Latest Data (2018)
Population 48,308
Nationwide Rank 808

Quick Facts

West Lafayette, Indiana is the 808th largest city in the United States as of 2018.

West Lafayette, Indiana is a city.

West Lafayette, Indiana is as large as it has ever been. In 2018 West Lafayette had its largest population ever.

West Lafayette, Indiana is growing moderately quickly. It is growing faster than 79% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

West Lafayette, Indiana Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
798 Ceres, California 48,769 39.9%
799 La Mirada, California 48,683 3.7%
800 Dublin, Ohio 48,647 53.6%
801 Bozeman, Montana 48,532 72.8%
802 Cedar Hill, Texas 48,463 47.9%
803 Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 48,376 2.7%
804 Palm Springs, California 48,375 12.5%
805 Rancho Santa Margarita, California 48,325 2.7%
806 Saginaw, Michigan 48,323 -21.5%
807 Draper, Utah 48,319 89.3%
808 West Lafayette, Indiana 48,308 68.3%
809 Newark, California 48,198 12.9%
810 Sheboygan, Wisconsin 48,180 -5.0%
811 Niagara Falls, New York 48,144 -13.2%
812 Charlottesville, Virginia 48,117 19.9%
813 Littleton, Colorado 48,007 18.6%
814 East Lansing, Michigan 47,988 3.0%
815 Lincoln, California 47,978 308.5%
816 Covina, California 47,963 2.2%
817 Monroe, Louisiana 47,877 -9.6%
818 Ocoee, Florida 47,720 92.3%

Similarly Sized Cities In Indiana

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
348 Carmel 93,510 74.5%
349 Fishers 93,362 139.1%
399 Bloomington 84,981 19.5%
467 Hammond 75,795 -8.4%
470 Gary 75,282 -26.5%
499 Lafayette 72,168 17.5%
527 Muncie 68,529 -3.2%
595 Noblesville 63,133 110.0%
619 Terre Haute 60,753 2.0%
643 Greenwood 58,778 60.0%
657 Kokomo 57,869 23.4%
697 Anderson 55,037 -7.6%
743 Elkhart 52,367 -0.4%
777 Mishawaka 49,931 6.2%
793 Lawrence 49,046 25.4%
808 West Lafayette 48,308 68.3%
821 Columbus 47,543 20.9%
824 Jeffersonville 47,432 58.3%
928 Westfield 41,528 168.5%
1051 Portage 36,806 9.5%
1058 New Albany 36,604 -3.2%
1100 Richmond 35,353 -9.5%
1111 Merrillville 34,750 13.7%
1121 Plainfield 34,386 67.5%
1147 Valparaiso 33,729 19.3%
1153 Goshen 33,566 12.4%
1231 Michigan City 31,118 -5.3%
1271 Crown Point 30,059 51.4%
1330 Schererville 28,501 14.1%
1345 Marion 28,047 -13.2%
1346 Hobart 28,040 10.0%
1351 East Chicago 27,930 -13.6%
1389 Zionsville 27,153 157.8%
1442 Brownsburg 26,397 74.9%
1496 Franklin 25,248 28.5%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2018 48,308 808
2017 46,269 837
2016 45,872 831
2015 45,550 829
2014 32,109 1,166
2013 30,875 1,193
2012 30,419 1,198
2011 29,985 1,206
2010 29,596 1,208
2009 31,530 1,119
2008 30,978 1,124
2007 30,381 1,136
2006 29,806 1,147
2005 28,823 1,170
2004 28,668 1,163
2003 28,801 1,141
2002 29,015 1,131
2001 28,520 1,132
2000 28,701 1,111
1990 26,266 1,067