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Population in 2012: 105 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.5%
 

Males: 52  (50.5%)
Females: 53  (49.5%)

Median resident age:  45.2 years
Indiana median age:  40.1 years

Zip code: 46792

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,842 (it was $37,500 in 2000)
Mount Etna:

$38,842
IN:

$46,974
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,110

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $67,018 (it was $76,900 in 2000)
Mount Etna:

$67,018
IN:

$122,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $105,847; Detached houses: $109,828; Townhouses or other attached units: $179,189; Mobile homes: $6,516

Median gross rent in 2012: $444.

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  • White alone - 90 (95.7%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (2.1%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (2.1%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Mount Etna: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (49.0%), United States (19.0%), Irish (16.0%), Polish (4.0%), English (2.0%), Swedish (2.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 813 feet

Land area: 0.08 square miles.

Population density: 1,282 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Mount Etna:

  • High school or higher: 95.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mount Etna town:

  • Never married: 11.5%
  • Now married: 55.2%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 18.4%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.8%
Indiana:  4.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $328 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $275 (0.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fort Wayne, IN (32.5 miles , pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (133.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Warren, IN (2.9 miles ), Andrews, IN (2.9 miles ), Landess, IN (3.0 miles) , Van Buren, IN (3.0 miles ), La Fontaine, IN (3.1 miles ), Huntington, IN (3.2 miles ), Lagro, IN (3.3 miles ), Jalapa, IN (3.5 miles) .

Latitude: 40.74 N, Longitude: 85.56 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 260

Mount Etna household income distribution Mount Etna home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.4%
Indiana:

8.3%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -4 (-3.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (70%)
  • Other services, except public administration (30%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Other services, except public administration (26%)
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (20%)
  • Accountants and auditors (15%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (15%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (15%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10%)
  • Woodworkers (10%)
  • Cashiers (21%)
  • Child care workers (15%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (12%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (12%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)


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Tornado activity:

Mount Etna-area historical tornado activity is above Indiana state average. It is 201% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/6/1956, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.0 miles away from the Mount Etna town 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 16.1 miles away from the town center killed 25 people and injured 835 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mount Etna-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Indiana state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 64.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/12/2004 at 13:05:19, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MB, 3.8 MW, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 80.4 miles away from Mount Etna center
On 4/14/2000 at 03:54:20, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 92.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/17/1990 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 42.0 miles away from the city center
On 12/17/1990 at 05:24:59, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 90.9 miles away from Mount Etna center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Huntington County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Mount Etna:

  • HERITAGE POINTE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; WARREN, IN)
  • COMMUNITY CARE CENTER OF HUNTINGTON (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; HUNTINGTON, IN)
  • OAKBROOK VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; HUNTINGTON, IN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mount Etna:

  • Indiana Wesleyan University (about 17 miles; Marion, IN; Full-time enrollment: 13,899)
  • Taylor University (about 20 miles; Upland, IN; FT enrollment: 2,016)
  • Indiana Institute of Technology (about 33 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 2,524)
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Kokomo (about 34 miles; Kokomo, IN; FT enrollment: 2,468)
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast (about 35 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 4,903)
  • Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne (about 36 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 8,540)
  • Ball State University (about 39 miles; Muncie, IN; FT enrollment: 17,693)

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Notable location: Mount Etna Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Huntington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.0%

Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
Indiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  64.3%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.8%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Mount Etna, IN

Mount Etna compared to Indiana state average:

  • Median house value below 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Mount Etna travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (37%)
  • Electricity (35%)
  • Utility gas (13%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)
  • Other fuel (6%)

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Religion statistics for Mount Etna town (based on Huntington County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.01%
Here51.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchSalvation ArmyUnited Church of ChristChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents26.0%15.3%9.4%8.0%7.5%
Congregations4.3%23.2%1.4%7.2%4.3%
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Church of the Nazarene The Wesleyan ChurchLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents5.2%4.9%4.2%4.2%15.3%
Congregations2.9%5.8%7.2%2.9%40.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Huntington County:

1.33 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Here:

5.30 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 31
Here:

8.22 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

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

9.6%
State:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Huntington County:

30.4%
State:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.2%
Indiana:

14.3%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$765
Sewerage 0$0 1$493
Totals for Government 0$0 6$1,258

