Wabash Township, Tippecanoe County, Indiana

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Wabash Township
Township
Dawn skies over a West Lafayette neighborhood
Dawn skies over a West Lafayette neighborhood
Location in Tippecanoe County
Location in Tippecanoe County
Coordinates: 40°28′20″N 86°57′15″W / 40.47222°N 86.95417°W / 40.47222; -86.95417Coordinates: 40°28′20″N 86°57′15″W / 40.47222°N 86.95417°W / 40.47222; -86.95417
Country United States
State Indiana
County Tippecanoe
Government
 • Type Indiana township
 • Trustee Julia (Julie) Byers
 • Board Jared Bond
 • Board Mike Oxenrider
 • Board Dale Workman
Area
 • Total 49.1 sq mi (127 km2)
 • Land 48.65 sq mi (126.0 km2)
 • Water 0.46 sq mi (1.2 km2)  0.94%
Elevation 659 ft (201 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 59,279
 • Density 1,218.5/sq mi (470.5/km2)
ZIP codes 47906
Area code(s) 765
GNIS feature ID 0453967

Wabash Township is one of thirteen townships in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 59,279 and it contained 21,448 housing units making it the most populous township in Tippecanoe County.[1]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 49.1 square miles (127 km2), of which 48.65 square miles (126.0 km2) (or 99.08%) is land and 0.46 square miles (1.2 km2) (or 0.94%) is water.[1] Wabash Township encompasses all but a small section of the City of West Lafayette and encompasses all of Purdue University making it one of the most culturally diverse townships in the United States.

Climate data for Wabash Township, Tippecanoe County, Indiana
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 69
(21)
73
(23)
86
(30)
89
(32)
94
(34)
105
(41)
105
(41)
100
(38)
98
(37)
92
(33)
78
(26)
73
(23)
105
(41)
Average high °F (°C) 34
(1)
39
(4)
50
(10)
63
(17)
73
(23)
83
(28)
85
(29)
84
(29)
78
(26)
65
(18)
51
(11)
38
(3)
61.9
(16.6)
Average low °F (°C) 19
(−7)
23
(−5)
31
(−1)
41
(5)
51
(11)
61
(16)
64
(18)
63
(17)
55
(13)
44
(7)
34
(1)
23
(−5)
42.4
(5.8)
Record low °F (°C) −23
(−31)
−20
(−29)
−3
(−19)
7
(−14)
25
(−4)
35
(2)
43
(6)
37
(3)
29
(−2)
19
(−7)
6
(−14)
−16
(−27)
−23
(−31)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 1.86
(47.2)
1.84
(46.7)
2.67
(67.8)
3.54
(89.9)
4.19
(106.4)
4.10
(104.1)
3.97
(100.8)
3.46
(87.9)
2.66
(67.6)
2.89
(73.4)
2.97
(75.4)
2.51
(63.8)
36.66
(931.2)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 6.5
(16.5)
4.8
(12.2)
2.9
(7.4)
0.7
(1.8)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.3
(0.8)
0.8
(2)
5.2
(13.2)
21.2
(53.8)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 9.6 7.7 10.2 10.9 10.6 10.4 8.9 8.4 7.6 8.3 9.8 10.1 112.5
Avg. snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 5.3 3.3 1.7 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0.9 3.5 15.1
Source #1: The Weather Channel (January record high)[2]
Source #2: NOAA: Lafayette[3]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

  • Bar-Barry Heights
  • Crumb Corner
  • Green Meadows
  • Happy Hollow Heights
  • Indian Village
  • Klondike
  • McQuinn Estates
  • Octagon
  • Ravinamy
  • Summit
  • Wabash Shores

(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)

Adjacent townships[edit]

Indiana State Soldiers' Home Cemetery

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains five cemeteries: Grandview, Hebron, Indiana State Soldiers' Home, Sand Ridge and Tippecanoe Memory Gardens.

Major highways[edit]

Airports[edit]

Purdue University Airport

Lakes[edit]

Landmarks[edit]

News and Media[edit]

School districts[edit]

Political districts[edit]

Township Officials[edit]

Township Trustee[edit]

  • Julia (Julie) Byers

Township Board[edit]

  • Jared Bond
  • Mike Oxenrider
  • Dale Workman

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-10. 
  2. ^ "Monthly Averages for Lafayette, IN (47905)". The Weather Channel. Retrieved June 13, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Climatology of the United States No. 20: LAFAYETTE 8 S, IN 1971–2000" (PDF). National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved November 19, 2011. 

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