Lafayette is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 70,835 people and 24 constituent neighborhoods, Lafayette is the ninth largest community in Indiana.
Also of interest is that Lafayette has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Another interesting thing about Lafayette, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
One of the benefits of Lafayette is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.83 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.
The overall education level of Lafayette is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.91% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Lafayette in 2018 was $27,982, 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 $111,928 for a family of four. However, Lafayette contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lafayette is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lafayette home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lafayette residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Lafayette also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.02% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lafayette include German, Irish, English, French, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Lafayette is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.