Garrett, Indiana

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Population in 2014: 6,319 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +8.9%
 
Males: 3,051  (48.3%)
Females: 3,268  (51.7%)
Median resident age:  34.5 years
Indiana median age:  37.3 years

Zip codes: 46738.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $42,082 (it was $41,747 in 2000)
Garrett:

$42,082
IN:

$47,529

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,479 (it was $17,260 in 2000)

Garrett city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $81,898 (it was $72,600 in 2000)
Garrett:

$81,898
IN:

$122,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $97,117; Detached houses: $97,888; Mobile homes: $65,134

Median gross rent in 2013: $653.

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  • Races in Garrett, IN (2013)

    Garrett races chart
    • 5,78196.8%White alone
    • 1061.8%Two or more races
    • 230.4%Hispanic
    • 150.3%American Indian alone
    • 100.2%Asian alone
    • 40.07%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Garrett: 78.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (35.3%), United States (12.8%), Irish (10.0%), English (5.2%), Polish (4.9%), Italian (3.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 880 feet

Land area: 3.13 square miles.

Population density: 2,022 people per square mile   (low).

Garrett,IN real estate house value index trend

Garrett, Indiana map

For population 25 years and over in Garrett:

  • High school or higher: 84.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Garrett city:

  • Never married: 23.7%
  • Now married: 52.5%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 15.9%

30 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.5%
Indiana:

4.8%



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists there were 16 registered sex offenders living in Garrett, Indiana as of July 25, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Garrett to the number of sex offenders is 393 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $698 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $598 (0.8%)

Garrett satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fort Wayne, IN (18.6 miles , pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (136.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Altona, IN (1.0 miles) , Auburn, IN (2.0 miles ), Avilla, IN (2.3 miles ), Corunna, IN (2.5 miles ), Waterloo, IN (2.9 miles ), Huntertown, IN (2.9 miles ), Kendallville, IN (3.0 miles ), Leo-Cedarville, IN (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 41.35 N, Longitude: 85.13 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +177 (+3.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 653 (26.2%)

Area code: 260

Garrett household income distribution Garrett home values distribution

Crime rates in Garrett by Year
Type 2012 2013 2014
Murders 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Rapes 212
per 100,000 31.515.931.8
Robberies 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Assaults 411
per 100,000 63.115.915.9
Burglaries 435636
per 100,000 677.9890.2572.3
Thefts 104209142
per 100,000 1,639.63,322.22,257.6
Auto thefts 61610
per 100,000 94.6254.3159.0
Arson 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 246.2) 164.0239.6177.7

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

Crime rate in Garrett detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 15 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.23
Indiana average:

1.88
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.6%
Indiana:

4.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +523 (+9.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (49%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (26%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in Garrett, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Garrett-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 69% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.2 miles away from the Garrett city center killed 18 people and injured 285 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 tornado 26.5 miles away from the city center killed 23 people and injured 294 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Garrett-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 85% 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 247.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 68.8 miles away from Garrett 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 226.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 206.7 miles away from the city 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 245.9 miles away from Garrett 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 227.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Garrett topographic map

Birthplace of: John Bowers (actor) - Actor, Wayne Schurr - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Garrett:

  • MILLER'S MERRY MANOR (1367 S RANDOLPH ST)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Garrett:

  • FMC - NORTHEAST INDIANA KIDNEY CENTER - AUBURN (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; AUBURN, IN)
  • DAVITA- QUAD COUNTIES DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; AUBURN, IN)
  • BETZ NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; AUBURN, IN)
  • YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS INC (Hospital, about 6 miles away; AVILLA, IN)
  • WESLEY HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; AUBURN, IN)
  • NORTHEASTERN CENTER (Hospital, about 6 miles away; AUBURN, IN)
  • LUTHERAN LIFE VILLAGES (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; KENDALLVILLE, IN)

Amtrak station near Garrett:

