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Basic Information
Type of PlaceIndependent City or Town
Metro Area?Independent City or Town
Politics c. 1860?
Unions, Organized Labor?

Sundown Town Status
Confirmed Sundown Town?Probable
Year of Greatest Interest
Was there an ordinance?
Sign?
Still Sundown?Surely Not

Census Information
TotalWhiteBlackAsianNativeHispanicOtherBHshld
1860
1870
1880
1890
1900
1910
192038309
1930509560
1940627040
1950118735
19601268021
197019157155537
1980
199025907559
2000

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Method of Exclusion
Realtors

Main Ethnic Group(s).

Group(s) Excluded
Black

Comments
* In 1930, 2 of the 6 black residents were dometic live-in servants. The other four lived in an institution. * All four black residents were domestic live-in servants. According to a Lafayette resident, it was not until the late 1960s that the first black family moved into West Lafayette. In the documentary Black Purdue, black Purdue alumni mention that there was no housing for them in West Lafayette.
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