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Encyclopedia > Tippecanoe County, Indiana
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Tippecanoe County is a county located in the state of Indiana. As of 2000, the population is 148,955. The county's county seat is Lafayette, Indiana6.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,303 km˛ (503 mi˛). 1,294 km˛ (500 mi˛) of it is land and 8 km˛ (3 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 0.65% water.


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 148,955 people, 55,226 households, and 32,417 families residing in the county. The population density is 115/km˛ (298/mi˛). There are 58,343 housing units at an average density of 45/km˛ (117/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 88.86% White, 2.52% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 4.46% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.48% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. 5.26% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.


There are 55,226 households out of which 28.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.90% are married couples living together, 8.30% have a female householder with no husband present, and 41.30% are non-families. 28.00% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.40% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.42 and the average family size is 3.01.


In the county the population is spread out with 20.90% under the age of 18, 25.40% from 18 to 24, 27.10% from 25 to 44, 17.40% from 45 to 64, and 9.10% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 27 years. For every 100 females there are 105.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 105.10 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $38,652, and the median income for a family is $51,791. Males have a median income of $37,606 versus $25,142 for females. The per capita income for the county is $19,375. 15.40% of the population and 7.30% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 12.10% of those under the age of 18 and 4.30% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


Cities and towns

  • Battle Ground
  • Clarks Hill
  • Dayton
  • Lafayette
  • Shadeland
  • West Lafayette

External links

  • Tippecanoe County official website (http://www.county.tippecanoe.in.us/)
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Tippecanoe County, Indiana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (469 words)
Tippecanoe County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana.
In the county the population was spread out with 20.90% under the age of 18, 25.40% from 18 to 24, 27.10% from 25 to 44, 17.40% from 45 to 64, and 9.10% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county was $38,652, and the median income for a family was $51,791.
Tippecanoe: Definition and Much More from Answers.com (1179 words)
The Battle of Tippecanoe was fought between United States forces led by Governor William Henry Harrison of the Indiana Territory and forces of Tecumseh's growing American Indian confederation.
The battle took place outside Prophetstown, near present-day Battle Ground, Indiana, and was part of what is sometimes known as Tecumseh's War, which continued into the War of 1812.
The Battle of Tippecanoe was a crushing blow to Tecumseh's dream of a unified Indian confederacy.
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