Sidney, Indiana

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Population in 2013: 83 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -50.6%
Males: 41  (50.0%)
Females: 42  (50.0%)
Median resident age:  42.3 years
Indiana median age:  40.1 years

Zip code: 46566

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,315 (it was $30,000 in 2000)
Sidney:

$30,315
IN:

$46,974
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,717 (it was $14,959 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $70,194 (it was $53,400 in 2000)
Sidney:

$70,194
IN:

$122,700
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $76,182; Detached houses: $76,182
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  • White alone - 80 (96.4%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (3.6%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sidney: 90.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (26.7%), Irish (18.6%), United States (18.6%), Dutch (15.1%), English (3.5%), Scottish (2.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 976 feet

Land area: 0.13 square miles.

Population density: 638 people per square mile   (low).

Sidney, Indiana map

For population 25 years and over in Sidney:

  • High school or higher: 69.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sidney town:

  • Never married: 33.0%
  • Now married: 54.8%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 5.9%

1 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.0%
Indiana:  4.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $433 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $700 (0.9%)

Sidney satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fort Wayne, IN (32.2 miles , pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (112.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: South Whitley, IN (2.5 miles ), Pierceton, IN (2.6 miles ), North Manchester, IN (2.7 miles ), Claypool, IN (2.7 miles ), Silver Lake, IN (2.8 miles ), Larwill, IN (2.8 miles ), Winona Lake, IN (3.0 miles ), Laketon, IN (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $96,000

Latitude: 41.11 N, Longitude: 85.74 W

Area code: 260

Sidney household income distribution Sidney home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.7%
Indiana:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +1 (+0.6%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (67%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (45%)
  • Manufacturing (35%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (15%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (13%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (13%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (13%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (10%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (10%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (10%)
  • Child care workers (8%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)

Average climate in Sidney, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Sidney-area historical tornado activity is near Indiana state average. It is 88% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/12/1956, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.9 miles away from the Sidney town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 33.3 miles away from the town center killed 31 people and injured 252 people.

Earthquake activity:

Sidney-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 84% 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 216.0 miles away from the city 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 194.5 miles away from Sidney 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 222.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 81.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 240.4 miles away from Sidney 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 241.5 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 Kosciusko County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sidney topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Sidney:

  • TIMBERCREST CHURCH OF BRETHREN (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; NORTH MANCHESTER, IN)
  • VOCA CORPORATION OF INDIANA (Hospital, about 7 miles away; SOUTH WHITLEY, IN)
  • GRACE VILLAGE HEALTH CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; WINONA LAKE, IN)
  • MILLER'S MERRY MANOR (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; WARSAW, IN)
  • LAKELAND MANOR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; WARSAW, IN)
  • WARSAW MEADOWS (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; WARSAW, IN)
  • OTIS R BOWEN CTR FOR HUMAN SVS INC (Hospital, about 11 miles away; WARSAW, IN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sidney:

  • University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne (about 30 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,075)
  • Indiana Institute of Technology (about 33 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 4,320)
  • Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne (about 33 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 10,126)
  • Indiana Wesleyan University (about 41 miles; Marion, IN; FT enrollment: 13,681)
  • Indiana University-South Bend (about 47 miles; South Bend, IN; FT enrollment: 5,563)
  • Taylor University (about 47 miles; Upland, IN; FT enrollment: 2,272)
  • University of Notre Dame (about 49 miles; Notre Dame, IN; FT enrollment: 12,214)

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Notable location: Sidney - Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 83.8. This is about average.

