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Santa Claus, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Santa Claus had a population of 2,727 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Santa Claus: Santaclaus.

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Santa Claus, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,727
Population in Households 2,725
Population in Familes 2,389
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 423
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $75,631
Average Household Income $87,292
Per Capita Income $33,000


Total Housing Units 1,114 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 905 (81.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 124 (11.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 85 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $195,890
Average Home Value $205,088


Total Households 1,029
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 786
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.15% 0.83%
Households 1.15% 0.82%
Families 0.78% 0.73%
Median Household Income   0.44%
Per Capita Income   1.43%

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, 2018 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 # 183 73rd
Population Density # 593 13th
Diversity Index # 564 16th
Median Household Income # 48 93rd
Per Capita Income # 76 89th

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