West Lafayette Tippecanoe County, Indiana

West Lafayette: City in Indiana, USA

West Lafayette locator map
Location of West Lafayette on Indiana map.


West Lafayette is a city located in the county of Tippecanoe in the U.S. state of Indiana. Its population at the 2010 census was 29,596 and a population density of 827 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 city had an estimated population of 50,996 inhabitants.

The city was created 133 years ago in 1887.


West Lafayette is located at 40°25'33"N 86°54'29"W (40.4258700, -86.9080700).

West Lafayette  Indiana Public Library and urban spread  Autumn image
West Lafayette Indiana Public Library and urban spread Autumn


West Lafayette forecast: Partly sunny, with a high near 77. South wind 1 to 7 mph. more

West Lafayette  Indiana Public Library and urban spread  Autumn image

West Lafayette map

West Lafayette Quick Facts

Population : 50,996 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : Indiana (United States)
County : Tippecanoe County
Postal code : 47906
Phone Area Codes : 765
Area : 35.77 km2
Official name : West Lafayette
Named for : Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette
Altitude : 614 feet / 187 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1888 (133 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−05:00, UTC−04:00
Local time : 02:54:25 (31st July 2021)
Density : 1,425 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : 41.96% (2010-2019)
Weather : 77℉ Partly Sunny 7-days weather


The population of West Lafayette increased by 41.96% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 29,596 - census
2011 42,526 30.4% estimation process
2012 43,227 1.62% estimation process
2013 43,666 1.01% estimation process
2014 44,975 2.91% estimation process
2015 46,174 2.6% estimation process
2016 47,503 2.8% estimation process
2017 47,504 0% estimation process
2018 49,019 3.09% estimation process
2019 50,996 3.88% estimation process

West Lafayette zip code is 47906. County name: Tippecanoe, County fips: 18157

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People born in West Lafayette (32)

People born in West Lafayette, including child actress Anissa Jones, United States naval aviator and commercial astronaut Brian Binnie, politician Harry G. Leslie, you can see a list of people who born in West Lafayette.


College & universities near West Lafayette

Code Name City ZIP
243780 Purdue University-Main Campus West Lafayette (IN) 47907-2040
151607 Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Lafayette Lafayette (IN) 47901
152497 Saint Elizabeth School of Nursing Lafayette (IN) 47904-9988
488961 Ross Medical Education Center-Lafayette Lafayette (IN) 47905-5159
491552 Christina and Company Education Center Lafayette (IN) 47905-4633

Stations (10)

Amtrak & bus stations near West Lafayette

Code Name Address Type
LAF Lafayette station 200 North 2nd St. RAIL
CRB Crawfordsville (Bus), Indiana 1000 Smith Ave BUS
CRF Crawfordsville Spring and Green Streets RAIL
REN Rensselaer 619 North Cullen Street RAIL
DVI Danville, Illinois 379 Lynch Road BUS

Other places with the same name (1)

Other cities in Tippecanoe County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Tippecanoe County , IN.

City Name Population Title
Lafayette 71,721 City in Indiana, USA
Buck Creek 9,200 Census-designated place in Tippecanoe County, Indiana
Battle Ground 1,975 Town in Indiana, United States
Shadeland 1,784 City in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, United States of America
Dayton 1,668 Town in Indiana, USA
Taylor 988 City in Indiana, United States of America
Monroe 729
Clarks Hill 727 City in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, United States of America
Westpoint 594
Stockwell 545

Distance to Other Cities

West Lafayette distances to largest Indiana cities

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