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Population in 2012: 358 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -14.6%
 

Males: 158  (44.3%)
Females: 200  (55.7%)

Median resident age:  38.8 years
Indiana median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 47884.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,022 (it was $36,042 in 2000)
Universal:

$37,022
IN:

$46,974
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,171

Universal town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $60,256 (it was $42,800 in 2000)
Universal:

$60,256
IN:

$122,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $59,950; Detached houses: $63,240; Mobile homes: $30,636

Median gross rent in 2012: $731.

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  • White alone - 354 (97.8%)
  • Hispanic - 6 (1.7%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.3%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Universal: 86.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (22.6%), German (21.5%), Irish (19.7%), Italian (12.0%), Dutch (11.3%), English (3.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 482 feet

Land area: 0.28 square miles.

Population density: 1,262 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Universal:

  • High school or higher: 75.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.4%
  • Unemployed: 18.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Universal town:

  • Never married: 18.7%
  • Now married: 35.1%
  • Separated: 4.9%
  • Widowed: 13.4%
  • Divorced: 27.9%



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Universal, Indiana as of August 23, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Universal to the number of sex offenders is 358 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $675 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $407 (0.8%)

Universal satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Terre Haute, IN (11.0 miles , pop. 59,614).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Indianapolis, IN (70.4 miles , pop. 781,870).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (153.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Shepardsville, IN (1.5 miles ), New Goshen, IN (1.7 miles ), Clinton, IN (1.9 miles ), Tecumseh, IN (2.1 miles ), Fairview Park, IN (2.2 miles ), Blanford, IN (2.2 miles ), St. Bernice, IN (2.7 miles ), St. Mary of the Woods, IN (2.7 miles ).

Latitude: 39.62 N, Longitude: 87.45 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 765

Universal household income distribution Universal home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.7%
Indiana:

8.3%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +27 (+6.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Utilities (13%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11%)
  • Carpenters (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (14%)
  • Cashiers (11%)
  • Registered nurses (9%)
  • Art and design workers (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Universal-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Indiana state average. It is 158% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/22/1960, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.4 miles away from the Universal town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/29/1963, a category F3 tornado 9.8 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Universal-area historical earthquake activity is above Indiana state average. It is 80% 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 84.2 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 60.0 miles away from Universal 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 82.0 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 79.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/21/2008 at 05:38:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, 4.0 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 80.5 miles away from Universal center
On 11/11/1991 at 09:20:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 67.1 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 Vermillion County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Fred Vanzo - Football player.


Hospitals/medical centers near Universal:

  • VERMILLION CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; CLINTON, IN)
  • CLINTON GARDENS (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; CLINTON, IN)
  • UNION HOSPITAL CLINTON (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, about 4 miles away; CLINTON, IN)

Political contributions by individuals in Universal, IN

Heliports located in Universal:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Universal:

  • Indiana State University (about 11 miles; Terre Haute, IN; Full-time enrollment: 8,125)
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Wabash Valley (about 18 miles; Terre Haute, IN; FT enrollment: 2,860)
  • DePauw University (about 32 miles; Greencastle, IN; FT enrollment: 2,368)
  • Eastern Illinois University (about 40 miles; Charleston, IL; FT enrollment: 9,940)
  • Lake Land College (about 51 miles; Mattoon, IL; FT enrollment: 3,606)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (about 54 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 39,877)
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Bloominton (about 56 miles; Bloomington, IN; FT enrollment: 3,124)

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 37.9. This is about average.
City:

37.9
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.58. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.58
U.S.:

2.43
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 19.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

19.4
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.6
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 26.2%
(24.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Indiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  68.2%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  11.9%
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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Universal, IN

Universal compared to Indiana state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above 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.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Universal travel time to work - commute


Universal mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (73%)
  • Electricity (25%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Universal town (based on Vermillion County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.98%
Here35.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChristian Churches and Churches of ChristLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents19.5%19.2%14.1%11.5%5.9%
Congregations6.1%30.3%6.1%3.0%3.0%
NameChurch of the NazareneNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents4.6%4.2%3.9%3.8%13.3%
Congregations12.1%3.0%9.1%6.1%21.2%
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: 4
Vermillion County:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Vermillion County:

6.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Here:

6.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.8%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Vermillion County:

30.5%
Indiana:

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

14.1%
State:

14.3%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$499
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$336
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$63
Water Supply 0$0 4$1,080
Totals for Government 0$0 12$1,978

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $55,000 ($153.63)
    General - Other: $16,000 ($44.69)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($27.93)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $8,000 ($22.35)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $19,000 ($53.07)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($2.79)

