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Population (year 2000): 56,397. Estimated population in July 2005: 60,459 (+7.2% change)
Males: 27,868 (49.4%), Females: 28,529 (50.6%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 31.7 years
Median household income: $35,859 (year 2000)
Median house value: $89,700 (year 2000)

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Races in Lafayette:

  • White Non-Hispanic (84.9%)
  • Hispanic (9.1%)
  • Other race (4.6%)
  • Black (3.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (21.7%), United States (11.7%), Irish (11.6%), English (9.3%), Dutch (3.3%), French (3.0%).Indiana

Elevation: 567 feet

Land area: 20.1 square miles

Lafayette,

For population 25 years and over in Lafayette

  • High school or higher: 83.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lafayette city

  • Never married: 30.6%
  • Now married: 49.8%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

7.9% Foreign born (5.6% Latin America, 1.2% Asia, 0.8% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +6,644 (+13.4%).


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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IN Indianapolis, (65.8 miles pop. 781,870).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (113.3 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Lafayette, IN West (3.4 miles IN (5.7 miles Shadeland, Ground, IN Battle (7.1 miles IN Dayton, (7.7 miles IN Brookston, (13.2 miles IN Mulberry, (15.1 miles Hill, IN (15.3 miles Clarks IN (15.5 miles Linden,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 62 buildings, average cost: $89,400
  • 1997: 101 buildings, average cost: $114,500
  • 1998: 184 buildings, average cost: $107,200
  • 1999: 266 buildings, average cost: $92,100
  • 2000: 262 buildings, average cost: $86,600
  • 2001: 266 buildings, average cost: $87,100
  • 2002: 242 buildings, average cost: $109,200
  • 2003: 192 buildings, average cost: $113,600
  • 2004: 175 buildings, average cost: $125,700
  • 2005: 143 buildings, average cost: $104,500

Latitude: 40.41 N, Longitude: 86.87 W

Area code: 765


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (25.6%), Manufacturing (22.1%), Retail trade (12.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +15,795 (+28.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 18,601 (63.8%)


 

Crime in Lafayette by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 5 1 4
    per 100,000 0.0 8.9 1.8 7.1
Rapes 11 44 30 15
    per 100,000 19.5 78.0 53.2 26.6
Robberies 64 42 64 60
    per 100,000 113.5 74.5 113.5 106.4
Assaults 56 137 148 152
    per 100,000 99.3 242.9 262.4 269.5
Burglaries 474 624 603 719
    per 100,000 840.5 1106.4 1069.2 1274.9
Thefts 2,108 2,369 2,459 2,358
    per 100,000 3737.8 4200.6 4360.2 4181.1
Auto thefts 137 125 143 159
    per 100,000 242.9 221.6 253.6 281.9
289.5 374.2 379.1 382.6

Average climate in Lafayette, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Lafayette,

Lafayette-area historical tornado activity is near Indiana state average. It is 124% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.4 miles away from the Lafayette city center injured 44 people.

On 4/26/1994, a category 4 tornado 7.1 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 70 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Eric Bruntlett - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Houston Astros, born: Mar 29, 1978), Avery Sheets - College basketball player (Butler Bulldogs), Kristof Kendrick - College basketball player (Western Michigan Broncos), Peyton Stovall - College basketball player (Ball State Cardinals), Russell Trudeau - College basketball player (Indiana State Sycamores).

Main business address for: LSB FINANCIAL CORP (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED), WABASH NATIONAL CORP /DE (TRUCK TRAILERS).


