Chalmers, Indiana

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Population in 2014: 506 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.4%
 
Males: 238  (47.2%)
Females: 268  (52.8%)
Median resident age:  38.7 years
Indiana median age:  37.6 years

Zip codes: 47929.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $55,755 (it was $51,591 in 2000)
Chalmers:

$55,755
IN:

$52,314

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $22,556 (it was $19,258 in 2000)

Chalmers town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $98,463 (it was $79,000 in 2000)
Chalmers:

$98,463
IN:

$134,800

Median gross rent in 2016: $607.

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  • Races in Chalmers, IN (2010)

    Chalmers races chart
    • 49296.9%White alone
    • 112.2%Hispanic
    • 30.6%Two or more races
    • 10.2%Asian alone
    • 10.2%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Chalmers: 85.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (20.0%), English (12.4%), Irish (10.3%), American (9.7%), Polish (5.5%), Dutch (4.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 705 feet

Land area: 0.25 square miles.

Population density: 2,028 people per square mile   (low).

Chalmers,IN real estate house value index trend

Chalmers, Indiana map

For population 25 years and over in Chalmers:

  • High school or higher: 92.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chalmers town:

  • Never married: 24.0%
  • Now married: 51.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 15.6%

6 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.2%
Indiana:

3.1%



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Chalmers, Indiana as of December 14, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Chalmers to the number of sex offenders is 481 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $491 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $673 (0.7%)

Chalmers satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lafayette, IN (17.4 miles , pop. 56,397).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Indianapolis, IN (71.3 miles , pop. 781,870).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (91.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Brookston, IN (2.1 miles ), Reynolds, IN (2.5 miles ), Yeoman, IN (2.8 miles) , Monticello, IN (2.8 miles ), Norway, IN (3.1 miles ), Battle Ground, IN (3.3 miles ), Americus, IN (3.3 miles ), Wolcott, IN (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 40.66 N, Longitude: 86.87 W

Chalmers household income distribution Chalmers home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.4%
Indiana:

4.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -2 (-0.4%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (42%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (2%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (25%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (29%)
  • Material moving occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Chalmers: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Chalmers, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Chalmers, Indiana average temperatures Chalmers, Indiana average precipitation Chalmers, Indiana humidity Chalmers, Indiana wind speed Chalmers, Indiana snowfall Chalmers, Indiana sunshine Chalmers, Indiana clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Chalmers-area historical tornado activity is near Indiana state average. It is 99% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/26/1994, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.4 miles away from the Chalmers town center killed 3 people and injured 70 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/20/1976, a category F4 tornado 8.9 miles away from the town center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Chalmers-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 83% 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 162.3 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 138.4 miles away from Chalmers center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 191.4 miles away from the city 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 230.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 160.0 miles away from Chalmers center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 157.4 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 White County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Chalmers:

  • CDC INC (Hospital, about 8 miles away; MONTICELLO, IN)
  • LIBERTY DIALYSIS - MONTICELLO (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; MONTICELLO, IN)
  • WHITE OAK HEALTH CAMPUS (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; MONTICELLO, IN)
  • WHISPERING PINES REHABILITATION CENTRE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; MONTICELLO, IN)
  • MONTICELLO ASSISTED LIVING AND HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; MONTICELLO, IN)
  • MONTICELLO COM HLTHCARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; MONTICELLO, IN)
  • CDC INC (Hospital, about 11 miles away; MONTICELLO, IN)

Amtrak station near Chalmers:

  • 17 miles: LAFAYETTE (DEPOT AT 200 NORTH ST.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chalmers:

  • Purdue University-Main Campus (about 17 miles; West Lafayette, IN; Full-time enrollment: 38,271)
  • Indiana University-Kokomo (about 42 miles; Kokomo, IN; FT enrollment: 2,500)
  • Danville Area Community College (about 53 miles; Danville, IL; FT enrollment: 2,229)
  • Valparaiso University (about 57 miles; Valparaiso, IN; FT enrollment: 3,542)
  • Kankakee Community College (about 60 miles; Kankakee, IL; FT enrollment: 2,969)
  • ITT Technical Institute-Indianapolis (about 62 miles; Indianapolis, IN; FT enrollment: 4,765)
  • Olivet Nazarene University (about 63 miles; Bourbonnais, IL; FT enrollment: 4,731)

Public high school in Chalmers:

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

White 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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 83.4. This is about average.

City:

83.4
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 11.7. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.7
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 7.4%
(7.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Indiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  67.5%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.4%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.7
Indiana average:

11.0

Chalmers travel time to work - commute Chalmers mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Chalmers town (based on White County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,84022
Evangelical Protestant3,58326
Catholic2,4742
Other61
None13,740-
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: 5
White County:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
White County:

0.42 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
White County:

5.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 31
Here:

13.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.7%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
White County:

29.1%
Indiana:

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

14.3%
State:

14.3%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.5%
Indiana:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Chalmers:

45.9%
Indiana:

44.9%

Average BMI:
Chalmers:

29.3
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.3%
Indiana:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.6%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Chalmers:

6.8
Indiana:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.1%
Indiana:

33.8%

General health condition:
This city:

56.8%
Indiana:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.8%
Indiana:

78.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Chalmers, IN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,460$29,5200$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$886
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 3$1,814
Solid Waste Management 1$2,973$35,6760$0
Sewerage 1$2,460$29,5200$0
Electric Power 3$11,036$44,14415$2,279
Totals for Government 6$18,929$37,85826$4,979

