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Eaton, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Eaton had a population of 1,797 as of July 1, 2017. Eaton ranks in the lower 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 Eaton is located at latitude 40.3269 and longitude -85.357 in Delaware County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Eaton (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Delaware County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 909 feet.

The Town of Eaton (GNIS ID: 2396918) 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 Eaton is located within Township of Union, a minor civil division (MCD) of Delaware County.

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


Total Population 1,797
Daytime Population: Workers 771
Daytime Population: Residents 959
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,730
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 1,797
Population in Familes 1,533
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 486
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $45,393
Average Household Income $58,333
Per Capita Income $22,416


Total Housing Units 824 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 527 (64.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 163 (19.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 133 (16.1%)
Median Home Value $81,512
Average Home Value $115,987


Total Households 691
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 507
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 -0.06% -0.08%
Households -0.1% -0.09%
Families -0.03% -0.2%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   2.95%

Eaton, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Eaton 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 # 240 65th
Population Density # 576 15th
Diversity Index # 387 44th
Median Household Income # 428 37th
Per Capita Income # 442 35th

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