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Gosport, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Gosport had a population of 884 as of July 1, 2016. Gosport 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 Gosport is located at latitude 39.3508 and longitude -86.6656 in Owen County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Gosport (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Owen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 696 feet.

The Town of Gosport (GNIS ID: 2396965) 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 Gosport is located within Township of Wayne, a minor civil division (MCD) of Owen County.

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

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


Total Population 884
Population in Households 858
Population in Familes 683
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density1 2,296
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 352
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 234
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 411 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 210 (51.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 142 (34.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 59 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $86,062
Average Home Value $95,379


Median Household Income $46,622
Average Household Income $60,376
Per Capita Income $23,908
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.09% 0.27%
Households 1.29% 0.39%
Families 2.38% 0.34%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   2.52%
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.

Gosport, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gosport 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 # 363 47th
Population Density1 # 78 89th
Diversity Index2 # 561 18th
Median Household Income # 379 44th
Per Capita Income # 280 59th

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