City:

83.8
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 25.8. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 20.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.8
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.65. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.65
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.4%
(18.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Indiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  73.5%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.8%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Sidney compared to Indiana state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below 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 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 significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Sidney travel time to work - commute Sidney mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (56%)
  • Electricity (24%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Other fuel (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sidney town (based on Kosciusko County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 37.75%
Here: 37.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of Christ Non-Charismatic Churches Independent The Wesleyan Church
Adherents18.8%17.0%11.7%8.6%6.8%
Congregations23.0%4.0%3.0%2.0%2.0%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)General Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesChurch of the BrethrenChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana)Other
Adherents4.1%3.7%3.4%2.6%23.2%
Congregations3.0%4.0%8.0%2.0%49.0%
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: 8
Kosciusko County:

1.05 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Kosciusko County:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Kosciusko County:

3.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 61
Here:

8.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.8%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Kosciusko County:

28.9%
Indiana:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.6%
State:

14.3%
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
Other Government Administration 1$4,800$57,6003$332
Sewerage 1$2,753$33,0360$0
Totals for Government 2$7,553$45,3183$332

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $14,000 ($168.67)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,000 ($60.24)

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

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($24.10)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,000 ($60.24)
    General Support: $2,000 ($24.10)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $10,000 ($120.48)
    Property: $9,000 ($108.43)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $121,000 ($1457.83)

4.78% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,897 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.78%
Indiana average:

5.59%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($166 average AGI)
Kosciusko County:

0.03%
Indiana average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Elkhart County, IN  0.55% ($31,482 average AGI)
from Allen County, IN  0.35% ($32,190)
from Marshall County, IN  0.31% ($35,074)


5.12% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,976 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.12%
Indiana average:

5.83%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($469 average AGI)
Kosciusko County:

0.05%
Indiana average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Elkhart County, IN  0.64% ($31,536 average AGI)
to Allen County, IN  0.39% ($50,145)
to Whitley County, IN  0.29% ($35,101)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sidney:

  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WRSW (1480 AM; 1 kW; WARSAW, IN; Owner: GBC MEDIA, L.L.C.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WONO (1380 AM; 5 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sidney:

  • WLZQ (101.1 FM; SOUTH WHITLEY, IN; Owner: LARKO COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WRSW-FM (107.3 FM; WARSAW, IN; Owner: GBC MEDIA, L.L.C.)
  • 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.)
  • WMEE (97.3 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WKUZ (95.9 FM; WABASH, IN; Owner: UPPER WABASH BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WAJI (95.1 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: SARKES TARZIAN, INC.)
  • WSHI (106.3 FM; COLUMBIA CITY, IN; Owner: JAMMIN' BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WBNI-FM (89.1 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF NE IN., INC.)
  • WJHS (91.5 FM; COLUMBIA CITY, IN; Owner: COLUMBIA CITY JOINT HIGH SCHOOL)
  • WARU-FM (101.9 FM; ROANN, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WNSN (101.5 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WAWC (103.5 FM; SYRACUSE, IN; Owner: WILLIAM ANDREW DIXON)
  • WBYT (100.7 FM; ELKHART, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WCKZ (94.1 FM; ROANOKE, IN; Owner: TRAVIS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WNHT (96.3 FM; CHURUBUSCO, IN; Owner: TRAVIS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WFWI (92.3 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WHPZ (96.9 FM; BREMEN, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLRX (95.7 FM; NAPPANEE, IN; Owner: TALKING STICK COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WJOT-FM (105.9 FM; WABASH, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO OF WABASH, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Sidney:

  • WFFT-TV (Channel 55; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: QUOROM OF FT. WAYNE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WANE-TV (Channel 15; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: INDIANA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WPTA (Channel 21; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: WPTA-TV LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFWA (Channel 39; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: FORT WAYNE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WISE-TV (Channel 33; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: NVG-FORT WAYNE II, LLC)
  • WMWB-LP (Channel 25; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WMWB-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHME-TV (Channel 46; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNIT (Channel 34; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSJV (Channel 28; ELKHART, IN; Owner: WSJV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WNDU-TV (Channel 16; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA TELECASTING CORP.)
  • W66BD (Channel 53; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TELEVISION)
  • WSBT-TV (Channel 22; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WSOT-LP (Channel 57; MARION, IN; Owner: SUNNYCREST MEDIA, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • 1.2 Mi Ese (Lat: 41.099444 Lon: -85.724722), Type: 91.1, Overall height: 91.1 m
    Registrant: 2194828500

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