Latest Data (2016)
Population 71,782
Nationwide Rank 490

Quick Facts

Lafayette, Indiana is the 490th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Lafayette, Indiana is a city.

Lafayette, Indiana is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 Lafayette had its largest population ever.

Lafayette, Indiana's growth is about average. 48% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Lafayette, Indiana Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
480 Rock Hill, South Carolina 72,937 43.6%
481 Turlock, California 72,796 27.8%
482 Decatur, Illinois 72,706 -11.2%
483 New Britain, Connecticut 72,558 1.3%
484 Apple Valley, California 72,553 32.8%
485 Bismarck, North Dakota 72,417 29.7%
486 Missoula, Montana 72,364 25.3%
487 Waukesha, Wisconsin 72,363 10.1%
488 Rancho Cordova, California 72,326 34.6%
489 Gulfport, Mississippi 72,076 0.8%
490 Lafayette, Indiana 71,782 16.8%
491 Lauderhill, Florida 71,626 7.0%
492 Flagstaff, Arizona 71,459 34.5%
493 Wilmington, Delaware 71,442 -1.7%
494 Pawtucket, Rhode Island 71,427 -2.2%
495 Canton, Ohio 71,323 -11.8%
496 Redlands, California 71,288 11.4%
497 Lynwood, California 71,187 1.7%
498 Pittsburg, California 70,679 23.6%
499 Passaic, New Jersey 70,635 4.0%
500 Pasco, Washington 70,579 107.3%

Similarly Sized Cities In Indiana

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
232 Evansville 119,477 -1.4%
300 South Bend 101,735 -6.1%
353 Carmel 91,065 70.0%
355 Fishers 90,127 130.8%
391 Bloomington 84,465 18.8%
444 Hammond 77,134 -6.8%
451 Gary 76,424 -25.4%
490 Lafayette 71,782 16.8%
510 Muncie 69,010 -2.5%
604 Terre Haute 60,852 2.2%
614 Noblesville 60,183 100.2%
650 Kokomo 57,799 23.2%
664 Greenwood 56,545 53.9%
680 Anderson 55,130 -7.5%
730 Elkhart 52,221 -0.7%
784 Mishawaka 48,679 3.5%
797 Lawrence 47,866 22.4%
814 Jeffersonville 47,124 57.3%
820 Columbus 46,850 19.1%
831 West Lafayette 45,872 59.8%
1028 Westfield 37,221 140.7%
1041 New Albany 36,670 -3.0%
1045 Portage 36,505 8.6%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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
2009 65,704 497
2008 64,650 497
2007 63,905 497
2006 62,944 498
2005 61,783 503
2004 61,447 497
2003 61,198 490
2002 61,041 484
2001 61,340 470
2000 61,419 467
1990 49,762 530