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West Lafayette, Ohio - Basic Facts

The Village of West Lafayette had a population of 2,319 as of July 1, 2017. West Lafayette ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for West Lafayette is located at latitude 40.2761 and longitude -81.7517 in Coshocton County. The formal boundaries for the Village of West Lafayette (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Coshocton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 804 feet.

The Village of West Lafayette (GNIS ID: 2400133) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of West Lafayette is located within Township of Lafayette, a minor civil division (MCD) of Coshocton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Lafayette population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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West Lafayette, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,319
Daytime Population: Workers 627
Daytime Population: Residents 1,379
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,006
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 2,250
Population in Familes 1,819
Population in Group Qrtrs 69
Population Density2 2,622
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $45,923
Average Household Income $52,931
Per Capita Income $21,880


Total Housing Units 1,033 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 672 (65.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 285 (27.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 77 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $77,762
Average Home Value $86,421


Total Households 956
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 652
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.01% -0.16%
Households 0.12% -0.06%
Families 0.21% -0.25%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   2.48%

West Lafayette, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Lafayette to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 445 64th
Population Density # 133 89th
Diversity Index # 1176 3rd
Median Household Income # 797 34th
Per Capita Income # 892 27th

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