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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, 2015NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)11,21386.0%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)27,2261114.7%17.5%
College Age (18 to 24)44,866224.1%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)45,983824.7%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)37,0371119.9%26.2%
Seniors (65 and older)19,5011210.5%14.6%
Median Age28.1  Median Age = 37.5

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2015NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone69960.4%0.4%
Asian Alone14,34637.7%2.1%
Black Alone9,540115.1%9.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone11280.1%0.1%
White157,357784.7%85.8%
Two or More Race Groups3,77282.0%1.9%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic170,720891.9%93.3%
Hispanic15,10678.1%6.7%

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 2015$34,7257682.8%41,940
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
April 2017 Unemployment Rate2.27481.5%2.7

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2015 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work109,013100.0%$5,499,341100.0%$50,447
Wage and Salary92,91385.2%$4,018,17473.1%$43,247
Farm Proprietors5950.5%$-16,326-0.3%$-27,439
Nonfarm Proprietors15,50514.2%$435,8907.9%$28,113
Farm7920.7%$-7,938-0.1%$-10,023
Nonfarm108,22199.3%$5,507,279100.1%$50,889
Private83,60476.7%$4,022,85773.2%$48,118
  Accommodation, Food Serv.8,7118.0%$182,5483.3%$20,956
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1,3071.2%$17,4610.3%$13,360
  Construction4,3344.0%$258,0714.7%$59,546
  Health Care, Social Serv.11,87810.9%$732,89813.3%$61,702
  Information1,0040.9%$49,9670.9%$49,768
  Manufacturing14,97813.7%$1,258,67722.9%$84,035
  Professional, Tech. Serv.4,8264.4%$234,6634.3%$48,625
  Retail Trade11,07210.2%$296,4015.4%$26,770
  Trans., Warehousing2,4922.3%$131,5312.4%$52,781
  Wholesale Trade2,0831.9%$136,1672.5%$65,371
  Other Private (not above)20,540*18.8%*$715,780*13.0%*$34,848*
Government24,61722.6%$1,484,42227.0%$60,301

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, 2015UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed430100.0%100.0%$94,026$3,737,044
Single-Family40694.4%68.4%$89,706$2,929,210
2-Family245.6%2.8%4,320$54,124
3- and 4-Family00.0%1.6%$0$31,656
5+ Family00.0%27.2%$0$722,054

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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