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Shadeland, Indiana
The old church building along State Road 25 in Shadeland
The old church building along State Road 25 in Shadeland
Location of Shadeland in Tippecanoe County, Indiana.
Location of Shadeland in Tippecanoe County, Indiana.
Country United States
State Indiana
County Tippecanoe
Townships Union
 • Total 27.33 sq mi (70.79 km2)
 • Land 27.11 sq mi (70.21 km2)
 • Water 0.23 sq mi (0.58 km2)
620 ft (189 m)
 • Total 1,757
 • Density 64.81/sq mi (25.02/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-68868
GNIS feature ID 443237

Shadeland is a town in Union Township, Tippecanoe County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 1,610 at the 2010 census.

It is part of the Lafayette, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area.


A post office was established at Shadeland in 1887, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1915.

Farmers Institute and Stidham United Methodist Church are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


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.

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. According to the 2010 census, Shadeland has a total area of 27.332 square miles (70.79 km2), of which 27.1 square miles (70.19 km2) (or 99.15%) is land and 0.232 square miles (0.60 km2) (or 0.85%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 1,674
2000 1,682 0.5%
2010 1,610 −4.3%
2020 1,757 9.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
Farmers Institute
The Farmers Institute in Shadeland is listed on the National Register of Historic Places

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,610 people, 616 households, and 476 families living in the town. The population density was 59.4 inhabitants per square mile (22.9/km2). There were 675 housing units at an average density of 24.9 per square mile (9.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.0% White, 0.4% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.4% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.3% of the population.

There were 616 households, of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.2% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 22.7% were non-families. 17.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 2.94.

The median age in the town was 43.2 years. 21.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.2% were from 25 to 44; 33.9% were from 45 to 64; and 13.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.

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