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Wakarusa, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Wakarusa had a population of 1,826 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Wakarusa is located at latitude 41.5362 and longitude -86.0208 in Elkhart County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Wakarusa encompass a land area of 2.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Elkhart County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 846 feet.

The Town of Wakarusa (GNIS ID: 2397717) 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 Wakarusa is located within Township of Olive, a minor civil division (MCD) of Elkhart County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wakarusa: Salem.

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Wakarusa, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Wakarusa, IN Housing Affordability Index is 205
State of Indiana Housing Affordability Index is 180
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Wakarusa, IN Wealth Index is 105
State of Indiana Wealth Index is 81
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,826 (100%)
Population in Households 1,747 (95.7%)
Population in Families 1,496 (81.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 79 ( 4.3%)
Population Density 829
Diversity Index2 16
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $64,604
Average Household Income $87,699
Per Capita Income $32,478
Wealth Index4 105

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 753 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 504 (66.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 192 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 57 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $165,336
Housing Affordability Index3 205
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 696
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 491
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.41% 0.4%
Households 0.49% 0.43%
Families 1.0% 0.36%
Median Household Income   3.03%
Per Capita Income   3.89%

Wakarusa, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wakarusa to the other 679 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 237 65th
Population Density # 487 29th
Diversity Index # 226 67th
Median Household Income # 143 79th
Per Capita Income # 111 84th

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