Shipshewana, Indiana

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Population in 2017: 704 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +31.3%
Males: 323  (45.9%)
Females: 381  (54.1%)
Median resident age:

31.7 years
Indiana median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 46565.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $39,307 (it was $30,156 in 2000)
Shipshewana:

$39,307
IN:

$54,181

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $36,478 (it was $26,270 in 2000)

Shipshewana town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $176,337 (it was $115,600 in 2000)
Shipshewana:

$176,337
IN:

$141,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $242,316; detached houses: $241,075; townhouses or other attached units: $484,894; in 2-unit structures: $465,020; in 5-or-more-unit structures: over $1,000,000; mobile homes: $105,949

Median gross rent in 2017: $603.

March 2019 cost of living index in Shipshewana: 86.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 16.3%
(17.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Shipshewana, IN (2010)
    • 64497.9%White alone
    • 50.8%Hispanic
    • 40.6%Two or more races
    • 30.5%American Indian alone
    • 10.2%Black alone
    • 10.2%Asian alone

Races in Shipshewana detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists, there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Shipshewana, Indiana as of September 20, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Shipshewana is 121 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (48.5%), American (14.7%), Pennsylvania German (9.0%), European (6.1%), Scottish (1.8%), English (1.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 900 feet

Land area: 0.92 square miles.

Population density: 765 people per square mile   (low).

Shipshewana, Indiana map

5 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.6%
Indiana:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,525 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,353 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Elkhart, IN (20.1 miles , pop. 51,874).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Wayne, IN (47.6 miles , pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (108.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Middlebury, IN (2.6 miles ),
Lagrange, IN (3.0 miles ),
Howe, IN (3.0 miles ),
White Pigeon, MI (3.0 miles ),
Topeka, IN (3.1 miles ),
Sturgis, MI (3.4 miles ),
Constantine, MI (3.5 miles ),
Millersburg, IN (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 41.68 N, Longitude: 85.58 W

Area code: 260

Distribution of median household income in Shipshewana, IN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Shipshewana, IN in 2017
Shipshewana satellite photo by USGS

Shipshewana tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.1%
Indiana:

3.9%
Most common industries in Shipshewana, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (17.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.1%)
  • Wood products (6.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.5%)
  • Educational services (5.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (24.7%)
  • Wood products (12.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.3%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (6.3%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.1%)
  • Furniture & home furnishings, household appliance stores (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (9.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (9.9%)
  • Educational services (8.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.6%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (5.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.3%)
Most common occupations in Shipshewana, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (10.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.5%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (12.7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (9.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Top executives (6.3%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (6.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (13.8%)
  • Customer service representatives (9.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.3%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (4.6%)

Average climate in Shipshewana, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Shipshewana, Indiana average temperatures Shipshewana, Indiana average precipitation Shipshewana, Indiana humidity Shipshewana, Indiana wind speed Shipshewana, Indiana snowfall Shipshewana, Indiana sunshine Shipshewana, Indiana clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 73.0. This is about average.

City:

73.0
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.97. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.97
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Shipshewana-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 64% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.5 miles away from the Shipshewana town center killed 36 people and injured 321 people.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 tornado 7.4 miles away from the town center killed 5 people and injured 41 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Shipshewana-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 85% 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 254.3 miles away from Shipshewana center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 100.9 miles away from Shipshewana 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 232.0 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 255.3 miles away from Shipshewana center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 228.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 268.5 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 LaGrange County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Snowstorms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Shipshewana topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Shipshewana:

  • ALTERNATIVE LIFESTYLES INC (Hospital, about 6 miles away; LAGRANGE, IN)
  • ARC OPPORTUNITIES, INC (Hospital, about 8 miles away; HOWE, IN)
  • LAGRANGE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 9 miles away; LAGRANGE, IN)
  • PARKVIEW LAGRANGE HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 9 miles away; LAGRANGE, IN)
  • MILLER'S MERRY MANOR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; LAGRANGE, IN)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF LAGRANGE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; LAGRANGE, IN)
  • STURGIS HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; STURGIS, MI)

Airports located in Shipshewana:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Shipshewana:

