Tippecanoe County, Indiana

county in the northwest quadrant of Indiana, United States

Tippecanoe County is a county in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of 2010, 172,780 people lived there.[1] The county seat is Lafayette.[2]

Tippecanoe County
Tippecanoe County Courthouse in Lafayette, Indiana
Tippecanoe County Courthouse in Lafayette, Indiana
Map of Indiana highlighting Tippecanoe County
Location within the U.S. state of Indiana
Map of the United States highlighting Indiana
Indiana's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 40°23′N 86°53′W / 40.39°N 86.89°W / 40.39; -86.89
Country United States
State Indiana
FoundedMarch 1, 1826
Named forKethtippecanoogi ("Place of the Succor Fish People" in Miami)
Largest cityLafayette
 • Total503.24 sq mi (1,303.4 km2)
 • Land499.81 sq mi (1,294.5 km2)
 • Water3.44 sq mi (8.9 km2)  0.68%%
 • Estimate 
 • Density381/sq mi (147/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district4th
Indiana county number 79


  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 24, 2016. Retrieved July 10, 2014.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.