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Jay County

Population in 2012: 703 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -0.4%
 

Males: 332  (47.4%)
Females: 371  (52.6%)

Median resident age:  39.6 years
Indiana median age:  39.9 years

Zip codes: 47369.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $31,279 (it was $29,688 in 2000)
Pennville:

$31,279
Indiana:

$46,438
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $16,321

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $49,834 (it was $38,100 in 2000)
Pennville:

$49,834
Indiana:

$122,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $60,765; Detached houses: $65,130; Mobile homes: $32,727

Median gross rent in 2011: $500.

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  • White alone - 671 (95.7%)
  • Hispanic - 25 (3.6%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.4%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Pennville: 85.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (34.2%), Irish (12.0%), English (9.5%), United States (8.7%), Welsh (7.6%), Dutch (3.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 885 feet

Land area: 0.39 square miles.

Population density: 1792 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Pennville:

  • High school or higher: 85.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.8%
  • Unemployed: 17.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pennville town:

  • Never married: 33.1%
  • Now married: 45.8%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 2.4%
  • Divorced: 17.7%

3 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.4%
Indiana:  4.4%



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Pennville, Indiana as of April 19, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Pennville to the number of sex offenders is 176 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $324 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $269 (0.9%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Muncie, IN (24.3 miles , pop. 67,430).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Wayne, IN (40.5 miles , pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (161.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Montpelier, IN (2.9 miles ), Dunkirk, IN (3.0 miles ), Portland, IN (3.1 miles ), Redkey, IN (3.2 miles ), Bryant, IN (3.2 miles ), Poneto, IN (3.5 miles ), Geneva, IN (3.5 miles ), Hartford City, IN (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 40.49 N, Longitude: 85.15 W

Area code: 260

Pennville household income distribution Pennville home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.6%
Indiana:

8.3%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +41 (+6.2%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (41%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Manufacturing (38%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Construction (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Extraction workers (5%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (15%)
  • Child care workers (8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (3%)

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Tornado activity:

Pennville-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Indiana state average. It is 192% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.8 miles away from the Pennville town center killed 4 people and injured 125 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 tornado 13.5 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 12 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Pennville-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 90% 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 40.9 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 71.1 miles away from Pennville center
On 4/14/2000 at 03:54:20, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 98.8 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 15.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jay County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Pennville:

  • JAY COUNTY HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Local, provides emergency services, about 10 miles away; PORTLAND, IN)
  • BLACKFORD COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 12 miles away; HARTFORD CITY, IN)
  • BLUFFTON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals, Proprietary, provides emergency services, about 16 miles away; BLUFFTON, IN)

Political contributions by individuals in Pennville, IN

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pennville:

  • Taylor University (about 19 miles; Upland, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,016)
  • Ball State University (about 25 miles; Muncie, IN; FT enrollment: 17,693)
  • Ivy Tech Community College-East Central (about 27 miles; Muncie, IN; FT enrollment: 4,391)
  • Indiana Wesleyan University (about 28 miles; Marion, IN; FT enrollment: 13,899)
  • Anderson University (about 39 miles; Anderson, IN; FT enrollment: 2,026)
  • Indiana Institute of Technology (about 41 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 2,524)
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast (about 43 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 4,903)

Public elementary/middle school in Pennville:

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Library in Pennville:

  • PENN TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $20,382; Location: 195 NORTH UNION; 9,970 books; 453 audio materials; 700 video materials; 37 state licensed databases; 55 print serial subscriptions)

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

 
Jay County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 37.1. This is about average.
City:

37.1
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.1
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 25.3%
(25.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Indiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  61.6%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  11.6%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Pennville, IN

Pennville compared to Indiana state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above 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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Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Pennville travel time to work - commute


Pennville mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (56%)
  • Electricity (26%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Wood (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Pennville (based on Jay County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.14%
Here43.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of the NazareneChristian Churches and Churches of ChristNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental Baptists
Adherents21.8%18.7%12.3%8.3%8.1%
Congregations4.8%27.0%9.5%7.9%4.8%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)General Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesFriends (Quakers)Other
Adherents7.8%3.2%3.0%2.5%14.2%
Congregations4.8%1.6%1.6%6.3%31.7%
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: 3
This county:

1.40 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Jay County:

4.19 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

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

8.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.7%
State:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

30.6%
Indiana:

