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Garrett, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Garrett is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in DeKalb County at latitude 41.3532 and longitude -85.1237. DeKalb County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 883 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Garrett, but most people and references simply refer to it as Garrett, Indiana.

The P1 Census Class Code for Garrett indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Garrett, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 6,276
Population in Households 6,139
Population in Familes 5,049
Population in Group Qrtrs 137
Population Density1 1,630
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 2,306
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 1,592
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,564 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,680 (65.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 626 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 258 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $94,818
Average Home Value $109,568


Median Household Income $45,389
Average Household Income $51,718
Per Capita Income $19,240
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.04% 0.0%
Households 0.01% -0.03%
Families -0.35% -0.13%
Median Household Income   2.99%
Per Capita Income   2.5%
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 681 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 103 85th
Population Density1 # 234 66th
Diversity Index2 # 202 70th
Median Household Income # 403 41st
Per Capita Income # 549 20th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Indiana Census Data Comparison Tool.