Wanatah, Indiana

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Wanatah, Indiana
Sacred Heart Church on North Ohio Street
Sacred Heart Church on North Ohio Street
Location of Wanatah in LaPorte County, Indiana.
Location of Wanatah in LaPorte County, Indiana.
Coordinates: 5-213 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
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyLaPorte
TownshipClinton, Cass
Area
 • Total1.42 sq mi (3.68 km2)
 • Land1.42 sq mi (3.68 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
732 ft (223 m)
Population
 • Total1,048
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
1,017
 • Density715.69/sq mi (276.38/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
46390
Area code(s)219
FIPS code18-80018[4]
GNIS feature ID0445456[5]
Websitehttp://www.wanatah.com/

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

History[edit]

The first settlements were made at Wanatah in the 1850s when the railroad was extended to that point.[6] Wanatah was platted in 1865.[7] It was named for Wanata, a Native American leader.[8]

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).[9]

According to the 2010 census, Wanatah has a total area of 1.42 square miles (3.68 km2), all land.[10]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880372
1970773
198087913.7%
1990852−3.1%
20001,01318.9%
20101,0483.5%
Est. 20161,017[3]−3.0%
Source: US Census Bureau

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.

Education[edit]

The town is served by the Wanatah Public Library.[11] Wanatah residents may also request a free library card from any La Porte County Public Library branch.[12]

Notable person[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 28, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  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. ^ Packard, Jasper (1876). History of La Porte County, Indiana, and Its Townships, Towns and Cities. S. E. Taylor, printers. p. 180.
  8. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 338. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...Wanatah, for an Indian chief...
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  10. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-25.
  11. ^ "Indiana public library directory" (PDF). Indiana State Library. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  12. ^ "How To Get A Library Card". La Porte County Public Library. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  13. ^ http://www.indystar.com/article/20130419/SPORTS/304190043/Indiana-State-pitcher-Manaea-has-become-red-hot-prospect

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