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West Lafayette city, Indiana

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West Lafayette city, Indiana
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 50,996
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 50,996
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 41,997
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 21.4%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 29,596
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
3.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
10.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
6.9%
Female persons, percent
45.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
68.4%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
3.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.5%
Asian alone, percent(a)
23.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
3.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
4.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
65.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 818
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 23.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 34.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $217,300
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,460
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $500
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $884
Building permits, 2019 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 13,834
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.38
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 52.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 27.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 95.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 87.0%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 95.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 71.4%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 4.2%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
5.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 51.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 50.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 113,011
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 85,209
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 116,328
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,247
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 300,619
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $9,883
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 15.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $33,270
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $20,824
Persons in poverty, percent
41.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 X
Total employment, 2018 X
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 2,083
Men-owned firms, 2012 852
Women-owned firms, 2012 780
Minority-owned firms, 2012 462
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,478
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 62
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,884
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 3,886.5
Land area in square miles, 2010 7.62
FIPS Code 1882862
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

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The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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