In 2020, West Lafayette, IN had a population of 49.7k people with a median age of 21.8 and a median household income of $31,460. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of West Lafayette, IN grew from 48,551 to 49,668, a 2.3% increase and its median household income declined from $34,650 to $31,460, a −9.21% decrease.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in West Lafayette, IN are White (Non-Hispanic) (66.1%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (21.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.82%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.74%), and White (Hispanic) (2.6%).
None of the households in West Lafayette, IN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.
83% of the residents in West Lafayette, IN are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in West Lafayette, IN are Purdue University-Main Campus (12,213 degrees awarded in 2020).
In 2020, the median property value in West Lafayette, IN was $235,300, and the homeownership rate was 34.6%.
Most people in West Lafayette, IN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 15.6 minutes. The average car ownership in West Lafayette, IN was 2 cars per household.