West Lafayette employment information

IndexWest LafayetteOhioNational
Income per capita$20,031$27,800$29,829
Median household income$39,348$50,674$55,322
Median income owner occupied$42,009$65,077$70,586
Median income renter occupied$31,107$28,832$35,192
Median earnings male$38,698$36,579$36,919
Median earnings female$22,273$24,862$26,250
Unemployment rate3.0%4.6%4.7%
Poverty level17.2%15.4%15.1%
The West Lafayette, OH employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in West Lafayette is $20,031, which is 28% lower than than the Ohio average and 33% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $39,348, which is 22% lower than than the Ohio average and 29% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in West Lafayette is 3%, which is 36% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in West Lafayette is 17% which is 14% higher than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$26,229$39,348$78,696
City
$33,779$50,674$101,348
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in West Lafayette is 33% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in West Lafayette is 29% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in West Lafayette is 36% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in West Lafayette is 14% higher than the national average.

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West Lafayette employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry10.1%0.0%
Manufacturing sector37.9%0.0%
Financial & insurance services0.0%3.1%
Wholesale & retail services16.0%13.2%
Public administration2.2%3.9%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.5%4.1%
Education, health & social services6.2%50.7%
Other15.7%12.8%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Fresno, OH235$60,68810%
Kimbolton, OH71$60,3859%
Stone Creek, OH170$53,2144%
Lake Buckhorn, OH803$50,6378%
Plainfield, OH147$50,4179%
West Lafayette, OH2,272$39,34829%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Oak Hills, PA2,272$66,21120%
South Congaree, SC2,272$44,20520%
Arcanum, OH2,272$49,39211%
Village of Four Seasons, MO2,272$66,97421%
Jamestown West, NY2,272$64,96317%
West Lafayette, OH2,272$39,34829%
Source: The West Lafayette, OH employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).