Lafayette metropolitan area, Indiana

The Lafayette, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of three counties in Indiana, anchored by the city of Lafayette. As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 235,013.[1]



Places with more than 50,000 inhabitants

Places with 25,000 to 50,000 inhabitants

Places with 1,000 to 5,000 inhabitants

Places with 500 to 1,000 inhabitants

Places with fewer than 500 inhabitants

Unincorporated places


Benton County

Carroll County

Tippecanoe County


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 178,541 people, 66,502 households, and 40,652 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 90.27% White, 2.14% African American, 0.26% Native American, 3.74% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.29% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.86% of the population.

The median income for a household in the MSA was $40,381, and the median income for a family was $49,625. Males had a median income of $34,515 versus $22,899 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $18,677.

Combined Statistical Area

The Lafayette–Frankfort Combined Statistical Area (CSA) is made up of four counties in Indiana. The statistical area includes one metropolitan area and one micropolitan area. As of the 2000 Census, the CSA had a population of 212,407 (though a July 1, 2009 estimate placed the population at 230,696).[3]


  • Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)
    • Lafayette (Benton, Carroll, and Tippecanoe counties)
  • Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSA)

See also


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