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Population in 2012: 166 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -30.8%
Males: 72  (43.5%)
Females: 94  (56.5%)

Median resident age:  41.6 years
Indiana median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 46781.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,091 (it was $43,125 in 2000)
Poneto:

$43,091
IN:

$46,974
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,648

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $63,438 (it was $54,200 in 2000)
Poneto:

$63,438
IN:

$122,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $64,081; Detached houses: $65,670; Mobile homes: $14,806

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  • White alone - 162 (97.6%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (1.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.6%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Poneto: 89.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (33.8%), English (19.7%), Irish (12.6%), United States (7.1%), French (4.5%), Scottish (1.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 852 feet

Land area: 0.12 square miles.

Population density: 1,438 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Poneto:

  • High school or higher: 85.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Unemployed: 8.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Poneto town:

  • Never married: 19.4%
  • Now married: 54.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.1%
  • Divorced: 15.3%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.2%
Indiana:  4.6%



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Poneto, Indiana as of December 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Poneto to the number of sex offenders is 33 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $400 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $400 (0.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fort Wayne, IN (29.6 miles , pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (151.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Bluffton, IN (2.5 miles ), Montpelier, IN (2.8 miles ), Vera Cruz, IN (2.9 miles) , Warren, IN (3.3 miles ), Pennville, IN (3.5 miles ), Uniondale, IN (3.5 miles ), Markle, IN (3.6 miles ), Berne, IN (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 40.66 N, Longitude: 85.22 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 260

Poneto household income distribution Poneto home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.8%
Indiana:

8.3%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +2 (+0.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (44%)
  • Other services, except public administration (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Construction (3%)
  • Manufacturing (33%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (29%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (14%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Financial managers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Poneto-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Indiana state average. It is 188% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.1 miles away from the Poneto town center killed 4 people and injured 125 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 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:

Poneto-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 92% 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 45.5 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 79.5 miles away from Poneto center
On 4/17/1990 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 23.7 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 Wells County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Poneto:

  • HICKORY CREEK AT BLUFFTON (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; BLUFFTON, IN)
  • WEST HAVEN HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; BLUFFTON, IN)
  • FMC - WELLS COUNTY (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; BLUFFTON, IN)

Political contributions by individuals in Poneto, IN

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Poneto:

  • Taylor University (about 20 miles; Upland, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,016)
  • Indiana Wesleyan University (about 26 miles; Marion, IN; FT enrollment: 13,899)
  • Indiana Institute of Technology (about 30 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 2,524)
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast (about 33 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 4,903)
  • Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne (about 33 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 8,540)
  • Ball State University (about 34 miles; Muncie, IN; FT enrollment: 17,693)
  • Ivy Tech Community College-East Central (about 36 miles; Muncie, IN; FT enrollment: 4,391)

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

 
Wells 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: 16.5%
(16.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Percentage of family households:
This town:  56.5%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  14.5%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.4% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Poneto, IN

Poneto compared to Indiana state average:

  • Median house value 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 significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Poneto travel time to work - commute


Poneto mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (47%)
  • Electricity (31%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11%)
  • No fuel used (6%)
  • Coal or coke (3%)
  • Wood (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Poneto town (based on Wells County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.27%
Here60.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist Church Inc. Apostolic Christian Church of America The Wesleyan ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents29.4%14.5%13.1%5.8%5.5%
Congregations6.7%35.6%4.4%4.4%6.7%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Church of ChristLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents4.5%4.5%4.4%4.2%14.0%
Congregations4.4%4.4%4.4%4.4%24.4%
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: 4
Wells County:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Wells County:

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Wells County:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

4.30 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

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

9.2%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Wells County:

29.7%
State:

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

10.3%
State:

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$1,524
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$791
Totals for Government 0$0 4$2,315

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $52,000 ($313.25)
    Sewerage: $32,000 ($192.77)
    Regular Highways: $12,000 ($72.29)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,000 ($6.02)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,000 ($30.12)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $47,000 ($283.13)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $7,000 ($42.17)
    Highways: $2,000 ($12.05)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($12.05)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($6.02)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $12,000 ($72.29)
    General Support: $4,000 ($24.10)
  • Tax - Property: $12,000 ($72.29)
    Individual Income: $4,000 ($24.10)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($6.02)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $141,000 ($849.40)

5.50% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,750 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.50%
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  1.45% ($33,813 average AGI)
from Huntington County, IN  0.77% ($34,538)
from Adams County, IN  0.68% ($31,338)


