Nappanee, IN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Nappanee, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Nappanee had a population of 6,706 as of July 1, 2016. Nappanee ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Nappanee is located at latitude 41.4451 and longitude -85.9964 in Elkhart County. The formal boundaries for the City of Nappanee (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Elkhart County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 876 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Nappanee are located in Elkhart County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Kosciusko County.

The City of Nappanee (GNIS ID: 2395150) 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 Nappanee is located within Township of Union, a minor civil division (MCD) of Elkhart County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Nappanee 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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Nappanee, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,706
Population in Households 6,678
Population in Familes 5,655
Population in Group Qrtrs 28
Population Density1 1,618
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 2,565
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 1,847
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,934 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,704 (58.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 861 (29.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 369 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $144,582
Average Home Value $179,135


Median Household Income $46,868
Average Household Income $57,130
Per Capita Income $21,125
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.14% 0.42%
Households 0.13% 0.4%
Families 0.48% 0.3%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   1.65%
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.

Nappanee, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nappanee 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 # 97 86th
Population Density1 # 238 65th
Diversity Index2 # 143 79th
Median Household Income # 372 45th
Per Capita Income # 471 31st

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