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Knightstown, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Knightstown is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Henry County at latitude 39.7956 and longitude -85.531. Henry County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 932 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Knightstown 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 Town of Knightstown (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Knightstown: La Fayette, West Liberty.

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


Total Population 2,082
Population in Households 2,082
Population in Familes 1,727
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,023
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 859
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 591
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 990 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 604 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 254 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 131 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $110,593
Average Home Value $136,694


Median Household Income $44,522
Average Household Income $53,047
Per Capita Income $21,174
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.1% -0.63%
Households -1.07% -0.68%
Families 0.04% -0.79%
Median Household Income   3.95%
Per Capita Income   2.21%
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.


Knightstown, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Knightstown 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 # 219 68th
Population Density1 # 122 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 622 9th
Median Household Income # 424 38th
Per Capita Income # 426 38th

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