Land area: 5.51 square miles.

Population density: 5,600 people per square mile   (average).

West Lafayette,IN real estate house value index trend

West Lafayette, Indiana map

For population 25 years and over in West Lafayette:

  • High school or higher: 94.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 67.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 41.5%
  • Unemployed: 10.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Lafayette city:

  • Never married: 67.0%
  • Now married: 25.5%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 3.4%
  • Divorced: 3.8%

6,294 residents are foreign born (8.6% Asia, 3.0% Europe).

This city:  20.5%
Indiana:  4.6%



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists there were 9 registered sex offenders living in West Lafayette, Indiana as of July 06, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in West Lafayette to the number of sex offenders is 3,380 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,017 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,717 (1.1%)

West Lafayette satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lafayette, IN (2.9 miles , pop. 56,397).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Indianapolis, IN (60.5 miles , pop. 781,870).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (104.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Purdue University, IN (1.0 miles ), Lafayette, IN (1.7 miles ), Shadeland, IN (2.4 miles ), Battle Ground, IN (2.4 miles ), Montmorenci, IN (2.6 miles ), Buck Creek, IN (2.9 miles ), Dayton, IN (3.0 miles ), West Point, IN (3.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 42 buildings, average cost: $166,600
  • 1998: 47 buildings, average cost: $176,200
  • 1999: 29 buildings, average cost: $181,800
  • 2000: 40 buildings, average cost: $227,500
  • 2001: 24 buildings, average cost: $207,300
  • 2002: 61 buildings, average cost: $151,900
  • 2003: 52 buildings, average cost: $152,000
  • 2004: 53 buildings, average cost: $164,800
  • 2005: 89 buildings, average cost: $155,000
  • 2006: 72 buildings, average cost: $152,700
  • 2007: 117 buildings, average cost: $166,600
  • 2008: 92 buildings, average cost: $170,700
  • 2009: 72 buildings, average cost: $189,400
  • 2010: 66 buildings, average cost: $195,500
  • 2011: 92 buildings, average cost: $225,400
  • 2012: 86 buildings, average cost: $220,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 40.44 N, Longitude: 86.91 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,024 (+16.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,544 (34.6%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 765

West Lafayette household income distribution West Lafayette home values distribution

Crime rates in West Lafayette by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000010000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.03.20.00.00.00.0
Rapes 911782814477438
per 100,000 28.938.024.027.36.727.848.613.822.322.512.510.126.7
Robberies 753297535116611
per 100,000 22.517.310.36.830.024.317.410.315.935.418.820.236.6
Assaults 23221320163454425245384459
per 100,000 73.976.044.668.453.3118.2187.6144.6165.7144.7119.0147.9196.6
Burglaries 7466941097293719612580795880
per 100,000 237.9228.1322.5372.6239.7323.3246.6330.5398.3257.3247.3195.0266.5
Thefts 506479470490402425398402416397382383379
per 100,000 1626.51655.11612.31675.01338.31477.41382.51384.11325.51276.91195.81287.51262.7
Auto thefts 17142325152118213621251828
per 100,000 54.648.478.985.549.973.062.572.3114.767.578.360.593.3
Arson 0221200005100
per 100,000 0.06.96.93.46.70.00.00.00.016.13.10.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 129.0135.0123.0135.798.0138.9157.1125.6150.2130.3109.4112.2146.3

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in West Lafayette detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 65 (47 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.58
Indiana average:

1.74
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.2%
Indiana:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +2,511 (+9.6%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (45%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)
  • Educational services (39%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Postsecondary teachers (21%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (3%)
  • Engineers (3%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (11%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

Work and jobs in West Lafayette: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in West Lafayette, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

West Lafayette-area historical tornado activity is near Indiana state average. It is 103% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/26/1994, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.3 miles away from the West Lafayette city center killed 3 people and injured 70 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/20/1976, a category F4 tornado 5.0 miles away from the city center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

West Lafayette-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 147.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 123.5 miles away from West Lafayette center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 176.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 221.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 144.8 miles away from West Lafayette center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 142.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Tippecanoe County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
West Lafayette topographic map

Birthplace of: Anissa Jones - Child actress, Toby Moskowitz - Economist, Brian Binnie - Naval aviator and commercial astronaut, Andrew Ford - College basketball player (Purdue Boilermakers), Casey Wise - College baseball player, Erik Sabel - Baseball player, Peter Minchella - College basketball player (Colgate Red Raiders).

