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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+
West Lafayette is a town in Ohio with a population of 2,363. West Lafayette is in Coshocton County. Living in West Lafayette offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in West Lafayette and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in West Lafayette are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$72,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$578
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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West Lafayette Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    43.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    87.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    43.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    218.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    53%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in West Lafayette

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$38,456
National
$55,322
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West Lafayette Reviews

2 reviews
West Lafayette is a very friendly town, although a small town, it is enhanced by the sense of community present through the whole town. The local school, Ridgewood, is supported by many members of the community. Altogether, West Lafayette is a very nice town with little problems.
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Nice, small town with a very friendly community. West Lafayette was so helpful with their flood victims and people in need.