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Wabash is a township in Tippecanoe County, in the Lafayette metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named Wabash. For links to other places called Wabash, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Wabash is 40.472N. The longitude is -86.954W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 659 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 51,261.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Wabash demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Tippecanoe County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 47906 ZIP code.
25% of Wabash residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wabash ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wabash was $16,811, compared with $21,587 nationally.
61% of Wabash residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Wabash, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $519. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,169.
Tippecanoe County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wabash political report.
The average commute time for Wabash workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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