Purdue University CDP, IN Profile: Facts & Data


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Purdue University CDP, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Purdue University Census Designated Place had a population of 12,359 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Purdue University CDP, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 12,359
Population in Households 2,991
Population in Familes 1,354
Population in Group Qrtrs 9,368
Population Density2 9,531
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $19,436
Average Household Income $26,262
Per Capita Income $6,765


Total Housing Units 1,437 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4 ( 0.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,322 (92.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 111 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $0
Average Home Value $0


Total Households 1,326
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 514
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.17% 0.22%
Households 0.64% 0.83%
Families 0.56% 0.84%
Median Household Income   2.43%
Per Capita Income   1.21%

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, 2018 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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