Santa Claus, Indiana

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Population in 2019: 2,411 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +18.1%
Males: 1,228  (51.0%)
Females: 1,183  (49.0%)
Median resident age:

44.4 years
Indiana median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 47550, 47552, 47579.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $79,214 (it was $60,388 in 2000)
Santa Claus:

$79,214
IN:

$57,603

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $37,542 (it was $23,957 in 2000)

Santa Claus town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $183,523 (it was $131,900 in 2000)
Santa Claus:

$183,523
IN:

$156,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $221,476; detached houses: $222,632

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,039.

March 2019 cost of living index in Santa Claus: 86.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 6.4%

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  • Races in Santa Claus, IN (2019)
    • 2,59496.2%White alone
    • 361.3%Hispanic
    • 250.9%Black alone
    • 160.6%Two or more races

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Ancestries: German (34.1%), American (15.2%), English (14.0%), Irish (12.2%), Italian (4.5%), Scottish (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 510 feet

Land area: 5.18 square miles.

Population density: 465 people per square mile   (low).

Santa Claus, Indiana map

30 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.1%
Indiana:

5.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,207 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,386 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Owensboro, KY (27.2 miles , pop. 54,067).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Louisville, KY (64.2 miles , pop. 256,231).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (260.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Dale, IN (2.2 miles ),
Gentryville, IN (2.4 miles ),
St. Meinrad, IN (2.7 miles ),
Ferdinand, IN (2.8 miles ),
Chrisney, IN (3.1 miles ),
Holland, IN (3.3 miles ),
Troy, IN (3.3 miles ),
Tennyson, IN (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 38.12 N, Longitude: 86.92 W

Area code: 812

Distribution of median household income in Santa Claus, IN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Santa Claus, IN in 2019
Santa Claus satellite photo by USGS

Santa Claus tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 78 buildings, average cost: $142,600
  • 1998: 68 buildings, average cost: $113,900
  • 1999: 49 buildings, average cost: $137,200
  • 2000: 41 buildings, average cost: $108,200
  • 2001: 25 buildings, average cost: $151,500
  • 2002: 28 buildings, average cost: $138,000
  • 2003: 27 buildings, average cost: $136,200
  • 2004: 31 buildings, average cost: $136,600
  • 2005: 20 buildings, average cost: $135,800
  • 2006: 15 buildings, average cost: $239,200
  • 2007: 12 buildings, average cost: $242,500
  • 2008: 10 buildings, average cost: $166,800
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $205,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $162,500
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $225,000
  • 2012: 8 buildings, average cost: $300,000
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $163,800
  • 2014: 6 buildings, average cost: $223,000
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $388,300
  • 2016: 5 buildings, average cost: $200,600
  • 2017: 9 buildings, average cost: $279,900
  • 2018: 9 buildings, average cost: $279,900
  • 2019: 5 buildings, average cost: $243,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Santa Claus, IN residents
Average permit cost in Santa Claus, IN
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.3%
Indiana:

4.9%
Population change in the 1990s: +1,108 (+118.8%).
Most common industries in Santa Claus, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (13.4%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (12.4%)
  • Health care (5.9%)
  • Construction (5.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (14.5%)
  • Construction (9.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.9%)
  • Educational services (7.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
  • Utilities (3.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (19.9%)
  • Health care (11.1%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (10.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.1%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Santa Claus, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Top executives (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Top executives (7.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.0%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Computer specialists (3.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (3.5%)

Average climate in Santa Claus, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Santa Claus, Indiana average temperatures Santa Claus, Indiana average precipitation Santa Claus, Indiana humidity Santa Claus, Indiana wind speed Santa Claus, Indiana snowfall Santa Claus, Indiana sunshine Santa Claus, Indiana clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 75.1. This is about average.

