Herbst, Indiana

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Population in 2010: 112.
Males: 54  (48.2%)
Females: 58  (51.8%)
Median resident age:

36.3 years
Indiana median age:

38.0 years

Zip code: 46986

Estimated median household income in 2019: $47,206
Herbst:

$47,206
IN:

$57,603

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $25,143

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $100,500
Herbst:

$100,500
IN:

$156,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $172,316; detached houses: $172,381

Median gross rent in 2019: $977.

March 2019 cost of living index in Herbst: 88.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 0.0%

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Ancestries: American (44.8%), English (27.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 857 feet

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anderson, IN (29.2 miles , pop. 59,734).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Wayne, IN (52.1 miles , pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (134.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Swayzee, IN (1.4 miles ),
Sims, IN (1.9 miles),
Sweetser, IN (2.0 miles ),
Mier, IN (2.2 miles),
Converse, IN (2.5 miles ),
Point Isabel, IN (2.6 miles),
Marion, IN (2.6 miles ),
Jalapa, IN (2.8 miles)

Latitude: 40.51 N, Longitude: 85.79 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 765

Distribution of median household income in Herbst, IN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Herbst, IN in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.3%
Indiana:

4.9%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 70.2. This is about average.

City:

70.2
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.0
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 17.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.86
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Herbst-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Indiana state average. It is 115% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/6/1956, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.5 miles away from the Herbst place center killed one person and injured 31 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 tornado 16.7 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:

Herbst-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Indiana state average. It is 27% 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 181.4 miles away from Herbst center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 181.4 miles away from Herbst 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 161.9 miles away from Herbst 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 187.7 miles away from Herbst center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 74.5 miles away from Herbst center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 204.8 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 Grant County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Herbst:

  • NEW HOPE HOSPICE LLC (Hospital, about 7 miles away; MARION, IN)
  • WESLEYAN HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; MARION, IN)
  • COLONIAL OAKS HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; MARION, IN)
  • WESLEYAN NURSING HOME INC (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; MARION, IN)
  • PREMIER HOME HEALTH CARE LLC (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; MARION, IN)
  • ABLE HANDS HOMECARE (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; MARION, IN)
  • BRADNER VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; MARION, IN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Herbst:

  • Indiana Wesleyan University (about 7 miles; Marion, IN; Full-time enrollment: 13,681)
  • Taylor University (about 16 miles; Upland, IN; FT enrollment: 2,272)
  • Indiana University-Kokomo (about 19 miles; Kokomo, IN; FT enrollment: 2,500)
  • Anderson University (about 29 miles; Anderson, IN; FT enrollment: 2,378)
  • Ball State University (about 30 miles; Muncie, IN; FT enrollment: 20,254)
  • ITT Technical Institute-Indianapolis (about 47 miles; Indianapolis, IN; FT enrollment: 4,765)
  • Butler University (about 51 miles; Indianapolis, IN; FT enrollment: 4,388)

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Grant 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:

2.5 people
Indiana:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

84.4%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

2.2%
Whole state:

6.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 2.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Herbst:

Marital status in Herbst, IN
  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 84.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 8.1%

For population 25 years and over in Herbst:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.4
Indiana average:

11.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Herbst, IN (based on Grant County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant14,94273
Mainline Protestant8,99547
Catholic2,3282
Black Protestant1,2676
Other5282
None42,001-
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: 9
Grant County:

1.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Grant County:

0.87 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 46
Here:

6.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 44
This county:

6.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.7%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Grant County:

30.1%
State:

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

16.4%
Indiana:

14.3%

3.96% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($34,452 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.96%
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 Madison County, IN  0.30% ($28,400 average AGI)
from Miami County, IN  0.24% ($28,172)
from Blackford County, IN  0.23% ($29,875)


5.21% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,513 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.21%
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 Madison County, IN  0.38% ($32,326 average AGI)
to Marion County, IN  0.36% ($37,011)
to Allen County, IN  0.30% ($45,743)

Strongest AM radio stations in Herbst:

  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WBAT (1400 AM; 1 kW; MARION, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WGOM (860 AM; 1 kW; MARION, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO OF INDIANA, INC.)
  • WIOU (1350 AM; 5 kW; KOKOMO, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Herbst:

  • WMRI (106.9 FM; MARION, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO OF INDIANA, INC.)
  • WWKI (100.5 FM; KOKOMO, IN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W299AJ (107.7 FM; MARION, IN; Owner: FRIENDS OF CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WCJC (99.3 FM; VAN BUREN, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WBSW (90.9 FM; MARION, IN; Owner: BALL STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WHTY (93.5 FM; HARTFORD CITY, IN; Owner: INDIANA SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WURK (101.7 FM; ELWOOD, IN; Owner: INDIANA SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WARU-FM (101.9 FM; ROANN, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO GROUP, 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.)
  • WZWZ (92.5 FM; KOKOMO, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO GRP OF KOKOMO, INC)
  • WMYK (98.5 FM; PERU, IN; Owner: MIAMI COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHTI (96.7 FM; ALEXANDRIA, IN; Owner: INDIANA SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WBSB (89.5 FM; ANDERSON, IN; Owner: BALL STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WFRR (93.7 FM; WALTON, IN; Owner: CHRISTIAN FRIENDS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCWC-LP (94.3 FM; MARION, IN; Owner: COLLEGE WESLEYAN CHURCH)

TV broadcast stations around Herbst:

  • WIWU-LP (Channel 51; MARION, IN; Owner: IWU COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTTK (Channel 29; KOKOMO, IN; Owner: TRIBUNE BROADCAST HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WSOT-LP (Channel 57; MARION, IN; Owner: SUNNYCREST MEDIA, INC.)
  • WNDY-TV (Channel 23; MARION, IN; Owner: UPN STATIONS GROUP INC.)
  • WKGK-LP (Channel 48; KOKOMO, IN; Owner: KINGDOM OF GOD MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 20ft / 5.8mTotal length
  • 4,295Total average daily traffic
  • 318Total average daily truck traffic
  • 6,300Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Herbst, IN
  • 52.4%Electricity
  • 47.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Herbst, IN
  • 100.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Herbst 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 above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
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