Lafayette is a city located in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 56,397. The city is the county seat of Tippecanoe County.
Ten-fold Olympic champion Ray Ewry and Guns n' Roses singer Axl Rose and rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin were born in Lafayette, along with Shannon Hoon of the band Blind Melon. Sam Newton (Lafayette Wire) resides in Lafayette.
It is the home of the Subaru Indiana Automotive plant, a producer of Subaru, and sometimes Isuzu, cars. It is also extremely close to the city of West Lafayette, and many students of Purdue University reside in this town.
Web Sites and Links
City of LafayetteWebsite maintained by the city government.
Greater Lafayette Chamber of CommerceInformation on business, calendar of events, community, membership and contacts.