City:

75.1
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 4.05. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.05
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.847. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.847
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 19.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.10. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.10
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Santa Claus-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 57% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 9.9 miles away from the Santa Claus town center killed 6 people and injured 86 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 tornado 34.3 miles away from the town center killed 31 people and injured 270 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Santa Claus-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Indiana state average. It is 169% greater 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 57.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 57.2 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) earthquake occurred 47.6 miles away from Santa Claus 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 71.3 miles away from Santa Claus center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 56.0 miles away from the city 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 162.1 miles away from Santa Claus 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 Spencer County (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Santa Claus topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Santa Claus:

  • CORE OF HUNTINGBURG INC (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; DALE, IN)
  • TRINITY BEND LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; DALE, IN)
  • COMMUNITY ALTERNATIVES SW IN (Hospital, about 8 miles away; FERDINAND, IN)
  • HILDEGARD HEALTH CENTER INC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; FERDINAND, IN)
  • COMMUNITY ALTERNATIVES SW IN (Hospital, about 11 miles away; TROY, IN)
  • TRANSITIONAL SERVICES INC (Hospital, about 13 miles away; HUNTINGBURG, IN)
  • TRANSITION HOME HEALTH SERVICES LLC (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; HUNTINGBURG, IN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Santa Claus:

  • Owensboro Community and Technical College (about 30 miles; Owensboro, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,754)
  • University of Evansville (about 35 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 2,688)
  • University of Southern Indiana (about 43 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 9,532)
  • Vincennes University (about 52 miles; Vincennes, IN; FT enrollment: 9,876)
  • Wabash Valley College (about 52 miles; Mount Carmel, IL; FT enrollment: 2,142)
  • Madisonville Community College (about 62 miles; Madisonville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,082)
  • Indiana University-Southeast (about 62 miles; New Albany, IN; FT enrollment: 5,050)

Points of interest:

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

Reservoirs: Lake Holly (A), Christmas Lake (B), Noel Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Koch Development Corporation (Amusement & Theme Parks; 452 East Christmas Boulevard).

Birthplace of: Jay Cutler (American football) - Football quarterback, Jon Goldsberry - Football player.

Spencer County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.6 people
Indiana:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

78.7%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.1%
Whole state:

6.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Banks with branches in Santa Claus (2011 data):

  • Spencer County Bank: at 55 North L J Koch Blvd., branch established on 1927/08/19. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $106.4 mil, Deposits: $95.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 5 total offices
  • Fifth Third Bank: Santa Claus Branch at 25 West Christmas Boulevard, branch established on 1988/07/15. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in Santa Claus:

Marital status in Santa Claus, IN
  • Never married: 19.6%
  • Now married: 62.6%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

For population 25 years and over in Santa Claus:

  • High school or higher: 97.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 33.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
Indiana average:

11.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Santa Claus
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Santa Claus, IN (based on Spencer County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,3098
Mainline Protestant3,48622
Evangelical Protestant2,09821
Other-1
None11,059-
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: 4
Spencer County:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
This county:

6.41 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
This county:

4.44 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

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

9.5%
State:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.0%
State:

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

16.5%
Indiana:

14.3%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Santa Claus:

48.7%
State:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Santa Claus:

45.3%
Indiana:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Santa Claus:

29.6
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

24.3%
Indiana:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Santa Claus:

11.7%
Indiana:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Santa Claus:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Santa Claus:

38.4%
State:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

55.4%
State:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.4%
Indiana:

78.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Santa Claus, IN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 5$17,988$43,1710$0
Sewerage 5$20,326$48,7820$0
Financial Administration 5$8,132$19,5171$1,169
Police Protection - Officers 3$11,008$44,0321$1,661
Parks and Recreation 1$3,872$46,4642$390
Other Government Administration 1$4,432$53,18413$5,744
Totals for Government 19$65,757$41,53117$8,964

Santa Claus government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $885,000 ($367.07)
    Electric Utilities: $607,000 ($251.76)
    Parks and Recreation: $584,000 ($242.22)
    Police Protection: $245,000 ($101.62)
    Financial Administration: $131,000 ($54.33)
    Regular Highways: $89,000 ($36.91)
    General - Other: $62,000 ($25.72)
    Local Fire Protection: $54,000 ($22.40)
    Central Staff Services: $9,000 ($3.73)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $342,000 ($141.85)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $26,000 ($10.78)
    Financial Administration: $22,000 ($9.12)
    Police Protection: $4,000 ($1.66)
    Water Utilities: $3,000 ($1.24)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($0.83)

