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Encyclopedia > Wanatah, Indiana

Wanatah is a town located in LaPorte County, Indiana. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 1,013.


Wanatah is located at 41°25'47" North, 86°53'55" West (41.429648, -86.898498)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.5 km˛ (1.4 mi˛). 3.5 km˛ (1.4 mi˛) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,013 people, 399 households, and 298 families residing in the town. The population density is 285.5/km˛ (739.2/mi˛). There are 411 housing units at an average density of 115.8/km˛ (299.9/mi˛). The racial makeup of the town is 98.03% White, 0.10% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. 2.07% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 399 households out of which 31.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.7% are married couples living together, 6.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 25.3% are non-families. 21.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.54 and the average family size is 2.95.

In the town the population is 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 are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 101.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 99.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $50,625, and the median income for a family is $54,554. Males have a median income of $41,667 versus $26,250 for females. The per capita income for the town is $19,945. 5.3% of the population and 3.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 8.1% of those under the age of 18 and 5.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=41.429648&longitude=-86.898498&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=41.429648&lon=-86.898498&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-86.898498&lat=41.429648&w=750&h=500)

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Facts about Wanatah, Indiana (134 words)
Below is information on the population, racial profile, house hold count, and sex/age profiles for the city of Wanatah.
The population for Wanatah, Indiana is approximatly 1013.
The total amount of households in Wanatah, Indiana is 399.
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