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Sims, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Sims Census Designated Place had a population of 163 as of July 1, 2019. Sims 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 Sims is located at latitude 40.4998 and longitude -85.8553 in Grant County. The formal boundaries for the Sims Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Grant County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 860 feet.

The Sims Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583470) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Sims Census Designated Place is located within Township of Sims, a minor civil division (MCD) of Grant County.


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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Sims, IN Housing Affordability Index is 231
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

Sims, IN Wealth Index is 63
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 163 (100%)
Population in Households 163 (100.0%)
Population in Families 141 (86.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 163
Diversity Index2 14
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $50,784
Average Household Income $62,794
Per Capita Income $25,622
Wealth Index4 63

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 84 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 59 (70.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (15.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $121,296
Housing Affordability Index3 231
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 72
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 54
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 0.48% 0.0%
Households 0.62% 0.0%
Families 1.51% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.69%
Per Capita Income   2.7%

Sims, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sims 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 # 618 9th
Population Density # 651 4th
Diversity Index # 272 60th
Median Household Income # 416 39th
Per Capita Income # 347 49th

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