Granger, Indiana

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Granger, Indiana
Location of Granger in St. Joseph County, Indiana.
Location of Granger in St. Joseph County, 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
CountryUnited States
CountySt. Joseph
TownshipClay, Harris
 • Total26.2 sq mi (67.9 km2)
 • Land26.2 sq mi (67.9 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation797 ft (243 m)
 • Total30,465
 • Density1,079/sq mi (416.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)574
FIPS code18-28800[2]
GNIS feature ID452610

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 Bend – Mishawaka metropolitan 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.
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:

Public schools[edit]

  • Discovery Middle School (6-8)
  • Horizon Elementary School (K-5)
  • Mary Frank Elementary School (K-5)
  • Northpoint Elementary School (K-5)
  • Prairie Vista Elementary School (K-5)

There are also various private schools located in and serving Granger.

Private Schools[edit]

  • Calvary Christian School (K-3)
  • Granger Christian School (K-12)
  • New Creation Academy (K-8)
  • Peace Lutheran School (K-8)[7]
  • St. Pius X Catholic School (K-8)

Public library[edit]

Granger has a public library, a branch of the Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library system.[8]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. 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. ^ "Peace Lutheran Church in Granger, Indiana – Peace Lutheran School (Preschool – 8)".
  8. ^ "Homepage". Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  9. ^ "The Voter's Self Defense System". Vote Smart. Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  10. ^ Keagle, Lauri Harvey. "At Home with the Hawk". Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  11. ^ "Ailing coach Ara Parseghian being treated at home – Notre Dame – Journal Gazette". Retrieved 4 August 2017.