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Westville, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Westville had a population of 5,869 as of July 1, 2017. Westville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Westville is located at latitude 41.538 and longitude -86.9055 in LaPorte County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Westville (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. LaPorte County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 794 feet.

The Town of Westville (GNIS ID: 2397737) 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 Westville is located within Township of New Durham, a minor civil division (MCD) of LaPorte County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Westville 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 Westville: New Durham.

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


Total Population 5,869
Daytime Population: Workers 1,625
Daytime Population: Residents 1,580
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,205
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.55
Population in Households 2,761
Population in Familes 2,208
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,108
Population Density2 1,901
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $55,122
Average Household Income $64,610
Per Capita Income $21,947


Total Housing Units 1,192 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 891 (74.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 230 (19.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 71 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $155,172
Average Home Value $162,640


Total Households 1,121
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 747
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 0.04% 0.12%
Households 0.35% 0.27%
Families 0.8% 0.16%
Median Household Income   1.7%
Per Capita Income   1.44%

Westville, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Westville 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 # 116 83rd
Population Density # 147 79th
Diversity Index # 34 95th
Median Household Income # 201 71st
Per Capita Income # 468 31st

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