Hospitals and medical centers in West Lafayette:

  • REM-INDIANA INC (124 BLACKHAWK LN)
  • WABASH VALLEY HOSPITAL INC (2900 NORTH RIVER ROAD)
  • CUMBERLAND POINTE HEALTH CAMPUS (1051 CUMBERLAND AVE)
  • HERITAGE HEALTHCARE (3401 SOLDIERS HOME RD)
  • INDIANA VETERANS HOME (3851 N RIVER RD)
  • UNIVERSITY PLACE INC (1750 LINDBERG RD)
  • WESTMINSTER VILLAGE - WEST LAFAYETTE (2741 N SALISBURY ST)

Airports located in West Lafayette:

Amtrak station near West Lafayette:

  • 2 miles: LAFAYETTE (DEPOT AT 200 NORTH ST.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

College/University in West Lafayette:

  • Purdue University-Main Campus (Full-time enrollment: 38,271; Location: Hovde Hall of Administration; Public; Website: www.purdue.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near West Lafayette:

  • Indiana University-Kokomo (about 42 miles; Kokomo, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,500)
  • Danville Area Community College (about 42 miles; Danville, IL; FT enrollment: 2,229)
  • ITT Technical Institute-Indianapolis (about 52 miles; Indianapolis, IN; FT enrollment: 4,765)
  • DePauw University (about 56 miles; Greencastle, IN; FT enrollment: 2,360)
  • Butler University (about 58 miles; Indianapolis, IN; FT enrollment: 4,388)
  • Marian University (about 58 miles; Indianapolis, IN; FT enrollment: 2,476)
  • Ivy Tech Community College (about 60 miles; Indianapolis, IN; FT enrollment: 71,493)

Public high schools in West Lafayette:

Public elementary/middle schools in West Lafayette:

Private elementary/middle schools in West Lafayette:

  • MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF GREAT (Students: 165; Location: 2552 SOLDIERS HOME RD; Grades: PK - 6)
  • PLEASANTVIEW CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 28; Location: 3509 SOLDIERS HOME RD; Grades: PK - 2)
See full list of schools located in West Lafayette

Library in West Lafayette:

  • WEST LAFAYETTE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $814,658; Location: 208 WEST COLUMBIA STREET; 150,125 books; 3,804 e-books; 8,251 audio materials; 10,117 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 37 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 166 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in West Lafayette: West Lafayette Fire Department Station 2 (A), West Lafayette Fire Department Station 3 (B), West Lafayette Fire Department Station 1 (C), State Police Post Number 3 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Grandview Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Travel Pointe Inc (Tours & Charters; 2306 Northwestern Ave), Fantastic Journeys (Tours & Charters; 107 North Chauncey Avenue), Carlson Wagonlit Travel (Tours & Charters; 914 Vine Street).

Hotels: Family Inns Of America (1920 Northwestern Ave), Super 8 Motel (2030 Northgate Drive).

Court: West Lafayette City - City Court (609 West Navajo Street).

Tippecanoe County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 95.3. This is worse than average.

City:

95.3
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 12.4. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.4
U.S.:

9.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in West Lafayette and their reported violations in the past:

CANDLELIGHT DEVELOPMENT CORP. (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (OCT-22-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-22-2012), St Public Notif requested (OCT-22-2012), St Compliance achieved (DEC-28-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-15-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (SEP-06-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-06-2007), St Public Notif requested (SEP-06-2007), St Public Notif received (SEP-11-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAY-17-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
ROSS HILLS PARK - WEST WELL (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
AMERICAN SUBURBAN UTILITIES, INC. (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
ROSS HILLS PARK - EAST WELL (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-20-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-20-2012), St Boil Water Order (AUG-20-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2012)

Drinking water stations with addresses in West Lafayette that have no violations reported:

  • ROLLING MAUL, LLC DBA LEGACY SPORTS CLUB (Population served: 85, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ROSS CAMP (Population served: 46, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 38.2%
(37.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.0% for Black residents, 30.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 21.5% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Indiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  34.1%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.3%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in West Lafayette in 2010:

  • 2,858 people in college/university student housing
  • 155 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 52 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional facilities
4,923 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000
215 people in nursing homes in 2000

West Lafayette, Indiana environmental map by EPA

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West Lafayette compared to Indiana state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Arenas or stadiums:

  • Ross-Ade Stadium. Capacity: 62,500. Purdue Boilermakers football.
  • Mackey Arena. Purdue University.

