Wakarusa, IN Profile: Facts & Data


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Wakarusa, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Wakarusa had a population of 1,810 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Wakarusa is located at latitude 41.5312 and longitude -86.0133 in Elkhart County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Wakarusa (see map below) 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, 2018)


Total Population 1,810
Population in Households 1,731
Population in Familes 1,477
Population in Group Qrtrs 79
Population Density2 821
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $57,214
Average Household Income $77,141
Per Capita Income $29,240


Total Housing Units 756 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 488 (64.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 200 (26.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 67 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $164,509
Average Home Value $203,834


Total Households 689
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 486
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.35% 0.35%
Households 0.43% 0.32%
Families 0.99% 0.2%
Median Household Income   3.46%
Per Capita Income   4.5%

Wakarusa, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wakarusa to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 239 65th
Population Density # 495 27th
Diversity Index # 230 66th
Median Household Income # 202 70th
Per Capita Income # 146 79th

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