Lafayette Jobs

  • Diesel Technician

    Nussbaum - Lafayette, IN

    Diesel Technician We are in need of Diesel Technicians in our brand new facility in the Bloomington, IL area. Benefits Include: * Shift Differentials o $3 to $4/hour extra...

    from Nussbaum - 1 day ago
  • Recent CDL A Truck Driver Grads - New Pay Increase

    Dartco - Lafayette, IN

    New Pay Increase for recent CDL A grads. Now start out earning more - 34 CPM then after 180 days 36 CPM. At one year you will move to 40 CPM with annual raises. Get your truck...

    from Dartco - 5 days ago
  • DART offers nearly $6,000 in incentives when you LEASE A 2015 FREIGHTLINER

    Dart Transit - Lafayette, IN

    Do you want to enjoy the freedom of being your own boss? Who doesn’t, right? But, it’s tough to shell out money for a down payment, truck payments and expenses like fuel before...

    from Dart Transit - 1 day ago
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Lafayette, Indiana

Lafayette is a city in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA, 63 miles northwest of Indianapolis. Population in 1900, 18,116; in 1910, 20,081; in 1920, 22,486; and in 1940, 28,798 people. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 56,397. The city is the county seat of Tippecanoe County . West Lafayette, just across the Wabash River, is home to Purdue University, which has a large impact on both communities. Together, Lafayette and West Lafayette form the core of the Lafayette, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area, which, as of the 2000 census, had a total population of 183,340; Lafayette is thus the 215th largest metropolitan area in the United States.

Lafayette Economy

Much of the economy of the city of Lafayette and the surrounding area is centered around the academic and industrial activities of Purdue University. The university and its associated businesses employ the largest portion of the Lafayette workforce. However, private industry and commerce independent of the university also thrive in the community. Some notable examples include: *Alcoa, a producer of aluminum extrusions and tubes. *Caterpillar Large Engine Division, producer of large diesel and natural gas engines. *Fairfield Manufacturing, producer of gears. *Wabash National, world's largest manufacturer of semi-truck trailers *Subaru of Indiana Automotive, producer of Subaru and now, Toyota vehicles. *Eli Lilly and Company pharmaceuticals. * The Lafayette Life Insurance Company, insurance and annuity services * Tate & Lyle, manufacturer of Splenda and other sweeteners * TRW Commercial Steering Systems *Landis+Gyr, manufacturer of electric meters for global ANSI markets Notable...more

Lafayette Careers

Among the most common occupations in Lafayette are Management, professional, and related occupations, 28%; Sales and office occupations, 23%; and Production, transportation, and material moving occupations, 20%. Approximately 76 percent of workers in Lafayette, Indiana work for companies, 15 percent work for the government and 4 percent are self-employed.

Lafayette Industries

The leading industries in Lafayette, Indiana are Educational, health and social services, 24%; Manufacturing, 21%; and Retail trade, 11%. Simply Hired's Lafayette job listings indicate that the following industries in Lafayette are hiring the most workers:

Lafayette Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Lafayette, Indiana is $27,970, and the median income of households in Lafayette was $35,859.

Average Salaries in Lafayette, IN

Lafayette, IN


According to our Lafayette Trends data, the number of Lafayette, Indiana jobs has increased by 4% since October 2013.
Lafayette job trends

Lafayette Employment Statistics

Population of Lafayette
Total population 56,397
Male 49.41%
Female 50.59%
Median age 31.7
Lafayette Housing
Owner-occupied homes 52.9%
Median cost of a home $89,700
Median mortgage payment $597
Renter-occupied homes 47.1%
Vacant housing 6.0%
Median monthly rent $560
Average Income
Median for all male full-time $32,892
Median for all female full-time $23,049
Household Income
Less than $10,000 9%
$10,000 to $14,999 8%
$15,000 to $24,999 16%
$25,000 to $34,999 17%
$35,000 to $49,999 18%
$50,000 to $74,999 19%
$75,000 to $99,999 8%
$100,000 to $149,999 4%
$150,000 to $199,999 1%
$200,000 or more 1%
Less than 9th grade 6%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 11%
High school graduate 34%
Some college, no degree 20%
Associate's degree 5%
Bachelor's degree 14%
Graduate degree 9%
Marital Status
Never married 31%
Currently married 50%
Separated 1%
Widowed 6%
Divorced 12%
White 90%
Black or African American 3%
Asian 1%
Other 5%
Lafayette Commute
Carpool 12.0%
Public transportation 1.8%
Average travel time 17 minutes