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Mishawaka, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Mishawaka had a population of 49,806 as of July 1, 2016. Mishawaka ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Mishawaka is located at latitude 41.6725 and longitude -86.1643 in St. Joseph County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mishawaka (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0.33 sq. miles. St. Joseph County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 722 feet.

The City of Mishawaka (GNIS ID: 2395354) 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 Mishawaka is located within Township of Penn, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Joseph County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mishawaka 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 Mishawaka: Mishewaka.

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


Total Population 49,806
Population in Households 48,827
Population in Familes 35,422
Population in Group Qrtrs 979
Population Density1 2,826
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 22,186
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 12,242
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 24,489 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,580 (47.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,607 (43.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,303 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $97,192
Average Home Value $122,444


Median Household Income $38,568
Average Household Income $51,674
Per Capita Income $23,087
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.43% 0.34%
Households 0.57% 0.44%
Families 0.6% 0.3%
Median Household Income   1.11%
Per Capita Income   1.99%
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.

Mishawaka, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mishawaka 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 # 18 98th
Population Density1 # 29 96th
Diversity Index2 # 80 89th
Median Household Income # 563 17th
Per Capita Income # 327 52nd

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