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

  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,000 ($11.17)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $3,000 ($8.38)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($2.79)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($2.79)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $53,000 ($148.04)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $11,000 ($30.73)
    All Other: $6,000 ($16.76)
    General Support: $2,000 ($5.59)
  • Tax - NEC: $1,000 ($2.79)

Universal government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $13,000 ($36.31)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $10,000 ($27.93)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $3,000 ($8.38)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $65,000 ($181.56)

7.07% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,414 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.07%
Indiana average:

6.54%

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:
from Vigo County, IN  1.94% ($30,301 average AGI)
from Parke County, IN  1.00% ($29,286)
from Vermilion County, IL  0.57% ($42,111)


6.99% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,475 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.99%
Indiana average:

6.56%

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:
to Vigo County, IN  1.96% ($28,145 average AGI)
to Parke County, IN  0.84% ($31,321)
to Vermilion County, IL  0.68% ($23,163)

Strongest AM radio stations in Universal:

  • WPFR (1480 AM; 5 kW; TERRE HAUTE, IN)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WBOW (1300 AM; 1 kW; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: CROSSROADS INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • WPRS (1440 AM; 1 kW; PARIS, IL; Owner: P.R.S. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WILL (580 AM; 5 kW; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Universal:

  • WPFR-FM (93.9 FM; CLINTON, IN; Owner: WORD POWER, INC.)
  • WISU (89.7 FM; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: INDIANA STATE UNIV. BD. OF TRUSTEES)
  • WWSY (95.9 FM; SEELYVILLE, IN; Owner: BRIGHT TOWER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMHD-FM (90.7 FM; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: ROSE-HULMAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY)
  • WTHI-FM (99.9 FM; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WCRT (88.5 FM; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE)
  • WMGI (100.7 FM; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: BRIGHT TOWER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAXI (104.9 FM; ROCKVILLE, IN; Owner: CROSSROADS INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • WACF (98.5 FM; PARIS, IL; Owner: P.R.S. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBOW-FM (102.7 FM; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: CROSSROADS INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • WWVR (105.5 FM; WEST TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • W236AE (95.1 FM; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: THE TRUSTEES OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY)
  • WMMC (105.9 FM; MARSHALL, IL; Owner: JDL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSDM-FM (97.7 FM; BRAZIL, IN; Owner: CROSSROADS INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • WAPC (91.9 FM; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Universal:

  • W43BV (Channel 43; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WTWO (Channel 2; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF THE MIDWEST, INC.)
  • WBAK-TV (Channel 38; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: INDIANA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WTHI-TV (Channel 10; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WICD (Channel 15; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: WICD LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WEIU-TV (Channel 51; CHARLESTON, IL; Owner: EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Lesley Cordileone, Universal In (Lat: 39.622917 Lon: -87.416806), Type: 79.2, Overall height: 79.2 m
    Registrant: 8139153500, Lesley.Cordileone@americantower.Com, 3450 BUSCHWOOD PARK DR. STE. 250, Phone: (Dep) art-ment
  • Lottie L Thompson, Universal In (Lat: 39.622917 Lon: -87.416806), Type: 79.2, Overall height: 79.2 m
    Registrant: 8139153500, Lesley.Cordileone@americantower.Com, 3450 BUSCHWOOD PARK DR. STE. 250, Phone: (Dep) art-ment

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Ne Corner Curtis & Bunsen Rd (Lat: 39.618639 Lon: -87.451972), Call Sign: KNEX599, Licensee ID: L00662119
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.220 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/10/1998, Expiration Date: 03/28/2003, Cancellation Date: 06/29/2003
    Registrant: Universal Volunteer Fire Dept, 170 S Bunsen Ave, Clinton, IN 47842

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: W5UUN, Licensee ID: L00157972
    Grant Date: 10/19/2004, Expiration Date: 12/22/2014, Certifier: Earl D Wyatt Jr
    Registrant: Earl D Wyatt Jr, 423 E Wood St, Universal, IN 47884-0038


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1


Most common first names in Universal, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1272.3 years
William971.9 years
Robert667.0 years
Joe573.0 years
James575.6 years
Minnie590.2 years
Charles478.7 years
Virginia481.0 years
Paul466.0 years
Mike380.6 years
Most common last names in Universal, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Martin566.8 years
Gilbert571.6 years
Soltis476.2 years
Dowdy465.5 years
Searing461.5 years
Davitto469.7 years
Mccullough370.0 years
Kyle366.3 years
Montgomery370.0 years
Moore379.6 years

Universal on our top lists:

  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Personal appearance workers"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Music stores"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Religious workers"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Furniture and related products"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Administrative and support and waste management services"
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