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 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 51,605 inhabitants.

The city was created 133 years ago in 1887.

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


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

West Lafayette map


West Lafayette forecast: Areas of fog before 8am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. North wind around 9 mph. more

West Lafayette Quick Facts

Population : 51,605 (2020)
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 : 02:56:14 (26th October 2021)
Density : 1,443 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 42.65% (2010-2020)
Weather : 59℉ Areas Of Fog then Mostly Sunny 7-days weather


The population of West Lafayette increased by 42.65% in 10 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
2020 51,605 1.18% estimation process

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

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Local Places in West Lafayette

1 Morton Community Center
Rating: 4.1 (7)

Address: 222 N Chauncey Ave, West Lafayette, IN 47906 ➦ Show Map

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Morton Community Center
2 West Lafayette City Hall
Rating: 5 (1)

Address: 1200 N Salisbury St, West Lafayette, IN 47906 ➦ Show Map

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3 West Lafayette Clerk Office

Address: 1200 N Salisbury St, West Lafayette, IN 47906 ➦ Show Map

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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.

  • Cleve Jones (American LGBT rights and AIDS activist) he was born in 10/10/1954
  • Charlotte Sjöstrand (French writer) she was born in 16/06/1976
  • Bruce Friedrich (Member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) he was born in 07/08/1969
  • Casey Wise (American college baseball player, Major League baseball player, orthodontist) he was born in 08/09/1932
  • David A. Harris (American activist) he was born in 25/12/1969
  • Erik Sabel (American baseball player) he was born in 14/10/1974
  • Gavin Mikhail (American musician) he was born in 01/01/2000
  • George Ross Kirkpatrick (American activist) he was born in 24/02/1867
  • James M. Ridenour (Director of the United States National Park Service) he was born in 01/01/1942
  • Marshall Plumlee (American basketball player) he was born in 14/07/1992
  • Randy Truitt (American politician)
  • Ricardo Montenegro (Salvadoran politician) he was born in 09/11/1949
  • Toby Moskowitz (American economist) he was born in 03/02/1971
  • James W. Huston (American author and lawyer) he was born in 01/01/1953
  • Fred Federspiel (American businessman) he was born in 05/06/1963
  • Heather Penney (United States Air Force aviator) she was born in 18/09/1974
  • Neil Habig (Player of American and Canadian football) he was born in 06/09/1936
  • Seth Wealing he was born in 21/11/1978

Schools in West Lafayette

College & universities near West Lafayette, IN

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, IN

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

Post offices near West Lafayette

Post Office Name City ZIP
Downtown Lafay Post Office Lafayette (IN) 47901
West Lafay Post Office West Lafayette (IN) 47906
West Lafayette Carrier Annex Post Office West Lafayette (IN) 47906
Lafay Post Office Lafayette (IN) 47905
Battle Ground Post Office Battle Ground (IN) 47920

Other places with the same name (2)

Other cities in Tippecanoe County

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

City Name Population Title
Lafayette 71,484 City in Indiana, USA
Buck Creek 9,362 Census-designated place in Tippecanoe County, Indiana
Battle Ground 1,973 Town in Indiana, United States
Shadeland 1,784 City in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, United States of America
Dayton 1,667 Town in Indiana, USA
Taylor 798 City in Indiana, United States of America
Clarks Hill 734 City in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

West Lafayette distances to largest Indiana cities