Purdue University CDP, IN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Purdue University CDP, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Purdue University Census Designated Place had a population of 12,327 as of July 1, 2016. Purdue University CDP ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Purdue University CDP is located at latitude 40.4291 and longitude -86.9235 in Tippecanoe County. The formal boundaries for the Purdue University Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

The Purdue University Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583465) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Purdue University Census Designated Place is located within Township of Wabash, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tippecanoe County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Purdue University CDP population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Purdue University CDP, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 12,327
Population in Households 2,949
Population in Familes 1,351
Population in Group Qrtrs 9,378
Population Density1 9,506
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 1,309
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 509
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,419 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3 ( 0.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,306 (92.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 110 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $0
Average Home Value $0


Median Household Income $17,661
Average Household Income $25,211
Per Capita Income $6,639
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.19% 0.23%
Households 0.64% 0.93%
Families 0.58% 0.93%
Median Household Income   0.1%
Per Capita Income   0.41%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Purdue University CDP, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Purdue University CDP to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 69 90th
Population Density1 # 1 100th
Diversity Index2 # 27 96th
Median Household Income # 679 0th
Per Capita Income # 680 0th

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