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Wanatah, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Wanatah had a population of 954 as of July 1, 2017. Wanatah 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 Wanatah is located at latitude 41.4304 and longitude -86.8926 in LaPorte County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Wanatah (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. LaPorte County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 732 feet.

The Town of Wanatah (GNIS ID: 2397721) 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 Wanatah is located within Township of Cass, a minor civil division (MCD) of LaPorte County.

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


Total Population 954
Daytime Population: Workers 493
Daytime Population: Residents 494
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 987
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 954
Population in Familes 796
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 672
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $58,259
Average Household Income $65,484
Per Capita Income $26,559


Total Housing Units 461 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 331 (71.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 68 (14.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 62 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $139,583
Average Home Value $153,333


Total Households 399
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 277
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 -1.29% -0.68%
Households -1.22% -0.66%
Families -0.86% -0.73%
Median Household Income   2.62%
Per Capita Income   2.56%

Wanatah, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wanatah 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 # 344 50th
Population Density # 538 21st
Diversity Index # 213 69th
Median Household Income # 133 81st
Per Capita Income # 208 70th

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