Best Places to Live

West Lafayette, IN

Population: 43,999
LIV
SCORE
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Courtesy of West Lafayette

Research and technology are big players in the West Lafayette economy, largely due to the city being home to Purdue University and its 40,000 students. The college town atmosphere leads to West Lafayette scoring high in categories like affordable housing, entertainment options and cultural amenities, and the university backs a number of business incubators to help entrepreneurs with startup company efforts.

Another key economic contributor within the city is Purdue Research Park, which has more than 100 companies involved in the tech sector. Meanwhile, the community has a number of nonprofit organizations committed to preserving the arts, and convenient transportation options for residents include Purdue University Airport and easy access to Interstate 65.

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West Lafayette, IN Ranking Data

Civic
63
Demographics
47
Economy
63
Education
75
Health
51
Housing
85
Infrastructure
57