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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: 386.25

Square Miles: 499.80

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)172,80382.7%6,484,192
Today (2018)193,04872.9%6,691,878
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*190,53072.8%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today11.7%4 3.2%

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

Components of Population Change, 2017-2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-1,18891 3,555
Net International Migration1,4252 9,227
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)1,12855.9%19,211

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 2017 (Includes detail not shown below)68,7718100.0%100.0%
Married With Children12,4241018.1%18.8%
Married Without Children17,0931124.9%30.0%
Single Parents5,79888.4%9.6%
Living Alone20,059729.2%28.3%

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 2017 (includes vacant units)74,7218100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
37,2601149.9%61.2%
Median Value (2017)$144,30017  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
31,511542.2%27.7%
Median Rent (2017)$6809  

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 2017 ACS)102,561102.3%4,369,451
with High School diploma or higher91.3%10 88.3%
with B.A. or higher degree36.9%4 25.3%

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 2017$36,9077181.7%45,150
Median Household Income in 201752,8584097.6%$54,134
Poverty Rate in 201718.0%6135.3%13.3%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1816.1%5490.4%17.8%
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%3,381,713
Employed94,61272.9%3,265,580
Unemployed3,08172.7%116,133
Annual Unemployment Rate3.25594.1%3.4
July 2019 Unemployment Rate3.44794.4%3.6

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2017 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work111,303100.0%$5,908,257100.0%$53,083
Wage and Salary95,22285.6%$4,309,03372.9%$45,252
Farm Proprietors5880.5%$-12,709-0.2%$-21,614
Nonfarm Proprietors15,49313.9%$474,6568.0%$30,637
Farm8200.7%$-4,343-0.1%$-5,296
Nonfarm110,48399.3%$5,912,600100.1%$53,516
Private85,78877.1%$4,338,01573.4%$50,567
  Accommodation, Food Serv.8,9778.1%$193,6293.3%$21,569
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1,4591.3%$16,4890.3%$11,302
  Construction4,4604.0%$284,5754.8%$63,806
  Health Care, Social Serv.12,51611.2%$827,46314.0%$66,112
  Information9820.9%$55,6150.9%$56,634
  Manufacturing15,88514.3%$1,338,81222.7%$84,282
  Professional, Tech. Serv.4,8624.4%$247,0994.2%$50,823
  Retail Trade10,6819.6%$314,4295.3%$29,438
  Trans., Warehousing2,6712.4%$139,2092.4%$52,119
  Wholesale Trade2,1061.9%$149,1202.5%$70,807
  Other Private (not above)20,799*18.7%*$763,759*12.9%*$36,721*
Government24,69522.2%$1,574,58526.7%$63,761

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%
Dayton1,6600.9%
Lafayette72,16837.4%
Otterbein4030.2%*
Shadeland1,8861.0%
West Lafayette48,30825.0%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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