Mexico, Indiana

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Population in 2010: 836. Population change since 2000: -15.0%
Males: 530  (63.5%)
Females: 306  (36.5%)
Median resident age:  52.8 years
Indiana median age:  37.6 years

Zip codes: 46958.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $50,789 (it was $49,234 in 2000)
Mexico:

$50,789
IN:

$52,314

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $24,981 (it was $19,150 in 2000)

Mexico CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $98,782 (it was $83,100 in 2000)
Mexico:

$98,782
IN:

$134,800

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $102,173; Detached houses: $99,617

Median gross rent in 2016: $595.

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  • Races in Mexico, IN (2010)

    Mexico races chart
    • 81096.9%White alone
    • 111.3%American Indian alone
    • 70.8%Hispanic
    • 50.6%Two or more races
    • 20.2%Black alone
    • 10.1%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Mexico: 85.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (28.3%), American (23.3%), Irish (8.8%), English (4.1%), French Canadian (2.5%), Italian (2.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 700 feet

Land area: 5.48 square miles.

Population density: 153 people per square mile   (very low).

Mexico,IN real estate house value index trend

Mexico, Indiana map

For population 25 years and over in Mexico:

  • High school or higher: 85.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mexico CDP:

  • Never married: 12.2%
  • Now married: 70.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $388 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $275 (0.3%)

Mexico satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lafayette, IN (49.0 miles , pop. 56,397).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Wayne, IN (54.6 miles , pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (107.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Denver, IN (1.9 miles ), Peru, IN (2.2 miles ), Onward, IN (3.1 miles) , Macy, IN (3.1 miles ), Grissom AFB, IN (3.2 miles ), Bunker Hill, IN (3.3 miles ), Roann, IN (3.4 miles ), Fulton, IN (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 40.82 N, Longitude: 86.11 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 765

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

4.3%
Indiana:

4.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Retail trade (30%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (27%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (19%)
  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (4%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (4%)
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Material moving occupations (14%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (8%)

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

Average climate in Mexico, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Tornado activity:

Mexico-area historical tornado activity is near Indiana state average. It is 104% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/30/2004, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.3 miles away from the Mexico place center injured one person and caused $6 million in damages.

On 4/29/1963, a category F3 tornado 6.3 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mexico-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 189.0 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 167.2 miles away from Mexico 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 214.8 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 93.5 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 215.2 miles away from Mexico 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 186.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Miami County (11) is near the US average (13).
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 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mexico topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Mexico:

  • BONA VISTA PROGRAMS INC (Hospital, about 5 miles away; PERU, IN)
  • DUKES MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 5 miles away; PERU, IN)
  • REM-INDIANA INC (Hospital, about 6 miles away; PERU, IN)
  • FMC - PERU DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; PERU, IN)
  • REM-INDIANA INC (Hospital, about 11 miles away; LOGANSPORT, IN)
  • MILLER MERRY MANOR INC (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; LOGANSPORT, IN)
  • MILLER'S MERRY MANOR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; LOGANSPORT, IN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mexico:

  • Indiana University-Kokomo (about 25 miles; Kokomo, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,500)
  • Indiana Wesleyan University (about 32 miles; Marion, IN; FT enrollment: 13,681)
  • Taylor University (about 41 miles; Upland, IN; FT enrollment: 2,272)
  • Purdue University-Main Campus (about 51 miles; West Lafayette, IN; FT enrollment: 38,271)
  • University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne (about 53 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 2,075)
  • Anderson University (about 55 miles; Anderson, IN; FT enrollment: 2,378)
  • Indiana Institute of Technology (about 56 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 4,320)

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Notable location: Mexico Community Fire Association (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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2011 was 56.2. This is better than average.

City:

56.2
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 11.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.2
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 0.7%
(0.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Indiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  70.8%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.1%
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:

8.2
Indiana average:

11.0

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Mexico CDP (based on Miami County data)

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
Miami County:

2.18 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

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

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

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

3.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.3%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Miami County:

27.6%
Indiana:

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

13.4%
State:

14.3%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.3%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

46.6%
Indiana:

44.9%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.3
Indiana:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Mexico:

24.9%
Indiana:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

19.6%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Mexico:

6.9
Indiana:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

48.1%
State:

33.8%

General health condition:
Mexico:

47.9%
Indiana:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Mexico:

75.9%
State:

78.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Mexico, IN Residents

5.35% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,288 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.35%
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 Howard County, IN  1.02% ($26,531 average AGI)
from Cass County, IN  0.65% ($30,157)
from Wabash County, IN  0.49% ($31,548)


6.11% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,959 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.11%
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 Howard County, IN  1.37% ($30,466 average AGI)
to Cass County, IN  0.51% ($28,152)
to Grant County, IN  0.37% ($31,313)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mexico:

  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WARU (1600 AM; daytime; 1 kW; PERU, IN; Owner: MIAMI COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WSAL (1230 AM; 1 kW; LOGANSPORT, IN; Owner: LOGANSPORT RADIO CORP)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WIOU (1350 AM; 5 kW; KOKOMO, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO GROUP, 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.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mexico:

