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Tippecanoe County, Indiana

Named for the famous 1811 Battle of Tippecanoe, the Tippecanoe River and organized in 1826

County Seat: Lafayette

Largest City: Lafayette (2018 population: 72,168)

Population per Square Mile: 391.62

Square Miles: 499.80

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)172,80382.7%6,484,192
Today (2019)195,73272.9%6,732,219
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*204,84282.9%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today13.3%4 3.8%

*Projection based on 2010 Census counts.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2018-2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-1,15991 3,997
Net International Migration2,0702 14,379
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)99255.4%18,536

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2018NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)11,46175.9%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)28,522814.8%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)45,634223.6%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)47,794724.8%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)37,1661119.3%25.6%
Seniors (65 and older)22,4711211.6%15.8%
Median Age28.3  Median Age = 37.9

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2018NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone76460.4%0.4%
Asian Alone16,52738.6%2.5%
Black Alone10,921115.7%9.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone107100.1%0.1%
White160,526783.2%85.1%
Two or More Race Groups4,20382.2%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic176,636691.5%92.9%
Hispanic16,41278.5%7.1%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2018 (Includes detail not shown below)69,1128100.0%100.0%
Married With Children12,1791017.6%18.6%
Married Without Children16,7741124.3%29.9%
Single Parents5,81788.4%9.5%
Living Alone20,722730.0%28.5%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

HousingNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2018 (estimate)76,7228100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2018 (includes vacant units)75,4308100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
37,5711149.8%61.3%
Median Value (2018)$148,80018  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
31,541541.8%27.6%
Median Rent (2018)$69510  

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2018/2019 Total Reported) 25,350112.3%1,117,590
Public24,107102.3%1,054,903
Adults (25+ in 2018 ACS)104,357102.4%4,399,815
with High School diploma or higher91.7%11 88.6%
with B.A. or higher degree37.7%4 25.9%

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Income and PovertyNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2018$39,1697083.1%47,149
Median Household Income in 201852,2695793.8%$55,725
Poverty Rate in 201818.1%5139.2%13.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1814.7%5984.0%17.5%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 2018106131.8%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 201811,993112.0%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/201910,78072.1%514,915

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Family Social Services Administration; Indiana Department of Education

Health and Vital StatisticsNumberRank of Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 20172,24072.7%82,170
Births to Teens, 201710772.1%5,152
Deaths, 20171,285132.0%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force97,69372.9%3,381,609
Employed94,61272.9%3,263,751
Unemployed3,08172.6%117,858
Annual Unemployment Rate3.25591.4%3.5
February 2020 Unemployment Rate2.96885.3%3.4

Source: STATS Indiana, using data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2018 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work114,371100.0%$6,339,392100.0%$55,428
Wage and Salary96,99384.8%$4,691,67474.0%$48,371
Farm Proprietors5770.5%$4,0820.1%$7,075
Nonfarm Proprietors16,80114.7%$484,0367.6%$28,810
Farm8550.7%$14,6980.2%$17,191
Nonfarm113,51699.3%$6,324,69499.8%$55,716
Private88,77677.6%$4,703,54074.2%$52,982
  Accommodation, Food Serv.9,1538.0%$205,2103.2%$22,420
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1,6911.5%$17,5470.3%$10,377
  Construction4,5404.0%$288,8544.6%$63,624
  Health Care, Social Serv.12,87111.3%$843,56813.3%$65,540
  Information9950.9%$56,0470.9%$56,329
  Manufacturing16,93814.8%$1,486,23523.4%$87,746
  Professional, Tech. Serv.5,2064.6%$387,9296.1%$74,516
  Retail Trade10,6529.3%$318,3885.0%$29,890
  Trans., Warehousing3,2212.8%$146,5012.3%$45,483
  Wholesale Trade2,0881.8%$152,8352.4%$73,197
  Other Private (not above)21,102*18.5%*$789,917*12.5%*$37,433*
Government24,74021.6%$1,621,15425.6%$65,528

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
* These totals do not include county data that are not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.

Residential Building Permits, 2018UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed1,751100.0%100.0%$304,119$4,879,857
Single-Family43224.7%76.4%$101,467$4,269,197
2-Family20.1%2.0%278$49,353
3- and 4-Family40.2%0.2%$550$6,163
5+ Family1,31375.0%21.4%$201,824$555,144

Notes: Detail cost may not sum to total due to rounding. Greene County does not currently issue building permits, so it is excluded.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Largest Cities and Towns in Tippecanoe County

NamePopulation
in 2018
Percent of County
Battle Ground1,9631.0%
Clarks Hill7170.4%
Dayton1,6600.8%
Lafayette72,16836.9%
Otterbein4030.2%*
Shadeland1,8861.0%
West Lafayette48,30824.7%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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