Hospitals/medical centers in Lafayette:
  • LAFAYETTE HOME HOSPITAL (2400 SOUTH ST)
  • ST ELIZABETH MEDICAL CENTER (1501 HARTFORD STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Lafayette:
  • WABASH VALLEY HOSPITAL INC (about 6 miles; WEST LAFAYETTE, IN)
  • ST CLARE MEDICAL CENTER (about 26 miles; CRAWFORDSVILLE, IN)
  • WHITE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 27 miles; MONTICELLO, IN)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Lafayette:
  • PURDUE UNIVERSITY (about 5 miles; LAFAYETTE, IN; ID: LAF)
  • GRISSOM ARB (about 53 miles; PERU, IN; ID: GUS)
  • INDIANAPOLIS INTL (about 63 miles; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; ID: IND)
Other public-use airports nearest to Lafayette:
  • DELPHI MUNI (about 17 miles; DELPHI, IN; ID: 1I9)
  • WHITE COUNTY (about 22 miles; MONTICELLO, IN; ID: MCX)
  • FRANKFORT MUNI (about 25 miles; FRANKFORT, IN; ID: FKR)

Amtrak station:
LAFAYETTE (DEPOT AT 200 NORTH ST.). Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 48 $153,193 $38,298 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 9 $28,027 $37,369 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 29 $81,805 $33,850 19 $16,282
Sewerage 42 $143,387 $40,967 0 $0
Fire - Other 2 $5,194 $31,164 0 $0
Firefighters 140 $596,870 $51,160 0 $0
Police - Other 30 $77,807 $31,122 46 $29,437
Police Protection - Officers 109 $414,448 $45,627 0 $0
Other Government Administration 37 $66,052 $21,422 4 $2,867
Financial Administration 13 $43,813 $40,442 1 $837
Solid Waste Management 20 $63,068 $37,840 0 $0
Streets and Highways 61 $165,939 $32,643 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 21 $60,429 $34,530 0 $0
Transit 90 $269,308 $35,907 26 $23,587
Totals for Government 651 $2,169,340 $39,987 96 $73,010
Colleges/Universities in Lafayette:
  • IVY TECH STATE COLLEGE-LAFAYETTE (Full-time enrollment: 1,791; Location: 3101 SOUTH CREASY LN P O BOX 6299; Public; Website: www.laf.ivy.tec.in.us)
  • INDIANA BUSINESS COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 128; Location: 2 EXECUTIVE DR; Private, for-profit; Website: www.indianabusinesscollege.com)
  • SAINT ELIZABETH SCHOOL OF NURSING (FT enrollment: 94; Location: 1508 TIPPECANOE ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.ste.org/newson)
  • LAFAYETTE BEAUTY ACADEMY (FT enrollment: 32; Location: 833 FERRY; Private, for-profit)
  • IMPERIAL TRAVEL INSTITUTE (Location: 2150 SAGAMORE PKY N; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lafayette:
  • PURDUE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 4 miles; WEST LAFAYETTE, IN; Full-time enrollment: 36,407)
  • DEPAUW UNIVERSITY (about 53 miles; GREENCASTLE, IN; FT enrollment: 2,197)
  • BUTLER UNIVERSITY (about 64 miles; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; FT enrollment: 3,721)
  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY-PURDUE UNIVERSITY-INDIANAPOLIS (about 66 miles; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; FT enrollment: 19,818)
  • IVY TECH STATE COLLEGE-CENTRAL INDIANA (about 67 miles; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; FT enrollment: 3,397)
  • UNIVERSITY OF INDIANAPOLIS (about 73 miles; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; FT enrollment: 2,784)
  • VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY (about 74 miles; VALPARAISO, IN; FT enrollment: 3,376)
Public high schools in Lafayette:
  • JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,080; Location: 1801 S 18TH ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • MCCUTCHEON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,397; Location: 4951 US 231 S; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Lafayette:
  • CENTRAL CATHOLIC JR SR HI SCHL (Students: 374; Location: 2410 S 9TH ST; Grades: 7 - 12)
  • FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 136; Location: 5526 STATE ROAD 26 EAST; Grades: 7 - 12)
  • APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 20; Location: 100 MURPHY ST; Grades: 1 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Lafayette:
  • TECUMSEH MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,085; Location: 2101 S 18TH ST/TEAL RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • HERSHEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 724; Location: 7521 E 300 N; Grades: KG - 05)
  • SUNNYSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 674; Location: 2500 CASON ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • MAYFLOWER MILL ELEM SCH (Students: 666; Location: 200 E 500 S; Grades: KG - 05)
  • WEA RIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 626; Location: 1333 E 430 S; Grades: KG - 05)
  • WEA RIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 612; Location: 4410 S 150 E; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • EDGELEA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 488; Location: 2910 S 18TH ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • GLEN ACRES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 432; Location: 3767 KIMBERLY DR; Grades: KG - 05)
  • EAST TIPP MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 401; Location: 7501 E 300 N; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • AMELIA EARHART ELEM SCH (Students: 381; Location: 3280 S 9TH ST; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Lafayette:
  • ST MARY CATHEDRAL ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 297; Location: 1200 SOUTH ST.; Grades: PK - 3)
  • ST LAWRENCE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 272; Location: 1902 MEHARRY STREET; Grades: PK - 6)
  • ST JAMES LUTHERAN ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 230; Location: 615 NORTH EIGHTH STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • LAFAYETTE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 227; Location: 525 N 26TH ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • HIGHLAND CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 204; Location: 519 OWEN STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST BONIFACE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 144; Location: 813 NORTH STREET; Grades: 4 - 6)
  • KINDER CARE LEARNING CTR #574 (Students: 105; Location: 2233 BROTHERS DR; Grades: PK - KG)
  • RISING STAR MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 38; Location: 328 BECK LANE; Grades: PK - UG)
  • THE NEW COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 37; Location: 1001 ROBERTS ST; Grades: UG - UG)
  • THE INCORPORATED CONCORD SCH (Students: 10; Location: 1005 N 21ST ST; Grades: 5 - 11)
Library in Lafayette:
  • TIPPECANOE COUNTY PL (Operating income: $4,491,483; Location: 627 SOUTH ST; 295,609 books; 11,945 audio materials; 18,665 video materials; 752 serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:
  • Faith Christian School is now Grades K4-12 with 518 students (2003-2004 enrolment).

