Santa Claus, IN 47579 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 47579: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Santa Claus, IN 47579

Acceptable Alternative
Christmas Lake Village, IN 47579
Christmas Lk, IN 47579
Xmas Lk Vlg, IN 47579

Not Acceptable, USPS
Xmas Lake Vlg, IN 47579

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Spencer County
  • Centroid: Latitude 38.105, Longitude -86.929
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 84
  • PO Box Addresses: 229
  • Residential Addresses: 926
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 926

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Santa Claus, IN 47579 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,433
Daytime Population: Workers 2,234
Daytime Population: Residents 1,586
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,820
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.11
Population in Households 3,431
Population in Familes 3,017
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 82
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $68,781
Average Household Income $81,563
Per Capita Income $30,830


Total Housing Units 1,448 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,135 (78.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 162 (11.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 151 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $172,685
Average Home Value $201,784


Total Households 1,297
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 990
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% 0.21%
Households 0.23% 0.17%
Families 0.1% 0.08%
Median Household Income   1.4%
Per Capita Income   2.24%

Santa Claus, IN 47579 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 47579 to the other 785 ZIP Codes 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 # 381 52nd
Population Density # 423 46th
Diversity Index # 644 18th
Median Household Income # 70 91st
Per Capita Income # 108 86th

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