Mishawaka, IN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mishawaka, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Mishawaka had a population of 50,193 as of July 1, 2017. Mishawaka 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 Mishawaka is located at latitude 41.6725 and longitude -86.1643 in St. Joseph County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mishawaka (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0.33 sq. miles. St. Joseph County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 722 feet.

The City of Mishawaka (GNIS ID: 2395354) 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 City of Mishawaka is located within Township of Penn, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Joseph County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mishawaka 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 Mishawaka: Mishewaka.

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


Total Population 50,193
Daytime Population: Workers 37,502
Daytime Population: Residents 24,945
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 62,447
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.24
Population in Households 49,212
Population in Familes 35,610
Population in Group Qrtrs 981
Population Density2 2,848
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $39,774
Average Household Income $54,506
Per Capita Income $24,244


Total Housing Units 24,560 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,619 (47.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,680 (43.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,262 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $98,860
Average Home Value $125,336


Total Households 22,298
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 12,240
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 0.48% 0.37%
Households 0.56% 0.42%
Families 0.52% 0.25%
Median Household Income   1.06%
Per Capita Income   2.38%

Mishawaka, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mishawaka 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 # 18 98th
Population Density # 28 96th
Diversity Index # 77 89th
Median Household Income # 565 17th
Per Capita Income # 318 53rd

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