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Population in 2012: 9,897 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.8%
 

Males: 4,866  (49.2%)
Females: 5,031  (50.8%)

Median resident age:  38.3 years
Indiana median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 46714.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,010 (it was $37,416 in 2000)
Bluffton:

$40,010
IN:

$46,974
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,133

Bluffton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $89,688 (it was $73,200 in 2000)
Bluffton:

$89,688
IN:

$122,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $93,353; Detached houses: $103,787; Townhouses or other attached units: $126,068; In 2-unit structures: $104,500; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $79,066; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $111,503; Mobile homes: $18,761

Median gross rent in 2012: $559.

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  • White alone - 9,049 (94.6%)
  • Hispanic - 224 (2.3%)
  • Two or more races - 188 (2.0%)
  • Black alone - 85 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 15 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 4 (0.04%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bluffton: 84.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (31.4%), United States (13.8%), Irish (10.0%), English (9.5%), Swiss (4.3%), Scottish (2.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 828 feet

Land area: 6.61 square miles.

Population density: 1,497 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Bluffton:

  • High school or higher: 87.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 12.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bluffton city:

  • Never married: 24.2%
  • Now married: 53.2%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 15.5%

117 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.2%
Indiana:  4.6%



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists there were 32 registered sex offenders living in Bluffton, Indiana as of July 31, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Bluffton to the number of sex offenders is 309 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $466 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $449 (0.5%)

Bluffton satellite photo by USGS

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

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (151.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Vera Cruz, IN (2.4 miles) , Poneto, IN (2.5 miles ), Uniondale, IN (2.7 miles ), Ossian, IN (3.1 miles ), Markle, IN (3.3 miles ), Monroe, IN (3.5 miles ), Berne, IN (3.6 miles ), Zanesville, IN (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 40.74 N, Longitude: 85.17 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,087 (+32.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,615 (58.8%)

Area code: 260

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Crime rates in Bluffton by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000100011051
per 100,000 0.00.00.010.50.00.00.010.710.80.050.310.0
Robberies 8201222211020
per 100,000 83.420.70.0125.521.021.021.210.710.80.020.10.0
Assaults 120022101041
per 100,000 10.420.70.00.021.021.010.60.010.80.040.210.0
Burglaries 333134353229295839716063
per 100,000 344.1320.9355.4366.1336.5304.5306.9621.5419.7775.1603.1632.5
Thefts 157174172158164159172220196314407344
per 100,000 1637.11801.21797.71652.71724.71669.61820.52357.22109.13427.94091.33453.8
Auto thefts 336343074199
per 100,000 31.331.162.731.442.131.50.075.043.010.990.590.4
Arson 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 117.2105.6100.1138.0104.799.5101.1153.0129.0189.1263.0196.4

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Bluffton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 30 (20 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.01
Indiana average:

1.96

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Bluffton, Indiana accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.8%
Indiana:

8.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


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

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (31%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (3%)

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Tornado activity:

Bluffton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Indiana state average. It is 180% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.0 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 11/10/2002, a category F4 tornado 21.3 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 17 people and caused $30 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bluffton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 44.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/12/2004 at 13:05:19, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MB, 3.8 MW, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 85.7 miles away from Bluffton center
On 4/17/1990 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 25.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wells County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 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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Birthplace of: Adam Ballinger - Basketball player, Robert Tonner - Fashion designer, Everett Scott - Baseball player, Charlie Brown (baseball) - Baseball player, Howard Marsh - Tenor, Shawn Williams (grappler) - Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Spencer Harris - College basketball player (Tenn. Martin Skyhawks).

