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West Baden Springs, Indiana - Basic Facts

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The Town of West Baden Springs had a population of 582 as of July 1, 2017. West Baden Springs ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for 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 West Baden Springs is located at latitude 38.5682 and longitude -86.6123 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the Town of West Baden Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Orange County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 479 feet.

The Town of West Baden Springs (GNIS ID: 2397730) 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 West Baden Springs is located within Township of French Lick, a minor civil division (MCD) of Orange County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Baden Springs 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 West Baden Springs: Mile Lick, West Baden.

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West Baden Springs, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 582
Daytime Population: Workers 1,275
Daytime Population: Residents 277
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,552
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.67
Population in Households 582
Population in Familes 438
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 535
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $39,877
Average Household Income $55,050
Per Capita Income $24,049


Total Housing Units 306 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 156 (51.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 98 (32.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $126,613
Average Home Value $146,497


Total Households 255
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 150
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 0.19% -0.1%
Households 0.22% -0.16%
Families 0.09% -0.27%
Median Household Income   5.0%
Per Capita Income   3.34%

West Baden Springs, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Baden Springs 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 # 449 34th
Population Density # 570 16th
Diversity Index # 155 77th
Median Household Income # 564 17th
Per Capita Income # 329 52nd

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