  • 9 miles: WATERLOO (LINCOLN & CENTER STS.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Garrett:

  • Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne (about 17 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; Full-time enrollment: 10,126)
  • University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne (about 19 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 2,075)
  • Indiana Institute of Technology (about 19 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 4,320)
  • Northwest State Community College (about 44 miles; Archbold, OH; FT enrollment: 2,406)
  • Indiana University-South Bend (about 61 miles; South Bend, IN; FT enrollment: 5,563)
  • University of Notre Dame (about 63 miles; Notre Dame, IN; FT enrollment: 12,214)
  • Indiana Wesleyan University (about 64 miles; Marion, IN; FT enrollment: 13,681)

Public high school in Garrett:

Public elementary/middle schools in Garrett:

Private elementary/middle school in Garrett:

  • ST JOSEPH SCHOOL (Students: 110, Location: 301 W HOUSTON ST, Grades: PK-7)
See full list of schools located in Garrett

Library in Garrett:

  • GARRETT PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $687,384; Location: 107 WEST HOUSTON; 35,889 books; 1,520 audio materials; 1,327 video materials; 5 local licensed databases; 37 state licensed databases; 109 print serial subscriptions; 5 electronic serial subscriptions)

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

Cemetery: Calvary Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Garrett Historical Railroad Museum (300 North Randolph).

DeKalb 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 78.3. This is about average.

City:

78.3
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.444. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.444
U.S.:

0.293

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 24.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.2
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.95. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.95
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.2%
(11.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.2% for American Indian residents, 42.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.7 people
Indiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  70.1%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.9%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Garrett in 2010:

  • 68 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 62 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 6 people in group homes intended for adults
63 people in nursing homes in 2000
2 people in religious group quarters in 2000

Garrett, Indiana environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Garrett (2011 data):

  • The Garrett State Bank: at 120 West King Street, branch established on 1893/11/01; South Branch at 1341 South Randolph Street, branch established on 1997/04/18. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $174.7 mil, Deposits: $143.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: G.S.b. Financial Corporation
  • Peoples Federal Savings Bank of DeKalb County: Garrett Branch at 1212 S Randolph St, branch established on 1925/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $484.6 mil, Deposits: $362.5 mil, headquarters in Auburn, IN, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 15 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
Indiana average:

11.1

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

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Religion statistics for Garrett city (based on DeKalb County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,31348
Catholic5,2953
Mainline Protestant3,55624
Other11
None25,058-
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: 8
DeKalb County:

1.92 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

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

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
DeKalb County:

4.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 32
Here:

7.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.2%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
DeKalb County:

30.1%
Indiana:

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

10.6%
State:

14.3%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

51.0%
Indiana:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Garrett:

49.6%
Indiana:

44.9%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.4
Indiana:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Garrett:

20.9%
Indiana:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Garrett:

9.1%
Indiana:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Garrett:

6.9
Indiana:

6.8

Overweight people:
Garrett:

33.1%
State:

33.8%

General health condition:
This city:

58.7%
State:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Garrett:

79.9%
Indiana:

78.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Garrett, 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 6$34,190$68,3800$0
Other Government Administration 3$8,105$32,42012$4,730
Judicial and Legal 2$5,939$35,6340$0
Police Protection - Officers 13$39,757$36,6991$166
Police - Other 3$8,161$32,6445$2,506
Streets and Highways 14$40,223$34,4770$0
Sewerage 4$14,643$43,9291$199
Parks and Recreation 1$4,116$49,3920$0
Water Supply 3$10,500$42,0001$540
Electric Power 17$114,365$80,7280$0
Totals for Government 66$279,999$50,90920$8,141

