Tippecanoe County, IN

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Population

186,081

1.46% growth

Median Age

28.1


Median Household Income

$50,486

6.5% growth

Poverty Rate

20.9%


Number of Employees

91,869

3.48% growth

Median Property Value

$144,300

3.44% growth

About

In 2017, Tippecanoe County, IN had a population of 186k people with a median age of 28.1 and a median household income of $50,486. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Tippecanoe County, IN grew from 183,397 to 186,081, a 1.46% increase and its median household income grew from $47,406 to $50,486, a 6.5% increase.

The population of Tippecanoe County, IN is 77% White Alone, 8.13% Hispanic or Latino, and 7.98% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Tippecanoe County, IN speak a non-English language, and 91.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Tippecanoe County, IN are Purdue University-Main Campus (10,791 degrees awarded in 2016), Saint Elizabeth School of Nursing (52 degrees), and Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Lafayette (45 degrees).

The median property value in Tippecanoe County, IN is $144,300, and the homeownership rate is 54.2%. Most people in Tippecanoe County, IN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Tippecanoe County, IN is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Tippecanoe County, IN employs 91.9k people. The largest industries in Tippecanoe County, IN are Educational Services (19,727 people), Manufacturing (15,289 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (11,151 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,705), Utilities ($49,023), and Manufacturing ($43,569).

Median household income in Tippecanoe County, IN is $50,486. Males in Tippecanoe County, IN have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,677. The income inequality in Tippecanoe County, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,486

2017 value

± $996

6.5%

1 Year Growth

± 3.54%

Households in Tippecanoe County, IN have a median annual income of $50,486, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $47,406 in 2016, which represents a 6.5% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,508

Average Male Salary

± $1,197

$42,677

Average Female Salary

± $917

In 2017, full-time male employees in Indiana made 1.39 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $60,595 ± $7,828

  2. White

    $45,279 ± $744

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $41,920 ± $17,388

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Indiana workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.34 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Tippecanoe County, IN is from Indiana.

0.456

2017 Wage GINI

0.457

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Indiana was 0.456 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0682% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Indiana was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Indiana in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 51.02

  2. Census Tract 108

  3. Census Tract 101

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Tippecanoe County, IN was Census Tract 51.02 with a value of $98,100, followed by Census Tract 108 and Census Tract 101, with respective values of $80,238 and $77,341.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Tippecanoe County, IN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Tippecanoe County, IN (35.6k out of 170k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    24,728 ± 1,231

  2. Asian

    5,312 ± 461

  3. Black

    3,987 ± 517

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Tippecanoe County, IN is White, followed by Asian and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

91.9k

2017 Value

± 2,273

3.48%

1 Year growth

± 3.41%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Tippecanoe County, IN grew at a rate of 3.48%, from 88.8k employees to 91.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Tippecanoe County, IN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,777 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (10,249 people), and Production Occupations (8,564 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Tippecanoe County, IN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Tippecanoe County, IN, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,777 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (10,249 people), and Production Occupations (8,564 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Tippecanoe County, IN has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.38 times higher than expected), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.84 times), and Production Occupations (1.61 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Tippecanoe County, IN, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($60,500), Management Occupations ($59,517), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($58,462).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

91.9k

2017 Value

± 2,273

3.48%

1 Year growth

± 3.41%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Tippecanoe County, IN grew at a rate of 3.48%, from 88.8k employees to 91.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Tippecanoe County, IN, are Educational Services (19,727 people), Manufacturing (15,289 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (11,151 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Tippecanoe County, IN, though some of these residents may live in Tippecanoe County, IN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Tippecanoe County, IN, by number of employees, are Educational Services (19,727 people), Manufacturing (15,289 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (11,151 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Tippecanoe County, IN has an unusually high number of Educational Services (2.32 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.64 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.13 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Tippecanoe County, IN, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,705), Utilities ($49,023), and Manufacturing ($43,569).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Indiana to other states, or from other states to Indiana.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $69.1B

  2. $42.9B

  3. $39.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Indiana product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $69.1B, followed by Base metals ($42.9B) and Mixed freight ($39.9B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Indiana products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$446B

2015 Value

$698B

Projected 2045 Value

56.6% growth

In 2015, total outbound Indiana trade was $446B. This is expected to increase 56.6% to $698B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Indiana trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Indiana to other states, or from other states to Indiana.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $39.9B

  2. $32.7B

  3. $31.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Indiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $39.9B, followed by Michigan with $32.7B and Illinois and $31.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Indiana shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

90% of the population of Tippecanoe County, IN has health coverage, with 56.9% on employee plans, 10.8% on Medicaid, 8.41% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 1.06% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Tippecanoe County, IN was $8,300 in 2014. This is a 4.76% increase from the previous year ($7,923).