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


Hospitals/medical centers in Bluffton:

  • FMC - WELLS COUNTY (Dialysis Facility, 1100 SOUTH MAIN STREET)
  • BLUFFTON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Proprietary, provides emergency services, 303 S MAIN ST)
  • WELLS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Hospital, 1100 SOUTH MAIN STREET)
  • CHRISTIAN CARE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY (Nursing Home, 720 E DUSTMAN RD)
  • COMMUNITY CARE CENTER OF BLUFFTON (Nursing Home, 1509 N MAIN ST)
  • COOPER COMMUNITY CARE CENTERS INC (Nursing Home, 1509 NORTH MAIN STREET)
  • HICKORY CREEK AT BLUFFTON (Nursing Home, 1001 SOUTH CLARK AVENUE)
  • KINDRED NURSING AND REHABILITATION-MEADOWVALE (Nursing Home, 1529 W LANCASTER ST)
  • MEADOWVALE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 1529 WEST LANCASTER STREET)
  • WEST HAVEN HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, 1001 SOUTH CLARK AVENUE)
  • WOODLANDS AT RIVER TERRACE ESTATES (Nursing Home, 400 CAYLOR BLVD)

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Local government website: www.ci.bluffton.in.us/homepage.htm

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bluffton:

  • Indiana Institute of Technology (about 24 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,524)
  • Taylor University (about 26 miles; Upland, IN; FT enrollment: 2,016)
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast (about 27 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 4,903)
  • Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne (about 27 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 8,540)
  • Indiana Wesleyan University (about 31 miles; Marion, IN; FT enrollment: 13,899)
  • Ball State University (about 40 miles; Muncie, IN; FT enrollment: 17,693)
  • Ivy Tech Community College-East Central (about 42 miles; Muncie, IN; FT enrollment: 4,391)

Public high schools in Bluffton:

Private high schools in Bluffton:

  • KINGDOM ACADEMY OF BLUFFTON INC (Students: 70; Location: 225 FERGUSON PARK CT; Grades: KG - 12)
  • COVENANT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 56; Location: 3550 S SR1; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Bluffton:

Private elementary/middle school in Bluffton:

  • NEW LIFE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 78; Location: 1621 S 350 E; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Bluffton, map of school districts: M S D BLUFFTON-HARRISON, NORTHERN WELLS COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

Library in Bluffton:

  • WELLS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,575,713; Location: 200 WEST WASHINGTON STREET; 104,349 books; 4,429 e-books; 8,917 audio materials; 9,192 video materials; 14 local licensed databases; 37 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 316 print serial subscriptions)

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

Church in Bluffton: Calvary Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Fair View Cemetery (1), Old Bluffton Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Bluffton include: Jefferson Park (1), Washington Park (2), 4-H Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Sentimental Journey (Tours & Charters; 2334 South 350 East).

Hotels: Budget Inn (1090 North Main Street), Bluffton Inn & Suites (608 North Main Street), Washington Street Inn (220 East Washington Street).

 
Wells County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Ozone  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 36.5. This is about average.
City:

36.5
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 18.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

18.0
U.S.:

25.4
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.2
U.S.:

9.6

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

OUABACHE STATE PARK MAIN SUPPLY (Population served: 608, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-15-2003), St Public Notif requested (DEC-15-2003), St Public Notif received (DEC-22-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
OUBACHE STATE PARK YOUTH TENT (Population served: 600, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
SIX MILE CHURCH (Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-1997, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bluffton that have no violations reported:

  • BLUFFTON UTILITIES WATER DEPT (Population served: 9128, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.5%
(16.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 38.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 18.3% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Indiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.9%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.8%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Bluffton, IN

People in group quarters in Bluffton in 2010:

  • 157 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 104 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 11 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
236 people in nursing homes in 2000
84 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Bluffton compared to Indiana state average:

Bluffton, Indiana environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.


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Banks with branches in Bluffton (2011 data):

