Battle Ground was consolidated in 1867 with the Town of Harrisonville. The governments of both towns decided to name the consolidation Battle Ground. The Town of Battle Ground was named for the Battle of Tippecanoe and the Town of Harrisonville was named after William Henry Harrison, commander of the American forces of the Battle of Tippecanoe. The Tippecanoe battlefield monument was erected in 1908 and dedicated to the men that served and were killed in the Battle of Tippecanoe. The Tippecanoe Battlefield is a National historic landmark, which has a museum and recreation area.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,323 people, 470 households, and 375 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,152.5 people per square mile (444.2/km²). There were 486 housing units at an average density of 423.4/sq mi (163.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.79% White, 0.15% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.30% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.51% of the population.
There were 470 households out of which 46.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.1% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.2% were non-families. 17.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.18.
In the town the population was spread out with 31.6% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 35.3% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 5.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.3 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $52,857, and the median income for a family was $60,125. Males had a median income of $39,167 versus $26,667 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,012. About 5.2% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.2% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over.