Wakarusa Elkhart County, Indiana

Wakarusa: City in Elkhart County, Indiana, United States of America

About

Wakarusa is a city located in the county of Elkhart in the U.S. state of Indiana. Its population at the 2010 census was 1,758 and a population density of 298 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 1,848 inhabitants.

Wakarusa Quick Facts

Population : 1,848 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Indiana (United States)
County : Elkhart County
Postal code : 46573
Phone Area Codes : 574
Area : 5.91 km2
Altitude : 840 feet / 256 meters
Time Zone : America/Indiana/Indianapolis
Local time : 06:59:46 (17th May 2022)
Density : 313 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 4.87% (2010-2020)
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Location of Wakarusa on Indiana map.
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Geography

Wakarusa is located at 41°32'10"N 86°1'15"W (41.5361600, -86.0208300).

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Demographics

The population of Wakarusa increased by 4.87% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 1,758 - census
2011 1,762 0.23% estimation process
2012 1,769 0.4% estimation process
2013 1,784 0.84% estimation process
2014 1,797 0.72% estimation process
2015 1,811 0.77% estimation process
2016 1,820 0.49% estimation process
2017 1,828 0.44% estimation process
2018 1,840 0.65% estimation process
2019 1,850 0.54% estimation process
2020 1,848 -0.11% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 15,887
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 16,258
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : -2.3%
April 1, 2020 Population : 16,058
April 1, 2010 Population : 16,256
People under 5 years old, percentage : 8.0%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 25.7%
People over 65 (%) : 15.9%
Female persons, % : 46.5%
White only, percent : 65.8%
Black or African American alone, percent : 2.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.0%
Asians alone % : 8.7%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 0.8%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 36.1%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 52.5%
2015-2019 Veterans : 378
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 40.8%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 67.6%

Wakarusa zip code is 46573. County name: Elkhart, County fips: 18039

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 67.6%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $284,300
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,977
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $905
2015-2019 median gross rent : $1,099
2015-2019 Households : 5,694
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.82
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 88.3%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 61.0%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 92.4%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 82.9%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 83.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 35.4%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 5.5%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 16.4%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 68.7%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 61.4%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 31,791
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 10,240
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 139,240
2012 total retail sales per capita : $8,507
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 25.3
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $73,084
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $36,825
Percentage of people living in poverty : 10.2%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 1,971
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,238
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 620
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 289
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,655
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 72
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,867
2010 population per square mile : 3,836.4
2010 land area in square miles : 4.24

People born in Wakarusa (2)

People born in Wakarusa, including diplomat J. Wayne Fredericks, William Grant Seaman, .

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Schools in Wakarusa

College & universities near Wakarusa, IN

Code Name City ZIP
151865 Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary Elkhart (IN) 46517-1999

Stations (14)

Amtrak & bus stations near Wakarusa, IN

Code Name Address Type
EKH Elkhart station 131 Tyler Avenue RAIL
SOB South Bend station 2702 West Washington Avenue RAIL
NLS Niles station 598 Dey St. RAIL
DOA Dowagiac station 200 Depot Drive RAIL
NBM New Buffalo, Michigan 517 South Whittaker Street RAIL

Post offices near Wakarusa

Post Office Name City ZIP
Wakarusa Post Office Wakarusa (IN) 46573

Other places with the same name (2)

  • Wakarusa , Kansas Census-designated place in Shawnee County, Kansas with a population of 2,174 people.

Other cities in Elkhart County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Elkhart County , IN.

City Name Population Title
Elkhart 52,172 City in Elkhart County, Indiana, United States
Goshen 32,983 City in Indiana, United States
Nappanee 6,845 City in Elkhart County, Indiana, United States
Dunlap 6,235 Small city in Iowa
Simonton Lake 4,678 Census-designated place in Elkhart County, Indiana
Locke 4,089 Unincorporated community in Elkhart County, Minnesota
Middlebury 3,562 Township in Elkhart County, Indiana
Bristol 1,697 Town in Indiana
Millersburg 935 Town in Clinton and Benton townships, Elkhart County, Indiana, United States
Benton 445 Unincorporated community in Elkhart County, Indiana

Distance to Other Cities

Wakarusa distances to largest Indiana cities