5.98% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,881 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.98%
Indiana average:

5.59%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Tippecanoe County, IN  1.41% ($34,741 average AGI)
from Carroll County, IN  0.47% ($30,239)
from Jasper County, IN  0.42% ($24,634)


6.68% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,086 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.68%
Indiana average:

5.83%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Tippecanoe County, IN  2.07% ($29,800 average AGI)
to Carroll County, IN  0.41% ($30,878)
to Cass County, IN  0.40% ($25,100)

Strongest AM radio stations in Chalmers:

  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WBAA (920 AM; 5 kW; WEST LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: PURDUE UNIVERSITY)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WASK (1450 AM; 1 kW; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: WASK, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chalmers:

  • WMRS (107.7 FM; MONTICELLO, IN; Owner: GERALD NORMAN QUINN)
  • WLFF (95.3 FM; BROOKSTON, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC)
  • WXXB (102.9 FM; DELPHI, IN; Owner: STAY TUNED BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGLM (106.7 FM; WEST LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: KVB BROADCASTING)
  • WASK-FM (98.7 FM; BATTLE GROUND, IN; Owner: WASK, INC.)
  • WAZY-FM (96.5 FM; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS L.P.)
  • WKOA (105.3 FM; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: WASK, INC.)
  • WSHP (95.7 FM; ATTICA, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • WSHW (99.7 FM; FRANKFORT, IN; Owner: KASPAR BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBAA-FM (101.3 FM; WEST LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: PURDUE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKHY (93.5 FM; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: STAY TUNED BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHPL (89.9 FM; WEST LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)

TV broadcast stations around Chalmers:

  • WLFI-TV (Channel 18; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: PRIMELAND TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W57DC (Channel 57; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Chalmers fatal accident list:

Jan 14, 2013 03:10 PM, Sr-43, Lat: 40.65606, Lon: -86.86967, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 27, 2004 09:52 PM, Sr-43, Cr-600, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2
Apr 28, 1992 04:15 PM, 43, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
May 6, 1989 02:30 AM, 43, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Nov 12, 1981 09:40 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Chalmers)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 40.662611 Lon: -86.870500, Call Sign: WQML408
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.132 MHz, 158.167 MHzGrant Date: 09/13/2010, Expiration Date: 09/13/2020, Certifier: Jerry L ThompsonRegistrant: Atlas License Company & Data Services, 7202 N Shadeland Ave Ste 215, Indianapolis, IN 46250-2031, Phone: (317) 813-4865, Fax: (317) 813-4870, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1.2 Mi N. Of Chalmers (Lat: 40.682528 Lon: -86.859444), Structure height: 152 m, Call Sign: KPE614
    Assigned Frequencies: 455.980 MHzGrant Date: 12/14/1984, Expiration Date: 08/01/1996, Cancellation Date: 09/24/2000Registrant: Tippecanoe B/C Corp. Inc., Monticello, IN 47960

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • I65, Cr 700 S (Lat: 40.648361 Lon: -87.017500), Overall height: 82.3 m, Call Sign: WMR967, Licensee ID: L00128090
    Assigned Frequencies: 2118.40 MHz, 2121.60 MHz, 2128.00 MHzGrant Date: 01/23/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 03/29/2006, Certifier: Michael J SmallRegistrant: Centennial Michiana License Company LLC Dba Centennial Communications
  • I-65, I-65 Site; County Road 700 South (Lat: 40.648361 Lon: -87.017528), Type: Tower, Structure height: 79.2 m, Overall height: 82.3 m, Call Sign: WPJE805, Licensee ID: L00128090
    Assigned Frequencies: 6135.45 MHz, 6093.45 MHzGrant Date: 03/28/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 10/17/2012, Certifier: Michael P GogginRegistrant: New Cingular Wireless Pcs, LLC

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: W9RAT, Previous Call Sign: KL0KV, Licensee ID: L00186337, Grant Date: 01/22/2009, Expiration Date: 01/28/2019, Certifier: Michael S Ratican, Registrant: Michael S Ratican, 4224 S. 75 W., Chalmers, IN 47929
  • Call Sign: KC9OUP, Licensee ID: L01451951, Grant Date: 12/12/2008, Expiration Date: 12/12/2018, Cancellation Date: 09/11/2010, Certifier: Michael Marcussen, Registrant: Michael Marcussen, 202 E Earl St, Chalmers, IN 47929
  • Call Sign: KC9WM, Previous Call Sign: KC9OUP, Licensee ID: L01451951, Grant Date: 09/11/2010, Expiration Date: 09/11/2020, Certifier: Michael C Marcussen, Registrant: Michael Marcussen, 202 E Earl St, Chalmers, IN 47929

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

  • CHALMERS WATER WORKS (Population served: 513, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 8
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
Most common first names in Chalmers, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1475.4 years
Charles972.5 years
William977.7 years
Robert772.4 years
Richard678.2 years
Donald466.8 years
Leonard473.5 years
Mildred477.7 years
Ralph473.7 years
Kenneth375.7 years
Most common last names in Chalmers, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Altman584.4 years
Lucas570.8 years
Kelly575.2 years
Hughes576.0 years
Brookshire371.3 years
Holeman374.6 years
Allen383.3 years
Doremire391.0 years
Danner378.3 years
Whitaker356.3 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (87%)
  • Electricity (12%)

Chalmers compared to Indiana state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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