Bluffton, Indiana

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Population in 2017: 10,030 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +5.2%
 
Males: 4,902  (48.9%)
Females: 5,128  (51.1%)
Median resident age:

38.2 years
Indiana median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 46714.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $48,770 (it was $37,416 in 2000)
Bluffton:

$48,770
IN:

$54,181

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,547 (it was $19,118 in 2000)

Bluffton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $111,660 (it was $73,200 in 2000)
Bluffton:

$111,660
IN:

$141,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $151,426; detached houses: $157,053; townhouses or other attached units: $100,798; in 2-unit structures: $122,207; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $182,380; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $165,232; mobile homes: $36,162

Median gross rent in 2017: $567.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bluffton: 81.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 20.1%
(19.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 62.9% for Black residents, 52.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 71.4% for other race residents, 24.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Bluffton, IN (2010)
    • 9,32694.2%White alone
    • 3283.3%Hispanic
    • 860.9%Two or more races
    • 650.7%Black alone
    • 490.5%Asian alone
    • 380.4%American Indian alone
    • 30.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 20.02%Other race alone

Races in Bluffton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists, there were 44 registered sex offenders living in Bluffton, Indiana as of August 06, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bluffton is 222 to 1.


Crime rates in Bluffton by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.7)
1
(10.8)
0
(0.0)
5
(50.3)
1
(10.0)
1
(10.0)
1
(10.0)
0
(0.0)
6
(59.9)
1
(10.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(21.0)
2
(21.0)
2
(21.2)
1
(10.7)
1
(10.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(20.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(19.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2
(21.0)
2
(21.0)
1
(10.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.8)
0
(0.0)
4
(40.2)
1
(10.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.0)
4
(39.9)
1
(10.0)
17
(169.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
32
(336.5)
29
(304.5)
29
(306.9)
58
(621.5)
39
(419.7)
71
(775.1)
60
(603.1)
63
(632.5)
45
(451.9)
49
(490.7)
42
(419.0)
23
(229.7)
8
(79.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
164
(1,725)
159
(1,670)
172
(1,820)
220
(2,357)
196
(2,109)
314
(3,428)
407
(4,091)
344
(3,454)
294
(2,952)
285
(2,854)
350
(3,492)
N/A150
(1,493)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(42.1)
3
(31.5)
0
(0.0)
7
(75.0)
4
(43.0)
1
(10.9)
9
(90.5)
9
(90.4)
10
(100.4)
10
(100.2)
11
(109.7)
9
(89.9)
9
(89.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/AN/AN/A0
(0.0)
1
(10.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)106.4101.1102.8155.6131.2192.2267.4199.7165.8166.5188.7213.1120.2

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City-data.com crime index in Bluffton, IN

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 32 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.89
Indiana average:

1.42
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Ancestries: German (31.5%), American (21.4%), English (5.8%), Swiss (3.9%), Irish (3.5%), European (3.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 828 feet

Land area: 6.61 square miles.

Population density: 1,517 people per square mile   (low).

Bluffton, Indiana map

99 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.0%
Indiana:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $473 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $594 (0.5%)

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: +3,304 (+33.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,593 (58.3%)

Area code: 260

Distribution of median household income in Bluffton, IN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Bluffton, IN in 2017
Bluffton satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.1%
Indiana:

3.9%
Historical population in Bluffton, IN
Historical housing units in Bluffton, IN

Population change in the 1990s: +205 (+2.2%).
Most common industries in Bluffton, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.7%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.1%)
  • Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (5.4%)
  • Educational services (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Construction (4.7%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (10.4%)
  • Construction (8.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.9%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (4.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.4%)
  • Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (4.4%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.7%)
  • Educational services (7.1%)
  • Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (6.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
  • Social assistance (4.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Bluffton, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.0%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.9%)
  • Registered nurses (3.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.2%)

Average climate in Bluffton, Indiana

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Bluffton, Indiana environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 71.5. This is about average.

