Lafayette employment information

IndexLafayetteIndianaNational
Income per capita$21,431$24,953$28,555
Median household income$39,378$48,737$53,482
Median income owner occupied$55,795$60,618$68,142
Median income renter occupied$27,507$27,534$33,219
Median earnings male$28,479$35,272$36,116
Median earnings female$20,829$22,933$25,692
Unemployment rate6.0%5.7%5.8%
Poverty level20.4%15.5%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Lafayette is 25% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Lafayette is 26% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Lafayette is 3% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Lafayette is 31% higher than the national average.

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Lafayette median earnings by income bracket

Lafayette employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry7.1%0.8%
Manufacturing sector27.9%0.2%
Financial & insurance services1.8%4.1%
Wholesale & retail services14.2%13.0%
Public administration1.5%1.5%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.2%1.0%
Education, health & social services19.2%39.6%
Other23.7%28.7%

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Colburn, IN240$72,79636%
Battle Ground, IN1,053$70,56832%
Shadeland, IN1,778$58,1259%
Stockwell, IN513$56,3575%
Lafayette, IN69,982$39,37826%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Muncie, IN70,035$30,57043%
Gulfport, MS69,913$36,65831%
Framingham, MA69,900$68,88129%
Turlock, CA69,875$51,5944%
Loveland, CO70,093$55,5804%
Lafayette, IN69,982$39,37826%
Source: The Lafayette, IN employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.