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When were prices and availability in West Lafayette, IN last updated?
Prices and availability in West Lafayette, IN were last updated on 22 May 2022.
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What is the average rent in West Lafayette, IN?
The average rent in West Lafayette, IN is $1,273. Start your search for apartments in West Lafayette, IN now.
What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in West Lafayette, IN?
The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in West Lafayette, IN is between $1,052 and $3,948. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in West Lafayette, IN now.
What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in West Lafayette, IN?
The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in West Lafayette, IN is between $1,164 and $4,639. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in West Lafayette, IN.
What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in West Lafayette, IN?
The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in West Lafayette, IN is between $1,052 and $2,782. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in West Lafayette, IN.
Living in West Lafayette, IN
Located in northwestern Indiana, West Lafayette is a small town that is best known as the home of Purdue University. West Lafayette is a vibrant university town that attracts academics from all over the world and is always buzzing with community events. In addition to attracting student renters, Purdue also attracts science and technology professionals to the Purdue Research Park. West Lafayette is located directly across the river from the town of Lafayette, and many renters go back and forth between the two. West Lafayette is very walkable, especially when compared to other similarly sized towns in Indiana. The downtown area near the river has a good selection of restaurants and shops, and there is also a waterfront park.
West Lafayette, IN Demographics
- Total Population48,551
Female 26,050Male 22,501
- Median Age21.7
West Lafayette, IN has a population of 48,551 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 22,501 of West Lafayette’s residents are women and 26,050 are men. The median age of those who live in West Lafayette, IN is 21.7.
Average Rent in West Lafayette, IN
- West Lafayette, IN Average Rental Price, April 2022 $1,273 /mo
The average monthly rent of apartments in West Lafayette, IN is $1,273.
West Lafayette, IN Apartment Rent Ranges
About 37% of apartment rents in West Lafayette, IN range between $1,001-$1,500. Meanwhile, apartments priced over $1,501-$2,000 represent 17% of apartments. Around 29% of West Lafayette’s apartments are in the $701-$1,000 price range. 8% of apartments are priced between $501-$700.
West Lafayette, IN Rent Trends
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Compared to the national average rent of $1,628, the average rent in West Lafayette, IN is $1,273.
Shopping in West Lafayette, IN
There are two central shopping areas in West Lafayette. The first is located along the riverfront near the Purdue Campus. This shopping center consists mostly of local shops as well as a Target and two international grocery stores. The other major shopping area in West Lafayette is located in the Bar Barry Heights neighborhood along Sagamore Parkway. This shopping area has an Aldi and CVS as well as many other international markets. Renters have access to even more shopping options across the Wabash River, in Lafayette. The nearest major shopping mall is the Tippecanoe Mall, which is just a 12-minute drive from downtown West Lafayette.
Transportation in West Lafayette, IN
Many West Lafayette renters opt to drive a car, but it is also possible to get around town without driving. Additionally, most Purdue students rely on walking and public transportation to get around. The Purdue campus is very walkable, and the town is also very bike-friendly. However, having a car can be very helpful for renters who need to run errands further outside of town. The Greater Lafayette Public Transportation Corporation’s CityBus runs bus routes throughout Lafayette and West Lafayette, some of which are campus shuttles. Purdue students and faculty can ride the CityBus for free. There are also commercial shuttle buses that run from Purdue to the airports in Indianapolis and Chicago, located 72 miles and 144 miles away, respectively. Amtrak also has a stop in Lafayette, which offers train service to Chicago, Indianapolis and many other cities in the region.
West Lafayette, IN Households
- Total Number of Households13,956
Family 5,129Non-family 8,827
Children 2,639No Children 11,317
- Average People Per Household2.4
- Median Household Income$34,650
- Median Housing Costs Per Month$937
According to U.S. Census data, there are 13,956 households in West Lafayette, IN. 5,129 are family households and 8,827 are non-family households. There are 2,639 households with children in West Lafayette and 11,317 households without children. On average, about 2.4 people live in a household in West Lafayette, IN. The median income of a West Lafayette household living in West Lafayette is $34,650 per year. The median housing costs per month are $937.
West Lafayette, IN Education Statistics
The level of education of the population of West Lafayette, IN is as follows: 1% have no high school education, 34% completed some high school, 9% partially completed college, 3% have an Associate Degree, 27% have a Bachelor Degree, and 27% have a Graduate Degree.
Renting in West Lafayette, IN
Because Purdue University is located in West Lafayette, many apartments here cater to students and most rental properties close to campus are in mid- or high-rise apartment communities. There is a mix of student-friendly rental properties with smaller units, as well as family-friendly apartment communities that have larger units and luxury amenities. There are also some single-family houses available for rent, especially in the neighborhoods north of the university. Most of the architecture in West Lafayette is very traditional, and many properties have classic brick façades. There are many historic homes in the waterfront area east of Purdue, while other neighborhoods to the north feature more recent properties. Rents in West Lafayette tend to be quite affordable, especially when compared to larger cities in the Midwest.
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