What is the current population of Lafayette?

Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Lafayette is 70,835. Lafayette, Indiana is the 528th largest city in the US.

Lafayette Geography [top]

What county is Lafayette, Indiana in?

Lafayette is located entirely in Tippecanoe County.

What is the size of Lafayette, Indiana in square miles?

Lafayette has an area of 27.7 square miles.

Lafayette Population Facts [top]

What was the peak population of Lafayette?

The current population of Lafayette (70,835) is it's peak population.

How quickly is Lafayette growing?

Lafayette has grown 15.3% since the 2000. Lafayette, Indiana's growth is about average. 55% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

What is the population density of Lafayette, Indiana?

Lafayette has a population density of 2,420.2 people per square mile.

Lafayette Demographics [top]

What is the voting age population of Lafayette, Indiana?

The total voting age population of Lafayette, Indiana, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 52,273. The voting age population is 48.2% male and 51.8% female.

What percentage of Lafayette, Indiana residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 13.2% of the residents of Lafayette are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Lafayette, Indiana?

The racial demographics of Lafayette are 83.8% White, 8.6% Black, 3.9% Other, 2.2% Two or more races, 1.4% Asian and 0.2% American Indian. Additionally, 13.5% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of Lafayette, Indiana residents are below the poverty line?

In Lafayette, 16.7% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 24.4%. On a per-household basis, 11.3% of families are below the poverty line in Lafayette.

What percentage of Lafayette, Indiana residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 69.7% of Lafayette residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Lafayette, Indiana residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 88.1% of Lafayette residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 25.5% have a bachelor's degree and 9.6% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of Lafayette, Indiana residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among Lafayette residents aged 5 and older, 13.0% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 10.2% of residents speak Spanish at home, 1.5% speak an Indo-European language, and 1.1% speak an Asian language.

Lafayette Income & Labor Statistics [top]

What is the unemployment rate in Lafayette, Indiana?

The unemployment rate in Lafayette is 5.2%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Lafayette, Indiana residents work for the government?

In Lafayette, 12.1% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Lafayette, Indiana?

The median household income in Lafayette is $46,374.

Lafayette Housing & Rent Statistics [top]

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Lafayette, Indiana?

In Lafayette, 48.6% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Lafayette, Indiana?

Renters occupy 51.4% of housing units in Lafayette.

What percentage of Lafayette, Indiana housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Lafayette, 18.1% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Lafayette, Indiana housing units were built after 2000?

In Lafayette, 13.3% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 4,500 units.

What is the median monthly rent in Lafayette, Indiana?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Lafayette is $817.

What percentage of households in Lafayette, Indiana have broadband internet?

In Lafayette, 80.1% of households have an active broadband internet connection.

Lafayette Population By Year

Population Graph For Lafayette
Year Population Rank in US
2021 70,835 528
2020 70,809 524
2019 71,721 506
2018 72,168 499
2017 72,390 491
2016 71,782 490
2015 71,111 491
2014 70,654 486
2013 70,373 481
2012 67,925 493
2011 67,967 487
2010 67,140 485
2000 61,419 467
1990 49,762 530

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
518 Eastvale, California 71,375
519 Johnson City, Tennessee 71,278 27.2%
520 Framingham, Massachusetts 71,265
521 Waukesha, Wisconsin 71,256 8.4%
522 Dothan, Alabama 71,175 22.0%
523 Marysville, Washington 71,144 142.5%
524 Rogers, Arkansas 71,112 78.1%
525 Blaine, Minnesota 70,935 56.0%
526 Noblesville, Indiana 70,926 135.9%
527 Camarillo, California 70,858 23.2%
528 Lafayette, Indiana 70,835 15.3%
529 St. Charles, Missouri 70,820 16.7%
530 Wilmington, Delaware 70,750 -2.7%
531 Tulare, California 70,733 54.1%
532 Maple Grove, Minnesota 70,726 37.6%
533 Baldwin Park, California 70,629 -7.0%
534 Canton, Ohio 70,426 -12.9%
535 Ankeny, Iowa 70,287 154.8%
536 North Richland Hills, Texas 70,209 25.4%
537 West Des Moines, Iowa 69,792 47.9%
538 Redondo Beach, California 69,781 9.8%

Similarly Sized Cities In Indiana

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
248 Evansville 116,486 -3.9%
308 South Bend 103,353 -4.6%
319 Fishers 101,171 159.1%
325 Carmel 100,777 88.1%
447 Bloomington 79,968 12.5%
474 Hammond 76,984 -7.0%
526 Noblesville 70,926 135.9%
528 Lafayette 70,835 15.3%
552 Gary 68,325 -33.3%
585 Muncie 65,292 -7.8%
589 Greenwood 64,918 76.7%
649 Kokomo 59,691 27.3%
671 Terre Haute 58,525 -1.6%
727 Anderson 54,817 -8.0%
740 Elkhart 53,949 2.5%
780 Mishawaka 51,074 8.6%
788 Westfield 50,630 227.4%
789 Columbus 50,569 28.6%
795 Jeffersonville 50,315 67.9%
808 Lawrence 49,357 26.2%
889 West Lafayette 44,672 55.6%
1040 Portage 38,192 13.6%
1060 New Albany 37,411 -1.1%
1087 Merrillville 36,524 19.5%
1108 Richmond 35,817 -8.3%
1116 Plainfield 35,592 73.3%

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