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Santa Claus, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Santa Claus had a population of 2,530 as of July 1, 2017. Santa Claus ranks in the lower 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 Santa Claus is located at latitude 38.1161 and longitude -86.9272 in Spencer County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Santa Claus (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0.42 sq. miles. Spencer County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 472 feet.

The Town of Santa Claus (GNIS ID: 2396905) 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 Santa Claus is located within Township of Clay, a minor civil division (MCD) of Spencer County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Santa Claus 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 Santa Claus: Santaclaus.

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


Total Population 2,530
Daytime Population: Workers 2,046
Daytime Population: Residents 1,178
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,224
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.27
Population in Households 2,528
Population in Familes 2,227
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 393
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $69,309
Average Household Income $82,538
Per Capita Income $31,108


Total Housing Units 1,062 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 834 (78.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 116 (10.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 112 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $176,485
Average Home Value $205,606


Total Households 950
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 727
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 0.27% 0.2%
Households 0.2% 0.15%
Families -0.19% 0.05%
Median Household Income   1.3%
Per Capita Income   2.22%

Santa Claus, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Santa Claus 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 # 185 73rd
Population Density # 599 12th
Diversity Index # 582 15th
Median Household Income # 53 92nd
Per Capita Income # 85 88th

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