Santa Claus government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,640,000 ($680.22)
    Parks and Recreation: $13,000 ($5.39)
    Other: $7,000 ($2.90)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $384,000 ($159.27)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $78,000 ($32.35)
    Other: $6,000 ($2.49)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $145,000 ($60.14)
    Interest Earnings: $48,000 ($19.91)
    General Revenue - Other: $5,000 ($2.07)
    Rents: $5,000 ($2.07)
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,000 ($0.83)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,846,000 ($765.66)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $86,000 ($35.67)
    Water Utilities: $65,000 ($26.96)
    General Local Government Support: $62,000 ($25.72)
    Other: $23,000 ($9.54)
  • Tax - Property: $672,000 ($278.72)
    Other License: $11,000 ($4.56)
    Public Utilities Sales: $9,000 ($3.73)

Santa Claus government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,552,000 ($3547.08)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,552,000 ($3547.08)

Santa Claus government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $449,000 ($186.23)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,372,000 ($2228.12)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $122,000 ($50.60)

4.93% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,243 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.93%
Indiana average:

6.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Warrick County, IN  0.81% ($38,785 average AGI)
from Perry County, IN  0.69% ($43,418)
from Vanderburgh County, IN  0.66% ($57,377)


5.30% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,300 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.30%
Indiana average:

6.25%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Dubois County, IN  0.91% ($48,082 average AGI)
to Vanderburgh County, IN  0.84% ($38,912)
to Warrick County, IN  0.82% ($37,561)

Businesses in Santa Claus, IN

  • FedEx: 1
  • Subway: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Santa Claus:

  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKCM (1160 AM; 3 kW; HAWESVILLE, KY; Owner: HANCOCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVJS (1420 AM; 5 kW; OWENSBORO, KY; Owner: TSB III, LLC)
  • WGBF (1280 AM; 5 kW; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WITZ (990 AM; 1 kW; JASPER, IN; Owner: JASPER ON THE AIR, INC.)
  • WTCJ (1230 AM; 1 kW; TELL CITY, IN; Owner: HANCOCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WVHI (1330 AM; 5 kW; EVANSVILLE, IN)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKJK (1080 AM; 10 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Santa Claus:

  • WGZB-FM (96.5 FM; CORYDON, IN; Owner: BLUE CHIP BROADCASTING LICENSES II, LTD.)
  • WBDC (100.9 FM; HUNTINGBURG, IN; Owner: DUBOIS COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQKZ (98.5 FM; FERDINAND, IN; Owner: GEM COMMUNICATIONS LLP)
  • WAXL (103.3 FM; SANTA CLAUS, IN; Owner: DUBOIS COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNIN-FM (88.3 FM; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: TRI-STATE PUBLIC TELEPLEX, INC.)
  • WYXY (107.1 FM; BOONVILLE, IN; Owner: BOONVILLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WITZ-FM (104.7 FM; JASPER, IN; Owner: JASPER ON THE AIR, INC.)
  • WSTO (96.1 FM; OWENSBORO, KY; Owner: TSB III, LLC)
  • WBKR (92.5 FM; OWENSBORO, KY; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF EVANSVILLE/OWENSBORO, INC.)
  • WKDQ (99.5 FM; HENDERSON, KY; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF EVANSVILLE/OWENSBORO, INC.)
  • WTCJ-FM (105.7 FM; TELL CITY, IN; Owner: HANCOCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W209AY (89.7 FM; JASPER, IN; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WJPS-FM (93.5 FM; CHANDLER, IN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WBGW (101.5 FM; FORT BRANCH, IN; Owner: MUSIC MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WXCM (97.1 FM; HAWESVILLE, KY; Owner: WLME, INC.)
  • WLME (102.9 FM; CANNELTON, IN; Owner: HANCOCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Santa Claus:

  • WNIN (Channel 9; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: TRI-STATE PUBLIC TELEPLEX, INC.)
  • WTVW (Channel 7; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: QUORUM OF INDIANA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WJTS-LP (Channel 27; JASPER, IN; Owner: PAUL E. KNIES)
  • K55HL (Channel 55; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WFIE (Channel 14; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WEVV (Channel 44; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: COMCORP OF INDIANA LICENSE CORP.)
  • WEHT (Channel 25; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: GILMORE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKOH (Channel 31; OWENSBORO, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
Santa Claus fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Santa Claus fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 32Number of bridges
  • 161ft / 49.2mTotal length
  • $1,061,000Total costs
  • 60,546Total average daily traffic
  • 5,733Total average daily truck traffic
  • 84,340Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Santa Claus, IN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 71980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 62000-2009
  • 72010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Santa Claus, IN

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Alejandra Stinson, Highway 162 (Lat: 38.122556 Lon: -86.905194), Type: 60.7, Structure height: 18147 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Registrant: Pi Tower Development, LLC, Alejandra.Stinson@parallelinfrastructure.Com, , Jacks-onville, Phone: (503) 951-7515
  • Alejandra Stinson, Highway 162 (Lat: 38.122556 Lon: -86.905194), Type: 60.7, Structure height: 18147 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Registrant: Pi Tower Development, LLC, Alejandra.Stinson@parallelinfrastructure.Com, , Jacks-onville, Phone: (503) 951-7515
  • Alejandra Stinson, Highway 162 (Lat: 38.122639 Lon: -86.905222), Type: 60.7, Structure height: 18147 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Registrant: Pi Tower Development, LLC, Alejandra.Stinson@parallelinfrastructure.Com, , Jacks-onville, Phone: (503) 951-7515
  • Alejandra Stinson, Highway 162 (Lat: 38.122639 Lon: -86.905222), Type: 60.7, Structure height: 18147 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Registrant: Pi Tower Development, LLC, Alejandra.Stinson@pitowers.Com, , Jacks-onville, Phone: (503) 951-7515
  • Alejandra Stinson, Highway 162 (Lat: 38.122639 Lon: -86.905222), Type: 60.7, Structure height: 18147 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Registrant: Pi Tower Development, LLC, Alejandra.Stinson@pitowers.Com, , Jacks-onville, Phone: (503) 951-7515

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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  • Lat: 38.097389 Lon: -86.894806, Call Sign: WPZT717,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.350 MHz, 456.350 MHz, Grant Date: 03/19/2014, Expiration Date: 03/11/2024, Certifier: Kevin Laswell, Registrant: Christmas Lake Golf Course, 1182 South Country Club Dr, Santa Clause, IN 47579, Phone: (812) 544-2252

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • MOBILE, Various Locations (Lat: 38.115306 Lon: -86.924972), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPOT750,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.331 MHz, Grant Date: 05/27/2009, Expiration Date: 08/11/2019, Cancellation Date: 10/12/2019, Registrant: Tell City Electric Department, 601 Main Street, Tell City, IN 47586, Phone: (812) 547-3411, Fax: (812) 547-9557, Email:
  • Santa Claus Water, Lat: 38.117917 Lon: -86.915583, Type: Tank, Structure height: 50 m, Call Sign: WQJG332,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3672.50 MHz, Grant Date: 06/14/2018, Expiration Date: 10/17/2020, Cancellation Date: 12/19/2020, Certifier: James M Dauby, Registrant: Perry-Spencer Communications, Inc., 11877 E State Rd 62, St. Meinrad, IN 47577, Phone: (812) 357-2123, Fax: (812) 357-2211, Email:
  • HOLIDAY WORL, Highway 162 (Lat: 38.122639 Lon: -86.905222), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQVU896,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11605.0 MHz, Grant Date: 05/15/2015, Expiration Date: 05/15/2025, Certifier: Gregory M Romano, Registrant: Cellco Partnership, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: N9ZCR, Licensee ID: L00219854, Grant Date: 11/19/2014, Expiration Date: 11/15/2024, Certifier: Devin Gengelbach, Registrant: Devin Gengelbach, 637 S Sled Run, Santa Claus, IN 47579
  • Call Sign: WD9CXO, Grant Date: 08/30/1994, Expiration Date: 08/30/2004, Cancellation Date: 08/31/2006, Registrant: Thomas O Beer, Santa Claus, IN 47579
  • Call Sign: W9UHL, Previous Call Sign: KB9ZSM, Licensee ID: L00360723, Grant Date: 04/13/2021, Expiration Date: 07/10/2031, Certifier: Louis U Disinger, Registrant: Louis U Disinger, 111 East Melchior Dr South, Santa Claus, IN 47579

