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The Town of Shadeland had a population of 1,741 as of July 1, 2021. Shadeland ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Shadeland is located at latitude 40.3736 and longitude -86.9489 in Tippecanoe County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Shadeland encompass a land area of 27.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0.23 sq. miles. Tippecanoe County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 620 feet.

The Town of Shadeland has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Shadeland is located within Township of Union, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tippecanoe County.

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Shadeland, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 1,741 (100%)
Population in Households 1,741 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,491 (85.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 64
Diversity Index2 19


Median Household Income $69,488
Average Household Income $81,748
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $31,614
Wealth Index5 85


Total HU (Housing Units) 734 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 548 (74.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 126 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $250,269
Average Home Value $284,699
Housing Affordability Index3 162


Total Households 674
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 511
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.7% 0.75%
Households 0.8% 0.82%
Families 0.63% 0.77%
Median Household Income   2.7%
Per Capita Income   3.0%
Owner Occupied HU   1.0%

Shadeland, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shadeland to the other 679 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 248 64th
Population Density # 675 1st
Median Household Income # 130 81st
Housing Affordability Index # 89 13th
Per Capita Income # 151 78th
Diversity Index # 194 72nd

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