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Tippecanoe County, Indiana (IN)

County population in 2014: 183,074 (85% urban, 15% rural); it was 148,955 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 27,198
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 8,817
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 30,882
Renter-occupied apartments: 29,517 (it was 24,344 in 2000)
% of renters here:

44%
State:

30%

Land area: 500 sq. mi.

Water area: 3.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 366 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Tippecanoe County: 89.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (27.1%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (14.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 15%
  • Unpaid family work: 4%
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Races in Tippecanoe County, Indiana:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (80.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (7.5%)
  • Asian alone (6.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (3.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.7%)
Median resident age:  27.0 years
Indiana median age:  37.0 years
Males: 93,285  (51.0%)
Females: 89,789  (49.0%)
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Tippecanoe County,IN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Tippecanoe County:

2.0 people
Indiana:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $50,224 ($38,652 in 1999)

This county:

$50,224
Indiana:

$50,532

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $669 (lower quartile is $553, upper quartile is $837)
This county:

$669
State:

$603


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $144,100 (it was $110,100 in 2000)
Tippecanoe:

$144,100
Indiana:

$131,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $96,600 - $222,800
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,114
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $393

Institutionalized population: 1,778

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 9
  • Assaults: 11
  • Burglaries: 273
  • Thefts: 510
  • Auto thefts: 61

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 11
  • Robberies: 4
  • Assaults: 12
  • Burglaries: 309
  • Thefts: 529
  • Auto thefts: 60
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 769 buildings, average cost: $121,600
  • 2001: 835 buildings, average cost: $125,500
  • 2002: 851 buildings, average cost: $138,300
  • 2003: 883 buildings, average cost: $144,800
  • 2004: 1188 buildings, average cost: $156,500
  • 2005: 908 buildings, average cost: $159,000
  • 2006: 654 buildings, average cost: $169,500
  • 2007: 569 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2008: 468 buildings, average cost: $174,900
  • 2009: 409 buildings, average cost: $184,500
  • 2010: 407 buildings, average cost: $185,000
  • 2011: 691 buildings, average cost: $178,400
  • 2012: 508 buildings, average cost: $193,300
  • 2013: 466 buildings, average cost: $202,100
  • 2014: 570 buildings, average cost: $200,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,072 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,052 (0.7%)

Tippecanoe County household income distribution in 2009 Tippecanoe County home values distribution Tippecanoe County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 20.1%
(15.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 48.7% for Black residents, 29.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.0% for American Indian residents, 14.2% for other race residents, 24.0% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 20.1%
Tippecanoe County:

20.1%
Indiana:

14.5%
(15.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.3% for Black residents, 27.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.0% for American Indian residents, 13.4% for other race residents, 23.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 28 years old
(Males: 26 years old, Females: 29 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 31 years old, Black residents: 24 years old, American Indian residents: 36 years old, Asian residents: 22 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

Area name: Lafayette, IN HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Tippecanoe County is $550 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $676 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $880 a month.

Cities in this county include: Lafayette, West Lafayette, Purdue University, Shadeland, Battle Ground, Otterbein, Dayton, Clarks Hill, West Point, Stockwell.

Tippecanoe County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2012 air pollution in Tippecanoe County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 12.4 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Above U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Boulder County, Colorado , Gage County, Nebraska , Lehigh County, Pennsylvania , Grundy County, Missouri , Pawnee County, Nebraska , Putnam County, Missouri .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.6%
Indiana:

4.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 36,162
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 33.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 12,167 (20% naturalized citizens)

Tippecanoe County:

8.2%
Whole state:

3.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 6,412
  • 1990 to 1994: 2,049
  • 1985 to 1989: 1,354
  • 1980 to 1984: 623
  • 1975 to 1979: 615
  • 1970 to 1974: 326
  • 1970 to 1974: 184
  • 1965 to 1969: 604
Note: State values scaled to Tippecanoe County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 92.3%

Tippecanoe County marital status for males Tippecanoe County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 34,214
  • One, attached: 1,416
  • Two: 2,649
  • 3 or 4: 3,215
  • 5 to 9: 4,155
  • 10 to 19: 5,213
  • 20 or more: 4,897
  • Mobile homes: 2,568
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 16

Housing units in Tippecanoe County with a mortgage: 20,093 (2,458 second mortgage, 3,343 home equity loan, 77 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,895

Here:

74.5% with mortgage
State:

70.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Tippecanoe County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic20,0116
Evangelical Protestant19,71079
Mainline Protestant13,49936
Other2,99616
Orthodox1351
Black Protestant1191
None116,310-
Tippecanoe County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 21
Tippecanoe County:

1.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Here:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 11
This county:

0.68 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Tippecanoe County:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 120
This county:

7.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Tippecanoe County:

6.9%
Indiana:

9.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Tippecanoe County:

