West Lafayette demographics profile

StatisticWest LafayetteIndianaNational
Population44,5436,589,578318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)3,28018091
Median age21.737.437.7
Male/Female ratio1.2:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)24%56%55%
Speak English72%92%79%
Speak Spanish3%5%13%
West Lafayette, IN has a population of 44,543 and is the 918th largest city in the United States. The population density is 3,280 per sq mi which is 1727% higher than the Indiana average and 3520% higher than the national average. The median age in West Lafayette is 22 which is approximately 42% lower than the Indiana average of 37. In West Lafayette, 24% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 72% speak English and 3% speak Spanish. 40% of West Lafayette residents were born in Indiana, 36% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 24% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in West Lafayette is 1727% higher than Indiana.
  • The median age in West Lafayette is 42% lower than Indiana.
  • In West Lafayette 70.91% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In West Lafayette 3.03% of the population is African American.
  • In West Lafayette 22.77% of the population is Asian.

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West Lafayette population breakdown by race

RaceWest LafayetteIndianaNational
Caucasian70.91%83.99%73.35%
African American3.03%9.23%12.63%
Asian22.77%1.98%5.22%
American Indian0.12%0.24%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.09%0.04%0.18%
Mixed race2.64%2.22%3.06%
Other race0.44%2.30%4.75%
In West Lafayette, 4.1% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The West Lafayette, IN demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).