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

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $4,491,000 ($710.71)
    Water Utilities: $951,000 ($150.50)
    Sewerage: $835,000 ($132.14)
    Central Staff Services: $657,000 ($103.97)
    Police Protection: $557,000 ($88.15)
    Regular Highways: $492,000 ($77.86)
    General - Other: $171,000 ($27.06)
    Fire Protection: $106,000 ($16.77)
    Parks & Recreation: $103,000 ($16.30)
    Health Services - Other: $43,000 ($6.80)
    Financial Administration: $27,000 ($4.27)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $18,000 ($2.85)
    Welfare - Other: $8,000 ($1.27)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($0.95)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $68,000 ($10.76)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $82,000 ($12.98)
    General - Other: $76,000 ($12.03)
    Parks & Recreation: $66,000 ($10.44)
    Police Protection: $34,000 ($5.38)
    Fire Protection: $11,000 ($1.74)
    Water Utilities: $6,000 ($0.95)
    Central Staff: $5,000 ($0.79)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($0.32)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,173,000 ($185.63)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $8,000 ($1.27)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $739,000 ($116.95)
    Solid Waste Management: $158,000 ($25.00)
    All Other: $68,000 ($10.76)
    Parks & Recreation: $31,000 ($4.91)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($0.16)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $550,000 ($87.04)
    Highways: $47,000 ($7.44)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $56,000 ($8.86)
    Interest Earnings: $19,000 ($3.01)
    Rents: $13,000 ($2.06)
    Property Sale Other: $1,000 ($0.16)
    Special Assessments: $1,000 ($0.16)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $4,321,000 ($683.81)
    Water Utilities: $919,000 ($145.43)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $228,000 ($36.08)
    General Support: $218,000 ($34.50)
    All Other: $23,000 ($3.64)
  • Tax - Property: $524,000 ($82.92)
    Individual Income: $209,000 ($33.07)
    NEC: $8,000 ($1.27)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $115,000 ($18.20)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,154,000 ($182.62)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $445,000 ($70.42)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $607,000 ($96.06)
    Water Utilities: $60,000 ($9.50)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $102,000 ($16.14)
    Water Utilities: $55,000 ($8.70)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,749,000 ($276.78)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $353,000 ($55.86)

5.68% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,080 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.68%
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 Allen County, IN  1.64% ($36,150 average AGI)
from Noble County, IN  0.94% ($27,248)
from Steuben County, IN  0.78% ($27,488)


5.84% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,278 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.84%
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 Allen County, IN  1.76% ($31,413 average AGI)
to Steuben County, IN  0.81% ($43,910)
to Noble County, IN  0.77% ($28,913)

Strongest AM radio stations in Garrett:

  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WGLL (1570 AM; 1 kW; AUBURN, IN; Owner: THE RAYMOND S. AND DOROTHY N. MOORE FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WFCV (1090 AM; daytime; 3 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WONO (1380 AM; 5 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WMSH-FM (99 AM; 1 kW; STURGIS, MI; Owner: LAKE CITIES BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WGL (1250 AM; 2 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: TRAVIS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Garrett:

  • WXTW (102.3 FM; AUBURN, IN; Owner: TRAVIS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WBTU (93.3 FM; KENDALLVILLE, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WMEE (97.3 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • WBNI-FM (89.1 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF NE IN., INC.)
  • WNHT (96.3 FM; CHURUBUSCO, IN; Owner: TRAVIS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WFWI (92.3 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WFJZ (106.7 FM; HICKSVILLE, OH; Owner: FALLEN TIMBER COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WJFX (107.9 FM; NEW HAVEN, IN; Owner: FORT WAYNE RADIO CORP.)
  • WYLT (103.9 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: TAVIS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WSHI (106.3 FM; COLUMBIA CITY, IN; Owner: JAMMIN' BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WLDE (101.7 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: SARKES TARZIAN, INC.)
  • W277AK (103.3 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WTHD (105.5 FM; LAGRANGE, IN; Owner: LAKE CITIES BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLKI (100.3 FM; ANGOLA, IN; Owner: LAKE CITIES BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WQHK-FM (105.1 FM; DECATUR, IN; Owner: JAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLEG (102.7 FM; LIGONIER, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WDFM (98.1 FM; DEFIANCE, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Garrett:

