Lafayette, IN

71,311 Population
29.5 square miles 2,419.7 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
1.1%
was 1.1%
Ranked 10th Highest in IN
Population Density
2,419.7
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
46.3%
was 46.8%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
6.6%
was 5.2%
Ranked 8th Highest in IN
Percent Under 18
21.2%
was 23.4%
Ranked 9th Highest in IN
Percent 65 and Over
13.5%
was 11.3%
Ranked 6th Highest in IN

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
2.9
was 4.2
Ranked 7th Lowest in IN
Percent Living in Poverty
19.3%
was 19.2%
Ranked 5th Lowest in IN
Median Household Income
$42,641
was $40,285
Ranked 5th Highest in IN
Gini Income Distribution
 
45.1
43.9
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
5.6
was 2.9
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
662.4
was 570.6
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
4,656.8
was 5,010.8
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
34,818
was 32,270
Ranked 7th Highest in IN
Median Rent
$758
was $766
Ranked 6th Highest in IN
Total Building Permits
55
was 83
 
Occupied Housing Units
31,819
was 29,623
 
Homeownership Rate
49.5%
was 43.8%
Ranked 10th Highest in IN
Single Family Building Permits
55
was 81
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,181.4
was 1,095.0
Ranked 5th Highest in IN
Rental Vacancy Rate
15.7%
was 13.7%
Ranked 9th Highest in IN
Multifamily Building Permits
0
was 2
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.2
was 2.3
Ranked 11th Highest in IN
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
1.7
was 2.7
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.8
was 1.2
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
97.0%
was 97.0%
Ranked 5th Highest in IN
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
86.0%
Ranked 8th Highest in IN
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.6%
was 100%
Ranked 4th Highest in IN

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
88.2%
was 87.6%
Ranked 4th Highest in IN
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
24.6%
was 24.8%
Ranked 7th Highest in IN

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