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The 2000 Census showed that Tippecanoe County had a population of 148,955 people. This represented 2.45% of the total population of Indiana, making it the state's 8th most populous county (out of 92 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Tippecanoe had a population of 167,964 people. This is an increase of 12.76% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010172,780+15.99%+2.87% since 2009
2009167,964+12.76%+1.62% since 2008
2008165,284+10.96%+1.48% since 2007
2007162,867+9.34%+1.71% since 2006
2006160,123+7.5%+2.38% since 2005
2005156,397+5%+1.62% since 2004
2004153,897+3.32%+0.88% since 2003
2003152,553+2.42%+0.72% since 2002
2002151,468+1.69%+0.55% since 2001
2001150,643+1.13%+1.13% since 2000
2000148,955The Last Census

Tippecanoe County had 58,343 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Tippecanoe County has a total area<3> of 503 square miles [1,302 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (3.28 square miles [8.49 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Tippecanoe County had a population density of 298 people per square mile [115.1 people/km²], making it the state's 13th most densely populated county (out of 92 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Tippecanoe County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Tippecanoe and the state of Indiana.

Click here for the Tippecanoe County QuickFact (QF-18157).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Tippecanoe County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
West LafayetteQF-188286231,53028,7789.56%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Tippecanoe County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
BentonQF-18007   NW8,6139,421-8.58%
CarrollQF-18015   NE19,75220,165-2.05%
ClintonQF-18023   E34,36733,8661.48%
FountainQF-18045   SW16,85217,954-6.14%
MontgomeryQF-18107   S37,86237,6290.62%
WarrenQF-18171   W8,4918,4190.86%
WhiteQF-18181   N23,45225,267-7.18%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Tippecanoe. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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