Rolling Prairie, IN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rolling Prairie, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Rolling Prairie Census Designated Place had a population of 570 as of July 1, 2017. Rolling Prairie 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 Rolling Prairie is located at latitude 41.6745 and longitude -86.6199 in LaPorte County. The formal boundaries for the Rolling Prairie Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. LaPorte County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 827 feet.

The Rolling Prairie Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629775) 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 Rolling Prairie Census Designated Place is located within Township of Kankakee, a minor civil division (MCD) of LaPorte County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rolling Prairie population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rolling Prairie: Portland.

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Rolling Prairie, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 570
Daytime Population: Workers 253
Daytime Population: Residents 262
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 515
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 570
Population in Familes 487
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 540
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $62,319
Average Household Income $74,152
Per Capita Income $27,179


Total Housing Units 224 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 184 (82.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 24 (10.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $171,795
Average Home Value $188,736


Total Households 208
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 160
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 -0.29% -0.21%
Households -0.33% -0.29%
Families -0.83% -0.25%
Median Household Income   4.2%
Per Capita Income   2.89%

Rolling Prairie, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rolling Prairie 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 # 455 33rd
Population Density # 567 17th
Diversity Index # 246 64th
Median Household Income # 87 87th
Per Capita Income # 176 74th

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