Lafayette IN

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Lafayette, IN Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Lafayette Housing Market Information

With a population of 72,168, 30,942 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $119,041, house prices in Lafayette are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Lafayette, accounting for 57.77% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Lafayette include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 23.00%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 13.63%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 3.58%).

People in Lafayette primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) single-family detached homes. Lafayette has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.

There is a lot of housing in Lafayette built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Lafayette built between 1940-1969 ( 31.30%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from before 1939 ( 17.92%). There's also some housing in Lafayette built between 2000 and later ( 13.03%).

Lafayette Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Lafayette have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 31.88%, which ranks in the top 50% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Lafayette house appreciation rate of 2.81%.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Lafayette's appreciation rate, at 5.17%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Lafayette's appreciation rate has been -0.65%, which annualizes to a rate of -2.56%.

Notably, Lafayette's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.

Relative to Indiana, our data show that Lafayette's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 60% of the other cities and towns in Indiana.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Lafayette differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Lafayette - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Lafayette real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,226,000 0.1
$920,001 - $1,226,000 0.0
$613,001 - $920,000 0.9
$491,001 - $613,000 0.5
$368,001 - $491,000 1.8
$245,001 - $368,000 7.7
$122,001 - $245,000 40.9
$61,001 - $122,000 42.0
$0 - $61,000 6.1

Low for IN
Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
76.1109489051095 72.6244343891403

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Lafayette Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2020 Q1 - 2020 Q2
Last 12 Months:
2019 Q2 - 2020 Q2
Last 2 Years:
2018 Q2 - 2020 Q2
Last 5 Years:
2015 Q2 - 2020 Q2
Last 10 Years:
2010 Q2 - 2020 Q2
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2020 Q2
29.59% 1.27%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$911 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 47.52
Renters 52.48
Vacant 8.42

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Lafayette HOMES
2000 or Newer 13.0
1970 - 1999 37.8
1940 - 1969 31.3
1939 or Older 17.9

Types of Homes

Single-Family 57.8
Townhomes 3.6
Small Apt. Buildings 13.6
Apt. Complexes 23.0
Mobile Homes 2.0
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.50
1 Bedroom 18.47
2 Bedrooms 28.85
3 Bedrooms 38.04
4 Bedrooms 10.84
5 or more bedrooms 1.29