  • W07CL (Channel 7; AUBURN, IN; Owner: THE RAYMOND S. AND DOROTHY N. MOORE FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WFFT-TV (Channel 55; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: QUOROM OF FT. WAYNE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WANE-TV (Channel 15; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: INDIANA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WPTA (Channel 21; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: WPTA-TV LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFWA (Channel 39; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: FORT WAYNE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WISE-TV (Channel 33; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: NVG-FORT WAYNE II, LLC)
  • W66BD (Channel 53; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TELEVISION)
  • W45AG (Channel 45; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: TRAN STAR, INC.)
  • WINM (Channel 63; ANGOLA, IN; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • DW68BN (Channel 68; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: ZONATION BROADCASTING)
  • WDFM-LP (Channel 19; DEFIANCE, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
Garrett fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Garrett fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 4m13ftTotal length
  • 3,519Total average daily traffic
  • 1,130Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Garrett)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Sr 3 And Cr 415 N (Lat: 41.409222 Lon: -85.256917), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91 m, Call Sign: WPHD769
    Assigned Frequencies: 929.437 MHzGrant Date: 05/11/2000, Expiration Date: 05/11/2010, Cancellation Date: 11/08/2004Registrant: Unity Communications, Inc., 101 Business Park Drive, Suite A, Ridgeland, MS 39157, Phone: (601) 899-8300, Fax: (601) 899-8499, Email:

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Randolph & Keyser Streets (Lat: 41.347278 Lon: -85.136083), Type: Building, Structure height: 9 m, Overall height: 15 m, Call Sign: KNBF449
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.715 MHzGrant Date: 06/16/2011, Expiration Date: 07/08/2021Registrant: J & K Communications, Inc., 222 South Tower View Drive, Columbia City, IN 46725, Phone: (260) 244-7975, Fax: (260) 244-3253, Email:
  • Cr 48 At The Int Cr 19 (Lat: 41.352556 Lon: -85.097194), Call Sign: KAS315
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.975 MHzGrant Date: 03/08/2013, Expiration Date: 03/29/2023Registrant: J&k Communications, Inc., 222 South Tower View Drive, Columbia City, IN 46725, Phone: (260) 244-7975, Fax: (260) 244-3253, Email:
  • Cr 48 2630 W Of Cr 19 (Lat: 41.356722 Lon: -85.104139), Call Sign: KNAC941
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.385 MHzGrant Date: 11/22/1995, Expiration Date: 01/16/2001, Cancellation Date: 03/18/2001Registrant: John Handshoe, Rr 1, Garrett, IN 46738
  • 1/4 Mi E Of (Lat: 41.350333 Lon: -85.116639), Call Sign: WHS49, Licensee ID: L00268142
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.396 MHzGrant Date: 08/30/2011, Expiration Date: 10/09/2021Registrant: Indiana Michigan Power Company
  • Lat: 41.346444 Lon: -85.127139, Call Sign: WQDL214
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1400 MHzGrant Date: 06/25/2015, Expiration Date: 09/22/2025, Certifier: Steve KemerlyRegistrant: J & K Communications, Inc., 222 South Tower View Drive, Columbia City, IN 46725, Phone: (260) 244-7975, Fax: (260) 244-3253, Email:
  • Lat: 41.367778 Lon: -85.104722, Call Sign: WQVW802
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.237 MHz, 462.437 MHz, 462.512 MHz, 467.237 MHz, 467.512 MHzGrant Date: 06/02/2015, Expiration Date: 06/02/2025, Certifier: Chris EdwardRegistrant: J&k Communications, Inc., 222 Towerview Drive, Columbia City, IN 46725, Phone: (260) 244-7975, Fax: (260) 244-3253, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • DEKKO GARRET, 1605 Dekko Drive (Lat: 41.368611 Lon: -85.105000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 25 m, Overall height: 27.4 m, Call Sign: WQIF948
    Assigned Frequencies: 11545.0 MHzGrant Date: 01/29/2008, Expiration Date: 01/29/2018, Certifier: Brian T HullRegistrant: Ers Data Solutions Group, 4515 South High School Road, Indianapolis, IN 46241, Phone: (317) 821-0422, Fax: (317) 842-0373, Email:
  • Butler Center Sta, Lat: 41.307222 Lon: -85.137139, Type: Mtower, Structure height: 24 m, Call Sign: WQKM631
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 07/16/2009, Expiration Date: 07/16/2019, Certifier: Jason D GriffithRegistrant: American Electric Power Service Corporation, One Riverside Plaza, Columbus, OH 43215, Phone: (614) 716-5874, Fax: (614) 716-3535, Email:
  • Garrett North Sta, Lat: 41.363694 Lon: -85.116833, Type: Mtower, Structure height: 24 m, Call Sign: WQKM631
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 07/16/2009, Expiration Date: 07/16/2019, Certifier: Jason D GriffithRegistrant: American Electric Power Service Corporation, One Riverside Plaza, Columbus, OH 43215, Phone: (614) 716-5874, Fax: (614) 716-3535, Email:
  • CH03HO088, Dekalb County (Lat: 41.350056 Lon: -85.096306), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 79.2 m, Call Sign: WQQK320
    Assigned Frequencies: 11425.0 MHzGrant Date: 01/11/2013, Expiration Date: 01/11/2023, Certifier: Kyle B EntzRegistrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • Dekko Garrett, 2505 Dekko Drive (Lat: 41.368667 Lon: -85.103917), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WQTN568
    Assigned Frequencies: 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHzGrant Date: 03/12/2014, Expiration Date: 03/12/2024, Certifier: Leah K HunsbergerRegistrant: Maplenet Wireless, Inc., Po Box 552, Goshen, IN 46527, Phone: (877) 627-5301, Fax: (574) 389-3119, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Garrett)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$74,19516$83,62240$77,7142$15,5253$62,977
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$02$61,5954$84,7530$01$29,540
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$67,0004$73,28319$72,8403$14,2471$62,850
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$103,83012$72,4350$01$52,920
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$44,3702$96,2850$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0206.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$65,5204$104,300
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$67,5002$104,710
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0206.00

