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Sunman, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Sunman had a population of 945 as of July 1, 2017. Sunman ranks in the upper 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 Sunman is located at latitude 39.2373 and longitude -85.0931 in Ripley County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Sunman (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Ripley County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,020 feet.

The Town of Sunman (GNIS ID: 2397689) 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 Sunman is located within Township of Adams, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ripley County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sunman population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Sunman, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 945
Daytime Population: Workers 923
Daytime Population: Residents 523
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,446
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.53
Population in Households 945
Population in Familes 805
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 807
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $43,641
Average Household Income $52,744
Per Capita Income $18,111


Total Housing Units 413 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 209 (50.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 121 (29.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 83 (20.1%)
Median Home Value $143,860
Average Home Value $161,429


Total Households 330
Average Household Size 2.86
Family Households 245
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.43% -0.86%
Households -1.6% -0.86%
Families -1.43% -0.91%
Median Household Income   2.48%
Per Capita Income   1.93%

Sunman, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sunman to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 348 49th
Population Density # 500 27th
Diversity Index # 122 82nd
Median Household Income # 479 30th
Per Capita Income # 642 6th

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