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Population in 2012: 238 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +20.8%
Males: 115  (48.7%)
Females: 123  (51.3%)

Median resident age:  31.4 years
Indiana median age:  40.1 years

Zip code: 47917

Estimated median household income in 2012: $25,248 (it was $36,667 in 2000)
Ambia:

$25,248
IN:

$46,974
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $12,057

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $42,159 (it was $29,700 in 2000)
Ambia:

$42,159
IN:

$122,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $66,833; Detached houses: $66,833

Median gross rent in 2012: $800.

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  • White alone - 134 (56.1%)
  • Hispanic - 104 (43.5%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.4%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ambia: 88.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (31.8%), English (12.9%), Irish (12.9%), Polish (2.8%), United States (2.3%), Scottish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 731 feet

Land area: 0.15 square miles.

Population density: 1,632 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Ambia:

  • High school or higher: 72.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 14.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ambia town:

  • Never married: 14.7%
  • Now married: 69.3%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 6.7%

24 residents are foreign born

This town:  10.7%
Indiana:  4.6%



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Ambia, Indiana as of December 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Ambia to the number of sex offenders is 119 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $367 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $440 (1.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lafayette, IN (34.2 miles , pop. 56,397).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Indianapolis, IN (87.0 miles , pop. 781,870).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (93.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Boswell, IN (2.7 miles ), Hoopeston, IL (2.9 miles ), Wellington, IL (3.1 miles ), Rossville, IL (3.3 miles ), Alvin, IL (3.7 miles ), Milford, IL (3.7 miles ), Alvan, IL (3.7 miles ), Fowler, IN (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 40.49 N, Longitude: 87.52 W

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.5%
Indiana:

8.3%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -45 (-18.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Other services, except public administration (29%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (29%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Utilities (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (14%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Construction laborers (12%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (12%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (19%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Accountants and auditors (9%)
  • Religious workers (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Financial managers (6%)


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Tornado activity:

Ambia-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Indiana state average. It is 173% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.3 miles away from the Ambia town center killed 18 people and injured 285 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 3/20/1976, a category F4 tornado 21.8 miles away from the town center injured 18 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ambia-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Indiana state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 98.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/14/2000 at 03:54:20, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 64.7 miles away from Ambia center
On 12/20/1990 at 14:04:17, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 77.8 miles away from the city center
On 12/17/1990 at 05:24:59, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 38.4 miles away from the city center
On 12/16/1996 at 01:58:31, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 68.7 miles away from Ambia center
On 4/24/1990 at 09:41:24, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 74.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Benton County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Ambia:

  • HOOPESTON COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 8 miles away; HOOPESTON, IL)
  • HOOPESTON COM MEMORIAL N H (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; HOOPESTON, IL)
  • SERENITY HOSPICE (Hospital, about 14 miles away; FOWLER, IN)

Political contributions by individuals in Ambia, IN

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ambia:

  • Purdue University-Main Campus (about 32 miles; West Lafayette, IN; Full-time enrollment: 36,422)
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Lafayette (about 37 miles; Lafayette, IN; FT enrollment: 3,864)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (about 46 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 39,877)
  • Parkland College (about 48 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 4,831)
  • Olivet Nazarene University (about 50 miles; Bourbonnais, IL; FT enrollment: 2,889)
  • DePauw University (about 69 miles; Greencastle, IN; FT enrollment: 2,368)
  • Indiana State University (about 71 miles; Terre Haute, IN; FT enrollment: 8,125)

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Notable location: Hickory Grove Township Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Benton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ambia and their reported violations in the past:

AMBIA WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 249, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2002 and SEP-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-16-2002), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2002)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 24 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 33.5%
(29.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 42.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  3.1 people
Indiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  80.8%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  2.6%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Ambia compared to Indiana state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (66%)
  • Utility gas (23%)
  • Wood (9%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Ambia town (based on Benton County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 66.85%
Here66.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents51.8%16.7%15.9%4.4%11.2%
Congregations16.0%28.0%20.0%4.0%32.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Benton County:

2.28 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Benton County:

5.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

5.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.0%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Benton County:

29.1%
Indiana:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

20.7%
State:

14.3%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$629
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$438
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$128
Water Supply 0$0 1$553
Totals for Government 0$0 4$1,748

Ambia government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $119,000 ($500.00)
    General - Other: $33,000 ($138.66)
    Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($46.22)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($37.82)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Fire Protection: $1,000 ($4.20)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($4.20)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $3,000 ($12.61)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $16,000 ($67.23)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($12.61)

Ambia government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($46.22)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $7,000 ($29.41)
    Highways: $2,000 ($8.40)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($12.61)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($4.20)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $20,000 ($84.03)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $82,000 ($344.54)
    Highways: $7,000 ($29.41)
    General Support: $4,000 ($16.81)
  • Tax - Property: $15,000 ($63.03)

Ambia government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $47,000 ($197.48)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $44,000 ($184.87)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $3,000 ($12.61)

Ambia government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $151,000 ($634.45)

8.10% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,151 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.10%
Indiana average:

6.54%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Tippecanoe County, IN  3.35% ($42,391 average AGI)
from Newton County, IN  0.73% ($21,040)
from Warren County, IN  0.35% ($32,250)


