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Population (year 2000): 9,536. Estimated population in July 2005: 9,460 (-0.8% change)
Males: 4,520 (47.4%), Females: 5,016 (52.6%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 36.9 years
Median household income: $37,416 (year 2000)
Median house value: $78,300 (year 2000)

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Races in Bluffton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.2%)
  • Hispanic (2.3%)
  • Other race (0.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (27.7%), United States (11.0%), Irish (8.8%), English (8.2%), Swiss (5.1%), Dutch (3.3%).Indiana

Elevation: 828 feet

Land area: 6.6 square miles

Bluffton,

For population 25 years and over in Bluffton

  • High school or higher: 81.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bluffton city

  • Never married: 21.1%
  • Now married: 54.4%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 13.1%

1.1% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +205 (+2.2%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wayne, IN Fort (23.7 miles pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (188.4 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: IN (6.6 miles Poneto, Vera Cruz, IN (6.9 miles) , IN (8.0 miles Uniondale, IN (9.9 miles Ossian, IN (12.9 miles Markle, IN (14.4 miles Zanesville, IN Montpelier, (14.8 miles IN (15.9 miles Monroe,

Latitude: 40.74 N, Longitude: 85.17 W

Area code: 260


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (26.6%), Educational,health and social services (17.9%), Retail trade (13.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,399 (+35.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,977 (63.7%)


 

Crime in Bluffton by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 0 0 1
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 10.5
Robberies 8 2 0 12
    per 100,000 83.9 21.0 0.0 125.8
Assaults 1 2 0 0
    per 100,000 10.5 21.0 0.0 0.0
Burglaries 33 31 34 35
    per 100,000 346.1 325.1 356.5 367.0
Thefts 157 174 172 158
    per 100,000 1646.4 1824.7 1803.7 1656.9
Auto thefts 3 3 6 3
    per 100,000 31.5 31.5 62.9 31.5
119.9 108.7 102.1 136.4

Average climate in Bluffton, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Bluffton,

Bluffton-area historical tornado activity is near Indiana state average. It is 111% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.3 miles away from the Bluffton city center killed 4 people and injured 125 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/11/1965, a category 4 tornado 25.4 miles away from the city center killed 25 people and injured 835 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Spencer Harris - College basketball player (Tenn. Martin Skyhawks).

Main business address for: FRANKLIN ELECTRIC CO INC (MOTORS & GENERATORS).


Hospital/medical center in Bluffton:
  • BLUFFTON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (303 SOUTH MAIN STRET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Bluffton:
  • ADAMS COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; DECATUR, IN)
  • LUTHERAN HOSPITAL OF INDIANA (about 23 miles; FORT WAYNE, IN)
  • REHABILITATION HOSPITAL OF FT WAYNE (about 23 miles; FORT WAYNE, IN)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Bluffton:
  • FORT WAYNE INTERNATIONAL (about 16 miles; FORT WAYNE, IN; ID: FWA)
  • DELAWARE COUNTY - JOHNSON FIELD (about 38 miles; MUNCIE, IN; ID: MIE)
  • ANDERSON MUNICIPAL-DARLINGTON FIELD (about 53 miles; ANDERSON, IN; ID: AID)
Other public-use airports nearest to Bluffton:
  • MILLER (about 5 miles; BLUFFTON, IN; ID: C40)
  • HUNTINGTON MUNI (about 21 miles; HUNTINGTON, IN; ID: HHG)
  • DECATUR HI-WAY (about 24 miles; DECATUR, IN; ID: DCR)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police - Other 11 $23,754 $25,913 1 $511
Police Protection - Officers 20 $58,467 $35,080 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 0 $0   2 $2,584
Other Government Administration 2 $6,042 $36,252 0 $0
Streets and Highways 6 $16,184 $32,368 0 $0
Firefighters 5 $14,092 $33,820 32 $10,696
Financial Administration 3 $8,588 $34,352 1 $859
Sewerage 16 $39,199 $29,399 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 6 $14,418 $28,836 0 $0
Water Supply 9 $27,998 $37,330 1 $383
Parks and Recreation 2 $4,565 $27,390 4 $1,815
Electric Power 19 $51,044 $32,238 0 $0
Health 2 $4,576 $27,456 1 $708
Totals for Government 101 $268,928 $31,951 42 $17,557
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bluffton:
  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY-PURDUE UNIVERSITY-FORT WAYNE (about 26 miles; FT WAYNE, IN; Full-time enrollment: 7,385)
  • INDIANA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (about 37 miles; MARION, IN; FT enrollment: 6,684)
  • BALL STATE UNIVERSITY (about 41 miles; MUNCIE, IN; FT enrollment: 17,039)
  • IVY TECH STATE COLLEGE-EAST CENTRAL (about 42 miles; MUNCIE, IN; FT enrollment: 2,013)
  • ANDERSON UNIVERSITY (about 54 miles; ANDERSON, IN; FT enrollment: 2,116)
  • MIAMI UNIVERSITY-OXFORD (about 91 miles; OXFORD, OH; FT enrollment: 15,704)
  • WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 93 miles; DAYTON, OH; FT enrollment: 11,734)
Public high school in Bluffton:
  • BLUFFTON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 457; Location: 1 TIGER TRL; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Bluffton:
  • COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 127; Location: 1225 W WASHINGTON; Grades: PK - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Bluffton:
  • BLUFFTON-HARRISON ELEM SCH (Students: 574; Location: 1100 E SPRING ST; Grades: KG - 04)
  • LANCASTER CENTRAL SCHOOL (Students: 573; Location: 3240 E 300 N; Grades: KG - 05)
  • BLUFFTON-HARRISON MIDDLE SCH (Students: 498; Location: 1500 STOGDILL RD; Grades: 05 - 08)
Library in Bluffton:
  • WELLS COUNTY PL (Operating income: $1,466,966; Location: 200 W WASHINGTON ST; 87,811 books; 3,563 audio materials; 6,152 video materials; 359 serial subscriptions)