City:

71.5
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.447. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 23.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.447
U.S.:

0.267
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.84. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.84
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Bluffton-area historical tornado activity is near Indiana state average. It is 88% 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 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 214.3 miles away from Bluffton center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 187.1 miles away from Bluffton center
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 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 195.9 miles away from Bluffton center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 254.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 217.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wells County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bluffton topographic map

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

Hospitals in Bluffton:

  • BLUFFTON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 303 S MAIN ST)
  • WELLS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (1100 SOUTH MAIN STREET)

Nursing Homes in Bluffton:

  • CHRISTIAN CARE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY (720 E DUSTMAN RD)
  • COMMUNITY CARE CENTER OF BLUFFTON (1509 N MAIN ST)
  • COOPER COMMUNITY CARE CENTERS INC (1509 NORTH MAIN STREET)
  • HICKORY CREEK AT BLUFFTON (1001 SOUTH CLARK AVENUE)
  • KINDRED NURSING AND REHABILITATION-MEADOWVALE (1529 W LANCASTER ST)
  • MEADOWVALE CARE CENTER (1529 WEST LANCASTER STREET)
  • WEST HAVEN HEALTH CARE (1001 SOUTH CLARK AVENUE)
  • WOODLANDS AT RIVER TERRACE ESTATES (400 CAYLOR BLVD)

Dialysis Facilities in Bluffton:

  • FMC - WELLS COUNTY (1100 SOUTH MAIN STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Bluffton:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bluffton:

  • Indiana Institute of Technology (about 24 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; Full-time enrollment: 4,320)
  • University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne (about 25 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 2,075)
  • Taylor University (about 26 miles; Upland, IN; FT enrollment: 2,272)
  • Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne (about 27 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 10,126)
  • Indiana Wesleyan University (about 30 miles; Marion, IN; FT enrollment: 13,681)
  • Ball State University (about 40 miles; Muncie, IN; FT enrollment: 20,254)
  • Anderson University (about 51 miles; Anderson, IN; FT enrollment: 2,378)

Public high school in Bluffton:

Private high school in Bluffton:

Public elementary/middle schools in Bluffton:

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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)

Points of interest:

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

Main business address in Bluffton: FRANKLIN ELECTRIC CO INC (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).

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).

Wells 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 Bluffton and their reported violations in the past:

OUABACHE STATE PARK MAIN SUPPLY (Population served: 608, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JUL-12-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUL-12-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-12-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-23-2012), St Compliance achieved (NOV-13-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JUN-07-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUN-07-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-07-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-18-2012), St Compliance achieved (NOV-13-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
OUBACHE STATE PARK YOUTH TENT (Population served: 600, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
SHADY HAVEN RESORT (Population served: 77, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
SIX MILE CHURCH (Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

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

  • BLUFFTON UTILITIES WATER DEPT (Population served: 9,400, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ROME CITY SUBWAY (Population served: 80, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
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

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

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)
  • 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

For population 15 years and over in Bluffton:

Marital status in Bluffton, IN
  • Never married: 26.8%
  • Now married: 47.5%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 15.5%

For population 25 years and over in Bluffton:

  • High school or higher: 89.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
Indiana average:

11.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Bluffton
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Bluffton, IN (based on Wells County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,18830
Mainline Protestant3,25220
Catholic2191
Other61
None15,971-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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
This 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
This county:

4.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.2%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Wells County:

29.7%
Indiana:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.3%
Indiana:

14.3%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.2%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.0%
Indiana:

44.9%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.9
Indiana:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Bluffton:

20.7%
State:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.6%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Indiana:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.1%
Indiana:

33.8%

General health condition:
This city:

55.4%
Indiana:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Bluffton:

76.8%
Indiana:

78.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bluffton, IN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 20$79,814$47,8880$0
Sewerage 15$44,981$35,9850$0
Electric Power 14$54,345$46,5810$0
Police - Other 12$27,929$27,9290$0
Water Supply 10$37,249$44,6990$0
Firefighters 7$27,183$46,5990$0
Streets and Highways 7$25,858$44,3280$0
Parks and Recreation 4$10,434$31,3025$4,294
Financial Administration 3$11,364$45,4560$0
Judicial and Legal 1$2,022$24,2640$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 93$321,179$41,4425$4,294

