Granger, Indiana

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Granger, Indiana
Census-designated place
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 41°44′18″N 86°8′56″W / 41.73833°N 86.14889°W / 41.73833; -86.14889Coordinates: 41°44′18″N 86°8′56″W / 41.73833°N 86.14889°W / 41.73833; -86.14889
Country United States
State Indiana
County St. Joseph
Township Clay, Harris
 • Total 26.2 sq mi (67.9 km2)
 • Land 26.2 sq mi (67.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 797 ft (243 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 30,465
 • Density 1,079/sq mi (416.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46530
Area code(s) 574
FIPS code 18-28800[2]
GNIS feature ID 452610

Granger is a census-designated place (CDP) in Clay and Harris townships, St. Joseph County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3] The population was 30,465 at the 2010 census. Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation and the South Bend Community School Corporation maintain the public schools in the area. Granger is part of the South BendMishawaka, IN-MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the larger Michiana region.


Granger was founded in 1883, and named after the Grangers fraternal organization.[4] The Granger post office has been in operation since 1875.[5]


Granger is located at 41°44′18″N 86°8′56″W / 41.73833°N 86.14889°W / 41.73833; -86.14889 (41.738320, -86.148777).[6] According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 26.2 square miles (68 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 20,241
2000 28,284 39.7%
2010 30,465 7.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 28,284 people, 9,184 households, and 8,173 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,078.8 people per square mile (416.5/km²). There were 9,401 housing units at an average density of 358.6/sq mi (138.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.15% White, 1.74% African American, 0.12% Native American, 2.63% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.21% of the population.

There were 9,184 households, out of which 48.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 82.7% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.0% were non-families. 9.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.06 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 31.7% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, and 8.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $80,744, and the median income for a family was $83,171. Males had a median income of $61,255 versus $33,620 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $31,367. About 1.0% of families and 1.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.4% of those under age 18 and 1.2% of those age 65 or over.


Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation serves most of Granger. South Bend Community School Corporation serves students in Clay Township in the western part of Granger while the far eastern tip of Granger located within Elkhart County is served by Elkhart Community Schools.The following schools lie within the boundaries of Granger:

Middle Schools[edit]

  • Discovery Middle School

Elementary Schools[edit]

  • Horizon Elementary School
  • Mary Frank Elementary School
  • Northpoint Elementary School
  • Prairie Vista Elementary School

Granger also has some private elementary schools, including:

  • Calvary Christian School
  • Granger Christian School
  • Peace Lutheran School
  • New Creation Academy
  • St Pius X Catholic School


  • Ross Medical Education Center

(Full-time enrollment: 372; Location: 445 E University Dr; Private, for-profit; Website:

Weekend educational programs[edit]

The SBN Japanese School Inc., a Japanese weekend supplementary program, was previously located in Granger.[when?][7] The purpose of this kind of school was to allow Japanese national students to maintain their proficiency in the Japanese national curriculum so they may successfully re-adapt to education system of Japan once they return.[8]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ American Indian Areas, Counties, County Subdivisions, and Places - Section 2, Indiana [map]. United States Census Bureau.
  4. ^ Howard, Timothy Edward (1907). A History of St. Joseph County, Indiana. Lewis publishing Company. p. 311. 
  5. ^ "Saint Joseph County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved November 6, 2016. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "北米の補習授業校一覧" (). National Education Center, Japan (国立教育会館). October 29, 2000. Retrieved on April 16, 2015. "サウスベン SBN Japanese School Inc. 51156 PLACID POINTE CT.GRANGER,IN 46530, U.S.A."
  8. ^ "Japanese Saturday Schools" (). Japan-America Society of Indiana. Retrieved on April 17, 2015.
  9. ^ At home with The Hawk