Tippecanoe County is located in northwest Indiana. The County Seat is Lafayette and the largest city is Lafayette. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.tippecanoe.in.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 183,074 and the 2010 census population was 172,780. The land area is 499.81 square miles and there are 345.7 persons per square mile.
86.1% of the population is White, 4.7% is Black or African American, 7.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 6.8% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.9% is two or more races. 90.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 35.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $130,900, there are 66,667 households, an average of 2.43 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,691, the median household income is $44,246, and 21.6% of the persons in Tippecanoe County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 9,383. Retail sales (in $1000) were $2,079,578, and sales per capita were $12,769. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 30.5%.
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