Wanatah, Indiana

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Wanatah, Indiana
Town
Location of Wanatah in the state of Indiana
Location of Wanatah in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 41°25′47″N 86°53′55″W / 41.42972°N 86.89861°W / 41.42972; -86.89861Coordinates: 41°25′47″N 86°53′55″W / 41.42972°N 86.89861°W / 41.42972; -86.89861
Country United States
State Indiana
County LaPorte
Township Clinton, Cass
Area[1]
 • Total 1.42 sq mi (3.68 km2)
 • Land 1.42 sq mi (3.68 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 732 ft (223 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,048
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,038
 • Density 738.0/sq mi (284.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 46390
Area code(s) 219
FIPS code 18-80018[4]
GNIS feature ID 0445456[5]
Website http://www.wanatah.com/

Wanatah is a town in LaPorte County, Indiana, United States. The population was 1,048 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Wanatah had its start in about 1857 by the building of the railroad through that territory.[6]

Geography[edit]

Wanatah is located at 41°25′47″N 86°53′55″W / 41.42972°N 86.89861°W / 41.42972; -86.89861 (41.429648, -86.898498)[7].

According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 1.42 square miles (3.7 km2), all land.[8]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,048 people, 436 households, and 295 families residing in the town. The population density was 738.0 inhabitants per square mile (284.9 /km2). There were 459 housing units at an average density of 323.2 per square mile (124.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.9% White, 0.1% African American, 1.0% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.2% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.0% of the population.

There were 436 households of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.3% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.91.

The median age in the town was 40.2 years. 22.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.9% were from 25 to 44; 32.1% were from 45 to 64; and 12.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.0% male and 50.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,013 people, 399 households, and 298 families residing in the town. The population density was 739.2 people per square mile (285.5/km²). There were 411 housing units at an average density of 299.9 per square mile (115.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.03% White, 0.10% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.07% of the population.

There were 399 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.7% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.3% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 101.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $50,625, and the median income for a family was $54,554. Males had a median income of $41,667 versus $26,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,945. About 3.6% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.1% of those under age 18 and 5.8% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ History of La Porte County, Indiana: Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages, and Townships. C. C. Chapman & Co. 1880. p. 607. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files for Places – Indiana". United States Census. Retrieved 2012-04-21. 
  9. ^ http://www.indystar.com/article/20130419/SPORTS/304190043/Indiana-State-pitcher-Manaea-has-become-red-hot-prospect

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