Mount Etna government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $19,000 ($180.95)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($38.10)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($28.57)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($9.52)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($38.10)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,000 ($9.52)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,000 ($19.05)

Mount Etna government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $32,000 ($304.76)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,000 ($19.05)
    General Support: $1,000 ($9.52)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($9.52)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($9.52)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,000 ($28.57)
    General Support: $1,000 ($9.52)
    All Other: $1,000 ($9.52)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $4,000 ($38.10)

Mount Etna government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $82,000 ($780.95)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $81,000 ($771.43)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,000 ($9.52)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,000 ($19.05)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $37,000 ($352.38)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,000 ($19.05)

5.11% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,058 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.11%
Indiana average:

6.54%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Allen County, IN  1.15% ($48,206 average AGI)
from Wells County, IN  0.43% ($30,508)
from Wabash County, IN  0.32% ($27,851)


5.84% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,192 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.84%
Indiana average:

6.56%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Allen County, IN  1.42% ($31,448 average AGI)
to Wells County, IN  0.54% ($34,538)
to Wabash County, IN  0.39% ($28,034)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mount Etna:

  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WONO (1380 AM; 5 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WBZQ (1300 AM; 1 kW; HUNTINGTON, IN; Owner: LARKO COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBAT (1400 AM; 1 kW; MARION, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WIOU (1350 AM; 5 kW; KOKOMO, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO GROUP, 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.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mount Etna:

  • WCJC (99.3 FM; VAN BUREN, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WBSW (90.9 FM; MARION, IN; Owner: BALL STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WMRI (106.9 FM; MARION, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO OF INDIANA, INC.)
  • WKUZ (95.9 FM; WABASH, IN; Owner: UPPER WABASH BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCKZ (94.1 FM; ROANOKE, IN; Owner: TRAVIS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WJOT-FM (105.9 FM; WABASH, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO OF WABASH, INC.)
  • W299AJ (107.7 FM; MARION, IN; Owner: FRIENDS OF CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WARU-FM (101.9 FM; ROANN, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WXKE (102.9 FM; HUNTINGTON, IN; Owner: TAVIS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WHTY (93.5 FM; HARTFORD CITY, IN; Owner: INDIANA SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WMEE (97.3 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WAJI (95.1 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: SARKES TARZIAN, INC.)
  • WNUY (100.1 FM; BLUFFTON, IN; Owner: WELLS COUNTY RADIO CORP.)
  • 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)
  • WSHI (106.3 FM; COLUMBIA CITY, IN; Owner: JAMMIN' BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WMYK (98.5 FM; PERU, IN; Owner: MIAMI COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Mount Etna:

  • WSOT-LP (Channel 57; MARION, IN; Owner: SUNNYCREST MEDIA, INC.)
  • WIWU-LP (Channel 51; MARION, IN; Owner: IWU COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTTK (Channel 29; KOKOMO, IN; Owner: TRIBUNE BROADCAST HOLDINGS, 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)
  • WPTA (Channel 21; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: WPTA-TV LICENSE, INC.)
  • WISE-TV (Channel 33; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: NVG-FORT WAYNE II, LLC)
  • WFWA (Channel 39; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: FORT WAYNE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W66BD (Channel 53; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TELEVISION)

Mount Etna fatal accident list:

May 30, 2010 02:30 AM, Cr-600, Lat: 40.74065556, Lon: -85.55808889, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Oct 27, 2006 07:46 AM, Sr- 9, Sr- 124, Lat: 40.741328, Lon: -85.573131, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1



FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • Douglas W Lancaster, Ne 1/4 Ne 1/4 Section 28 (Lat: 40.766000 Lon: -85.621944), Type: 91.4, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 4256435000, Fcc@wacorp.Net, 111 108TH AVE NE, SUITE 160
  • Douglas W Lancaster, Ne 1/4 Ne 1/4 Section 28 (Lat: 40.766000 Lon: -85.621944), Type: 91.4, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 4256435000, Fcc@wacorp.Net, 111 108TH AVE NE, SUITE 160
  • Towers Manager, Ne 1/4 Ne 1/4 Section 28 (Lat: 40.766000 Lon: -85.621944), Type: 91.4, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 9289259585, Duglan@aol.Com, 2651 N INDUSTRIAL WAY, SUITE M


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