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Population (year 2000): 28,778. Estimated population in July 2005: 28,599 (-0.6% change)
Males: 16,455 (57.2%), Females: 12,323 (42.8%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 22.3 years
Median household income: $24,869 (year 2000)
Median house value: $145,400 (year 2000)

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Races in West Lafayette:

  • White Non-Hispanic (81.5%)
  • Chinese (3.6%)
  • Asian Indian (3.4%)
  • Hispanic (3.2%)
  • Black (2.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • Other Asian (1.4%)
  • Korean (1.4%)
  • Other race (1.2%)
  • Japanese (0.9%)

Ancestries: German (26.8%), Irish (12.3%), English (11.5%), Polish (5.9%), United States (4.0%), Italian (4.0%).Lafayette, Indiana

Elevation: 617 feet

Land area: 5.5 square miles

West

For population 25 years and over in West Lafayette

  • High school or higher: 96.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 69.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 40.2%
  • Unemployed: 10.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 14.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Lafayette city

  • Never married: 62.5%
  • Now married: 31.1%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 3.1%
  • Divorced: 2.8%

13.4% Foreign born (9.2% Asia, 2.0% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +2,511 (+9.6%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IN Lafayette, (3.4 miles pop. 56,397).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IN Indianapolis, (69.2 miles pop. 781,870).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (110.2 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: IN Lafayette, (3.4 miles IN (5.7 miles Shadeland, Ground, IN Battle (6.5 miles IN Dayton, (10.9 miles IN Brookston, (11.5 miles IN (13.0 miles Otterbein, IN (15.6 miles Chalmers, IN (17.5 miles Linden,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 37 buildings, average cost: $166,200
  • 1997: 42 buildings, average cost: $166,600
  • 1998: 47 buildings, average cost: $176,200
  • 1999: 29 buildings, average cost: $181,800
  • 2000: 40 buildings, average cost: $227,500
  • 2001: 24 buildings, average cost: $207,300
  • 2002: 61 buildings, average cost: $151,900
  • 2003: 52 buildings, average cost: $152,000
  • 2004: 53 buildings, average cost: $164,800
  • 2005: 89 buildings, average cost: $155,000

Latitude: 40.44 N, Longitude: 86.91 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 765


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (47.0%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (12.7%), Retail trade (11.5%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -4,712 (-16.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,595 (19.6%)


 

Crime in West Lafayette by Year

Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 9 11 7 8 2
    per 100,000 31.3 38.2 24.3 27.8 6.9
Robberies 7 5 3 2 9
    per 100,000 24.3 17.4 10.4 6.9 31.3
Assaults 23 22 13 20 16
    per 100,000 79.9 76.4 45.2 69.5 55.6
Burglaries 74 66 94 109 72
    per 100,000 257.1 229.3 326.6 378.8 250.2
Thefts 506 479 470 490 402
    per 100,000 1758.3 1664.5 1633.2 1702.7 1396.9
Auto thefts 17 14 23 25 15
    per 100,000 59.1 48.6 79.9 86.9 52.1
128.8 122.3 116.5 128.7 100.8

Average climate in West Lafayette, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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West Lafayette-area historical tornado activity is near Indiana state average. It is 121% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/26/1994, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.7 miles away from the West Lafayette city center killed 3 people and injured 70 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/20/1976, a category 4 tornado 6.3 miles away from the city center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Andrew Ford - College basketball player (Purdue Boilermakers), Peter Minchella - College basketball player (Colgate Red Raiders).


Hospital/medical center in West Lafayette:
  • WABASH VALLEY HOSPITAL INC (2900 NORTH RIVER ROAD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near West Lafayette:
  • LAFAYETTE HOME HOSPITAL (about 3 miles; LAFAYETTE, IN)
  • ST ELIZABETH MEDICAL CENTER (about 3 miles; LAFAYETTE, IN)
  • WHITE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 26 miles; MONTICELLO, IN)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to West Lafayette:
  • PURDUE UNIVERSITY (about 4 miles; LAFAYETTE, IN; ID: LAF)
  • GRISSOM ARB (about 55 miles; PERU, IN; ID: GUS)
  • INDIANAPOLIS INTL (about 67 miles; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; ID: IND)
Other public-use airports nearest to West Lafayette:
  • DELPHI MUNI (about 19 miles; DELPHI, IN; ID: 1I9)
  • WHITE COUNTY (about 21 miles; MONTICELLO, IN; ID: MCX)
  • FLORA MUNI (about 27 miles; FLORA, IN; ID: 5I2)

