Laketon, Indiana

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Population in 2010: 623.
Males: 289  (46.4%)
Females: 334  (53.6%)
Median resident age:  36.8 years
Indiana median age:  37.6 years

Zip codes: 46943, 46962.

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Estimated median household income in 2016: $49,244
Laketon:

$49,244
IN:

$52,314

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $24,970

Laketon CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $102,512
Laketon:

$102,512
IN:

$134,800

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $58,974; Detached houses: $82,732; Mobile homes: $28,222

Median gross rent in 2016: $585.

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  • Races in Laketon, IN (2010)

    Laketon races chart
    • 59094.7%White alone
    • 121.9%Hispanic
    • 81.3%Black alone
    • 71.1%American Indian alone
    • 61.0%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Laketon: 87.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (29.8%), German (23.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 759 feet

Laketon,IN real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Laketon:

  • High school or higher: 73.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%

For population 15 years and over in Laketon CDP:

  • Never married: 35.1%
  • Now married: 53.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 1.4%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $208 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $208 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fort Wayne, IN (37.7 miles , pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (112.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: North Manchester, IN (2.0 miles ), Roann, IN (2.5 miles ), Silver Lake, IN (2.7 miles ), Sidney, IN (3.2 miles) , Akron, IN (3.3 miles ), Claypool, IN (3.3 miles ), Lagro, IN (3.3 miles ), Wabash, IN (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 40.97 N, Longitude: 85.84 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 260

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

4.0%
Indiana:

4.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Other services, except public administration (18%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Other services, except public administration (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (31%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (18%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (27%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Legal occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

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

Tornado activity:

Laketon-area historical tornado activity is near Indiana state average. It is 96% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/6/1956, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.7 miles away from the Laketon place center killed one person and injured 31 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1956, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.0 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Laketon-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 205.7 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 184.4 miles away from Laketon 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 216.5 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 82.5 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, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 231.2 miles away from Laketon 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) earthquake occurred 203.2 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 Wabash County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Laketon:

  • TIMBERCREST CHURCH OF BRETHREN (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; NORTH MANCHESTER, IN)
  • COMMUNITY CARE CENTER OF WABAS (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; WABASH, IN)
  • MILLER'S MERRY MANOR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; WABASH, IN)
  • MILLERS MERRY MANOR INC (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; WABASH, IN)
  • WABASH COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 12 miles away; WABASH, IN)
  • WABASH SKILLED CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; WABASH, IN)
  • AUTUMN RIDGE REHABILITATION CENTRE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; WABASH, IN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Laketon:

  • Indiana Wesleyan University (about 33 miles; Marion, IN; Full-time enrollment: 13,681)
  • University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne (about 36 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 2,075)
  • Indiana Institute of Technology (about 39 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 4,320)
  • Indiana University-Kokomo (about 39 miles; Kokomo, IN; FT enrollment: 2,500)
  • Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne (about 40 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 10,126)
  • Taylor University (about 40 miles; Upland, IN; FT enrollment: 2,272)
  • Indiana University-South Bend (about 52 miles; South Bend, IN; FT enrollment: 5,563)

Public elementary/middle school in Laketon:

  • MANCHESTER INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Location: 20 W WOODRING RD, Grades: 4-6)

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

Lakes: Long Lake (A), Round Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Wabash 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 75.6. This is about average.

City:

75.6
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.243. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.243
U.S.:

1.912

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 11.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.6
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 20.6%
(18.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Indiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  67.7%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  10.5%
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:

8.3
Indiana average:

11.0

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Laketon CDP (based on Wabash County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,31150
Mainline Protestant5,30027
Catholic1,0712
Black Protestant721
Other1-
None19,133-
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: 3
Wabash County:

0.91 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Wabash County:

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

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

6.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Here:

5.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.6%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Wabash County:

29.0%
Indiana:

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

14.9%
State:

14.3%

4.12% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,499 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.12%
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 Grant County, IN  0.50% ($29,859 average AGI)
from Kosciusko County, IN  0.50% ($37,937)
from Allen County, IN  0.35% ($30,205)


5.32% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,797 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.32%
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 Kosciusko County, IN  0.57% ($41,041 average AGI)
to Allen County, IN  0.53% ($29,706)
to Miami County, IN  0.48% ($31,548)

Strongest AM radio stations in Laketon:

  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WONO (1380 AM; 5 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Laketon:

  • WKUZ (95.9 FM; WABASH, IN; Owner: UPPER WABASH BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WARU-FM (101.9 FM; ROANN, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WLZQ (101.1 FM; SOUTH WHITLEY, IN; Owner: LARKO COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WJOT-FM (105.9 FM; WABASH, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO OF WABASH, INC.)
  • WMYK (98.5 FM; PERU, IN; Owner: MIAMI COUNTY BROADCASTING, 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.)
  • WMEE (97.3 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WCKZ (94.1 FM; ROANOKE, IN; Owner: TRAVIS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WMRI (106.9 FM; MARION, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO OF INDIANA, 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.)
  • WSHI (106.3 FM; COLUMBIA CITY, IN; Owner: JAMMIN' BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WRSW-FM (107.3 FM; WARSAW, IN; Owner: GBC MEDIA, L.L.C.)
  • WCJC (99.3 FM; VAN BUREN, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WBSW (90.9 FM; MARION, IN; Owner: BALL STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXKE (102.9 FM; HUNTINGTON, IN; Owner: TAVIS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WBKE-FM (89.5 FM; NORTH MANCHESTER, IN; Owner: MANCHESTER COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Laketon:

  • WSOT-LP (Channel 57; MARION, IN; Owner: SUNNYCREST MEDIA, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WIWU-LP (Channel 51; MARION, IN; Owner: IWU COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • 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)

Laketon fatal accident list:

Nov 21, 2008 06:35 PM, Cr-950, Cr-150, Lat: 40.96448, Lon: -85.82331, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Feb 17, 1993 08:25 PM, Main St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • STATION, Main And Lake Sts (Lat: 40.974194 Lon: -85.836083), Overall height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WNTP403
    Assigned Frequencies: 958.050 MHz, 957.250 MHzGrant Date: 05/31/2012, Expiration Date: 08/17/2022Registrant: Wabash County Ema, 1 West Hill Street, Wabash, IN 46992, Phone: (260) 563-3181, Fax: (260) 563-7521, Email:
  • Laketon Elem, IN, Laketon Elementary, 20 W. Woodring Road (Lat: 40.978639 Lon: -85.836472), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WQEP903
    Assigned Frequencies: 19440.0 MHzGrant Date: 01/20/2016, Expiration Date: 03/21/2026, Certifier: Steve ShumakerRegistrant: J & K Communications, Inc., 222 South Tower View Drive, Columbia City, IN 46725, Phone: (260) 244-7975, Fax: (260) 244-3253, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KB9JCX, Licensee ID: L00938696, Grant Date: 03/24/2015, Expiration Date: 03/24/2025, Certifier: Jeffery R Cook, Registrant: Jeffery R Cook, 40 S Main St, Laketon, IN 46943

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2

Laketon compared to Indiana state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below 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 significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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