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Garrett, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Garrett had a population of 6,251 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Garrett is located at latitude 41.3532 and longitude -85.1237 in DeKalb County. The formal boundaries for the City of Garrett (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. DeKalb County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 883 feet.

The City of Garrett (GNIS ID: 2394858) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Garrett is located within Township of Keyser, a minor civil division (MCD) of DeKalb County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Garrett population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Garrett, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,251
Population in Households 6,114
Population in Familes 5,010
Population in Group Qrtrs 137
Population Density1 1,606
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 2,283
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 1,570
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,550 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,630 (63.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 652 (25.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 267 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $89,948
Average Home Value $114,080


Median Household Income $45,678
Average Household Income $54,068
Per Capita Income $20,231
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.09% -0.03%
Households -0.15% -0.04%
Families -0.46% -0.14%
Median Household Income   3.12%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Garrett, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Garrett to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 106 85th
Population Density1 # 243 64th
Diversity Index2 # 198 71st
Median Household Income # 397 42nd
Per Capita Income # 527 23rd

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