West Lafayette, IN Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 10,809 housing units in West Lafayette. This represents a 14.2% growth from 9,465 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 10,809 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and none were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in West Lafayette is about 32.9%. West Lafayette's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 2.9%. Average household size is 2.27 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in West Lafayette were built after 1975.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type6.70%
One Bedroom21.10%
Two Bedrooms26.80%
Three Bedrooms21.30%
Four Bedrooms20.80%
Five Bedrooms or more3.30%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.61
Median year structure was built1966
Median Value of occupied units$145,400
Median Price asked for vacant units$143,100

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.09
Median year structure was built1977
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$624

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.40%
Second Mortgage5.80%
Home Equity Loan13.70%
Simple Mortgage46.90%
Debt Free33.20%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs14.7%