  • Indiana University-South Bend (about 34 miles; South Bend, IN; Full-time enrollment: 5,563)
  • University of Notre Dame (about 35 miles; Notre Dame, IN; FT enrollment: 12,214)
  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College (about 39 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 7,369)
  • Western Michigan University (about 42 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 20,840)
  • Andrews University (about 45 miles; Berrien Springs, MI; FT enrollment: 3,103)
  • Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne (about 46 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 10,126)
  • University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne (about 46 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 2,075)

Private high school in Shipshewana:

Public elementary/middle schools in Shipshewana:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Shipshewana:

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

Tourist attractions: Menno-Hof (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; State Road 5 South), Buggy Line Tours (Tours & Charters; 300 South Van Buren Street).

Hotels: DER RUHE Blatz Motel (1195 South Van Buren Street), Farmstead Inn (370 South Van Buren Street), Green Meadow Bed & Breakfast (7905 West 450 North), Country Inn-Stes Shipshewana (1175 North Vanburen Street), Super 8 Motel (740 South Van Buren Street).

Court: Dutchmaid Food Court (1265 North State Road 5).

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Shipshewana and their reported violations in the past:

SHIPSHEWANA CAMPGROUND, INC./NORTH WELL (Population served: 120, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
SHIPSHEWANA CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE (Population served: 105, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
RIVERSIDE CAMPGROUNDS (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
PAIGE CREEK AMISH SCHOOL (Population served: 44, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (SEP-30-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-30-2010), St Public Notif requested (SEP-30-2010), St Public Notif received (NOV-12-2010), St Compliance achieved (FEB-15-2011)
NORTHSIDE AMISH SCHOOL (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
SHIPSHE MEADOWS AMISH SCHOOL (Population served: 29, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
PLEASANT RIDGE AMISH SCHOOL (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Shipshewana that have no violations reported:

  • SCOTT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (Population served: 65, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.2 people
Indiana:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

59.6%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.0%
Whole state:

6.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Banks with branches in Shipshewana (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Shipshewana Branch at 239 Morton St, branch established on 1934/12/26. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Farmers State Bank: Shipshewana Branch at 315 North Vanburen Street, branch established on 1991/06/10. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $481.3 mil, Deposits: $399.3 mil, headquarters in Lagrange, IN, positive income, 14 total offices, Holding Company: F.S. Bancorp
  • Lake City Bank: Shipshewana Branch at 895 North Van Buren Street, branch established on 1994/11/29. Info updated 2006/05/11: Bank assets: $2,885.4 mil, Deposits: $2,413.2 mil, headquarters in Warsaw, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 45 total offices, Holding Company: Lakeland Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Shipshewana:

Marital status in Shipshewana, IN
  • Never married: 29.0%
  • Now married: 53.6%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

For population 25 years and over in Shipshewana:

  • High school or higher: 76.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.8%
  • Unemployed: 1.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.7
Indiana average:

11.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Shipshewana
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Shipshewana, IN (based on LaGrange County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,931121
Mainline Protestant2,60721
Catholic6772
Orthodox721
None15,841-
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: 7
This county:

1.90 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

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

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 25
Here:

6.77 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.8%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.8%
Indiana:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.1%
Indiana:

14.3%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Shipshewana:

53.2%
Indiana:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

51.4%
Indiana:

44.9%

Average BMI:
Shipshewana:

29.0
Indiana:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Shipshewana:

20.1%
Indiana:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Shipshewana:

13.0%
Indiana:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Indiana:

6.8

Overweight people:
Shipshewana:

37.1%
Indiana:

33.8%

General health condition:
This city:

58.5%
Indiana:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.3%
Indiana:

78.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Shipshewana, IN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 4$16,255$48,7650$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,421$41,0520$0
Sewerage 1$4,402$52,8240$0
Financial Administration 1$3,902$46,8240$0
Streets and Highways 1$4,440$53,2800$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$1,868
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$2,338
Firefighters 0$0 28$2,789
Police - Other 0$0 2$786
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 8$32,420$48,63037$7,781

