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Population (year 2000): 11,743. Estimated population in July 2005: 11,209 (-4.5% change)
Males: 5,596 (47.7%), Females: 6,147 (52.3%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 37.4 years
Median household income: $34,401 (year 2000)
Median house value: $70,000 (year 2000)

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Races in Wabash:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.8%)
  • American Indian (1.5%)
  • Hispanic (1.5%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)

Ancestries: German (22.8%), United States (12.3%), English (12.1%), Irish (10.4%), French (2.8%), Dutch (2.5%).Indiana

Elevation: 984 feet

Land area: 8.9 square miles

Wabash,

For population 25 years and over in Wabash

  • High school or higher: 78.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wabash city

  • Never married: 23.0%
  • Now married: 52.6%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

1.2% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -762 (-6.1%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IN Anderson, (49.5 miles pop. 59,734).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Wayne, IN Fort (51.8 miles pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (146.2 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: IN Lagro, (7.3 miles IN Roann, (10.1 miles Fontaine, IN (11.4 miles La Manchester, IN North (14.5 miles IN Amboy, (15.4 miles IN (15.6 miles Converse, IN (16.1 miles Andrews, IN (16.5 miles Sweetser,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1997: 20 buildings, average cost: $131,500
  • 1998: 29 buildings, average cost: $115,700
  • 1999: 22 buildings, average cost: $98,500
  • 2000: 18 buildings, average cost: $142,500
  • 2001: 22 buildings, average cost: $89,700
  • 2002: 34 buildings, average cost: $91,800
  • 2003: 38 buildings, average cost: $105,200
  • 2004: 18 buildings, average cost: $148,900
  • 2005: 9 buildings, average cost: $168,900

Latitude: 40.80 N, Longitude: 85.83 W

Area code: 260


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (36.8%), Educational,health and social services (17.9%), Retail trade (12.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,173 (+18.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,418 (62.5%)


 

Crime in Wabash by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 8.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 1 0 0 2 0
    per 100,000 0.0 8.5 0.0 0.0 17.0 0.0
Robberies 0 3 2 0 2 3
    per 100,000 0.0 25.5 17.0 0.0 17.0 25.5
Assaults 1 2 6 7 0 2
    per 100,000 8.5 17.0 51.1 59.6 0.0 17.0
Burglaries 20 33 51 34 59 48
    per 100,000 170.3 281.0 434.3 289.5 502.4 408.8
Thefts 160 150 151 154 93 143
    per 100,000 1362.5 1277.4 1285.9 1311.4 792.0 1217.7
Auto thefts 9 8 19 11 15 18
    per 100,000 76.6 68.1 161.8 93.7 127.7 153.3
82.8 90.7 110.1 92.1 89.0 100.7

Average climate in Wabash, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Wabash,

Wabash-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Indiana state average. It is 138% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/6/1956, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.9 miles away from the Wabash city center killed one person and injured 31 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/16/1968, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.1 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 15 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Wabash:
  • WABASH COUNTY HOSPITAL (710 N EAST STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Wabash:
  • DUKES MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; PERU, IN)
  • GRANT-BLACKFORD MENTAL HEALTH, INC (about 19 miles; MARION, IN)
  • MARION GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; MARION, IN)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Wabash:
  • GRISSOM ARB (about 26 miles; PERU, IN; ID: GUS)
  • FORT WAYNE INTERNATIONAL (about 46 miles; FORT WAYNE, IN; ID: FWA)
  • DELAWARE COUNTY - JOHNSON FIELD (about 50 miles; MUNCIE, IN; ID: MIE)
Other public-use airports nearest to Wabash:
  • WABASH MUNI (about 5 miles; WABASH, IN; ID: IWH)
  • MISSISSINEWA RESERVOIR LANDING AREA (about 10 miles; PERU, IN; ID: 43I)
  • CONVERSE (about 17 miles; CONVERSE, IN; ID: 1I8)