Notable locations in Lafayette: Lafayette Country Club (A), Knights of Pythias Home (B).

Shopping Centers: Ayr-Way Lafayette Shopping Center (1), Mar-Jean Shopping Center (2), Market Square Shopping Center (3).

Churches in Lafayette include: Grace Church (A), Bethany Church (B), Christ Memorial Temple (C), Saint Lawrence Convent (D), Kingdom Hall Church (E).

Cemeteries: Resthaven Memorial Park (1), Fink Cemetery (2).

Parks in Lafayette include: Columbian Park (1), Murdock Park (2).


Lafayette compared to Indiana state average:
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Lafayette:
  • WBAA (920 AM; 5 kW; WEST LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: PURDUE UNIVERSITY)
  • WASK (1450 AM; 1 kW; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: WASK, INC.)
  • WLAS (1410 AM; 1 kW; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
Strongest FM radio stations in Lafayette:
  • WASK-FM (98.7 FM; BATTLE GROUND, IN; Owner: WASK, INC.)
  • WKOA (105.3 FM; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: WASK, INC.)
  • WJEF (91.9 FM; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: LAFAYETTE SCHOOL CORP.)
  • WLFF (95.3 FM; BROOKSTON, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC)
  • WBAA-FM (101.3 FM; WEST LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: PURDUE UNIVERSITY)
  • WHPL (89.9 FM; WEST LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WKHY (93.5 FM; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: STAY TUNED BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W224AX (92.7 FM; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WGLM (106.7 FM; WEST LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: KVB BROADCASTING)
  • WAZY-FM (96.5 FM; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS L.P.)
  • WIMC (103.9 FM; CRAWFORDSVILLE, IN; Owner: C.V.L. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSHP (95.7 FM; ATTICA, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • WXXB (102.9 FM; DELPHI, IN; Owner: STAY TUNED BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMRS (107.7 FM; MONTICELLO, IN; Owner: GERALD NORMAN QUINN)
  • WCDQ (106.3 FM; CRAWFORDSVILLE, IN; Owner: C.V.L. BROADCASTING, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Lafayette:
  • W57DC (Channel 57; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WLFI-TV (Channel 18; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: PRIMELAND TELEVISION, INC.)

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