  • MarkleBank: Bluffton Branch at 1405 Baker Place, branch established on 1987/07/07; Bluffton Branch at 1717 South Harrison Plaza, branch established on 1995/12/18. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $344.9 mil, Deposits: $275.7 mil, headquarters in Markle, IN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Independent Alliance Banks, Inc.
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Bluffton Branch at 304 West Market Street, branch established on 1929/03/29; Bluffton Central Drive-Up at 903 North Main Street, branch established on 1975/09/15. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Ossian State Bank: Bluffton Branch at 111 East Oak Forest Drive, branch established on 1998/10/26. Info updated 2008/01/14: Bank assets: $84.3 mil, Deposits: $73.2 mil, headquarters in Ossian, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Ossian Financial Services, Inc.
  • Woodforest National Bank: Bluffton Wal-Mart Branch at 2100 North Main Street, branch established on 2007/06/02. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Bluffton Branch at 101 South Main Street, branch established on 1933/01/03. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • 1st Source Bank: Bluffton Branch at 124 South Main Street, branch established on 1890/01/01. Info updated 2008/06/16: Bank assets: $4,361.6 mil, Deposits: $3,520.6 mil, headquarters in South Bend, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 79 total offices, Holding Company: 1st Source Corporation
  • First Bank of Berne: Bluffton Branch at 404 North Main Street, branch established on 1998/11/02. Info updated 2012/03/07: Bank assets: $434.5 mil, Deposits: $319.2 mil, headquarters in Berne, IN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: First Berne Financial Corporation

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Bluffton travel time to work - commute


Bluffton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (78%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

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Religion statistics for Bluffton city (based on Wells County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.27%
Here60.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist Church Inc. Apostolic Christian Church of America The Wesleyan ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents29.4%14.5%13.1%5.8%5.5%
Congregations6.7%35.6%4.4%4.4%6.7%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Church of ChristLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents4.5%4.5%4.4%4.2%14.0%
Congregations4.4%4.4%4.4%4.4%24.4%
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: 4
Wells County:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Wells County:

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Wells County:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

4.30 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.2%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Wells County:

29.7%
State:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Wells County:

10.3%
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 4$11,896$35,6880$0
Other Government Administration 1$4,652$55,8245$886
Judicial and Legal 0$0 3$4,908
Police Protection - Officers 19$77,140$48,7200$0
Police - Other 11$29,723$32,4252$1,842
Firefighters 6$24,857$49,71430$14,526
Streets and Highways 7$19,408$33,2710$0
Health 3$7,187$28,7480$0
Sewerage 15$45,042$36,0340$0
Parks and Recreation 3$7,448$29,7929$3,790
Water Supply 11$36,057$39,3350$0
Electric Power 19$57,699$36,4410$0
Other and Unallocable 7$20,278$34,7620$0
Totals for Government 106$341,387$38,64849$25,952

Bluffton government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $314,000 ($31.73)
    Health - Other: $168,000 ($16.97)
    Regular Highways: $122,000 ($12.33)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $11,275,000 ($1139.23)
    Sewerage: $2,309,000 ($233.30)
    General - Other: $1,789,000 ($180.76)
    Water Utilities: $1,278,000 ($129.13)
    Police Protection: $1,115,000 ($112.66)
    Regular Highways: $642,000 ($64.87)
    Local Fire Protection: $570,000 ($57.59)
    Parks and Recreation: $491,000 ($49.61)
    Central Staff Services: $143,000 ($14.45)
    Health - Other: $113,000 ($11.42)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $97,000 ($9.80)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $257,000 ($25.97)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $66,000 ($6.67)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $176,000 ($17.78)
    Natural Resources - Other: $129,000 ($13.03)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $89,000 ($8.99)
    Parks and Recreation: $75,000 ($7.58)
    Health - Other: $64,000 ($6.47)
    Police Protection: $54,000 ($5.46)
    Local Fire Protection: $12,000 ($1.21)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,169,000 ($421.24)

Bluffton government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,578,000 ($260.48)
    Parks and Recreation: $65,000 ($6.57)
    All Other: $1,000 ($0.10)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $850,000 ($85.88)
    All Other: $269,000 ($27.18)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $417,000 ($42.13)
    Donations From Private Sources: $147,000 ($14.85)
    Interest Earnings: $115,000 ($11.62)
    Fines and Forfeits: $93,000 ($9.40)
    Rents: $20,000 ($2.02)
    Sale of Property: $9,000 ($0.91)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $11,191,000 ($1130.75)
    Water Utilities: $1,238,000 ($125.09)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,003,000 ($101.34)
    Highways: $336,000 ($33.95)
    All Other: $109,000 ($11.01)
  • Tax - Property: $1,982,000 ($200.26)
    Individual Income: $309,000 ($31.22)
    Public Utilities Sales: $34,000 ($3.44)
    Other License: $1,000 ($0.10)

