Grissom AFB, Indiana

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Population in 2010: 5,537.
Population change since 2000: +235.2%
Males: 3,203  (57.9%)
Females: 2,334  (42.1%)
Median resident age:

31.4 years
Indiana median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 46970.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $52,133 (it was $45,000 in 2000)
Grissom AFB:

$52,133
IN:

$57,603

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $19,156 (it was $15,869 in 2000)

Grissom AFB CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $65,064 (it was $87,500 in 2000)
Grissom AFB:

$65,064
IN:

$156,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $69,621; detached houses: $72,954; townhouses or other attached units: $64,706

Median gross rent in 2019: $827.

March 2019 cost of living index in Grissom AFB: 75.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 24.8%
(26.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.2% for Black residents, 12.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.5% for other race residents, 23.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Grissom AFB, IN (2019)
    • 1,96379.2%White alone
    • 25110.1%Black alone
    • 1957.9%Hispanic
    • 451.8%Two or more races
    • 150.6%Asian alone

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

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Ancestries: German (16.3%), American (10.0%), English (6.0%), Irish (3.8%), Scandinavian (2.7%), Swedish (2.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 4.20 square miles.

Population density: 1,319 people per square mile   (low).

Grissom AFB, Indiana map

81 residents are foreign born (2.8% Latin America, 0.4% Asia).

This place:

3.3%
Indiana:

5.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $319 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $209 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lafayette, IN (41.9 miles , pop. 56,397).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Wayne, IN (60.7 miles , pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (113.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Onward, IN (1.6 miles),
Bunker Hill, IN (1.7 miles ),
Walton, IN (2.1 miles ),
Galveston, IN (2.6 miles ),
Peru, IN (2.7 miles ),
Mexico, IN (3.2 miles ),
Logansport, IN (3.5 miles ),
Amboy, IN (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 40.67 N, Longitude: 86.15 W

Distribution of median household income in Grissom AFB, IN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Grissom AFB, IN in 2019
Grissom AFB satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.3%
Indiana:

4.9%
Historical population in Grissom AFB, IN
Historical housing units in Grissom AFB, IN
Most common industries in Grissom AFB, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (12.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (12.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.4%)
  • Social assistance (5.8%)
  • Health care (5.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.6%)
  • Construction (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (22.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (13.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.9%)
  • Construction (4.8%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (4.3%)
  • Utilities (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (14.5%)
  • Health care (11.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (10.9%)
  • Social assistance (10.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (7.3%)
  • Educational services (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Grissom AFB, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7.4%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Cashiers (6.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (12.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.4%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (12.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)

Average climate in Grissom AFB, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Grissom AFB, Indiana average temperatures Grissom AFB, Indiana average precipitation Grissom AFB, Indiana humidity Grissom AFB, Indiana wind speed Grissom AFB, Indiana snowfall Grissom AFB, Indiana sunshine Grissom AFB, Indiana clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 70.5. This is about average.

City:

70.5
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.86. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.86
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Grissom AFB-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Indiana state average. It is 111% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.6 miles away from the Grissom AFB place center injured 44 people.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 tornado 22.2 miles away from the place center killed 25 people and injured 835 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Grissom AFB-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Indiana state average. It is 32% greater 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 179.1 miles away from Grissom AFB 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 157.6 miles away from Grissom AFB center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 179.1 miles away from Grissom AFB 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 207.5 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 94.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 205.0 miles away from Grissom AFB 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 Miami County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Grissom AFB topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Grissom AFB:

  • REM-INDIANA INC (Hospital, about 7 miles away; PERU, IN)
  • DUKES MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 7 miles away; PERU, IN)
  • FMC - PERU DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; PERU, IN)
  • BONA VISTA PROGRAMS INC (Hospital, about 8 miles away; PERU, IN)
  • REM-INDIANA INC (Hospital, about 10 miles away; LOGANSPORT, IN)
  • AMERICANA HEALTHCARE CTR OF KOKOMO (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; KOKOMO, IN)
  • MILLER MERRY MANOR INC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; LOGANSPORT, IN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Grissom AFB:

  • Indiana University-Kokomo (about 15 miles; Kokomo, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,500)
  • Indiana Wesleyan University (about 28 miles; Marion, IN; FT enrollment: 13,681)
  • Taylor University (about 38 miles; Upland, IN; FT enrollment: 2,272)
  • Purdue University-Main Campus (about 44 miles; West Lafayette, IN; FT enrollment: 38,271)
  • Anderson University (about 47 miles; Anderson, IN; FT enrollment: 2,378)
  • Ball State University (about 52 miles; Muncie, IN; FT enrollment: 20,254)
  • ITT Technical Institute-Indianapolis (about 52 miles; Indianapolis, IN; FT enrollment: 4,765)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Grissom Air Reserve Base Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Miami County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.8 people
Indiana:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

