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Elwood, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Elwood had a population of 8,497 as of July 1, 2016. Elwood ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Elwood is located at latitude 40.2743 and longitude -85.8371 in Madison County. The formal boundaries for the City of Elwood (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Madison County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 863 feet.

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

The City of Elwood (GNIS ID: 2394680) 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 Elwood is located within Township of Pipe Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Madison County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elwood 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 Elwood: Duck Creek, Quincy.

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


Total Population 8,497
Population in Households 8,493
Population in Familes 6,754
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 2,300
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 3,404
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 2,266
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,098 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,273 (55.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,131 (27.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 694 (16.9%)
Median Home Value $74,429
Average Home Value $91,425


Median Household Income $35,663
Average Household Income $47,379
Per Capita Income $18,726
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.21% -0.16%
Households -0.23% -0.17%
Families 0.01% -0.29%
Median Household Income   -0.7%
Per Capita Income   1.36%
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.

Elwood, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elwood 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 # 89 87th
Population Density1 # 77 89th
Diversity Index2 # 220 68th
Median Household Income # 617 9th
Per Capita Income # 605 11th

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