Wakarusa, Indiana

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Population in 2013: 1,783 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +10.2%
 
Males: 874  (49.1%)
Females: 909  (50.9%)
Median resident age:  42.0 years
Indiana median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 46573.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,036 (it was $41,515 in 2000)
Wakarusa:

$43,036
IN:

$46,974
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,208 (it was $19,615 in 2000)

Wakarusa town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $122,522 (it was $92,400 in 2000)
Wakarusa:

$122,522
IN:

$122,700
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $151,233; Detached houses: $165,938; Townhouses or other attached units: $169,737; In 2-unit structures: $143,334; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $339,475; Mobile homes: $37,124

Median gross rent in 2012: $642.

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  • White alone - 1,703 (95.2%)
  • Hispanic - 65 (3.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 11 (0.6%)
  • Black alone - 4 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.2%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wakarusa: 87.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (36.4%), Irish (15.2%), United States (11.5%), English (6.3%), Swiss (5.3%), Welsh (2.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 847 feet

Land area: 2.26 square miles.

Population density: 789 people per square mile   (low).

Wakarusa,IN real estate house value index trend

Wakarusa, Indiana map

For population 25 years and over in Wakarusa:

  • High school or higher: 84.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.5%
  • Unemployed: 1.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wakarusa town:

  • Never married: 23.2%
  • Now married: 51.1%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 16.0%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

7 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.4%
Indiana:  4.6%



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Wakarusa, Indiana as of March 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Wakarusa to the number of sex offenders is 592 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,194 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,246 (0.8%)

Wakarusa satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Elkhart, IN (10.6 miles , pop. 51,874).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Wayne, IN (56.0 miles , pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (88.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Nappanee, IN (2.5 miles ), Dunlap, IN (2.9 miles ), Bremen, IN (3.0 miles ), Osceola, IN (3.1 miles ), Goshen, IN (3.1 miles ), New Paris, IN (3.1 miles ), Elkhart, IN (3.3 miles ), Mishawaka, IN (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 41.53 N, Longitude: 86.02 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,683 (+92.7%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 208 (27.8%)

Area code: 574

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

5.6%
Indiana:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -52 (-3.1%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (41%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Information (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

Work and jobs in Wakarusa: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Wakarusa, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Wakarusa, Indiana average temperatures Wakarusa, Indiana average precipitation Wakarusa, Indiana humidity Wakarusa, Indiana wind speed Wakarusa, Indiana snowfall Wakarusa, Indiana sunshine Wakarusa, Indiana clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Wakarusa-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 67% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.0 miles away from the Wakarusa town center killed 31 people and injured 252 people.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 tornado 10.0 miles away from the town center killed 36 people and injured 321 people.

Earthquake activity:

Wakarusa-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 235.1 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 212.1 miles away from Wakarusa center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 110.1 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 255.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 251.3 miles away from Wakarusa 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 291.1 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 Elkhart County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 5

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

Hospitals and medical centers in Wakarusa:

  • MILLER'S MERRY MANOR (300 N WASHINGTON ST)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Wakarusa:

  • LU ANN NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; NAPPANEE, IN)
  • ELKHART GENERAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; ELKHART, IN)
  • KINDRED NURSING AND REHABILITATION VALLEY VIEW (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; ELKHART, IN)
  • FMC - NEPHROLOGY - ELKHART (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; ELKHART, IN)
  • ADEC INC (Hospital, about 9 miles away; GOSHEN, IN)
  • COMMUNITY HOSPITAL OF BREMEN INC Critical Access Hospitals (about 9 miles away; BREMEN, IN)
  • KINDRED NURSING AND REHABILITATION-BREMEN (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BREMEN, IN)

Airports located in Wakarusa:

Amtrak stations near Wakarusa:

  • 7 miles: NAPPANEE (252 S. MAIN ST.) . Services: free short-term parking, free long-term parking.
  • 11 miles: ELKHART (131 TYLER ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.
  • 18 miles: SOUTH BEND (2702 W. WASHINGTON AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wakarusa:

  • Indiana University-South Bend (about 15 miles; South Bend, IN; Full-time enrollment: 5,563)
  • University of Notre Dame (about 17 miles; Notre Dame, IN; FT enrollment: 12,214)
  • Andrews University (about 35 miles; Berrien Springs, MI; FT enrollment: 3,103)
  • Lake Michigan College (about 44 miles; Benton Harbor, MI; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Purdue University-North Central Campus (about 46 miles; Westville, IN; FT enrollment: 3,682)
  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College (about 51 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 7,369)
  • Valparaiso University (about 54 miles; Valparaiso, IN; FT enrollment: 3,542)

Public elementary/middle schools in Wakarusa:

Private elementary/middle schools in Wakarusa:

  • OLD ORDER MENNONITE GARDEN SPOT (Students: 22; Location: 29731 CR 36; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • WABASH SCHOOL (Students: 16; Location: 66744 COUNTY ROAD 7; Grades: 1 - 8)
See full list of schools located in Wakarusa, map of school districts: WA-NEE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