Primary care physicians in Tippecanoe County, IN see 1408 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.51% increase from the previous year (1387 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2162 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 790 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Jay County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.4%). Additionally, Grant County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,408 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Tippecanoe County, IN see an average of 1,408 patients per year. This represents a 1.51% increase from the previous year (1,387 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Tippecanoe County, IN in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,300

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,078

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,285

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,714

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Indiana (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.76%, from $7,923 to $8,300.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.99%

Uninsured

56.9%

Employer Coverage

10.8%

Medicaid

8.41%

Medicare

12.8%

Non-Group

1.06%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Tippecanoe County, IN declined by 7.65% from 10.8% to 9.99%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Tippecanoe County, IN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.4% prevalence

  2. 15.1% prevalence

  3. 15% prevalence

Jay County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Indiana, at 15.4%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Indiana by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Tippecanoe County, IN is home to a population of 186k people, from which 91.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 11.3% of Tippecanoe County, IN residents were born outside of the country (21.1k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Tippecanoe County, IN is composed of 143k White Alone residents (77%), 15.1k Hispanic or Latino residents (8.13%), 14.8k Asian Alone residents (7.98%), 8.68k Black or African American Alone residents (4.66%), 3.66k Two or More Races residents (1.97%), 252 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.135%), 145 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0779%), and 64 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0344%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Tippecanoe County, IN are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

28

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

30

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Tippecanoe County, IN was 28.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 28, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 30. But people in Tippecanoe County, IN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Tippecanoe County, IN residents was 28.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

11.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

21.1k people

11%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

20.2k people

As of 2017, 11.3% of Tippecanoe County, IN residents (21.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Tippecanoe County, IN was 11%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    106,451 ± 7,946 people

  2. India

    28,953 ± 4,168 people

  3. China

    22,599 ± 3,684 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Indiana was Mexico, the natal country of 106,451 Indiana residents, followed by India with 28,953 and China with 22,599.

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Citizenship

91.1%

2017 Citizenship

91.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 91.1% of Tippecanoe County, IN residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Tippecanoe County, IN was 91.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    143k ± 133

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    15.1k ± 1.32k

  3. Asian Alone

    14.8k ± 295

In 2017, there were 9.47 times more White Alone residents (143k people) in Tippecanoe County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.1k Hispanic or Latino and 14.8k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Tippecanoe County, IN as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Tippecanoe County, IN citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Tippecanoe County, IN was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Tippecanoe County, IN are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,663 ± 289

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,496 ± 320

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    854 ± 213

Tippecanoe County, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.78 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Tippecanoe County, IN awarded 10,888 degrees. The student population of Tippecanoe County, IN is skewed towards men, with 24,108 male students and 17,768 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Tippecanoe County, IN are White (6,646 and 80.5%), followed by Asian (495 and 5.99%), Hispanic or Latino (415 and 5.02%), and Black or African American (323 and 3.91%).

The largest universities in Tippecanoe County, IN by number of degrees awarded are Purdue University-Main Campus (10,791 and 99.1%), Saint Elizabeth School of Nursing (52 and 0.478%), and Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Lafayette (45 and 0.413%).

The most popular majors in Tippecanoe County, IN are General Business Administration & Management (1,302 and 12%), Mechanical Engineering (517 and 4.75%), and Electrical & Electronics Engineering (387 and 3.55%).

The median tuition costs in Tippecanoe County, IN are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $9,208 and $28,010 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Tippecanoe County, IN was General Business Administration & Management with 623 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Tippecanoe County, IN according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 10,791 degrees awarded

  2. 52 degrees awarded

  3. 45 degrees awarded

$9,208

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Tippecanoe County, IN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Purdue University-Main Campus with 10,791 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

6,014

Degrees Awarded to Men

4,874

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 6,014 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Tippecanoe County, IN, which is 1.23 times more than the 4,874 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Tippecanoe County, IN by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    6,646 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    495 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    415 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Tippecanoe County, IN were to White students. These 6,646 degrees mean that there were 13.4 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 495 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Tippecanoe County, IN was $144,300 in 2017, which is 0.663 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $139,500 to $144,300, a 3.44% increase. The homeownership rate in Tippecanoe County, IN is 54.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Tippecanoe County, IN have an average commute time of 17.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Tippecanoe County, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$50,486

Median Household Income

± $996

68.8k

Number of Households

± 1,865

In 2017, the median household income of the 68.8k households in Tippecanoe County, IN grew to $50,486 from the previous year's value of $47,406.

The following chart displays the households in Tippecanoe County, IN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$144,300

2017 Median

± $3,039

$139,500

2016 Median

± $3,148

In 2017, the median property value in Tippecanoe County, IN grew to to $144,300 from the previous year's value of $139,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Tippecanoe County, IN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Tippecanoe County, IN the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Tippecanoe County, IN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Tippecanoe County, IN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

54.2%

2017 Homeownership

53.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 54.2% of the housing units in Tippecanoe County, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 53.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Tippecanoe County, IN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Tippecanoe County, IN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Tippecanoe County, IN have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

17.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Tippecanoe County, IN have a shorter commute time (17.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.932% of the workforce in Tippecanoe County, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74.1%

  2. Carpooled

    10.6%

  3. Walked

    6.75%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Tippecanoe County, IN was Drove Alone (74.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.6%) and those who Walked (6.75%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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