Lafayette is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 70,783 people and 24 constituent neighborhoods, Lafayette is the ninth largest community in Indiana.
Lafayette is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Lafayette is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lafayette who work in office and administrative support (10.24%), sales jobs (8.62%), and management occupations (7.37%).
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.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.88 minutes getting to work every day.
The overall education level of Lafayette is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.67% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Lafayette in 2018 was $27,112, 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 $108,448 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 13.07% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lafayette include German, Irish, English, French, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Lafayette is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.