Library in Wakarusa:

  • WAKARUSA-OLIVE & HARRISON TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $320,926; Location: 124 NORTH ELKHART STREET; 50,793 books; 5,093 audio materials; 2,189 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 37 state licensed databases; 142 print serial subscriptions)

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

Cemetery: Pletcher Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Elkhart 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 129. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

129
U.S.:

74

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 8.81. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.81
U.S.:

6.58

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 20.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.8
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 12.7. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.7
U.S.:

9.1

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

  • SMITH RESORT, LLC (Population served: 27, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.7%
(12.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 81.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Indiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  67.4%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.6%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
109 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
123 people in nursing homes in 2000

Wakarusa, Indiana environmental map by EPA

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Wakarusa compared to Indiana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Banks with branches in Wakarusa (2011 data):

  • KeyBank National Association: Wakarusa Branch at 100 North Elkhart Street, branch established on 1890/01/01. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (85%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0%)
  • Wood (0%)

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 Wakarusa town (based on Elkhart County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.40%
Here: 38.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchMennonite Church USAUnited Methodist ChurchMissionary ChurchOld Order Amish
Adherents16.2%12.5%11.7%7.8%6.8%
Congregations1.4%12.1%7.1%6.4%21.7%
NameChurch of the BrethrenEvangelical Lutheran Church in America The (Ashland, Ohio) Brethren ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents5.5%4.9%2.5%2.5%29.7%
Congregations6.4%3.6%2.1%2.5%36.7%
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: 36
Elkhart County:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Elkhart County:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 63
Elkhart County:

3.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 135
Here:

6.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.6%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Elkhart County:

28.6%
Indiana:

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

15.5%
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
Financial Administration 1$4,726$56,7121$2,176
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$2,289
Police Protection - Officers 5$23,800$57,1200$0
Streets and Highways 4$17,272$51,8160$0
Totals for Government 10$45,798$54,9586$4,465

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $811,000 ($454.85)
    Water Utilities: $180,000 ($100.95)
    Sewerage: $134,000 ($75.15)
    Regular Highways: $82,000 ($45.99)
    Housing & Community Development: $59,000 ($33.09)
    Police Protection: $6,000 ($3.37)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($1.12)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $46,000 ($25.80)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $132,000 ($74.03)
    General - Other: $105,000 ($58.89)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $544,000 ($305.10)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $46,000 ($25.80)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $130,000 ($72.91)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $217,000 ($121.70)
    Highways: $19,000 ($10.66)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $35,000 ($19.63)
    General Revenue, NEC: $33,000 ($18.51)
    Rents: $2,000 ($1.12)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $126,000 ($70.67)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $140,000 ($78.52)
    Highways: $53,000 ($29.73)
  • Tax - Property: $574,000 ($321.93)
    Individual Income: $85,000 ($47.67)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $995,000 ($558.05)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $904,000 ($507.01)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $960,000 ($538.42)
    Other, NEC: $807,000 ($452.61)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $97,000 ($54.40)
    Water Utilities: $35,000 ($19.63)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $42,000 ($23.56)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $700,000 ($392.60)

4.13% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,061 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.13%
Indiana average:

5.59%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($76 average AGI)
Elkhart County:

0.02%
Indiana average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from St. Joseph County, IN  0.96% ($36,310 average AGI)
from Kosciusko County, IN  0.27% ($31,536)
from Cass County, MI  0.22% ($26,373)


4.51% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,582 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.51%
Indiana average:

5.83%

0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($116 average AGI)
Elkhart County:

0.02%
Indiana average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to St. Joseph County, IN  1.02% ($29,765 average AGI)
to Kosciusko County, IN  0.23% ($31,482)
to Cass County, MI  0.23% ($32,969)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wakarusa:

  • WFRN (1270 AM; 5 kW; ELKHART, IN)
  • WHLY (1580 AM; 10 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: TIMES COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WSBT (960 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WDND (1620 AM; 10 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WKAM (1460 AM; 3 kW; GOSHEN, IN; Owner: FULMER COMMUNICATIONS LLC)
  • WTRC (1340 AM; 1 kW; ELKHART, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS 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.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WMSH-FM (99 AM; 1 kW; STURGIS, MI; Owner: LAKE CITIES BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wakarusa:

  • WLRX (95.7 FM; NAPPANEE, IN; Owner: TALKING STICK COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WZOW (97.7 FM; GOSHEN, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WBYT (100.7 FM; ELKHART, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WFRN-FM (104.7 FM; ELKHART, IN; Owner: PROGRESSIVE BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WNSN (101.5 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WNDV-FM (92.9 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WHPZ (96.9 FM; BREMEN, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W300AL (107.9 FM; MISHAWAKA, IN; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WVPE (88.1 FM; ELKHART, IN; Owner: ELKHART COMMUNITY SCHOOLS CORP.)
  • WGCS (91.1 FM; GOSHEN, IN; Owner: GOSHEN COLLEGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W207BF (89.3 FM; GOSHEN, IN; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSND-FM (88.9 FM; NOTRE DAME, IN; Owner: VOICE OF THE FIGHTING IRISH, INC.)
  • WZOC (94.3 FM; PLYMOUTH, IN; Owner: PLYMOUTH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W241AD (96.1 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: PROGRESSIVE BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC)
  • WHME (103.1 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRBR-FM (103.9 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: HICKS BROADCASTING OF INDIANA, LLC)
  • WETL (91.7 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: SOUTH BEND COMMUNITY SCHOOL CORP.)
  • WLEG (102.7 FM; LIGONIER, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WAWC (103.5 FM; SYRACUSE, IN; Owner: WILLIAM ANDREW DIXON)
  • WAOR (95.3 FM; NILES, MI; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Wakarusa:

  • WHME-TV (Channel 46; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • 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)
Wakarusa, Indiana:
  • Fatal accident count: 7
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 12
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 7
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 19
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Indiana average:
  • Fatal accident count: 112
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 173
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 35
  • Fatalities: 122
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 280
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 11
See more detailed statistics of Wakarusa fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Wakarusa)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Wakarusa, IN)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • MADISON ELEM, 60030 Dogwood Rd (Lat: 41.535306 Lon: -86.116667), Structure height: 38.1 m, Call Sign: WPOU375
    Assigned Frequencies: 22175.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/08/1999, Expiration Date: 07/08/2009, Cancellation Date: 09/12/2009
    Registrant: Phone: (781) 337-2005
  • WAKARUSA ELE, 400 N. Washington Street (Lat: 41.541028 Lon: -86.027250), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WQHY630
    Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/03/2007, Expiration Date: 12/03/2017, Certifier: Tyson Mock
    Registrant: Maplenet Wireless, Goshen, IN 46527, Phone: (574) 389-3100, Fax: (574) 389-3119, Email:
  • FBCU WAKY, 66685 S.R. 19 (Lat: 41.526083 Lon: -86.002111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 42.7 m, Call Sign: WQIR816
    Assigned Frequencies: 10865.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/25/2008, Expiration Date: 04/25/2018, Certifier: Jody Miller
    Registrant: Maplenet Wireless, Inc., 19700 Janelia Farm Boulevard, Goshen, IN 46527-0552, Phone: (877) 627-5301, Fax: (574) 389-3119, Email:
  • SITE 10, Elkhart Conty (Lat: 41.567806 Lon: -86.002639), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 79.2 m, Call Sign: WQOI735
    Assigned Frequencies: 6595.00 MHz, 6755.00 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6197.24 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/11/2011, Expiration Date: 10/11/2021, Certifier: Nelson Santos
    Registrant: Sw Networks, 948 Springer Drive, Lombard, IL 60148, Phone: (630) 652-3803, Email:
  • WAKARUSA, 66685 Sr 19 (Lat: 41.526083 Lon: -86.002111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 42.7 m, Call Sign: WQOR833
    Assigned Frequencies: 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/10/2012, Expiration Date: 01/10/2022, Certifier: Jason D Estep
    Registrant: Maplenet Wireless, Inc., Goshen, IN 46527-0552, Phone: (877) 627-5301, Fax: (574) 389-3119, Email:
  • CH03HO104, Elkhart Conty (Lat: 41.567806 Lon: -86.002639), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 79.2 m, Call Sign: WQQK331
    Assigned Frequencies: 10775.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/11/2013, Expiration Date: 01/11/2023, Certifier: Kyle B Entz
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Wakarusa)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Wakarusa)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$129,1907$137,746
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$172,170
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$133,290
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0013.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2007
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$135,150
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0013.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 16
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Incident types - Wakarusa

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wakarusa, IN
Most common first names in Wakarusa, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary2481.0 years
Charles1583.8 years
George1282.4 years
Ruth1283.4 years
Edna1181.2 years
Robert1170.6 years
Walter1181.8 years
Harold1174.4 years
John1175.5 years
William1082.4 years
Most common last names in Wakarusa, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Weldy2382.0 years
Hunsberger1680.6 years
Miller1677.5 years
Lechlitner1577.2 years
Fredericks1485.6 years
Davidhizar1383.5 years
Metzler1380.9 years
Myers1280.5 years
Wise1179.1 years
Truex1179.4 years
Businesses in Wakarusa, IN
NameCountNameCount
FedEx1Subway1
MasterBrand Cabinets2UPS1
McDonald's1

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  • #72 (46573) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Swiss first ancestries"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Bush (Republican) in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Robert Metzger (96)
  • Raymond C. Parisi (20)
  • Kristen Martin (3)
  • Kim D. Cook (3)
  • Lee R. Jones (2)
  • Robert G. Metzger (2)
  • Kim Cook (1)
  • Shan Lentine (1)

Total of 128 patent applications in 2008-2015.



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