Amtrak station near West Lafayette:
  • 2 miles: 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 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 7 $24,339 $41,724 1 $1,725
Health 1 $2,756 $33,072 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 6 $15,921 $31,842 3 $2,298
Police - Other 13 $32,488 $29,988 0 $0
Firefighters 35 $129,450 $44,382 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 0 $0   1 $1,204
Police Protection - Officers 41 $164,469 $48,137 10 $5,435
Other Government Administration 9 $30,972 $41,296 6 $4,331
Financial Administration 6 $17,925 $35,850 2 $4,607
Housing and Community Development(Local) 9 $27,943 $37,257 1 $622
Parks and Recreation 16 $44,679 $33,509 5 $2,424
Judicial and Legal 0 $0   2 $3,330
Sewerage 25 $79,007 $37,923 1 $733
Totals for Government 168 $569,948 $40,710 32 $26,710
Colleges/Universities in West Lafayette:
  • PURDUE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (Full-time enrollment: 36,407; Location: 1076 FREEHAFER HALL; Public; Website: www.purdue.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • IRVINE SCHOOL OF TRAVEL (Location: 127 N WESTERN AVE; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near West Lafayette:
  • DEPAUW UNIVERSITY (about 55 miles; GREENCASTLE, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,197)
  • BUTLER UNIVERSITY (about 67 miles; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; FT enrollment: 3,721)
  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY-PURDUE UNIVERSITY-INDIANAPOLIS (about 70 miles; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; FT enrollment: 19,818)
  • IVY TECH STATE COLLEGE-CENTRAL INDIANA (about 70 miles; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; FT enrollment: 3,397)
  • VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY (about 72 miles; VALPARAISO, IN; FT enrollment: 3,376)
  • INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 76 miles; TERRE HAUTE, IN; FT enrollment: 9,597)
  • UNIVERSITY OF INDIANAPOLIS (about 76 miles; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; FT enrollment: 2,784)
Public high schools in West Lafayette:
  • WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON HIGH SCH (Students: 1,468; Location: 5701 N 50 W; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • WEST LAFAYETTE JR/SR HIGH SCH (Students: 1,037; Location: 1105 N GRANT ST; Grades: 07 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in West Lafayette:
  • KLONDIKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 893; Location: 3311 KLONDIKE RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • CUMBERLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 521; Location: 600 CUMBERLAND AVE; Grades: KG - 03)
  • KLONDIKE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 513; Location: 3307 KLONDIKE RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • BURNETT CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 492; Location: 5700 N 50 W; Grades: KG - 05)
  • HAPPY HOLLOW ELEMENTARY (Students: 422; Location: 1200 N SALISBURY; Grades: 04 - 06)
  • NEW COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 46; Location: 620 CUMBERLAND AVE; Grades: KG - 06)
Private primary/middle schools in West Lafayette:
  • BURGETT'S CHILD CARE CENTER (Students: 160; Location: 1788 US #52 WEST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • MONTESSORI SCH OF GR LAFAYETTE (Students: 141; Location: PO BOX 2311; Grades: PK - 2)
  • KINDER CARE LEARNING CTR #573 (Students: 75; Location: 180 WEST SAGAMORE PARKWAY; Grades: PK - KG)
  • PLEASANTVIEW S D A SCHOOL (Students: 22; Location: 3509 SOLDIERS HOME RD; Grades: PK - 8)
Library in West Lafayette:
  • WEST LAFAYETTE PL (Operating income: $693,413; Location: 208 W COLUMBIA AVE; 108,763 books; 4,834 audio materials; 3,486 video materials; 484 serial subscriptions)

Notable location: State Police Post Number 3 (A).

Cemetery: Grandview Cemetery (1).


West Lafayette compared to Indiana state average:
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in West 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.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • 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 West Lafayette:
  • WASK-FM (98.7 FM; BATTLE GROUND, IN; Owner: WASK, INC.)
  • WKOA (105.3 FM; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: WASK, INC.)
  • WLFF (95.3 FM; BROOKSTON, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC)
  • WKHY (93.5 FM; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: STAY TUNED BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGLM (106.7 FM; WEST LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: KVB BROADCASTING)
  • 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)
  • WJEF (91.9 FM; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: LAFAYETTE SCHOOL CORP.)
  • WAZY-FM (96.5 FM; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS L.P.)
  • WSHP (95.7 FM; ATTICA, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • WXXB (102.9 FM; DELPHI, IN; Owner: STAY TUNED BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WIMC (103.9 FM; CRAWFORDSVILLE, IN; Owner: C.V.L. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMRS (107.7 FM; MONTICELLO, IN; Owner: GERALD NORMAN QUINN)
  • WCDQ (106.3 FM; CRAWFORDSVILLE, IN; Owner: C.V.L. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W224AX (92.7 FM; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around West Lafayette:
  • W57DC (Channel 57; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WLFI-TV (Channel 18; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: PRIMELAND TELEVISION, INC.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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