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Shoals, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Shoals is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Martin County at latitude 38.6665 and longitude -86.7926. Martin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 505 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Shoals 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 Shoals (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Shoals: Daugherty's Shoals.

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


Total Population 828
Population in Households 828
Population in Familes 602
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 462
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 414
Average Household Size 2.0
Family Households 224
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 438 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 297 (67.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 117 (26.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $84,016
Average Home Value $97,128


Median Household Income $31,908
Average Household Income $42,740
Per Capita Income $20,431
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.16% 0.76%
Households 2.29% 0.81%
Families 4.08% 0.79%
Median Household Income   4.17%
Per Capita Income   3.23%
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.


Shoals, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shoals 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 # 373 45th
Population Density1 # 583 15th
Diversity Index2 # 519 25th
Median Household Income # 655 4th
Per Capita Income # 483 29th

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