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Gosport, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Gosport had a population of 881 as of July 1, 2017. Gosport ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower 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 Gosport is located at latitude 39.3508 and longitude -86.6656 in Owen County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Gosport (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Owen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 696 feet.

The Town of Gosport (GNIS ID: 2396965) 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 Gosport is located within Township of Wayne, a minor civil division (MCD) of Owen County.

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


Total Population 881
Daytime Population: Workers 186
Daytime Population: Residents 574
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 760
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 855
Population in Familes 679
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density2 2,288
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $47,006
Average Household Income $62,404
Per Capita Income $24,639


Total Housing Units 405 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 209 (51.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 141 (34.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $87,832
Average Home Value $97,727


Total Households 349
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 231
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 0.89% 0.11%
Households 0.99% 0.23%
Families 1.87% 0.09%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   2.87%

Gosport, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gosport 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 # 359 47th
Population Density # 79 89th
Diversity Index # 524 23rd
Median Household Income # 390 43rd
Per Capita Income # 292 57th

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