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The Town of Boswell had a population of 817 as of July 1, 2017. Boswell 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 Boswell is located at latitude 40.5163 and longitude -87.3744 in Benton County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Boswell (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Benton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 755 feet.

The Town of Boswell (GNIS ID: 2396598) 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 Boswell is located within Township of Grant, a minor civil division (MCD) of Benton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Boswell 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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Boswell, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 817
Daytime Population: Workers 216
Daytime Population: Residents 410
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 626
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 817
Population in Familes 660
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 882
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $45,002
Average Household Income $59,421
Per Capita Income $23,767


Total Housing Units 375 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 247 (65.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 78 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $78,125
Average Home Value $105,746


Total Households 324
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 214
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 0.68% 0.2%
Households 0.61% 0.18%
Families 0.59% 0.09%
Median Household Income   2.83%
Per Capita Income   3.05%

Boswell, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Boswell 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 # 377 45th
Population Density # 481 29th
Diversity Index # 55 92nd
Median Household Income # 443 35th
Per Capita Income # 344 50th

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