Sims, Indiana

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Sims, Indiana
Census-designated place
Location of Sims in Grant County, Indiana.
Location of Sims in Grant County, Indiana.
Sims is located in Indiana
Sims is located in the US
Location of Sims in Grant County, Indiana.
Coordinates: 40°29′59″N 85°51′19″W / 40.49972°N 85.85528°W / 40.49972; -85.85528Coordinates: 40°29′59″N 85°51′19″W / 40.49972°N 85.85528°W / 40.49972; -85.85528
Country United States
State Indiana
County Grant
Township Sims
 • Total 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 • Land 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 860 ft (260 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 156
 • Density 156/sq mi (60.4/km2)
ZIP code 46986
FIPS code 18-69894[2]
GNIS feature ID 443539

Sims is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Sims Township, Grant County, Indiana. In 2010 it had a population of 156.[3]


The community took its name from Sims Township.[4] A post office was established at Sims in 1881, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1992.[5]


Sims is located at 40°29′59″N 85°51′19″W / 40.49972°N 85.85528°W / 40.49972; -85.85528 near the western border of Grant County. It is 2 miles (3 km) west of Swayzee and 13 miles (21 km) southwest of Marion, the county seat. A rail line operated by the Central Railroad Company of Indianapolis passes along the north side of town.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Sims CDP has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all of it land.[3]


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[6]


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Sims CDP, Indiana". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved December 5, 2016. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 302. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...named for Sims Township, in which it is located... 
  5. ^ "Grant County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.