Shipshewana government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $43,000 ($61.08)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $602,000 ($855.11)
    Central Staff Services: $571,000 ($811.08)
    Sewerage: $272,000 ($386.36)
    Water Utilities: $216,000 ($306.82)
    Local Fire Protection: $105,000 ($149.15)
    Regular Highways: $105,000 ($149.15)
    Parks and Recreation: $44,000 ($62.50)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $332,000 ($471.59)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Central Staff Services: $7,000 ($9.94)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $29,000 ($41.19)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($7.10)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $473,000 ($671.88)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $13,000 ($18.47)

Shipshewana government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $406,000 ($576.70)
    Parks and Recreation: $77,000 ($109.38)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $16,000 ($22.73)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $246,000 ($349.43)
    Other: $56,000 ($79.55)
    Highways: $6,000 ($8.52)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $192,000 ($272.73)
    Donations From Private Sources: $177,000 ($251.42)
    General Revenue - Other: $34,000 ($48.30)
    Interest Earnings: $20,000 ($28.41)
    Sale of Property: $17,000 ($24.15)
    Rents: $2,000 ($2.84)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $442,000 ($627.84)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $157,000 ($223.01)
    Highways: $139,000 ($197.44)
    General Local Government Support: $5,000 ($7.10)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($2.84)
  • Tax - Property: $1,129,000 ($1603.69)
    Other Selective Sales: $182,000 ($258.52)

Shipshewana government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,737,000 ($8149.15)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,457,000 ($7751.42)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $280,000 ($397.73)

Shipshewana government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $757,000 ($1075.28)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,744,000 ($5318.18)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $685,000 ($973.01)

5.81% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,349 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.81%
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 Elkhart County, IN  1.42% ($52,732 average AGI)
to Noble County, IN  1.16% ($39,472)
to St. Joseph County, MI  0.55% ($39,250)

Businesses in Shipshewana, IN

  • SAS Shoes: 1
  • Super 8: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Shipshewana:

  • WMSH-FM (99 AM; 1 kW; STURGIS, MI; Owner: LAKE CITIES BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WFRN (1270 AM; 5 kW; ELKHART, IN)
  • WKAM (1460 AM; 3 kW; GOSHEN, IN; Owner: FULMER COMMUNICATIONS LLC)
  • WMSH (1230 AM; 1 kW; STURGIS, MI; Owner: LAKE CITIES BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHLY (1580 AM; 10 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: TIMES COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WDND (1620 AM; 10 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WSBT (960 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WKLZ (1470 AM; 10 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WQSN (1660 AM; 10 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Shipshewana:

  • WTHD (105.5 FM; LAGRANGE, IN; Owner: LAKE CITIES BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMSH-FM (99.3 FM; STURGIS, MI; Owner: LAKE CITIES BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLEG (102.7 FM; LIGONIER, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WQKO (91.9 FM; HOWE, IN; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WZOW (97.7 FM; GOSHEN, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WNSN (101.5 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WBYT (100.7 FM; ELKHART, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WFRN-FM (104.7 FM; ELKHART, IN; Owner: PROGRESSIVE BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WNDV-FM (92.9 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WCVM (94.7 FM; BRONSON, MI; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WGCS (91.1 FM; GOSHEN, IN; Owner: GOSHEN COLLEGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBTU (93.3 FM; KENDALLVILLE, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WLKM-FM (95.9 FM; THREE RIVERS, MI; Owner: IMPACT RADIO, LLC)
  • W207BF (89.3 FM; GOSHEN, IN; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • W300AL (107.9 FM; MISHAWAKA, IN; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WAWC (103.5 FM; SYRACUSE, IN; Owner: WILLIAM ANDREW DIXON)
  • WLRX (95.7 FM; NAPPANEE, IN; Owner: TALKING STICK COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WVPE (88.1 FM; ELKHART, IN; Owner: ELKHART COMMUNITY SCHOOLS CORP.)
  • WHPZ (96.9 FM; BREMEN, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHWE (89.7 FM; HOWE, IN; Owner: HOWE MILITARY SCHOOL)

TV broadcast stations around Shipshewana:

  • WMWB-LP (Channel 25; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WMWB-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNIT (Channel 34; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSJV (Channel 28; ELKHART, IN; Owner: WSJV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WHME-TV (Channel 46; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNDU-TV (Channel 16; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA TELECASTING CORP.)
  • WSBT-TV (Channel 22; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WBND-LP (Channel 57; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WBND-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRDY-LP (Channel 69; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WEIGEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • Shipshewana, Indiana
  • Fatal accident count24
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents46
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:4
  • Fatalities30
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents61
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents10
  • Indiana average
  • Fatal accident count9302
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents14744
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons2442
  • Fatalities10219
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents22337
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1261
See more detailed statistics of Shipshewana fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 26Number of bridges
  • 177ft / 54.1mTotal length
  • $225,000Total costs
  • 135,945Total average daily traffic
  • 14,181Total average daily truck traffic
  • 33,634Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Shipshewana, IN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 151950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Shipshewana, IN

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Shipshewana)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 105 E Middlebury St (Lat: 41.680611 Lon: -85.579139), Call Sign: WPYE522,
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.925 MHz, 467.812 MHz, 467.762 MHz, Grant Date: 07/28/2003, Expiration Date: 07/28/2013, Cancellation Date: 09/28/2013, Certifier: Phil Heyerly, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Road #134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • 1,039.89 Feet Se Of Intersection Of Cr 5 & Cr 250 N, Bearing 4.8*m (Lat: 41.675556 Lon: -85.576944), Type: Tower, Structure height: 34 m, Call Sign: WQBQ663,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.370 MHz, Grant Date: 11/23/2004, Expiration Date: 05/23/2005, Cancellation Date: 07/23/2005, Certifier: Lori Boyd, Registrant: Ers Licensing, 2109 W. Godman Ave., Muncie, IN 47303, Phone: (765) 286-1623, Fax: (765) 286-2921, Email:
  • Lat: 41.654278 Lon: -85.580778, Call Sign: WQEP348,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.250 MHz, 464.325 MHz, 452.100 MHz, 452.175 MHz, Grant Date: 01/14/2016, Expiration Date: 03/16/2026, Certifier: Brent Nunemaker, Registrant: Federal License Management, 1784 E. 3rd Street Suite 269, Williamsport, PA 17701-3862, Phone: (570) 505-3894, Fax: (570) 651-9032, Email:
  • Lat: 41.686111 Lon: -85.578222, Call Sign: WQNT896,
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.687 MHz, 452.637 MHz, 457.637 MHz, 451.412 MHz, Grant Date: 05/24/2011, Expiration Date: 05/24/2021, Certifier: Chris Good, Registrant: National License, 12591 Brompton Road, Carmel, IN 46033, Phone: (317) 564-8018, Fax: (317) 564-8335, Email:
  • Lat: 41.672083 Lon: -85.577111, Call Sign: WRDG247,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.237 MHz, 456.412 MHz, 456.537 MHz, 457.112 MHz, 467.512 MHz, Grant Date: 04/22/2019, Expiration Date: 04/22/2029, Certifier: Brian K Lambright, Registrant: Atlas License Company & Data Services, 176 West Logan Street, Ste. 227, Noblesville, IN 46060, Phone: (317) 813-4865, Fax: (317) 900-7940, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Shipshewana)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

15 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Shipshewana)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 35. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 61 took place in 2005, and the least - 3 in 2018. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Shipshewana, IN When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (41.1%), and Outside Fires (31.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Shipshewana, IN
    • 24441.1%Structure Fires
    • 18931.8%Outside Fires
    • 10818.2%Other
    • 538.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Shipshewana, IN
Most common first names in Shipshewana, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1772.0 years
John1477.8 years
Robert1467.9 years
Joseph1375.4 years
William1172.9 years
Ida982.0 years
Levi977.8 years
Clara773.3 years
Charles773.3 years
Anna775.1 years
Most common last names in Shipshewana, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller5276.1 years
Yoder5178.4 years
Bontrager2477.3 years
Hostetler1779.0 years
Schrock1677.3 years
Nelson1378.3 years
Troyer1279.1 years
Smith1174.4 years
Baker1079.3 years
Eash974.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Shipshewana, IN
  • 91.1%Utility gas
  • 5.4%Electricity
  • 2.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Shipshewana, IN
  • 59.8%Electricity
  • 40.2%Utility gas


Shipshewana 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
There are 11 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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