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

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  • BLUE SKY AVIATION SALES LLC, 337 S Balthazar Dr, Santa Claus, IN 47579
    Certificate: D005018 (LLC), Certificate Issue Date: 05/05/2020, Expiration Date: 05/04/2021

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: URBAN AIR SRO UFM-13 LAMBADA (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912ULS SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 23UA, N23UA, N-23UA, Serial Number: 122/13, Year manufactured: 2008, Airworthiness Date: 12/10/2008, Certificate Issue Date: 07/25/2014
    Registrant (LLC): Blue Sky Aviation Sales LLC, 337 S Balthazar Dr, Santa Claus, IN 47579
  • Aircraft: GLOBE GC-1B (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C145 SERIES (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3240K, N3240K, N-3240K, Serial Number: 1233, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 10/09/1955, Certificate Issue Date: 04/20/2020
    Registrant (Individual): Andrew R Jester, 514 E Sleigh Bell Dr, Santa Claus, IN 47579
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 177B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 34328, N34328, N-34328, Serial Number: 17701767, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 08/16/1972, Certificate Issue Date: 06/03/2019
    Registrant (LLC): Blue Sky Aviation Sales LLC, 337 S Balthazar Dr, Santa Claus, IN 47579
  • Aircraft: BEECH A36 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 138 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 777PB, N777PB, N-777PB, Serial Number: E-439, Year manufactured: 1973, Certificate Issue Date: 06/06/2016
    Registrant (LLC): Blue Sky Aviation Sales LLC, 337 S Balthazar Dr, Santa Claus, IN 47579
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20E (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 79327, N79327, N-79327, Serial Number: 537, Year manufactured: 1964, Airworthiness Date: 12/19/1964, Certificate Issue Date: 07/15/2014
    Registrant (Individual): Randy K Hobby, 781 S Melchoir Dr W, Santa Claus, IN 47579
  • Aircraft: BEECH A36 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 138 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-550 SER (280 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 992TL, N992TL, N-992TL, Serial Number: E-2715, Year manufactured: 1992, Airworthiness Date: 09/08/1994, Certificate Issue Date: 03/29/2013
    Registrant (Individual): Timothy J Mulzer, Po Box 431, Santa Claus, IN 47579

Most common first names in Santa Claus, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert974.2 years
William876.0 years
Charles871.9 years
Mary884.2 years
John588.4 years
Paul474.0 years
Clarence486.0 years
James462.8 years
Chester383.9 years
Gladys392.7 years
Most common last names in Santa Claus, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Collignon779.2 years
Conner683.0 years
Lee367.3 years
Jones367.0 years
Kaetzel393.7 years
Blazey379.4 years
Demoss375.7 years
Mccoy386.4 years
Reinke387.3 years
Koch287.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Santa Claus, IN
  • 69.2%Utility gas
  • 25.1%Electricity
  • 4.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.7%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Santa Claus, IN
  • 54.9%Electricity
  • 45.1%Utility gas


Santa Claus compared to Indiana 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 significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Santa Claus on our top lists:

  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Panama (population 500+)"
  • #74 (47552) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Irish first ancestries"
There are 7 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Nicholas A. Paulin (2)
  • Jeffrey L. Hemmer (2)
  • Gregory L. Hemmer (2)
  • Brian Gehlhausen (1)
  • Jason P. Susnjara (1)
  • Wayne White (1)
  • Tina M. Gehlhausen (1)
  • Michael Allen Kane (1)
  • Jason Rowe (1)
  • John William Disinger (1)

Total of 17 patent applications in 2008-2023.