Church in Bluffton: Calvary Church (A).

Cemeteries: Old Bluffton Cemetery (1), Fair View Cemetery (2).

Parks in Bluffton include: 4-H Park (1), Washington Park (2), Jefferson Park (3).


Bluffton compared to Indiana state average:
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Bluffton:
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WONO (1380 AM; 5 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGL (1250 AM; 2 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: TRAVIS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WFCV (1090 AM; daytime; 3 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Bluffton:
  • WNUY (100.1 FM; BLUFFTON, IN; Owner: WELLS COUNTY RADIO CORP.)
  • WZBD (92.7 FM; BERNE, IN; Owner: ADAMS COUNTY RADIO, INC)
  • WLAB (88.3 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: INDIANA DISTTRICT OF THE LUTHERAN CHURCH - MO SYNOD, INC.)
  • WBCL (90.3 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: TAYLOR UNIVERSITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAJI (95.1 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: SARKES TARZIAN, INC.)
  • WMEE (97.3 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WBNI-FM (89.1 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF NE IN., INC.)
  • WNHT (96.3 FM; CHURUBUSCO, IN; Owner: TRAVIS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WQHK-FM (105.1 FM; DECATUR, IN; Owner: JAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFWI (92.3 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WBYR (98.9 FM; VAN WERT, OH; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WJFX (107.9 FM; NEW HAVEN, IN; Owner: FORT WAYNE RADIO CORP.)
  • WXKE (102.9 FM; HUNTINGTON, IN; Owner: TAVIS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WHTY (93.5 FM; HARTFORD CITY, IN; Owner: INDIANA SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WCKZ (94.1 FM; ROANOKE, IN; Owner: TRAVIS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WCYT (91.1 FM; LAFAYETTE TOWNSHIP, IN; Owner: SOUTHWEST ALLEN COUNTY SCHOOLS)
  • WSHI (106.3 FM; COLUMBIA CITY, IN; Owner: JAMMIN' BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WLDE (101.7 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: SARKES TARZIAN, INC.)
  • WYLT (103.9 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: TAVIS BROADCASTING, LLC)
TV broadcast stations around Bluffton:
  • WANE-TV (Channel 15; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: INDIANA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WFFT-TV (Channel 55; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: QUOROM OF FT. WAYNE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WISE-TV (Channel 33; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: NVG-FORT WAYNE II, LLC)
  • WPTA (Channel 21; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: WPTA-TV LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFWA (Channel 39; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: FORT WAYNE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W66BD (Channel 53; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TELEVISION)
  • DW68BN (Channel 68; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: ZONATION BROADCASTING)
  • W45AG (Channel 45; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: TRAN STAR, INC.)
  • WSOT-LP (Channel 57; MARION, IN; Owner: SUNNYCREST MEDIA, INC.)

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