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Tippecanoe County

Population in 2012: 30,419 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.7%
 

Males: 16,483  (54.2%)
Females: 13,936  (45.8%)

Median resident age:  22.8 years
Indiana median age:  39.9 years

Zip codes: 47906.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $28,293 (it was $24,869 in 2000)
West Lafayette:

$28,293
Indiana:

$46,438
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $21,594

West Lafayette city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $175,533 (it was $144,800 in 2000)
West Lafayette:

$175,533
Indiana:

$122,400
Mean prices in 2011: 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 2011: $787.

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  • White alone - 21,935 (74.2%)
  • Asian alone - 5,175 (17.5%)
  • Hispanic - 950 (3.2%)
  • Black alone - 845 (2.9%)
  • Two or more races - 568 (1.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 47 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 23 (0.08%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in West Lafayette: 93.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (22.1%), Irish (11.7%), English (8.9%), Polish (3.8%), Italian (3.8%), United States (2.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1888

Elevation: 617 feet

Land area: 5.51 square miles.

Population density: 5517 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in West Lafayette:

  • High school or higher: 97.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 74.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 46.9%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Lafayette city:

  • Never married: 65.0%
  • Now married: 26.9%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 3.7%

6,384 residents are foreign born (9.0% Asia, 3.5% Europe).

This city:  21.6%
Indiana:  4.4%



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in West Lafayette, Indiana as of April 19, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in West Lafayette to the number of sex offenders is 5,255 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 2011: $1,980 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $1,851 (1.2%)

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: Lafayette, IN (1.7 miles ), Shadeland, IN (2.4 miles ), Battle Ground, IN (2.4 miles ), Dayton, IN (3.0 miles ), Otterbein, IN (3.2 miles ), Brookston, IN (3.4 miles ), Mulberry, IN (3.8 miles ), Chalmers, IN (3.9 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: +4,298 (+14.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,595 (36.2%)

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) 128.7134.6122.6135.397.7138.5156.6125.3149.8129.9109.1111.9145.9

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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

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West Lafayette, Indiana accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.1%
Indiana:

8.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +2,511 (+9.6%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (51%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)
  • Educational services (38%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (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%)

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Tornado activity:

West Lafayette-area historical tornado activity is above Indiana state average. It is 201% 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 below Indiana state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/12/2004 at 13:05:19, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MB, 3.8 MW, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 83.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/14/2000 at 03:54:20, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 47.9 miles away from West Lafayette center
On 12/20/1990 at 14:04:17, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 61.7 miles away from the city center
On 12/17/1990 at 05:24:59, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 26.8 miles away from the city center
On 12/16/1996 at 01:58:31, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 70.1 miles away from West Lafayette center
On 4/24/1990 at 09:41:24, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 92.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), 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: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 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/medical centers near West Lafayette:

  • ST ELIZABETH CENTRAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Church, provides emergency services, about 3 miles away; LAFAYETTE, IN)
  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY HEALTH ARNETT HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 6 miles away; LAFAYETTE, IN)
  • ST ELIZABETH EAST (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Church, provides emergency services, about 6 miles away; LAFAYETTE, IN)

Political contributions by individuals in West Lafayette, IN

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.

Local government website: www.city.west-lafayette.in.us

College/University in West Lafayette:

  • Purdue University-Main Campus (Full-time enrollment: 36,422; Location: Hovde Hall of Administration; Public; Website: www.purdue.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)

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

  • Ivy Tech Community College-Lafayette (about 6 miles; Lafayette, IN; Full-time enrollment: 3,864)
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Kokomo (about 43 miles; Kokomo, IN; FT enrollment: 2,468)
  • ITT Technical Institute-Indianapolis (about 52 miles; Indianapolis, IN; FT enrollment: 2,827)
  • Lincoln College of Technology (about 53 miles; Indianapolis, IN; FT enrollment: 2,626)
  • DePauw University (about 56 miles; Greencastle, IN; FT enrollment: 2,368)
  • Butler University (about 58 miles; Indianapolis, IN; FT enrollment: 4,016)
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Central Indiana (about 60 miles; Indianapolis, IN; FT enrollment: 7,500)

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

ROSS HILLS PARK (Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
TIPPECANOE CO. AMPHITHEATER (Population served: 325, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
WEST LAFAYETTE CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Population served: 267, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-05-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-05-2004), St Public Notif received (NOV-09-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-27-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-27-2004), St Public Notif received (OCT-07-2004)
CANDLELIGHT DEVELOPMENT CORP. (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
AMERICAN SUBURBAN UTILITIES, INC. (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-18-2000), St Public Notif requested (DEC-18-2000), St Public Notif received (JAN-02-2001)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 38 regular monitoring violations
ROSS HILLS PARK (Population served: 103, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-1999, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-28-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-28-1999)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
KINGS COURT (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-01-2000 and APR-01-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-20-2000), St Compliance achieved (2 times from DEC-04-2000 to APR-01-2004)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-01-2000 and JUL-18-2003, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-27-2000), St Public Notif requested (NOV-27-2000), St Public Notif received (DEC-14-2000), St Compliance achieved (JUL-18-2003)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-1994 and JUL-18-2003, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from MAY-26-1994 to JUL-18-2003)
PARVIEW GOLF COURSE (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-24-2000), St Public Notif requested (AUG-24-2000), St Compliance achieved (NOV-17-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 39.5%
(38.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 49.4% for Black residents, 41.7% 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, 31.8% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in West Lafayette, IN

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 compared to Indiana state average:

West Lafayette, Indiana environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly 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.


