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Gas City, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Gas City is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Grant County at latitude 40.4898 and longitude -85.5985. Grant County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 856 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Gas City 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 Gas City (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gas City: Harrisburg.

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


Total Population 5,849
Population in Households 5,829
Population in Familes 4,715
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density1 1,284
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 2,380
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 1,633
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,592 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,757 (67.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 622 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 212 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $111,819
Average Home Value $122,353


Median Household Income $36,080
Average Household Income $47,911
Per Capita Income $19,434
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.46% -0.31%
Households -0.29% -0.28%
Families 0.01% -0.41%
Median Household Income   2.87%
Per Capita Income   2.72%
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.


Gas City, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gas City 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 # 114 83rd
Population Density1 # 364 47th
Diversity Index2 # 230 67th
Median Household Income # 608 11th
Per Capita Income # 541 21st

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