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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 (2016 population: 71,782)

Population per Square Mile: 376.27

Square Miles: 499.80

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)172,80382.7%6,484,136
Today (2016)188,05972.8%6,633,053
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*190,53072.8%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today8.8%4 2.3%

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

Components of Population Change, 2015-2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-53085 -12,135
Net International Migration1,7162 11,052
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)1,21855.4%22,358

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2016NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)11,61676.2%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)27,6771114.7%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)45,093224.0%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)46,532824.7%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)36,9951119.7%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)20,1461210.7%14.9%
Median Age28.0  Median Age = 37.6

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone69260.4%0.4%
Asian Alone15,39438.2%2.2%
Black Alone9,958115.3%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone10880.1%0.1%
White158,045784.0%85.6%
Two or More Race Groups3,86282.1%2.0%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic172,599791.8%93.2%
Hispanic15,46078.2%6.8%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2015 (Includes detail not shown below)67,7568100.0%100.0%
Married With Children12,0301017.8%19.2%
Married Without Children16,5401124.4%30.0%
Single Parents5,59488.3%9.8%
Living Alone20,518730.3%28.0%

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 2016 (estimate)75,1248100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2015 (includes vacant units)70,5358100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
35,7661150.7%61.9%
Median Value (2015)$135,20020  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
31,990545.4%27.8%
Median Rent (2015)$6619  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 24,735112.2%1,110,866
Public23,530102.2%1,048,879
Adults (25+ in 2015 ACS)99,327102.3%4,316,273
with High School diploma or higher90.3%13 87.8%
with B.A. or higher degree35.2%4 24.1%

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 2016$35,8047383.1%43,097
Median Household Income in 201550,1704299.3%$50,510
Poverty Rate in 201518.9%6131.3%14.4%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1817.8%5487.3%20.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 2016133131.8%7,519
Food Stamp Recipients in 201614,693112.0%722,928
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/201710,22982.1%495,330

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, 20152,38872.8%84,008
Births to Teens, 201512192.1%5,876
Deaths, 20151,186141.9%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force95,08572.9%3,326,893
Employed91,28572.9%3,179,806
Unemployed3,80082.6%147,087
Annual Unemployment Rate4.06390.9%4.4
October 2017 Unemployment Rate3.06188.2%3.4

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2016 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work110,442100.0%$5,723,012100.0%$51,819
Wage and Salary94,29385.4%$4,169,97172.9%$44,224
Farm Proprietors5950.5%$12,4800.2%$20,975
Nonfarm Proprietors15,55414.1%$412,1567.2%$26,498
Farm7940.7%$20,6000.4%$25,945
Nonfarm109,64899.3%$5,702,41299.6%$52,007
Private85,00677.0%$4,160,39772.7%$48,942
  Accommodation, Food Serv.8,9738.1%$190,0733.3%$21,183
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1,3631.2%$13,7800.2%$10,110
  Construction4,3634.0%$264,9714.6%$60,731
  Health Care, Social Serv.12,20111.0%$772,04113.5%$63,277
  Information1,0160.9%$52,7850.9%$51,954
  Manufacturing15,67914.2%$1,318,89823.0%$84,119
  Professional, Tech. Serv.4,8884.4%$240,0054.2%$49,101
  Retail Trade11,02110.0%$305,4135.3%$27,712
  Trans., Warehousing2,5492.3%$135,3142.4%$53,085
  Wholesale Trade2,1822.0%$145,8222.5%$66,830
  Other Private (not above)20,408*18.5%*$714,132*12.5%*$34,993*
Government24,64222.3%$1,542,01526.9%$62,577

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, 2016UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed561100.0%100.0%$111,744$3,875,847
Single-Family42976.5%75.2%$97,362$3,417,822
2-Family264.6%3.1%4,680$64,063
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$21,320
5+ Family10618.9%20.9%$9,702$372,642

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 2016
Percent of County
Battle Ground1,9221.0%
Clarks Hill6940.4%
Dayton1,6180.9%
Lafayette71,78238.2%
Otterbein3990.2%*
Shadeland1,8241.0%
West Lafayette45,87224.4%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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