Most Expensive West Lafayette Neighborhoods
West Lafayette is a medium-sized city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 32,109 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, West Lafayette is the 33rd largest community in Indiana.
West Lafayette real estate is some of the most expensive in Indiana, although West Lafayette house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
West Lafayette is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 93.12% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, West Lafayette is a city of professionals, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Lafayette who work in teaching (25.59%), office and administrative support (9.60%) and food service (9.03%).
Also of interest is that West Lafayette has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because West Lafayette has a very large number of students who are 18 years or older and in college, it is thought of as a college town. This has a major influence on local West Lafayette lifestyle, entertainment, and culture in general. Life in West Lafayette is very much tied to the academic calendar: when students return from the summer break in the fall, one will notice them out and about, buying groceries, out with friends, and generally getting re-acquainted with each other. In West Lafayette people study hard and play hard, and there is ample opportunity to do both.
West Lafayette, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.
One of the benefits of West Lafayette is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.33 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
A lot of people in West Lafayette take the bus for their daily commute. For the size of the city, the number of people who use public transportation is quite high. For many people in West Lafayette, this fills their need for low-cost transportation.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in West Lafayette. 69.74% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in West Lafayette in 2010 was $21,875, which is upper middle income relative to Indiana, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $87,500 for a family of four. However, West Lafayette contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. West Lafayette also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 40.16% of its population below the federal poverty line.
West Lafayette is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call West Lafayette home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West Lafayette residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in West Lafayette include German, Irish, English, Polish, Italian and Scottish.
West Lafayette also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 23.02%.
The languages spoken by people in West Lafayette are also diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in West Lafayette is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese, Korean and Spanish.
|WEST LAFAYETTE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||11,924|
|WEST LAFAYETTE HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||27.39%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||72.61%|
|TYPE OF WEST LAFAYETTE HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||36.02%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||2.86%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||8.82%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||51.90%|
|SIZE OF WEST LAFAYETTE HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||3.25%|
|AGE OF WEST LAFAYETTE HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||18.55%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||49.05%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||23.43%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||8.96%|
|WEST LAFAYETTE REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$187,130|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,021|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $54,000||1.37%|
|$54,001 - $107,000||5.00%|
|$107,001 - $214,000||51.96%|
|$214,001 - $322,000||26.49%|
|$322,001 - $429,000||8.50%|
|$429,001 - $536,000||5.35%|
|$536,001 - $804,000||1.32%|
|$804,001 - $1,072,000||0.00%|
|PEOPLE OF WEST LAFAYETTE||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||2.97%|
|5 TO 17||8.64%|
|18 TO 24||50.21%|
|25 TO 34||10.30%|
|35 TO 54||13.18%|
|55 TO 64||6.07%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||8.62%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||95.53%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$28,507|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$21,875|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||40.16%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Education (44.68%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (5.54%)
Information Technology (2.08%)
Public Service (2.03%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||3.08%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.08%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.12%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.31%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||2.93%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||3.29%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (22.24%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (75.00%)
Other Asian languages (1.95%)
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