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

13.8%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$221
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$441
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$733
Police - Other 0$0 3$408
Streets and Highways 0$0 3$1,204
Water Supply 0$0 2$890
Totals for Government 0$0 13$3,897

Pennville government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $110,000 ($156.47)
    General - Other: $101,000 ($143.67)
    Water Utilities: $75,000 ($106.69)
    Solid Waste Management: $20,000 ($28.45)
    Regular Highways: $16,000 ($22.76)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($1.42)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $16,000 ($22.76)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($7.11)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $56,000 ($79.66)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $28,000 ($39.83)

Pennville government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $70,000 ($99.57)
    Solid Waste Management: $24,000 ($34.14)
    All Other: $10,000 ($14.22)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $21,000 ($29.87)
    Highways: $6,000 ($8.53)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($8.53)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($1.42)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $105,000 ($149.36)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $20,000 ($28.45)
    Highways: $18,000 ($25.60)
  • Tax - Property: $59,000 ($83.93)
    Public Utilities: $3,000 ($4.27)
    NEC: $1,000 ($1.42)

Pennville government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $394,000 ($560.46)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $387,000 ($550.50)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $7,000 ($9.96)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $62,000 ($88.19)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $199,000 ($283.07)

4.38% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,419 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.38%
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 Delaware County, IN  0.68% ($22,852 average AGI)
from Randolph County, IN  0.57% ($25,711)
from Adams County, IN  0.43% ($22,147)


5.07% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,604 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.07%
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 Delaware County, IN  0.95% ($23,974 average AGI)
to Randolph County, IN  0.55% ($25,795)
to Adams County, IN  0.52% ($25,659)

Strongest AM radio stations in Pennville:

  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPGW (1440 AM; 1 kW; PORTLAND, IN)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WONO (1380 AM; 5 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • 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.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pennville:

  • WBSJ (91.7 FM; PORTLAND, IN; Owner: BALL STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WHTY (93.5 FM; HARTFORD CITY, IN; Owner: INDIANA SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WPGW-FM (100.9 FM; PORTLAND, IN; Owner: WPGW, INC.)
  • WZBD (92.7 FM; BERNE, IN; Owner: ADAMS COUNTY RADIO, INC)
  • WNUY (100.1 FM; BLUFFTON, IN; Owner: WELLS COUNTY RADIO CORP.)
  • WLBC-FM (104.1 FM; MUNCIE, IN; Owner: MUNCIE SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WMRI (106.9 FM; MARION, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO OF INDIANA, INC.)
  • WWDS (90.5 FM; MUNCIE, IN; Owner: DELAWARE COMMUNITY SCHOOL CORP.)
  • WHCI (88.1 FM; HARTFORD CITY, IN; Owner: BLACKFORD COUNTY SCHOOL CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Pennville:

  • WSOT-LP (Channel 57; MARION, IN; Owner: SUNNYCREST MEDIA, INC.)
  • WIWU-LP (Channel 51; MARION, IN; Owner: IWU COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WIPB (Channel 49; MUNCIE, IN; Owner: BALL STATE UNIVERSITY)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Pennville)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • PENNVILLE WT, 9026 W River Road (Lat: 40.494917 Lon: -85.153194), Type: Tank, Structure height: 39.6 m, Overall height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WQQS608
    Assigned Frequencies: 932.512 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/25/2013, Expiration Date: 02/25/2023, Certifier: Ray Newton
    Registrant: Emergency Radio Services, 4410 Earth Drive, Ft Wayne, IN 46809, Phone: (260) 747-0585, Fax: (260) 747-3724, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Pennville)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 8
  • Hazardous Condition: 2

Incident types - Pennville


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Most common first names in Pennville, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1576.9 years
James1180.2 years
Charles966.8 years
Mary980.7 years
Robert871.9 years
Ruth683.7 years
Walter585.6 years
Paul568.6 years
Harold579.0 years
George579.8 years
Most common last names in Pennville, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Cash772.6 years
Taylor788.7 years
Hanlin775.9 years
Stultz778.9 years
Paxson779.0 years
Brown678.0 years
Clark580.6 years
Daniels490.5 years
Roberts467.0 years
Mcclain479.8 years

Pennville on our top lists:

  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Cashiers"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Rail transportation"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Donald L. Crawmer (2)
  • Shane Houck (1)

Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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