27.6%
State:

29.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.2%
State:

14.3%

Agriculture in Tippecanoe County:

Average size of farms: 313 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $110,791
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $314.09
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 7.39%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 21.77%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $91,496
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 88.11%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $111,868
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.54%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.55
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 6.45%
Corn for grain: 92774 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 4426 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 90405 harvested acres
Vegetables: 450 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 62 acres

Earthquake activity:

Tippecanoe County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 145.7 miles away from Tippecanoe County center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 122.2 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 174.3 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 219.0 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 143.3 miles away from Tippecanoe County center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 141.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Indiana Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 30, 2008 to June 27, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1766: June 08, 2008, FEMA Id: 1766, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Indiana Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 07, 2008 to March 14, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1740: January 30, 2008, FEMA Id: 1740, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Indiana Snow, Incident Period: February 12, 2007 to February 14, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3274: March 12, 2007, FEMA Id: 3274, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Indiana Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3238: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3238, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Indiana Severe Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 01, 2005 to February 11, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1573: January 21, 2005, FEMA Id: 1573, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Indiana Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2004 to June 25, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1520: June 03, 2004, FEMA Id: 1520, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Indiana Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: July 04, 2003 to August 06, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1476: July 11, 2003, FEMA Id: 1476, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Indiana Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 01, 1999 to January 15, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3135: January 15, 1999, FEMA Id: 3135, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Indiana Ice Storm, Severe Storm, Incident Period: March 12, 1991 to March 15, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-899: March 29, 1991, FEMA Id: 899, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Storm
  • Indiana Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: December 28, 1990 to January 22, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-891: January 05, 1991, FEMA Id: 891, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Tippecanoe County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (29%)
  • India (9%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (9%)
  • Korea (7%)
  • Taiwan (5%)
  • Japan (3%)
  • Indonesia (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Tippecanoe County (%):

  • German (25%)
  • United States or American (14%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • English (9%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Polish (3%)
  • Dutch (3%)

Tippecanoe County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 56,712 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 7,315 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,069 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 4 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 16 (0%)
  • Railroad: 4 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 8 (0%)
  • Taxi: 6 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 89 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 677 (1%)
  • Walked: 4,999 (7%)
  • Other means: 389 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 2,057 (3%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Tippecanoe County, Indiana in 2000:

  • 13,288 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,141 people in nursing homes
  • 362 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 107 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 100 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 63 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 22 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 19 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 13 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 8 people in religious group quarters
  • 3 people in other nonhousehold living situations

People in group quarters in Tippecanoe County, Indiana in 2010:

  • 12,162 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,065 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 493 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 197 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 165 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 132 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 110 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 64 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 43 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 24 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 8 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $55,768.

7.48% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,086 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.48%
Indiana average:

5.59%


0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($216 average AGI)
Tippecanoe County:

0.05%
Indiana average:

0.02%

4.10% relocated from other counties in Indiana ($17,512 average AGI)
3.33% relocated from other states ($16,358 average AGI)
Tippecanoe County:

3.33%
Indiana average:

2.09%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Marion County, IN  0.40% ($31,888 average AGI)
from Clinton County, IN  0.37% ($30,879)
from White County, IN  0.35% ($29,800)
from Cook County, IL  0.29% ($27,582)
from Carroll County, IN  0.28% ($34,888)
from Lake County, IN  0.23% ($24,290)
from Benton County, IN  0.20% ($37,431)


7.97% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,224 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.97%
Indiana average:

5.83%


0.15% of residents moved to foreign countries ($353 average AGI)
Tippecanoe County:

0.15%
Indiana average:

0.03%

3.68% relocated to other counties in Indiana ($14,846 average AGI)
4.14% relocated to other states ($22,026 average AGI)
Tippecanoe County:

4.14%
Indiana average:

2.32%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Marion County, IN  0.61% ($30,084 average AGI)
to Cook County, IL  0.32% ($31,267)
to Clinton County, IN  0.26% ($31,080)
to White County, IN  0.24% ($34,741)
to Carroll County, IN  0.24% ($30,849)
to Hamilton County, IN  0.22% ($45,024)
to Benton County, IN  0.21% ($29,512)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.2
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.0

Births per 1000 population in Tippecanoe County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 6.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Tippecanoe County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Tippecanoe County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Tippecanoe County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Tippecanoe County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 17,339 (14,523 aged, 2,816 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 3,132 (8%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Tippecanoe County, Indiana in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,128)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,060)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,038)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (803)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (607)
  • Unspecified dementia (549)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (541)
  • Cardiac arrhythmia, unspecified (410)
  • Congestive heart failure (360)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (331)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.66
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 12,024
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 289
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 46,101

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,328
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 643
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 38
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 95

