West Lafayette:
February Rent Report

Welcome to the February 2020 West Lafayette Apartment Report. In this assessment of the local rental market, ABODO data scientists and rental experts break down the February 2020 key findings and figures for the West Lafayette rental landscape.

Our experts analyze the pricing trends — one-bedroom, two-bedroom, year-over-year and month-over-month — in West Lafayette and surrounding areas and provide comparisons to the entire metro area, nearby cities and some of the most desirable and expensive cities in the United States. Take a look at the last 12 months of West Lafayette rent prices in the chart below.

Monthly Rent Report

West Lafayette Rent Prices Decreased From January to February

West Lafayette rent prices decreased over the last month. From January to February, the city experienced a -0.23% decrease for the price of a one-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a West Lafayette one-bedroom apartments currently stands at $879.

When we take a look at the two-bedroom comparison from January to February, West Lafayette experienced a 0.6% increase for the price of a two-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a West Lafayette two-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,167.

February Prices: West Lafayette vs. Surrounding Areas

Rent Prices in West Lafayette and Surrounding Areas

Rent prices have decreased in West Lafayette over the last month. But how have the surrounding areas fared when it comes to the recent volatility in apartment prices? Rent prices in 1 of the West Lafayette suburb increased last month. On the other hand, 0 local areas experienced a decrease in the price of a one-bedroom apartment.

More key findings include:

  • Rent increased in Lafayette, IN .

  • Rents did not decrease in any of the West Lafayette suburbs.

  • 1 suburb is currently priced lower than the city of West Lafayette.

February 2020 Pricing Trends: West Lafayette vs. National Comparisons

West Lafayette Rent Prices More Affordable Than Major Cities

Rent growth in West Lafayette over the past year has been declining. When compared to major cities nearby, along with some of the most expensive cities in the country, West Lafayette rent prices appear to be relatively affordable for local residents.

The price for a West Lafayette one-bedroom apartment remains vastly more affordable than four of the largest cities in the United States — New York City, Washington, D.C. San Francisco and Los Angeles. And pricing compares quite similarly to nearby Midwest cities.

You can view the full rundown of ABODO's February 2020 National Apartment Report and data set here.

For more information about West Lafayette and surrounding area rent prices, take a look at the complete data set below.

Data set for West Lafayette and suburbs

1 BR February 1 BR M/M % Change 2 BR February 2 BR M/M % Change
West Lafayette, IN $881 -0.45% $1,160 -2.44%
Lafayette, IN $704 3.23% $764 0.26%


Each month, using over 1 million ABODO listings across the United States, we calculate the median 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom rent prices by city, state, and nation, and track the month-over-month percent change. To avoid small sample sizes, we restrict the analysis for our reports to cities meeting minimum population and property count thresholds.