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

GARRETT WATER UTILITY (Population served: 6,238, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-09-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-09-2007), St Boil Water Order (OCT-09-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-29-2008)

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

  • BEN MAR CHATEAU (Population served: 166, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 42
  • Hazardous Condition: 7
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Garrett

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Garrett, IN
Most common first names in Garrett, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary5178.2 years
Robert4571.8 years
John3276.8 years
Charles3070.9 years
William2776.9 years
Helen2679.7 years
James2668.1 years
Walter2177.2 years
Paul1871.1 years
Donald1773.4 years
Most common last names in Garrett, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller2279.1 years
Smith2178.2 years
Custer1269.9 years
Brown1276.9 years
Johnson1273.9 years
Baker1170.0 years
Davis973.2 years
Woodward973.9 years
Depew974.2 years
Rowe970.4 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (64%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
Businesses in Garrett, IN
NameCountNameCount
Circle K1Subway1
Ford1UPS2
Pizza Hut1

Garrett compared to Indiana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.

Garrett on our top lists:

  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Production occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 100 least racially diverse cities (pop. 5,000+)"
There are 3 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Chad Louis Davis (2)
  • Jeffery A. Clark (1)
  • Jimmy D. Gamble (1)
  • Kerry Staller (1)
  • Jeffrey L. Underwood (1)
  • Robert Eugene Newman, Jr. (1)
  • E-Collar Technologies, Inc. (1)
  • Jim D. Gamble (1)
  • Aijun Zhu (1)
  • Kyle Joseph Jurick (1)

Total of 11 patent applications in 2008-2016.