69.3%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

11.0%
Whole state:

6.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
3,120 people in state prisons in 2010
78 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

For population 15 years and over in Grissom AFB:

Marital status in Grissom AFB, IN
  • Never married: 35.8%
  • Now married: 35.8%
  • Separated: 5.1%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 19.3%

For population 25 years and over in Grissom AFB:

  • High school or higher: 90.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.9
Indiana average:

11.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Grissom AFB
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Grissom AFB, IN (based on Miami County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,18233
Mainline Protestant5,74526
Catholic1,1181
Other4853
Black Protestant1811
None23,192-
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
Here:

2.18 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
This county:

3.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Miami County:

4.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Miami County:

9.3%
State:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Miami County:

27.6%
Indiana:

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

13.4%
Indiana:

14.3%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Grissom AFB:

47.5%
Indiana:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Grissom AFB:

47.1%
Indiana:

44.9%

Average BMI:
Grissom AFB:

29.1
Indiana:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Grissom AFB:

22.8%
State:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Grissom AFB:

8.7%
Indiana:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Grissom AFB:

6.7
Indiana:

6.8

Overweight people:
Grissom AFB:

35.5%
Indiana:

33.8%

General health condition:
Grissom AFB:

57.7%
State:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

82.7%
Indiana:

78.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Grissom AFB, IN Residents

6.33% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($32,047 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.33%
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 Howard County, IN  1.50% ($32,605 average AGI)
from Cass County, IN  0.68% ($29,989)
from Wabash County, IN  0.54% ($31,718)


6.24% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($36,211 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.24%
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 Howard County, IN  1.29% ($39,964 average AGI)
to Cass County, IN  0.68% ($39,438)
to Grant County, IN  0.45% ($28,172)

Strongest AM radio stations in Grissom AFB:

  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WIOU (1350 AM; 5 kW; KOKOMO, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WARU (1600 AM; daytime; 1 kW; PERU, IN; Owner: MIAMI COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSAL (1230 AM; 1 kW; LOGANSPORT, IN; Owner: LOGANSPORT RADIO CORP)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING 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.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WBAA (920 AM; 5 kW; WEST LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: PURDUE UNIVERSITY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Grissom AFB:

  • WFRR (93.7 FM; WALTON, IN; Owner: CHRISTIAN FRIENDS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMYK (98.5 FM; PERU, IN; Owner: MIAMI COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIWC (91.7 FM; KOKOMO, IN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WLHM (102.3 FM; LOGANSPORT, IN; Owner: LOGANSPORT RADIO CORP)
  • WARU-FM (101.9 FM; ROANN, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WWKI (100.5 FM; KOKOMO, IN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZWZ (92.5 FM; KOKOMO, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO GRP OF KOKOMO, INC)
  • WHZR (103.7 FM; ROYAL CENTER, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO GROUP OF)
  • WSHW (99.7 FM; FRANKFORT, IN; Owner: KASPAR BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WMRI (106.9 FM; MARION, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO OF INDIANA, INC.)
  • WKUZ (95.9 FM; WABASH, IN; Owner: UPPER WABASH BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WJOT-FM (105.9 FM; WABASH, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO OF WABASH, INC.)
  • WXXB (102.9 FM; DELPHI, IN; Owner: STAY TUNED BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Grissom AFB:

  • WTTK (Channel 29; KOKOMO, IN; Owner: TRIBUNE BROADCAST HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WKGK-LP (Channel 48; KOKOMO, IN; Owner: KINGDOM OF GOD MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WNDY-TV (Channel 23; MARION, IN; Owner: UPN STATIONS GROUP INC.)
  • WLFI-TV (Channel 18; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: PRIMELAND TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WIWU-LP (Channel 51; MARION, IN; Owner: IWU COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSOT-LP (Channel 57; MARION, IN; Owner: SUNNYCREST MEDIA, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 108ft / 32.8mTotal length
  • $10,000Total costs
  • 39,004Total average daily traffic
  • 4,563Total average daily truck traffic
  • 52,981Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
New bridges in Grissom AFB, IN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 31970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Grissom AFB, IN
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Grissom AFB, IN
  • 93.6%Utility gas
  • 6.4%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Grissom AFB, IN
  • 84.5%Utility gas
  • 15.5%Electricity


Grissom AFB compared to Indiana state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Grissom AFB on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of divorced people (15+ years)(population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage population increase from 2000 (population 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: transportation and warehousing (population 5,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: transportation and warehousing (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest household incomes disparities (population 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: material moving occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: transportation occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: information (population 5,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of renters (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 100 fastest growing cities from 2000 to 2014 (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest percentage of likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households) (population 5,000+)"
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