South Haven, IN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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South Haven, Indiana - Basic Facts

The South Haven Census Designated Place had a population of 5,125 as of July 1, 2017. South Haven 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 South Haven is located at latitude 41.5438 and longitude -87.1367 in Porter County. The formal boundaries for the South Haven Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Porter County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 653 feet.

The South Haven Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393241) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The South Haven Census Designated Place is located within Township of Portage, a minor civil division (MCD) of Porter County.

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


Total Population 5,125
Daytime Population: Workers 584
Daytime Population: Residents 2,683
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,267
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.64
Population in Households 5,125
Population in Familes 4,339
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 4,124
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $51,680
Average Household Income $61,961
Per Capita Income $21,270


Total Housing Units 1,978 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,353 (68.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 415 (21.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 210 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $116,795
Average Home Value $139,257


Total Households 1,768
Average Household Size 2.9
Family Households 1,346
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 -0.42% -0.13%
Households -0.47% -0.18%
Families -0.55% -0.27%
Median Household Income   2.52%
Per Capita Income   2.64%

South Haven, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Haven 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 # 129 81st
Population Density # 5 99th
Diversity Index # 67 90th
Median Household Income # 290 58th
Per Capita Income # 516 24th

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