Latest Data (2017)
Population 72,390
Nationwide Rank 491

Quick Facts

Lafayette, Indiana is the 491st largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Lafayette, Indiana is a city.

Lafayette, Indiana is as large as it has ever been. In 2017 Lafayette had its largest population ever.

Lafayette, Indiana's growth is about average. 45% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Lafayette, Indiana Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
481 Missoula, Montana 73,340 27.0%
482 Southfield, Michigan 73,208 -6.5%
483 Albany, Georgia 73,179 -4.5%
484 Apple Valley, California 73,077 33.8%
485 Rock Hill, South Carolina 73,068 43.9%
486 Pasco, Washington 73,013 114.4%
487 Bismarck, North Dakota 72,865 30.5%
488 New Britain, Connecticut 72,710 1.6%
489 Waukesha, Wisconsin 72,489 10.3%
490 Jacksonville, North Carolina 72,447 10.1%
491 Lafayette, Indiana 72,390 17.8%
492 Decatur, Illinois 72,174 -11.8%
493 Pittsburg, California 72,141 26.1%
494 Pawtucket, Rhode Island 72,001 -1.4%
495 Flagstaff, Arizona 71,975 35.5%
496 Lauderhill, Florida 71,970 7.5%
497 Gulfport, Mississippi 71,822 0.5%
498 Redlands, California 71,554 11.8%
499 Frederick, Maryland 71,408 34.4%
500 Passaic, New Jersey 71,247 4.9%
501 Wilmington, Delaware 71,106 -2.2%

Similarly Sized Cities In Indiana

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
235 Evansville 118,930 -1.9%
299 South Bend 102,245 -5.6%
348 Carmel 92,198 72.1%
354 Fishers 91,832 135.2%
393 Bloomington 85,071 19.7%
455 Hammond 76,618 -7.4%
459 Gary 76,008 -25.8%
491 Lafayette 72,390 17.8%
522 Muncie 68,625 -3.1%
602 Noblesville 61,882 105.8%
616 Terre Haute 60,774 2.1%
652 Kokomo 57,836 23.3%
657 Greenwood 57,375 56.1%
690 Anderson 55,076 -7.6%
735 Elkhart 52,558 -0.1%
783 Mishawaka 49,177 4.6%
794 Lawrence 48,704 24.5%
820 Jeffersonville 47,383 58.2%
824 Columbus 47,143 19.9%
837 West Lafayette 46,269 61.2%
970 Westfield 39,493 155.4%
1049 Portage 36,672 9.1%
1054 New Albany 36,461 -3.6%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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
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