Shadeland, Indiana

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Shadeland is a town in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, United States. The population was 1,682 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Lafayette, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Shadeland is located at 40°22′24″N 86°56′57″W / 40.37333°N 86.94917°W / 40.37333; -86.94917 (40.373210, -86.949180) and has an elevation of approximately 620 feet. Indiana State Road 25 passes east and west through town.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 27.4 square miles (70.9 km²), of which, 27.1 square miles (70.3 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it (0.84%) is water. The town is coextensive with Union Township in Tippecanoe County. The township chose to incorporate in order to prevent partial or total annexation by neighboring Lafayette, Indiana.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,682 people, 602 households, and 471 families residing in the town. The population density was 62.0 people per square mile (23.9/km²). There were 676 housing units at an average density of 24.9/sq mi (9.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.44% White, 0.30% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.77% Asian, 0.71% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.97% of the population.

There were 602 households out of which 36.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.4% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.6% were non-families. 16.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 28.7% from 45 to 64, and 8.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 107.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.4 males.

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