Demographics

Population -- West Lafayette is home to 42,010 permanent residents. More than 54 nationalities live in the city, creating a rich cosmopolitan flavor that offers cultural events and opportunities found in cities twice our size.

Location -- Proud to be home to Purdue University, West Lafayette is located in north-central Indiana - just an hour from Indianapolis to the southeast, 2 hours from Chicago to the northwest and 90 minutes from Bloomington, home of Indiana University. About 65 percent of the country is within a day's drive. Our longitude is 86° 52' W, latitude is 40° 21', and elevation is 699 ft.

Time -- West Lafayette is on Eastern Daylight Time.

Climate -- West Lafayette enjoys four beautiful, diverse seasons -- snowy winters; vibrant springs; warm, bright summers; and colorful falls. The area's mean temperature is about 50 degrees F.

Contact Us

1200 N Salisbury St
West Lafayette, IN 47906

  • Office: (765) 775-5100
  • Fax: (765) 775-5248
  • TTY: 711