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 27.0. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 93.1. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 39.1
  • Suffocation - 24.2
  • Poisoning - 20.5
  • Other - 9.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 158,317
  • In family households: 115,358 (26,489 male householders, 10,514 female householders)
    27,781 spouses, 40,842 children (37,619 natural, 991 adopted, 2,232 stepchildren), 2,176 grandchildren, 1,279 brothers or sisters, 848 parents, 1,182 other relatives, 3,597 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 42,959 (14,726 male householders (9,165 living alone)), 13,803 female householders (9,959 living alone)), 14,430 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 14,463 (1,778 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 16,353 2-persons, 8,371 3-persons, 6,995 4-persons, 3,296 5-persons, 1,314 6-persons, 674 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 19,124 1-person, 5,921 2-persons, 2,127 3-persons, 1,237 4-persons, 78 5-persons, 28 6-persons, 14 7-or-more-persons.

22,660 married couples with children.
6,481 single-parent households (1,436 men, 5,045 women).

88.6% of residents of Tippecanoe County speak English at home.
5.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (51% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
2.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
3.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (46% speak English very well, 43% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (64% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $682,227,000 ($4,487 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $41,785,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $251,163,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $113,092,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $9,158,000
Federal grants: $239,724,000
Federal procurement contracts: $27,885,000 ($17,831,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $41,206,000 ($7,850,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,892,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $112,919,000
Federal Government insurance: $61,629,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 10,224
Here:

66 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 5,284
Here:

34 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +5,704
Here:

+37 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -5,539
Here -36 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Tippecanoe County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 13.95 millions of gallons per day (93% from ground, 7% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.8
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 352
  • 2010 to 2013: 3,010
  • 2000 to 2009: 9,591
  • 1990 to 1999: 14,812
  • 1980 to 1989: 8,212
  • 1970 to 1979: 10,197
  • 1960 to 1969: 10,042
  • 1950 to 1959: 7,693
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,402
  • 1939 or earlier: 8,492
Note: State values scaled to Tippecanoe population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Tippecanoe County, Indiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Tippecanoe County population
  • 1 room: 25
  • 2 rooms: 111
  • 3 rooms: 366
  • 4 rooms: 1,915
  • 5 rooms: 6,939
  • 6 rooms: 7,327
  • 7 rooms: 5,364
  • 8 rooms: 4,346
  • 9+ rooms: 4,489
  • 1 room: 1,413
  • 2 rooms: 3,527
  • 3 rooms: 5,556
  • 4 rooms: 6,117
  • 5 rooms: 4,151
  • 6 rooms: 2,104
  • 7 rooms: 780
  • 8 rooms: 379
  • 9+ rooms: 317
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Tippecanoe County, Indiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Tippecanoe County population
  • no bedroom: 73
  • 1 bedroom: 474
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,928
  • 3 bedrooms: 17,285
  • 4 bedrooms: 7,047
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,075
  • no bedroom: 1,774
  • 1 bedroom: 8,368
  • 2 bedrooms: 8,721
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,963
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,360
  • 5+ bedrooms: 158
Cars and other vehicles available in Tippecanoe County, Indiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Tippecanoe County population
  • no vehicle: 829
  • 1 vehicle: 8,151
  • 2 vehicles: 14,470
  • 3 vehicles: 5,431
  • 4 vehicles: 1,471
  • 5+ vehicles: 530
  • no vehicle: 3,006
  • 1 vehicle: 11,851
  • 2 vehicles: 6,712
  • 3 vehicles: 2,097
  • 4 vehicles: 539
  • 5+ vehicles: 139

40% of Tippecanoe County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 43% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 59% lived in Indiana.

Tippecanoe County:

40.3%
State average:

55.7%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 93,734
  • Northeast: 5,126
  • Midwest: 21,837
  • South: 10,148
  • West: 4,931

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $113,600


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Tippecanoe County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (75.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12.1%)
  • Electricity (9.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.8%)
  • Wood (0.6%)
  • Utility gas (48.2%)
  • Electricity (45.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,356
Here:

9.9%
Indiana:

11.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 468
Here:

7.1%
Indiana:

8.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 932
Here:

3.1%
Indiana:

23.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Tippecanoe County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:

  • Construction - General: $247,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $7,995,000
    Welfare - Other: $6,702,000
    General - Other: $6,249,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,956,000
    Regular Highways: $3,746,000
    Financial Administration: $1,634,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,444,000
    Health Services - Other: $1,276,000
    Central Staff Services: $714,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $620,000
    Parking Facilities: $93,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $565,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $2,487,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,806,000
    Regular Highways: $1,051,000
    Health - Other: $21,000
    Central Staff: $6,000
    Judicial: $3,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $19,227,000

Tippecanoe County government finances - Revenue in 2004:

