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  1. Public Schools
    grade A
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B
  3. Housing
    grade C
  4. Nightlife
    grade A minus
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    grade B+
  7. Jobs
    grade B minus
  8. Weather
    grade B minus
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B
  12. Commute
    grade A+

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West Lafayette is a town in Indiana with a population of 48,551. West Lafayette is in Tippecanoe County and is one of the best places to live in Indiana. Living in West Lafayette offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In West Lafayette there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in West Lafayette and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in West Lafayette are highly rated.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$224,000
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$912
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    65%
  • Own
    35%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    48.8
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    10.2
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    6.1
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    85.4
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    618.5
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    22.4
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    5%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    57%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    6%
  • 45-54 years
    5%
  • 55-64 years
    4%
  • 65+ years
    7%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    45%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    national  12%

Working in West Lafayette

Jobs
grade B minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$34,650
National
$62,843

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