Bluffton government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $4,140,000 ($412.76)
    Regular Highways: $259,000 ($25.82)
    Parks and Recreation: $113,000 ($11.27)
    General - Other: $10,000 ($1.00)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $24,889,000 ($2481.46)
    Sewerage: $2,730,000 ($272.18)
    Water Utilities: $1,702,000 ($169.69)
    Central Staff Services: $1,292,000 ($128.81)
    Police Protection: $1,283,000 ($127.92)
    General - Other: $941,000 ($93.82)
    Local Fire Protection: $816,000 ($81.36)
    Regular Highways: $606,000 ($60.42)
    Parks and Recreation: $550,000 ($54.84)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $199,000 ($19.84)
    Health - Other: $158,000 ($15.75)
    Financial Administration: $92,000 ($9.17)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $41,000 ($4.09)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $220,000 ($21.93)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $259,000 ($25.82)
    Central Staff Services: $163,000 ($16.25)
    Sewerage: $142,000 ($14.16)
    Regular Highways: $111,000 ($11.07)
    Police Protection: $100,000 ($9.97)
    Water Utilities: $54,000 ($5.38)
    Parks and Recreation: $44,000 ($4.39)
    Local Fire Protection: $32,000 ($3.19)
    General - Other: $19,000 ($1.89)
    Health - Other: $2,000 ($0.20)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,363,000 ($1232.60)

Bluffton government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $5,278,000 ($526.22)
    Parks and Recreation: $74,000 ($7.38)
    Other: $14,000 ($1.40)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,892,000 ($188.63)
    Other: $574,000 ($57.23)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $609,000 ($60.72)
    Fines and Forfeits: $226,000 ($22.53)
    Donations From Private Sources: $48,000 ($4.79)
    Sale of Property: $29,000 ($2.89)
    Rents: $17,000 ($1.69)
    Interest Earnings: $10,000 ($1.00)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $25,667,000 ($2559.02)
    Water Utilities: $1,674,000 ($166.90)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $394,000 ($39.28)
    General Local Government Support: $321,000 ($32.00)
    Other: $45,000 ($4.49)
  • Tax - Property: $3,138,000 ($312.86)
    Public Utilities Sales: $53,000 ($5.28)
    Other License: $12,000 ($1.20)

Bluffton government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,718,000 ($570.09)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,613,000 ($559.62)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $105,000 ($10.47)

Bluffton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,345,000 ($2028.41)

5.52% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,296 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.52%
Indiana average:

6.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Allen County, IN  1.67% ($39,573 average AGI)
from Adams County, IN  0.79% ($38,161)
from Huntington County, IN  0.60% ($39,227)


5.67% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,334 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.67%
Indiana average:

6.25%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Allen County, IN  1.79% ($46,030 average AGI)
to Adams County, IN  0.69% ($39,247)
to Huntington County, IN  0.60% ($35,567)
Businesses in Bluffton, IN
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture1
Ace Hardware1Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts1Maurices1
Arby's1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Nike3
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
CVS1Quiznos1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Subway2
Domino's Pizza1Taco Bell1
FedEx2U-Haul1
Ford1UPS1
H&R Block1Walgreens1
Hardee's1Walmart1
Holiday Inn1Wendy's1
KFC1YMCA1
Kroger1

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.)
Bluffton fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Bluffton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 29Number of bridges
  • 338ft / 103mTotal length
  • $200,000Total costs
  • 70,999Total average daily traffic
  • 6,349Total average daily truck traffic
  • 126,530Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Bluffton, IN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 51930-1939
  • 41960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 71980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Bluffton, IN
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Bluffton)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 69 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Bluffton, IN)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 24 (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: 45 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bluffton)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 15 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Bluffton)

2002 - 2017 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2017 the average number of fire incidents per year is 50. The highest number of reported fires - 82 took place in 2010, and the least - 5 in 2015. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Bluffton, IN When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (48.1%), and Outside Fires (32.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Bluffton, IN
    • 38348.1%Structure Fires
    • 25732.3%Outside Fires
    • 9311.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 637.9%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bluffton, IN
  • 86.1%Utility gas
  • 12.0%Electricity
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bluffton, IN
  • 56.0%Utility gas
  • 40.2%Electricity
  • 2.2%Solar energy
  • 1.6%No fuel used


Bluffton compared to Indiana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
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