For population 25 years and over in Spurgeon:
For population 15 years and over in Spurgeon town:
7 residents are foreign born (1.3% Latin America, 0.9% Europe, 0.9% Oceania).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $820 (1.1%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Evansville, IN (24.9 miles , pop. 121,582).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Louisville, KY (81.9 miles , pop. 256,231).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (249.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Lynnville, IN (2.2 miles ), Somerville, IN (2.6 miles ), Mackey, IN (2.7 miles) , Oakland City, IN (2.8 miles ), Winslow, IN (3.0 miles ), Francisco, IN (3.4 miles ), Holland, IN (3.5 miles ), Elberfeld, IN (3.5 miles ).
Latitude: 38.25 N, Longitude: 87.26 W
Area code: 812
Unemployment in August 2012:
Population change in the 1990s: +78 (+52.3%).
Work and jobs in Spurgeon: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Spurgeon, Indiana
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Spurgeon-area historical tornado activity is near Indiana state average. It is 131% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 30.4 miles away from the Spurgeon town center killed 6 people and injured 86 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.
On 6/2/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.7 miles away from the town center killed 6 people and injured 60 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Spurgeon-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Indiana state average. It is 46% 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 36.7 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 51.9 miles away from Spurgeon 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 33.9 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 35.5 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 51.0 miles away from Spurgeon 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 45.5 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 Pike County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 5, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Spurgeon:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Spurgeon:
(lower is better)
Air Quality Index (AQI)
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.47. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.4 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.8 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 8.91. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.1 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 9.6%
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Spurgeon compared to Indiana state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
Religion statistics for Spurgeon (based on Pike County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.91%
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 (with gas): 6
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Spurgeon government finances in 2002:
5.73% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,934 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:
5.71% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,797 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:
Strongest AM radio stations in Spurgeon:
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Spurgeon fatal accident list:
Jan 31, 2007 08:08 AM, Sr-61, Main St, Lat: 38.252278, Lon: -87.257394, Vehicles: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 3, 2006 11:12 PM, Sr- 61, Mine Rd, Lat: 38.271303, Lon: -87.261089, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:2
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:2
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
Spurgeon on our top lists:
Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2013.