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South Whitley, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of South Whitley had a population of 1,764 as of July 1, 2017. South Whitley ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for South Whitley is located at latitude 41.0838 and longitude -85.6278 in Whitley County. The formal boundaries for the Town of South Whitley (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Whitley County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 804 feet.

The Town of South Whitley (GNIS ID: 2397668) 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 South Whitley is located within Township of Cleveland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Whitley County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with South Whitley 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 South Whitley: Springfield, Whitley.

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


Total Population 1,764
Daytime Population: Workers 1,050
Daytime Population: Residents 858
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,908
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.08
Population in Households 1,757
Population in Familes 1,410
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density2 1,836
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $47,046
Average Household Income $55,870
Per Capita Income $23,223


Total Housing Units 840 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 533 (63.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 197 (23.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 110 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $82,252
Average Home Value $87,360


Total Households 730
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 475
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 0.1% 0.23%
Households 0.02% 0.16%
Families -0.2% 0.04%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   2.98%

South Whitley, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Whitley 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 # 244 64th
Population Density # 168 75th
Diversity Index # 348 49th
Median Household Income # 389 43rd
Per Capita Income # 394 42nd

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