Lafayette (Indiana)

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Coordinates 40°25′2″N 86°52′43″W
Country United States of America
State Indiana
County Tippecanoe
Townships Fairfield, Perry, Sheffield, Wea
Platted 1825
Incorporated 1853
Founded by William Digby
Named for General Lafayette
Elevation 692 ft (211 m)
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
ZIP Code 47901, 47904, 47905, 47909
Area code(s) 765
Interstate Highways I-65
U.S. Highways US 52US 231
Major state roads SR 25SR 26SR 38
Waterways Wabash River
Airports Purdue University Airport (West Lafayette)
Public transit CityBus
FIPS code 18-40788
GNIS feature ID 437501
Government (Type) Mayor–council
Government (Mayor) Tony Roswarski (D)
Government (City) 29.50 sq mi (76.41 km2)
Government (Land) 29.38 sq mi (76.09 km2)
Government (Water) 0.13 sq mi (0.33 km2)
Government (Metro) 904.6 sq mi (2,343 km2)
Area (City) 29.50 sq mi (76.41 km2)
Area (Land) 29.38 sq mi (76.09 km2)
Area (Water) 0.13 sq mi (0.33 km2)
Area (Metro) 904.6 sq mi (2,343 km2)
Population (2020) (City) 70,783
Population (2020) (Density) 2,409.39/sq mi (930.27/km2)
Population (2020) (Metro) 201,789

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Lafayette (/ˌlɑːfiːˈɛt, ˌlæf-/LAH-fee-ET, LAF-ee-ET) is a city in and the county seat of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, United States, located 63 miles (101 km) northwest of Indianapolis and 125 miles (201 km) southeast of Chicago. West Lafayette, on the other side of the Wabash River, is home to Purdue University, which contributes significantly to both communities. Together, Lafayette and West Lafayette form the core of the Lafayette, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area, which had a population of 224,709 in the 2021 US Census Bureau estimates. According to the 2020 United States Census, the population of Lafayette was 70,783, a 25% increase from 56,397 in 2000. Meanwhile, the 2020 Census listed the neighboring city of West Lafayette at 44,595 and the Tippecanoe County population at 186,291.

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