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Universal, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Universal had a population of 342 as of July 1, 2017. Universal ranks in the lower 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 Universal is located at latitude 39.6225 and longitude -87.4553 in Vermillion County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Universal (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Vermillion County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 584 feet.

The Town of Universal (GNIS ID: 2397706) 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 Universal is located within Township of Clinton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Vermillion County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Universal 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 Universal: Bunsen.

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


Total Population 342
Daytime Population: Workers 72
Daytime Population: Residents 160
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 232
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 342
Population in Familes 283
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 951
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $49,003
Average Household Income $62,614
Per Capita Income $24,510


Total Housing Units 171 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 124 (72.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 19 (11.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (16.4%)
Median Home Value $92,742
Average Home Value $120,325


Total Households 143
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 101
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 -0.78% -0.53%
Households -0.75% -0.57%
Families -0.27% -0.6%
Median Household Income   0.92%
Per Capita Income   2.28%

Universal, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Universal 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 # 532 22nd
Population Density # 467 31st
Diversity Index # 548 19th
Median Household Income # 344 50th
Per Capita Income # 302 56th

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