5.96% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,453 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.96%
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  1.72% ($31,291 average AGI)
to Huntington County, IN  0.60% ($30,508)
to Adams County, IN  0.56% ($28,414)

Strongest AM radio stations in Poneto:

  • 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)
  • WONO (1380 AM; 5 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WGL (1250 AM; 2 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: TRAVIS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFCV (1090 AM; daytime; 3 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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 Poneto:

  • WNUY (100.1 FM; BLUFFTON, IN; Owner: WELLS COUNTY RADIO CORP.)
  • WZBD (92.7 FM; BERNE, IN; Owner: ADAMS COUNTY RADIO, INC)
  • WHTY (93.5 FM; HARTFORD CITY, IN; Owner: INDIANA SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WMRI (106.9 FM; MARION, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO OF INDIANA, 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.)
  • WAJI (95.1 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: SARKES TARZIAN, INC.)
  • WMEE (97.3 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WBNI-FM (89.1 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF NE IN., INC.)
  • WQHK-FM (105.1 FM; DECATUR, IN; Owner: JAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNHT (96.3 FM; CHURUBUSCO, IN; Owner: TRAVIS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WBYR (98.9 FM; VAN WERT, OH; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WCJC (99.3 FM; VAN BUREN, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WFWI (92.3 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WCKZ (94.1 FM; ROANOKE, IN; Owner: TRAVIS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WXKE (102.9 FM; HUNTINGTON, IN; Owner: TAVIS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WBSW (90.9 FM; MARION, IN; Owner: BALL STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WBSJ (91.7 FM; PORTLAND, IN; Owner: BALL STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WPGW-FM (100.9 FM; PORTLAND, IN; Owner: WPGW, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Poneto:

  • WSOT-LP (Channel 57; MARION, IN; Owner: SUNNYCREST MEDIA, INC.)
  • WANE-TV (Channel 15; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: INDIANA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WIWU-LP (Channel 51; MARION, IN; Owner: IWU COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • 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)

Poneto fatal accident list:

Jul 30, 2011 11:13 PM, Cr-200 E, Lat: 40.62382222, Lon: -85.183525, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Aug 8, 1983 10:10 AM, Grape St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total average daily traffic: 1,696
Total average daily truck traffic: 169
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 2,815


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Poneto SAD, Detector Rr Mp Cf157.2, Cr-520s/Rr Tracks (Lat: 40.665556 Lon: -85.219528), Type: Bant, Structure height: 2.4 m, Overall height: 3.1 m, Call Sign: WQCB767, Licensee ID: L00008014
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.440 MHz, 161.115 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/25/2005, Expiration Date: 01/25/2015, Certifier: Jerry R Celio
    Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree Street Nw Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: N9CBC, Previous Call Sign: WD9JAB, Licensee ID: L00815112
    Grant Date: 02/25/2004, Expiration Date: 05/24/2014
    Registrant: Thomas E Wade, 5010 S 400 W, Poneto, IN 46781
  • Call Sign: W9AYW, Licensee ID: L01384922
    Grant Date: 04/21/2008, Expiration Date: 04/21/2018, Certifier: Rick A Velasquez
    Registrant: Wells County Amateur Radio Club, 9770 S 200 W, Poneto, IN 46781
  • Call Sign: KC9CGZ, Licensee ID: L00558990
    Grant Date: 08/15/2002, Expiration Date: 08/15/2012, Cancellation Date: 07/24/2003, Certifier: Rick A Velasquez
    Registrant: Rick A Velasquez, 9770 S 200 W, Poneto, IN 46781
  • Call Sign: AB9HP, Previous Call Sign: KC9CGZ, Licensee ID: L00558990
    Grant Date: 05/23/2012, Expiration Date: 08/15/2022, Certifier: Rick A Velasquez
    Registrant: Rick A Velasquez, 9770 S 200 W, Poneto, IN 46781


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 9


Most common first names in Poneto, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary877.5 years
Paul772.9 years
Robert776.7 years
James780.2 years
Everett572.6 years
Helen486.0 years
Thomas477.0 years
Elizabeth461.8 years
Grace486.3 years
Catherine376.0 years
Most common last names in Poneto, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Carnes1076.6 years
Smith1081.9 years
Harris772.2 years
Murray675.5 years
Hamilton578.6 years
Brinneman475.5 years
Harrold482.5 years
Karrick474.3 years
Starr482.3 years
Strahm480.3 years

Poneto on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Office and administrative support occupations:"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Child care workers"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most White Non-Hispanic residents"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Management occupations:"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Sales and office occupations:"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 100 least racially diverse cities"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Computer specialists"
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