Dune Acres, IN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Dune Acres, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Dune Acres had a population of 193 as of July 1, 2017. Dune Acres 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 Dune Acres is located at latitude 41.6518 and longitude -87.0903 in Porter County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Dune Acres (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.17 sq. miles and a water area of 1.27 sq. miles. Porter County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 627 feet.

The Town of Dune Acres (GNIS ID: 2396691) 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 Dune Acres is located within Township of Westchester, a minor civil division (MCD) of Porter County.

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


Total Population 193
Daytime Population: Workers 50
Daytime Population: Residents 83
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 133
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.69
Population in Households 193
Population in Familes 149
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 89
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $107,559
Average Household Income $146,874
Per Capita Income $65,089


Total Housing Units 170 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 85 (50.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 ( 8.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 71 (41.8%)
Median Home Value $450,000
Average Home Value $520,000


Total Households 99
Average Household Size 1.95
Family Households 60
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.81% 0.72%
Households 0.72% 0.6%
Families 0.47% 0.66%
Median Household Income   0.42%
Per Capita Income   0.99%

Dune Acres, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dune Acres 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 # 607 11th
Population Density # 670 2nd
Diversity Index # 129 81st
Median Household Income # 8 99th
Per Capita Income # 4 100th

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