  • WMYK (98.5 FM; PERU, IN; Owner: MIAMI COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WARU-FM (101.9 FM; ROANN, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WFRR (93.7 FM; WALTON, IN; Owner: CHRISTIAN FRIENDS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLHM (102.3 FM; LOGANSPORT, IN; Owner: LOGANSPORT RADIO CORP)
  • WHZR (103.7 FM; ROYAL CENTER, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO GROUP OF)
  • 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.)
  • WIWC (91.7 FM; KOKOMO, IN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WWKI (100.5 FM; KOKOMO, IN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMRI (106.9 FM; MARION, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO OF INDIANA, INC.)
  • WZWZ (92.5 FM; KOKOMO, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO GRP OF KOKOMO, INC)
  • WROI (92.1 FM; ROCHESTER, IN; Owner: BAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Mexico:

  • WTTK (Channel 29; KOKOMO, IN; Owner: TRIBUNE BROADCAST HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WSOT-LP (Channel 57; MARION, IN; Owner: SUNNYCREST MEDIA, INC.)
  • WIWU-LP (Channel 51; MARION, IN; Owner: IWU COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKGK-LP (Channel 48; KOKOMO, IN; Owner: KINGDOM OF GOD MINISTRIES, INC.)

Mexico fatal accident list:

Feb 14, 2009 10:25 AM, Mexico Rd, Cr-300, Lat: 40.80767, Lon: -86.09968, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 7, 2009 12:07 AM, Mexico Rd, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 15m49ftTotal length
  • 1,800Total average daily traffic
  • 90Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,000Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • MEXICO, 2264 W Main Nr Int Main & Miami (Lat: 40.822528 Lon: -86.115556), Type: Bant, Structure height: 14 m, Overall height: 16 m, Call Sign: KAP375
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.430 MHzGrant Date: 07/02/2013, Expiration Date: 09/27/2023Registrant: Universal Licensing Service, 4401-A Connecticut Ave Nw #232, Washington, DC 20008, Phone: (877) 677-3639, Fax: (949) 209-3097, Email:
  • Lat: 40.822528 Lon: -86.115556, Structure height: 0 m, Call Sign: WPVC276
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.995 MHzGrant Date: 04/17/2012, Expiration Date: 06/17/2022, Certifier: Clarence McdougleRegistrant: J & K Communications, Inc., 222 South Tower View Drive, Columbia City, IN 46725, Phone: (260) 244-7975, Fax: (260) 244-3253, Email:
  • Lat: 40.823861 Lon: -86.121139, Call Sign: WQWP758
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.150 MHz, 457.300 MHz, 457.525 MHz, 452.300 MHzGrant Date: 10/21/2015, Expiration Date: 10/21/2025, Certifier: Robert CainRegistrant: National License, 12591 Brompton Road, Carmel, IN 46033, Phone: (317) 564-8018, Fax: (317) 564-8335, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: K9LVV, Grant Date: 07/08/1994, Expiration Date: 07/08/2004, Cancellation Date: 07/11/2006, Registrant: Blaine J Keyes, Mexico, IN 46958
  • Call Sign: KB9EOD, Grant Date: 04/17/1990, Expiration Date: 04/17/2000, Cancellation Date: 04/18/2002, Registrant: Michael H Rendel, Box 11, Mexico, IN 46970
  • Call Sign: KB9RUZ, Licensee ID: L00367873, Grant Date: 11/14/2007, Expiration Date: 12/17/2017, Certifier: Patrick R Townsend, Registrant: Patrick R Townsend, Mexico, IN 46958
  • Call Sign: KB9YQP, Licensee ID: L00313374, Grant Date: 01/10/2001, Expiration Date: 01/10/2011, Cancellation Date: 01/11/2013, Certifier: Donald C Greer, Registrant: Donald C Greer, 51 N Fillmore St, Mexico, IN 46958
  • Call Sign: KB9ZAQ, Licensee ID: L00335260, Grant Date: 01/19/2011, Expiration Date: 03/13/2021, Certifier: Debra K Hull, Registrant: Debra K Hull, Mexico, IN 46958
  • Call Sign: KC9GWC, Licensee ID: L00944060, Grant Date: 11/10/2014, Expiration Date: 11/23/2024, Certifier: John M Stoeckert, Registrant: John M Stoeckert, Mexico, IN 46958-0315
  • Call Sign: KD9BAM, Licensee ID: L01859766, Grant Date: 04/22/2014, Expiration Date: 04/22/2024, Certifier: Cody A Sherrill, Registrant: Cody A Sherrill, 4043 N Fillmore St, Mexico, IN 46958

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8222Y , Serial Number: 28-8090322, Year manufactured: 1980, Airworthiness Date: 05/13/1980
    Registrant (Corporation): Miami Aereo Inc, Po Box 247, Mexico, IN 46958

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
Most common first names in Mexico, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary786.2 years
James571.6 years
Donald573.2 years
Margaret586.2 years
Charles480.5 years
George482.7 years
John477.7 years
David362.3 years
Lucille386.0 years
Bertha384.0 years
Most common last names in Mexico, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Mcguire580.6 years
Cripe383.7 years
Culp390.3 years
Norris390.7 years
Burrous375.3 years
Brooks359.0 years
Allen269.5 years
Leedy273.5 years
Lesley271.0 years
Bacon277.1 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (79%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Wood (1%)

Mexico compared to Indiana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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