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3,072
Job Openings
3.8%
Unemployment Rate
$42,720
Median Base Salary
46k
Population

West Lafayette has the 665th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 8.4% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. West Lafayette is part of the Lafayette metro area. Unemployment in the Lafayette area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Lafayette has the 200th largest local economy in the US, and a average cost of living. The average pay for jobs in West Lafayette is below average at $42,720, and the median cost of a home in West Lafayette is $177,300, which is the same as the national average. 69% of workers in West Lafayette hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 95% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in West Lafayette. 76% of West Lafayette workers drive to work alone, 3% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 11% walk. People in West Lafayette spend an average of 15 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.

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