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 12,365 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Purdue University CDP, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 12,365
Daytime Population: Workers 18,324
Daytime Population: Residents 9,117
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 27,441
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.22
Population in Households 2,989
Population in Familes 1,374
Population in Group Qrtrs 9,376
Population Density2 9,536
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $17,847
Average Household Income $25,201
Per Capita Income $6,645


Total Housing Units 1,434 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3 ( 0.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,320 (92.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 111 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $0
Average Home Value $0


Total Households 1,323
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 515
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.2% 0.24%
Households 0.7% 0.92%
Families 0.66% 0.95%
Median Household Income   -0.19%
Per Capita Income   0.56%

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, 2017 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 # 70 90th
Population Density # 1 100th
Diversity Index # 27 96th
Median Household Income # 679 0th
Per Capita Income # 680 0th

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