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Knightstown, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Knightstown had a population of 2,081 as of July 1, 2016. Knightstown ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower 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 Knightstown is located at latitude 39.7956 and longitude -85.531 in Henry County. 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. Henry County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 932 feet.

The Town of Knightstown (GNIS ID: 2396694) 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 Town of Knightstown is located within Township of Wayne, a minor civil division (MCD) of Henry County.

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

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

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


Total Population 2,081
Population in Households 2,081
Population in Familes 1,720
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,018
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 848
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 582
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 986 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 584 (59.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 264 (26.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 138 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $104,830
Average Home Value $120,719


Median Household Income $50,732
Average Household Income $59,763
Per Capita Income $23,560
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.76% -0.39%
Households -0.93% -0.52%
Families -0.22% -0.59%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   2.07%
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 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 # 219 68th
Population Density1 # 122 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 604 10th
Median Household Income # 301 56th
Per Capita Income # 303 56th

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