Banks with most branches in West Lafayette (2011 data):

  • Regions Bank: Sagamore West Branch, Stadium Square Banking Center, The Westminster Village Branch. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • First Merchants Bank National Association: Greentree West Lafayette Asst Liv at 3575 Senior Place, branch established on 2005/10/06; West Lafayette at 2329 North Salisbury Street, branch established on 1967/01/03. Info updated 2012/02/13: Bank assets: $4,154.9 mil, Deposits: $3,154.7 mil, headquarters in Muncie, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 89 total offices, Holding Company: First Merchants Corporation
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Wabash Village Branch at 309 Sagamore Parkway West, branch established on 1959/11/25; Chauncey Village at 210 W State St, branch established on 1957/02/01. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • The Huntington National Bank: West Lafayette Branch at 2405 North Salisbury, branch established on 1892/01/01. Info updated 2012/04/02: Bank assets: $54,183.4 mil, Deposits: $44,300.3 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 878 total offices, Holding Company: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated
  • LAFAYETTE COMMUNITY BANK: West Lafayette Branch at 1215 Potter Drive, Suite 1, branch established on 2003/07/21. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $135.5 mil, Deposits: $119.7 mil, headquarters in Lafayette, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Lafayette Community Bancorp
  • Salin Bank and Trust Company: Wabash Village Branch at 351 Sagamore Parkway West, branch established on 2003/12/08. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $851.0 mil, Deposits: $677.9 mil, headquarters in Indianapolis, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 23 total offices, Holding Company: Salin Bancshares, Inc.
  • Lafayette Savings Bank, FSB: Sagamore Parkway W. Lafayette Branch at 1020a Sagamore Parkway Center, branch established on 1997/07/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $364.3 mil, Deposits: $309.6 mil, headquarters in Lafayette, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices
  • Fifth Third Bank: University Square Branch at 500 West Sagamore Parkway, Suite 1-E, branch established on 1986/06/30. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • Old National Bank: West Lafayette/Marsh Branch at 2410 North Salisbury Street, branch established on 2003/08/25. Info updated 2011/08/01: Bank assets: $8,467.9 mil, Deposits: $6,653.1 mil, headquarters in Evansville, IN, positive income, 195 total offices, Holding Company: Old National Bancorp

Fire-safe hotels and motels in West Lafayette, Indiana:

  • Family Inns, 1920 N Western Ave, West Lafayette, IN 47900 , Phone: (765) 463-9511
  • Travel Lodge, North Riv Rd, West Lafayette, IN 47900 , Phone: (765) 743-9661
  • Prestige Inn, 1217 Sagamore Pkwy W, West Lafayette, IN 47906 , Phone: (765) 463-1531
  • Econo Lodge, 200 Brown St, West Lafayette, IN 47906 , Phone: (765) 743-9661, Fax: (765) 743-8253
  • Four Points By Sheraton West Lafayette, 1600 Cumberland Ave, West Lafayette, IN 47906 , Phone: (765) 463-5511, Fax: (765) 497-3850
  • Union Club Hotel, 101 N Grant St, West Lafayette, IN 47906 , Phone: (800) 320-6291, Fax: (765) 494-8924
  • Hilton Garden Inn West Lafayette/Wabash Landing, 356 East State St, West Lafayette, IN 47906 , Phone: (765) 743-2100, Fax: (765) 743-6520
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in West Lafayette, Indiana

