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Time Zone: Tippecanoe County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Lafayette is the Seat for Tippecanoe County.

Tippecanoe County was founded January 20, 1826.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Tippecanoe had a population of 167,964 people. This is an increase of 12.76% since the last Census (which gave a population of 148,955 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Tippecanoe represented 2.45% of the total population of Indiana, making it the state's 8th most populous county (out of 92 counties).

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

YearPopulationChange
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% 
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2000148,955The Last Census

More information can be found on the Tippecanoe County Census Page for Tippecanoe County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Tippecanoe County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Tippecanoe County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Lafayette   65,70456,39716.5% increase  
West Lafayette   31,53028,7789.56% increase  
Shadeland   1,8551,68210.29% increase  
Battle Ground   1,4241,3237.63% increase  
Dayton   1,2311,1209.91% increase  

Websites for Tippecanoe County

Official Website:   www.co.tippecanoe.in.us/

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<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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