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
Judicial and Legal 1 $2,128 $25,536 3 $5,962
Parks and Recreation 2 $5,449 $32,694 0 $0
Sewerage 11 $26,260 $28,647 1 $728
Financial Administration 3 $7,811 $31,244 0 $0
Other Government Administration 5 $14,205 $34,092 9 $3,596
Streets and Highways 10 $27,011 $32,413 0 $0
Firefighters 31 $96,969 $37,536 0 $0
Police - Other 5 $10,373 $24,895 6 $2,737
Police Protection - Officers 26 $75,524 $34,857 0 $0
Totals for Government 94 $265,729 $33,922 19 $13,023
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wabash:
  • INDIANA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (about 22 miles; MARION, IN; Full-time enrollment: 6,684)
  • ANDERSON UNIVERSITY (about 48 miles; ANDERSON, IN; FT enrollment: 2,116)
  • BALL STATE UNIVERSITY (about 51 miles; MUNCIE, IN; FT enrollment: 17,039)
  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY-PURDUE UNIVERSITY-FORT WAYNE (about 53 miles; FT WAYNE, IN; FT enrollment: 7,385)
  • IVY TECH STATE COLLEGE-EAST CENTRAL (about 54 miles; MUNCIE, IN; FT enrollment: 2,013)
  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY-SOUTH BEND (about 64 miles; SOUTH BEND, IN; FT enrollment: 4,725)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME (about 69 miles; NOTRE DAME, IN; FT enrollment: 10,633)
Public high schools in Wabash:
  • NORTHFIELD JR-SR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 602; Location: 154 W 200 N; Grades: 07 - 12)
  • SOUTHWOOD JR-SR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 586; Location: 564 E SR 124; Grades: 07 - 12)
  • WABASH HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 431; Location: 580 N MIAMI ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Wabash:
  • EMMANUEL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 136; Location: 4652 S 100 WEST; Grades: PK - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Wabash:
  • O J NEIGHBOURS ELEM SCH (Students: 492; Location: 1545 N WABASH ST; Grades: KG - 03)
  • SOUTHWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 451; Location: 840 E SR 124; Grades: KG - 06)
  • WABASH MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 392; Location: 150 COLERAIN ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • SHARP CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 347; Location: 264 W 200 N; Grades: KG - 06)
  • METRO NORTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 284; Location: 3844 W 200 N; Grades: KG - 06)
  • W C MILLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 225; Location: 1721 VERNON ST; Grades: 04 - 05)
  • WHITE'S JR-SR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 141; Location: 5233 S 50 E; Grades: 06 - 12)
  • HEARTLAND CAREER CENTER (Location: 79 S 200 W; Grades: 00 - 00)
  • WABASH/MIAMI AREA PROG EXCPT (Location: 246 N 300 W; Grades: 00 - 00)
Private primary/middle schools in Wabash:
  • ST BERNARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 97; Location: 191 NORTH CASS STREET; Grades: PK - 6)
  • CALVARY CHAPEL CHRISTIAN SCH (Students: 25; Location: 619 N STATE RD 13; Grades: KG - KG)
Library in Wabash:
  • WABASH CARNEGIE PL (Operating income: $617,319; Location: 188 W HILL ST; 62,387 books; 2,892 audio materials; 2,504 video materials; 175 serial subscriptions)

Notable location: Wabash Country Club (A).

Cemeteries: Hebrew Cemetery (1), Memorial Lawns Cemetery (2).

Creeks: Helm Creek (A), Treaty Creek (B), Stone Creek (C), Burr Creek (D), Charley Creek (E).


Wabash compared to Indiana state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Wabash:
  • WJOT (1510 AM; daytime; 0 kW; WABASH, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO OF WABASH, INC.)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WIOU (1350 AM; 5 kW; KOKOMO, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WARU (1600 AM; daytime; 1 kW; PERU, IN; Owner: MIAMI COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGOM (860 AM; 1 kW; MARION, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO OF INDIANA, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBAT (1400 AM; 1 kW; MARION, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Wabash:
  • WJOT-FM (105.9 FM; WABASH, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO OF WABASH, INC.)
  • WKUZ (95.9 FM; WABASH, IN; Owner: UPPER WABASH BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WARU-FM (101.9 FM; ROANN, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WMRI (106.9 FM; MARION, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO OF INDIANA, INC.)
  • WMYK (98.5 FM; PERU, IN; Owner: MIAMI COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCJC (99.3 FM; VAN BUREN, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WBSW (90.9 FM; MARION, IN; Owner: BALL STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WWKI (100.5 FM; KOKOMO, IN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLZQ (101.1 FM; SOUTH WHITLEY, IN; Owner: LARKO COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • W299AJ (107.7 FM; MARION, IN; Owner: FRIENDS OF CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • W203AS (88.5 FM; WABASH, IN; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Wabash:
  • WSOT-LP (Channel 57; MARION, IN; Owner: SUNNYCREST MEDIA, INC.)
  • WIWU-LP (Channel 51; MARION, IN; Owner: IWU COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTTK (Channel 29; KOKOMO, IN; Owner: TRIBUNE BROADCAST HOLDINGS, INC.)

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