For population 25 years and over in Santa Claus:
For population 15 years and over in Santa Claus town:
24 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,240 (0.9%)
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 ), 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 ), Huntingburg, IN (3.5 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 38.12 N, Longitude: 86.92 W
Area code: 812
Santa Claus tourist attractions:
Population change in the 1990s: +1,108 (+118.8%).
Work and jobs in Santa Claus: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Santa Claus, Indiana
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Santa Claus-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Indiana state average. It is 134% 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 63% 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 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, Depth: 3.1 mi) 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 the city 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 56.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 71.5 miles away from Santa Claus center
On 1/24/1990 at 18:20:24, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.8 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 26.5 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 Spencer County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Tornado: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Jay Cutler (American football) - Football quarterback, Jon Goldsberry - Football player.
Hospitals/medical centers near Santa Claus:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Santa Claus:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 24.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.2 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.8. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.75. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.1 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 6.19. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 4.8%
(4.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Santa Claus compared to Indiana state average:
Banks with branches in Santa Claus (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Santa Claus (based on Spencer County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.59%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 4
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
6.30% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,813 average adjusted gross income)
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:
6.40% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,896 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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Santa Claus fatal accident list:
Jun 10, 1989 07:40 PM, 162, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
May 1, 1977 11:45 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 0 meters
Total costs: $195,000
Total average daily traffic: 3,723
Total average daily truck traffic: 372
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 6,181
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:2
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:2
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 7 patent applications in 2008-2013.