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1.24% growth
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4.6% growth
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7.13% growth
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7.62% growth


The economy of West Lafayette, IN employs 18,342 people. The economy of West Lafayette, IN is specialized in Educational Services; Accommodation & Food Service; and Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, which employ respectively 4.49; 1.58; and 1.28 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in West Lafayette, IN are Educational Services (7,680), Accommodation & Food Service (2,333), and Retail trade (1,419), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($35,408), Healthcare & Social Assistance ($35,402), and Admin., Support, Waste Management Services ($30,595).

Median household income in West Lafayette, IN is $28,793. Males in West Lafayette, IN have an average income that is 1.46 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,344. The income inequality of West Lafayette, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.488 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for West Lafayette, IN. In Tippecanoe County, IN the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 18-24 and 18-24, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 72 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,756. Lake County, IN has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Indiana.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of West Lafayette, IN is from the county of Tippecanoe County, IN.

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West Lafayette, IN is home to a population of 44,543 people, from which 79.7% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of West Lafayette, IN is composed of 30,043 White residents (67.4%), 10,130 Asian residents (22.7%), 1,827 Hispanic residents (4.1%), 1,348 Black residents (3.03%), and 1,096 Two+ residents (2.46%). The most common foreign languages in West Lafayette, IN are Chinese (4,539 speakers), Spanish (1,312 speakers), and Korean (1,206 speakers), but compared to other places, West Lafayette, IN has a relative high number of Chinese (4,539 speakers), Korean (1,206 speakers), and Scandinavian (114 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in West Lafayette, IN awarded 10,746 degrees. The student population of West Lafayette, IN is skewed away from females, with 6,178 male students and 4,568 female students. Most students in West Lafayette, IN are White (6,524 and 60.7%), followed by Asian (500 and 4.65%), Hispanic or Latino (390 and 3.63%), and Black or African American (336 and 3.13%). The largest universities in West Lafayette, IN by number of graduates are Purdue University-Main Campus (10,746 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in West Lafayette, IN are General Business Administration & Management (585 and 5.44%), Mechanical Engineering (414 and 3.85%), and Accounting (230 and 2.14%). The median tuition costs in West Lafayette, IN are N/A for private four year colleges, and $9,208 and $28,010 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in West Lafayette, IN is $192,100, which is 0.94 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $178,500 to $192,100, a 7.62% increase. The homeownership rate of West Lafayette, IN is 31.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in West Lafayette, IN have an average commute time of 14.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in West Lafayette, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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