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

West Lafayette travel time to work - commute West Lafayette mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (50%)
  • Electricity (49%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for West Lafayette city (based on Tippecanoe County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 36.99%
Here: 37.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Lutheran Church Charismatic Churches Independent
Adherents35.5%10.9%7.8%4.9%3.6%
Congregations5.3%16.7%7.0%3.5%0.9%
NameGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesChristian Churches and Churches of ChristSouthern Baptist ConventionAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents3.5%3.2%3.2%3.0%24.2%
Congregations2.6%6.1%8.8%3.5%45.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 21
Tippecanoe County:

1.30 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 11
Tippecanoe County:

0.68 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Tippecanoe County:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 120
Here:

7.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.9%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Tippecanoe County:

27.6%
Indiana:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.2%
State:

14.3%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$18,871$45,2900$0
Other Government Administration 2$12,762$76,57218$15,860
Judicial and Legal 0$0 6$9,739
Police Protection - Officers 46$222,265$57,9820$0
Police - Other 18$60,219$40,14618$6,455
Firefighters 40$187,942$56,3830$0
Streets and Highways 8$36,035$54,0530$0
Solid Waste Management 12$41,251$41,2510$0
Sewerage 23$96,593$50,3963$3,473
Parks and Recreation 19$64,217$40,55818$12,943
Housing and Community Development(Local) 12$46,863$46,8630$0
Other and Unallocable 6$32,189$64,37816$12,169
Totals for Government 191$819,207$51,46979$60,639

West Lafayette government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $2,366,000 ($76.63)
    Police Protection: $308,000 ($9.98)
    Regular Highways: $277,000 ($8.97)
    Sewerage: $0 ($0.00)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $10,313,000 ($334.02)
    General - Other: $7,339,000 ($237.70)
    Police Protection: $3,410,000 ($110.45)
    Fire Protection: $2,196,000 ($71.13)
    Regular Highways: $1,756,000 ($56.87)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,182,000 ($38.28)
    Financial Administration: $1,014,000 ($32.84)
    Housing & Community Development: $536,000 ($17.36)
    Solid Waste Management: $506,000 ($16.39)
    Central Staff Services: $171,000 ($5.54)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $149,000 ($4.83)
    General Public Buildings: $114,000 ($3.69)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $390,000 ($12.63)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $136,000 ($4.40)
    Parks & Recreation: $77,000 ($2.49)
    Regular Highways: $63,000 ($2.04)
    General - Other: $22,000 ($0.71)
    Financial Administration: $13,000 ($0.42)
    General Public Building: $6,000 ($0.19)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($0.13)
    Housing & Community Development: $2,000 ($0.06)
    Central Staff: $1,000 ($0.03)
    Judicial: $1,000 ($0.03)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $7,356,000 ($238.25)

West Lafayette government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $17,958,000 ($581.64)
    Solid Waste Management: $438,000 ($14.19)
    Parks & Recreation: $407,000 ($13.18)
    All Other: $187,000 ($6.06)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $492,000 ($15.94)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $377,000 ($12.21)
    All Other: $1,000 ($0.03)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $882,000 ($28.57)
    Interest Earnings: $505,000 ($16.36)
    Special Assessments: $89,000 ($2.88)
    Property Sale Other: $18,000 ($0.58)
    Rents: $10,000 ($0.32)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,313,000 ($42.53)
    Highways: $1,191,000 ($38.57)
    All Other: $606,000 ($19.63)
    Health & Hospitals: $35,000 ($1.13)
  • Tax - Property: $7,003,000 ($226.82)
    Individual Income: $3,359,000 ($108.79)
    Public Utilities: $94,000 ($3.04)
    NEC: $89,000 ($2.88)

West Lafayette government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $6,500,000 ($210.53)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $6,500,000 ($210.53)

West Lafayette government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $15,474,000 ($501.18)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)

7.48% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,086 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.48%
Indiana average:

5.59%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($216 average AGI)
Tippecanoe County:

0.05%
Indiana average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Marion County, IN  0.40% ($31,888 average AGI)
from Clinton County, IN  0.37% ($30,879)
from White County, IN  0.35% ($29,800)


7.97% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,224 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.97%
Indiana average:

5.83%

0.15% of residents moved to foreign countries ($353 average AGI)
Tippecanoe County:

0.15%
Indiana average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Marion County, IN  0.61% ($30,084 average AGI)
to Cook County, IL  0.32% ($31,267)
to Clinton County, IN  0.26% ($31,080)