9.58% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,898 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.58%
Indiana average:

6.56%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Tippecanoe County, IN  4.07% ($30,803 average AGI)
to Jasper County, IN  0.52% ($29,889)
to Newton County, IN  0.46% ($27,750)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ambia:

  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBAA (920 AM; 5 kW; WEST LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: PURDUE UNIVERSITY)
  • WILL (580 AM; 5 kW; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ambia:

  • WIBN (98.1 FM; EARL PARK, IN; Owner: BROTHERS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHPO (100.9 FM; HOOPESTON, IL; Owner: MARKET STREET BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WIVR (101.7 FM; KENTLAND, IN; Owner: MILNER BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WAZY-FM (96.5 FM; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS L.P.)
  • WSHP (95.7 FM; ATTICA, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • W216BB (91.1 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, IN; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WXLS (99.1 FM; DANVILLE, IL; Owner: I.A.I. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSKL (92.9 FM; VEEDERSBURG, IN; Owner: ZONA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRHK (94.9 FM; DANVILLE, IL; Owner: NEUHOFF BROADCASTING - DANVILLE, INC)
  • WDNL (102.1 FM; DANVILLE, IL; Owner: NEUHOFF BROADCASTING - DANVILLE, INC)
  • WGFA-FM (94.1 FM; WATSEKA, IL; Owner: IROQUOIS COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKZS (103.1 FM; COVINGTON, IN; Owner: BENTON-WEATHERFORD BROADCASTING , INC., OF IN.)

TV broadcast stations around Ambia:

  • W34CD (Channel 34; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WICD (Channel 15; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: WICD LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCIA (Channel 3; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF CHAMPAIGN, L.L.C.)
  • W52BR (Channel 52; CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, IL; Owner: MARCIA COHEN)
  • WCCU (Channel 27; URBANA, IL; Owner: URBANA-CHAMPAIGN BROADCASTING PARTNERS)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • Scott Jones, Hwy 352 Approx 2 Mi N (Lat: 40.521972 Lon: -87.516111), Type: 96.3, Overall height: 96.3 m
    Registrant: 7043824251, Scjones@duke-Energy.Com, 400 SOUTH TRYON ST.
  • Scott Jones, Hwy 352 Approx 2 Mi N (Lat: 40.521972 Lon: -87.516111), Type: 96.3, Overall height: 96.3 m
    Registrant: 7043824251, Scjones@duke-Energy.Com, 400 SOUTH TRYON ST.
  • Jerry D Hasten, Hwy 352 Approx 2 Mi N (Lat: 40.521972 Lon: -87.516111), Type: 96.3, Overall height: 96.3 m
    Registrant: 7043824251, Scjones@duke-Energy.Com, 400 SOUTH TRYON ST.
  • Hwy 352, Approx. 2 Mi N (Lat: 40.521944 Lon: -87.516111), Type: 96.0, Overall height: 91 m
    Registrant: 7136274339, Jpcormier@duke-Energy.Com, 5400 WESTHEIMER CT.
  • Hwy 352 Approx 2 Mi N (Lat: 40.521944 Lon: -87.516111), Type: 96.3, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 7043821242, Jpcormier@dukecomsvcs.Com, 400 SOUTH TRYON AVE.

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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  • State Hwy 352 Approx 2 Mi N (Lat: 40.521972 Lon: -87.516139), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91 m, Overall height: 96 m, Call Sign: KSI942
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.8000 MHz, 49.0200 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/18/2003, Expiration Date: 01/26/2014, Certifier: J D Hasten
    Registrant: Fcc-Faa Licensing, LLC, 211 North Union Street, Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22314, Phone: (703) 615-6615, Email:
  • On Ambia Talbot Blacktop 1.5 Mi E (Lat: 40.500583 Lon: -87.485583), Call Sign: KLA485, Licensee ID: L00253996
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.035 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/14/2002, Expiration Date: 07/30/2012, Cancellation Date: 11/08/2006
    Registrant: Herman A Church, 8759 W 750 S, Ambia, IN 47917, Phone: (765) 869-5469
  • 8254 W 650 N (Lat: 40.410444 Lon: -87.501889), Call Sign: WPVJ206
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.620 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/25/2002, Expiration Date: 06/25/2012, Cancellation Date: 08/25/2012, Certifier: Ben Hunter
    Registrant: National License Corp., 9050 Briarclift Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46256, Phone: (317) 849-5866, Fax: (317) 841-3328

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • STATION, St Hwy 352 2 Mi N (Lat: 40.521972 Lon: -87.516111), Overall height: 96.3 m, Call Sign: WNTN736
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.343 MHz, 928.343 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/17/2012, Expiration Date: 06/02/2022
    Registrant: Fcc-Faa Licensing, LLC, 211 North Union Street, Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22314, Phone: (703) 615-6615, Email:
  • AMBIA, State Hwy 352 Approx 2 Mi N Of (Lat: 40.521972 Lon: -87.516111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 96.3 m, Call Sign: KHJ71
    Assigned Frequencies: 6685.00 MHz, 6655.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/16/2009, Expiration Date: 06/30/2019
    Registrant: Fcc-Faa Licensing, LLC, 211 North Union Street, Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22314, Phone: (703) 615-6615, Email:


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

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