Bluffton government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,110,000 ($516.32)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,765,000 ($481.46)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $345,000 ($34.86)

Bluffton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $74,000 ($7.48)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,484,000 ($857.23)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $796,000 ($80.43)

5.50% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,750 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.50%
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 Allen County, IN  1.45% ($33,813 average AGI)
from Huntington County, IN  0.77% ($34,538)
from Adams County, IN  0.68% ($31,338)


5.96% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,453 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.96%
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 Allen County, IN  1.72% ($31,291 average AGI)
to Huntington County, IN  0.60% ($30,508)
to Adams County, IN  0.56% ($28,414)

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)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGL (1250 AM; 2 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: TRAVIS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • 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)
  • WQHK-FM (105.1 FM; DECATUR, IN; Owner: JAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBNI-FM (89.1 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF NE IN., INC.)
  • WBYR (98.9 FM; VAN WERT, OH; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WNHT (96.3 FM; CHURUBUSCO, IN; Owner: TRAVIS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WFWI (92.3 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WXKE (102.9 FM; HUNTINGTON, IN; Owner: TAVIS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WJFX (107.9 FM; NEW HAVEN, IN; Owner: FORT WAYNE RADIO CORP.)
  • WCKZ (94.1 FM; ROANOKE, IN; Owner: TRAVIS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WMRI (106.9 FM; MARION, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO OF INDIANA, INC.)
  • WHTY (93.5 FM; HARTFORD CITY, IN; Owner: INDIANA SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WSHI (106.3 FM; COLUMBIA CITY, IN; Owner: JAMMIN' BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WCYT (91.1 FM; LAFAYETTE TOWNSHIP, IN; Owner: SOUTHWEST ALLEN COUNTY SCHOOLS)
  • WLDE (101.7 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: SARKES TARZIAN, INC.)
  • WCJC (99.3 FM; VAN BUREN, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO GROUP, INC.)

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)
  • WSOT-LP (Channel 57; MARION, IN; Owner: SUNNYCREST MEDIA, INC.)
  • WIWU-LP (Channel 51; MARION, IN; Owner: IWU COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • DW68BN (Channel 68; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: ZONATION BROADCASTING)
  • W45AG (Channel 45; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: TRAN STAR, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Bluffton, Indiana:
  • Fatal accident count: 23
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 37
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 24
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 58
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
Indiana average:
  • Fatal accident count: 113
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 174
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 36
  • Fatalities: 123
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 282
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 12

See more detailed statistics of Bluffton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 12 meters (39ft)
Total average daily traffic: 38,530
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,925
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 54,287

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Bluffton)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 47 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Bluffton, IN)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 39 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bluffton)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 13 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Bluffton)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 30
  • Hazardous Condition: 53
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Bluffton


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bluffton, IN

Most common first names in Bluffton, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary13781.3 years
Robert9672.5 years
William9177.8 years
John8776.2 years
Charles6976.2 years
James5971.4 years
Helen4982.7 years
Harold4674.8 years
George4378.8 years
Martha4182.2 years
Most common last names in Bluffton, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller5877.7 years
Gerber5581.4 years
Smith3682.3 years
Steffen3678.7 years
Meyer3583.8 years
Johnson3179.4 years
Moser3076.0 years
Baumgartner3074.3 years
Huffman2976.9 years
Williams2878.9 years
Businesses in Bluffton, IN
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lowe's1
Ace Hardware1Maurices1
Arby's1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Nike3
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
CVS1Quiznos1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Subway2
FedEx2Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Hardee's1UPS1
Holiday Inn1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
Kroger1Wendy's1
Lane Furniture1YMCA1
Browse common businesses in Bluffton, IN


Bluffton on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (population 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other protective service workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (population 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest ratio of rapes to murders between 2001 and 2006"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest wind speed differences during a year (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 (46714) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Swiss first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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  • Philip W. Johnson (2)
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  • Jonathan Isch (1)
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  • James D. Hiester (1)
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Total of 29 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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