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South Whitley, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of South Whitley had a population of 1,763 as of July 1, 2016. South Whitley 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 South Whitley is located at latitude 41.0838 and longitude -85.6278 in Whitley County. The formal boundaries for the Town of South Whitley (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Whitley County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 804 feet.

The Town of South Whitley (GNIS ID: 2397668) 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 South Whitley is located within Township of Cleveland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Whitley County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with South Whitley 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 South Whitley: Springfield, Whitley.

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


Total Population 1,763
Population in Households 1,756
Population in Familes 1,412
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 1,835
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 730
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 477
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 838 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 533 (63.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 197 (23.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 108 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $81,667
Average Home Value $86,632


Median Household Income $46,383
Average Household Income $53,996
Per Capita Income $22,397
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.11% 0.21%
Households 0.02% 0.16%
Families -0.17% 0.04%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   1.9%
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.

South Whitley, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Whitley 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 # 244 64th
Population Density1 # 170 75th
Diversity Index2 # 360 48th
Median Household Income # 383 44th
Per Capita Income # 380 44th

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