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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 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


West Lafayette travel time to work - commute


West Lafayette mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (52%)
  • Electricity (47%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 36.99%
Here37.0%
USA50.2%

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 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$16,034$38,4820$0
Other Government Administration 2$10,844$65,0647$6,288
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$3,861
Police Protection - Officers 44$188,854$51,5060$0
Police - Other 17$51,166$36,1177$2,559
Firefighters 38$159,691$50,4290$0
Streets and Highways 8$30,617$45,9260$0
Solid Waste Management 11$35,050$38,2360$0
Sewerage 22$82,073$44,7671$1,377
Parks and Recreation 18$54,564$36,3767$5,132
Housing and Community Development(Local) 11$39,819$43,4390$0
Other and Unallocable 6$27,350$54,7006$4,824
Totals for Government 182$696,062$45,89430$24,041

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

  • Construction - General: $2,366,000 ($77.78)
    Police Protection: $308,000 ($10.13)
    Regular Highways: $277,000 ($9.11)
    Sewerage: $0 ($0.00)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $10,313,000 ($339.03)
    General - Other: $7,339,000 ($241.26)
    Police Protection: $3,410,000 ($112.10)
    Fire Protection: $2,196,000 ($72.19)
    Regular Highways: $1,756,000 ($57.73)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,182,000 ($38.86)
    Financial Administration: $1,014,000 ($33.33)
    Housing & Community Development: $536,000 ($17.62)
    Solid Waste Management: $506,000 ($16.63)
    Central Staff Services: $171,000 ($5.62)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $149,000 ($4.90)
    General Public Buildings: $114,000 ($3.75)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $390,000 ($12.82)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $136,000 ($4.47)
    Parks & Recreation: $77,000 ($2.53)
    Regular Highways: $63,000 ($2.07)
    General - Other: $22,000 ($0.72)
    Financial Administration: $13,000 ($0.43)
    General Public Building: $6,000 ($0.20)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($0.13)
    Housing & Community Development: $2,000 ($0.07)
    Central Staff: $1,000 ($0.03)
    Judicial: $1,000 ($0.03)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $7,356,000 ($241.82)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $17,958,000 ($590.35)
    Solid Waste Management: $438,000 ($14.40)
    Parks & Recreation: $407,000 ($13.38)
    All Other: $187,000 ($6.15)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $492,000 ($16.17)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $377,000 ($12.39)
    All Other: $1,000 ($0.03)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $882,000 ($29.00)
    Interest Earnings: $505,000 ($16.60)
    Special Assessments: $89,000 ($2.93)
    Property Sale Other: $18,000 ($0.59)
    Rents: $10,000 ($0.33)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,313,000 ($43.16)
    Highways: $1,191,000 ($39.15)
    All Other: $606,000 ($19.92)
    Health & Hospitals: $35,000 ($1.15)
  • Tax - Property: $7,003,000 ($230.22)
    Individual Income: $3,359,000 ($110.42)
    Public Utilities: $94,000 ($3.09)
    NEC: $89,000 ($2.93)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $6,500,000 ($213.68)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $6,500,000 ($213.68)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $15,474,000 ($508.70)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)

9.80% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,721 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.80%
Indiana average:

6.54%

1.15% of residents moved from foreign countries ($881 average AGI)
Tippecanoe County:

1.15%
Indiana average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Marion County, IN  0.41% ($31,787 average AGI)
from White County, IN  0.40% ($28,786)
from Clinton County, IN  0.37% ($27,129)


9.10% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($40,332 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.10%
Indiana average:

6.56%

0.17% of residents moved to foreign countries ($505 average AGI)
Tippecanoe County:

0.17%
Indiana average:

0.03%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Marion County, IN  0.73% ($34,518 average AGI)
to Cook County, IL  0.33% ($28,554)
to Clinton County, IN  0.31% ($29,515)

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
AT&T1KFC1
Ace Hardware1Kroger1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Arby's2McDonald's4
Budget Car Rental1Menards1
Burger King1Nike3
CVS1Panda Express1
Chico's1Panera Bread1
Chipotle1Papa John's Pizza1
Curves1Pizza Hut2
DHL1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Dairy Queen2Sprint Nextel1
Domino's Pizza2Starbucks3
Econo Lodge1Subway5
FedEx4T-Mobile1
GNC1Taco Bell2
GameStop1Talbots1
Goodwill3U-Haul2
H&R Block1UPS5
Jimmy John's2Walgreens1
JoS. A. Bank1Walmart1
Browse common businesses in West Lafayette, IN


West Lafayette on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Life, physical, and social science occupations:"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Educational services (population 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Life, physical, and social science occupations:"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Book stores and news dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #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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  • Charles W. Agnew (24)
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  • Purdue Research Foundation (22)
  • Stephan D. Parent (21)
  • Steven J. Charlebois (20)
  • Arun K. Ghosh (20)
  • Christopher Paul Leamon (19)
  • Larry D. Timberlake (18)
  • Iontcho Radoslavov Vlahov (17)
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Total of 1146 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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