Strongest AM radio stations in West Lafayette:

  • WBAA (920 AM; 5 kW; WEST LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: PURDUE UNIVERSITY)
  • WASK (1450 AM; 1 kW; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: WASK, INC.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLAS (1410 AM; 1 kW; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Lafayette:

  • WASK-FM (98.7 FM; BATTLE GROUND, IN; Owner: WASK, INC.)
  • WKOA (105.3 FM; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: WASK, INC.)
  • WLFF (95.3 FM; BROOKSTON, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC)
  • WKHY (93.5 FM; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: STAY TUNED BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGLM (106.7 FM; WEST LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: KVB BROADCASTING)
  • WAZY-FM (96.5 FM; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS L.P.)
  • WBAA-FM (101.3 FM; WEST LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: PURDUE UNIVERSITY)
  • WJEF (91.9 FM; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: LAFAYETTE SCHOOL CORP.)
  • WSHP (95.7 FM; ATTICA, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • WHPL (89.9 FM; WEST LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WXXB (102.9 FM; DELPHI, IN; Owner: STAY TUNED BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WIMC (103.9 FM; CRAWFORDSVILLE, IN; Owner: C.V.L. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMRS (107.7 FM; MONTICELLO, IN; Owner: GERALD NORMAN QUINN)
  • WSHW (99.7 FM; FRANKFORT, IN; Owner: KASPAR BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCDQ (106.3 FM; CRAWFORDSVILLE, IN; Owner: C.V.L. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W224AX (92.7 FM; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • W216BB (91.1 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, IN; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around West Lafayette:

  • W57DC (Channel 57; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WLFI-TV (Channel 18; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: PRIMELAND TELEVISION, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of West Lafayette fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 8
Total length: 71 meters (233ft)
Total costs: $5,459,000
Total average daily traffic: 73,572
Total average daily truck traffic: 3,627
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED31$155,233132$156,404356$158,83013$120,77010$1,809,74850$146,876
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$05$191,55619$133,2331$2,9000$04$95,035
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$136,33611$142,20249$199,9642$9,6100$06$328,277
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$185,53614$167,41755$158,1102$116,1254$1,802,4256$112,862
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$100,43010$175,1320$00$02$60,880

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0051.00 , 0052.00, 0053.00, 0054.00, 0055.00, 0102.04

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED31$173,32019$186,4841$132,100
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$234,7178$214,2740$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$261,2077$142,6710$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$156,8202$196,2850$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0051.00 , 0052.00, 0053.00, 0054.00, 0055.00, 0102.04

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 90
  • Hazardous Condition: 126
  • Service Call: 5
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - West Lafayette

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for West Lafayette, IN
Most common first names in West Lafayette, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary21180.8 years
John18376.7 years
Robert16774.4 years
William15877.2 years
James13175.1 years
Charles12777.2 years
Helen11083.8 years
George8380.6 years
Ruth8184.2 years
Dorothy8081.5 years
Most common last names in West Lafayette, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7181.2 years
Miller4880.8 years
Jones4278.5 years
Johnson3881.5 years
Davis3779.0 years
Brown3679.2 years
Martin3177.3 years
Williams3079.6 years
Anderson2982.1 years
Wilson2780.9 years
Businesses in West Lafayette, IN
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1JoS. A. Bank1
AT&T1KFC1
Ace Hardware1Kroger1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Arby's2McDonald's4
Budget Car Rental1Menards1
Burger King1Nike3
CVS1Panda Express1
Chico's1Panera Bread1
Chipotle1Papa John's Pizza1
Circle K1Pizza Hut2
Curves1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
DHL1Sprint Nextel1
Dairy Queen2Starbucks3
Domino's Pizza2Subway5
Econo Lodge1T-Mobile1
FedEx4Taco Bell2
GNC1Talbots1
GameStop1U-Haul2
Goodwill3UPS5
H&R Block1Walgreens1
Hilton1Walmart1
Jimmy John's2

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  • #40 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest ratio of rapes to murders between 2001 and 2006"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Professional and related occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Media and communication equipment workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 100 best educated cities (highest percentage of bachelor degree holding residents) (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (population 5,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Educational services"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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