  • Charges - All Other: $2,562,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $8,510,000
    Interest Earnings: $998,000
    Rents: $97,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $5,305,000
    Highways: $2,988,000
    All Other: $1,042,000
    Health & Hospitals: $73,000
  • Tax - Property: $15,864,000
    Individual Income: $5,116,000
    NEC: $749,000

Tippecanoe County government finances - Debt in 2004:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $500,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $11,070,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $10,300,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $500,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $770,000

Tippecanoe County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $31,518,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $21,810,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $876,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,611
  • Number of aged recipients: 58
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,553
  • Number of recipients under 18: 348
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,131
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 132
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 544
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 722
Tippecanoe County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Tippecanoe County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 36 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED790$117,7441,026$138,3843,662$138,048151$83,35129$1,222,517305$95,81627$60,037
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED27$110,77840$117,450195$134,25117$74,8820$018$129,94417$36,176
APPLICATIONS DENIED153$99,732121$120,9011,011$125,68978$40,3462$821,00081$102,59324$64,917
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN108$114,259129$131,659816$145,99926$69,3857$1,748,28645$90,8896$70,833
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS29$96,96621$119,619130$128,9235$42,8000$06$80,5000$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 31 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED292$159,914261$150,3223$104,6671$149,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED47$163,34081$161,6172$53,5000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED24$172,37533$157,7274$62,7500$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN12$145,00018$146,9441$43,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$102,6004$218,0000$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Tippecanoe County, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary88180.1 years
William72174.4 years
John71074.5 years
Robert66772.2 years
Charles56075.5 years
James55972.0 years
Helen38780.1 years
George37877.0 years
Dorothy32678.8 years
Ruth29681.9 years
Most common last names in Tippecanoe County, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith35676.5 years
Miller21376.8 years
Johnson18076.9 years
Brown16078.3 years
Martin15177.1 years
Davis14875.8 years
Anderson14277.8 years
Jones13275.4 years
Taylor10776.0 years
Wilson10677.1 years
Businesses in Tippecanoe County, IN
NameCountNameCount
ALDI2Kroger5
AT&T6La Quinta1
Abercrombie & Fitch1La-Z-Boy1
Ace Hardware2Lane Bryant1
Advance Auto Parts2Lane Furniture2
Aeropostale1LensCrafters1
American Eagle Outfitters1Little Caesars Pizza2
Applebee's2Long John Silver's1
Arby's4Lowe's1
Audi1Macy's1
AutoZone3Marriott3
BMW1MasterBrand Cabinets18
Barnes & Noble1Maurices1
Bath & Body Works1Mazda1
Baymont Inn1McDonald's9
Bed Bath & Beyond1Meijer1
Best Western1Men's Wearhouse1
Blockbuster1Menards2
Budget Car Rental1Motel 61
Buffalo Wild Wings2Motherhood Maternity3
Burger King6New Balance3
CVS6Nike19
Casual Male XL1Nissan1
Catherines1Office Depot1
Charlotte Russe1Old Navy1
Chick-Fil-A1Olive Garden1
Chico's1Outback1
Chipotle1Outback Steakhouse1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Pac Sun1
Cinnabon 1Panda Express2
Circle K2Panera Bread2
Clarion1Papa John's Pizza3
Cold Stone Creamery1Payless2
Comfort Inn1Penske1
Comfort Suites1PetSmart1
Cracker Barrel1Pier 1 Imports1
Curves3Pizza Hut4
DHL2Plato's Closet1
Dairy Queen5Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Days Inn1Quality1
Deb1Quiznos1
Decora Cabinetry4RadioShack3
Dennys1Red Lobster1
Discount Tire1Red Roof Inn1
Domino's Pizza1Rue211
DressBarn1SAS Shoes1
Dressbarn1SONIC Drive-In1
Econo Lodge1Sam's Club1
Express1Sears2
Famous Footwear1Shoe Carnival1
Fashion Bug1Spencer Gifts1
FedEx15Sprint Nextel2
Finish Line1Staples1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Starbucks7
Foot Locker1Steak 'n Shake2
Ford1Subaru1
GNC2Subway16
GameStop3Super 81
Gap1T-Mobile7
Goodwill3T.G.I. Driday's1
Gymboree1T.J.Maxx1
H&R Block5Taco Bell4
Hilton3Talbots1
Hobby Lobby1Target1
Holiday Inn2The Limited1
Hollister Co.1The Room Place1
Home Depot1Toyota1
Honda1Toys"R"Us2
Hot Topic1U-Haul7
Hyundai1UPS26
IHOP1Vans3
JCPenney1Verizon Wireless3
JoS. A. Bank1Victoria's Secret1
Jones New York3Volkswagen1
Journeys1Walgreens4
Justice1Walmart3
KFC4Wendy's6
Kincaid1Wet Seal1
Kmart1White Castle1
Knights Inn1YMCA1
Kohl's1

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  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"