Wanatah, Indiana

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Population in 2019: 1,004 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -0.9%
 
Males: 509  (50.7%)
Females: 495  (49.3%)
Median resident age:

42.6 years
Indiana median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 46390.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $73,080 (it was $50,625 in 2000)
Wanatah:

$73,080
IN:

$57,603

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $28,793 (it was $19,945 in 2000)

Wanatah town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $148,609 (it was $97,900 in 2000)
Wanatah:

$148,609
IN:

$156,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $152,299; detached houses: $153,690; mobile homes: $84,353

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,035.

March 2019 cost of living index in Wanatah: 86.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 13.3%
(12.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 66.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Wanatah, IN (2019)
    • 1,15092.2%White alone
    • 856.8%Hispanic
    • 20.2%Two or more races
    • 10.08%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Wanatah, Indiana as of April 17, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Wanatah is 610 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


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Ancestries: American (22.0%), German (17.9%), Irish (8.0%), English (4.3%), Polish (3.9%), European (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 725 feet

Land area: 1.37 square miles.

Population density: 733 people per square mile   (low).

Wanatah, Indiana map

12 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.0%
Indiana:

5.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,104 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $931 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gary, IN (25.4 miles , pop. 102,746).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (49.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Hanna, IN (2.5 miles ),
La Crosse, IN (2.8 miles ),
Westville, IN (2.8 miles ),
Valparaiso, IN (3.0 miles ),
Kouts, IN (3.2 miles ),
Kingsford Heights, IN (3.4 miles ),
Kingsbury, IN (3.5 miles ),
Shorewood Forest, IN (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 41.43 N, Longitude: 86.90 W

Area code: 219

Distribution of median household income in Wanatah, IN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Wanatah, IN in 2019
Wanatah satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $77,900
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $83,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $71,700
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $153,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $97,500
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $97,500
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $97,500
  • 2005: 18 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2006: 14 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $165,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $175,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Wanatah, IN residents
Average permit cost in Wanatah, IN
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.9%
Indiana:

4.9%
Population change in the 1990s: +158 (+18.5%).
Most common industries in Wanatah, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (10.5%)
  • Construction (10.3%)
  • Health care (8.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Truck transportation (5.1%)
  • Educational services (4.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (18.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (14.8%)
  • Truck transportation (6.9%)
  • Utilities (5.8%)
  • Machinery (4.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.8%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.0%)
  • Educational services (7.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.4%)
  • U. S. Postal service (2.9%)
Most common occupations in Wanatah, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.8%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (9.3%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (5.8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (4.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.1%)

Average climate in Wanatah, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Wanatah, Indiana environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 89.2. This is worse than average.

City:

89.2
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.2
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.352. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.352
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 20.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.6
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.43. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.43
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Wanatah-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 69% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/17/1963, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.2 miles away from the Wanatah town center killed one person and injured 70 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/30/1962, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.3 miles away from the town center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wanatah-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Indiana state average. It is 30% greater 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 212.5 miles away from Wanatah 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 187.8 miles away from Wanatah center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 212.5 miles away from Wanatah 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 272.7 miles away from Wanatah center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 242.7 miles away from Wanatah center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 145.7 miles away from Wanatah 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 LaPorte County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wanatah topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Wanatah:

  • LOVING CARE AGENCY INC (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; VALPARAISO, IN)
  • ASSOCIATED HOMECARE INC (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; VALPARAISO, IN)
  • ANCHOR HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; VALPARAISO, IN)
  • GOLDEN LIVING CENTER-VALPARAISO (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; VALPARAISO, IN)
  • AVALON SPRINGS HEALTH CAMPUS (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; VALPARAISO, IN)
  • BETHESDA LUTHERAN HOMES (Hospital, about 9 miles away; VALPARAISO, IN)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF THE WILLOWS (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; VALPARAISO, IN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wanatah:

  • Valparaiso University (about 8 miles; Valparaiso, IN; Full-time enrollment: 3,542)
  • Purdue University-North Central Campus (about 11 miles; Westville, IN; FT enrollment: 3,682)
  • Indiana University-Northwest (about 25 miles; Gary, IN; FT enrollment: 4,390)
  • Purdue University-Calumet Campus (about 32 miles; Hammond, IN; FT enrollment: 7,343)
  • Indiana University-South Bend (about 39 miles; South Bend, IN; FT enrollment: 5,563)
  • Prairie State College (about 39 miles; Chicago Heights, IL; FT enrollment: 4,050)
  • University of Notre Dame (about 40 miles; Notre Dame, IN; FT enrollment: 12,214)

Public elementary/middle school in Wanatah:

  • WANATAH SCHOOL (Location: 309 SCHOOL DR, Grades: KG-8)

Library in Wanatah:

  • WANATAH PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $54,247; Location: 114 SOUTH MAIN STREET; 17,280 books; 625 audio materials; 450 video materials; 37 state licensed databases; 47 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Be sure to visit the official Wanatah website at http://www.wanatah.com

Points of interest:

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

LaPorte County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.4 people
Indiana:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

67.7%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

7.8%
Whole state:

6.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Wanatah (2011 data):

  • Horizon Bank, National Association: Wanatah Branch at 117 East First Street, branch established on 1957/07/15. Info updated 2010/06/29: Bank assets: $1,546.9 mil, Deposits: $1,018.1 mil, headquarters in Michigan City, IN, positive income, 27 total offices, Holding Company: Horizon Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in Wanatah:

Marital status in Wanatah, IN
  • Never married: 22.1%
  • Now married: 53.8%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

For population 25 years and over in Wanatah:

  • High school or higher: 92.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
Indiana average:

11.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Wanatah
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Wanatah, IN (based on LaPorte County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic14,83813
Evangelical Protestant12,55683
Mainline Protestant9,01631
Black Protestant2,14911
Other1,61410
Orthodox462
None71,248-
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: 22
LaPorte County:

2.00 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
LaPorte County:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
LaPorte County:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 45
This county:

4.08 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 89
LaPorte County:

8.07 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

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

10.5%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.5%
Indiana:

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

14.0%
Indiana:

14.3%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Wanatah:

51.5%
Indiana:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Wanatah:

50.2%
Indiana:

44.9%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.7
Indiana:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.9%
Indiana:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Wanatah:

8.0%
Indiana:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

36.2%
Indiana:

33.8%

General health condition:
Wanatah:

58.8%
State:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

79.4%
Indiana:

78.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Wanatah, IN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$4,803$28,8180$0
Water Supply 1$2,219$26,6280$0
Sewerage 1$5,283$63,3960$0
Totals for Government 4$12,305$36,9150$0

Wanatah government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $259,000 ($257.97)
    Regular Highways: $145,000 ($144.42)
    Sewerage: $131,000 ($130.48)
    Water Utilities: $103,000 ($102.59)
    Parks and Recreation: $12,000 ($11.95)
    General - Other: $12,000 ($11.95)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $90,000 ($89.64)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $18,000 ($17.93)
    General - Other: $15,000 ($14.94)
    Water Utilities: $3,000 ($2.99)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($1.00)

Wanatah government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $198,000 ($197.21)
    Other: $2,000 ($1.99)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($1.00)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $12,000 ($11.95)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $39,000 ($38.84)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($1.99)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $615,000 ($612.55)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $63,000 ($62.75)
    Other: $50,000 ($49.80)
    General Local Government Support: $34,000 ($33.86)
    Water Utilities: $24,000 ($23.90)
  • Tax - Property: $260,000 ($258.96)
    Other License: $3,000 ($2.99)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,000 ($1.99)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,000 ($1.00)

Wanatah government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,030,000 ($2021.91)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,030,000 ($2021.91)

Wanatah government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $209,000 ($208.17)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,265,000 ($1259.96)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $163,000 ($162.35)

4.66% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($48,526 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.66%
Indiana average:

6.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Porter County, IN  1.07% ($44,131 average AGI)
from Lake County, IN  0.49% ($37,033)
from Cook County, IL  0.43% ($70,627)


5.00% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,486 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.00%
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 Porter County, IN  0.94% ($47,608 average AGI)
to St. Joseph County, IN  0.58% ($37,536)
to Lake County, IN  0.38% ($35,067)

Businesses in Wanatah, IN

  • Burger King: 1
  • Dairy Queen: 1
  • Subway: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Wanatah:

  • WNDZ (750 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PORTAGE, IN; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WIMS (1420 AM; 5 kW; MICHIGAN CITY, IN; Owner: ST. GEORGE BROADCASTING, LLC, ROBERT J. MACCINI, RECEIVER)
  • WAKE (1500 AM; daytime; 1 kW; VALPARAISO, IN)
  • WIND (560 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wanatah:

  • WHLP (89.9 FM; HANNA, IN; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WLJE (105.5 FM; VALPARAISO, IN; Owner: PORTER COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WBEW (89.5 FM; CHESTERTON, IN; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, INC.)
  • WCKG (105.9 FM; ELMWOOD PARK, IL; Owner: INFINITY HOLDINGS CORPORATION OF ORLANDO)
  • WLIT-FM (93.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJMK (104.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WNUA (95.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMX (101.9 FM; SKOKIE, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKSC-FM (103.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WNSN (101.5 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WBEZ (91.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, INC.)
  • WKQX (101.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLUP-FM (97.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WNND (100.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WOJO (105.1 FM; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WUSN (99.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF CHICAGO)

TV broadcast stations around Wanatah:

  • W24AW (Channel 24; VALPARAISO, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W54BK (Channel 54; CHESTERTON, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WMAQ-TV), INC.)
  • WTTW (Channel 11; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WBBM-TV (Channel 2; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXFT (Channel 60; AURORA, IL; Owner: TELEFUTURA CHICAGO LLC)
  • WCPX (Channel 38; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: PAXSON CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WCIU-TV (Channel 26; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFLD (Channel 32; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W68DO (Channel 68; PALATINE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFBT-CA (Channel 23; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CHANNEL 23 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBND-LP (Channel 57; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WBND-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMWB-LP (Channel 25; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WMWB-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNDU-TV (Channel 16; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA TELECASTING CORP.)
  • WSBT-TV (Channel 22; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WSJV (Channel 28; ELKHART, IN; Owner: WSJV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WNIT (Channel 34; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHME-TV (Channel 46; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • Wanatah, Indiana
  • Fatal accident count26
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents52
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:5
  • Fatalities28
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents66
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Indiana average
  • Fatal accident count13320
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents20932
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons3790
  • Fatalities14780
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents32952
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1412
See more detailed statistics of Wanatah fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 72ft / 22.2mTotal length
  • 37,124Total average daily traffic
  • 7,102Total average daily truck traffic
  • 51,125Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Wanatah, IN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 41970-1979
  • 61980-1989
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Wanatah, IN

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • 1350 South Co Road 850 West (Lat: 41.411417 Lon: -86.887250), Call Sign: KTD559, Licensee ID: L00033348,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.035 MHz, Grant Date: 04/13/1999, Expiration Date: 06/15/2004, Cancellation Date: 08/15/2004, Registrant: Gene L Rice, Wanatah, IN 46390
  • Hwy 30 3.7 Mi E Of Hwy 421 (Lat: 41.433083 Lon: -86.819472), Call Sign: KNEF782, Licensee ID: L00075486,
    Assigned Frequencies: 150.815 MHz, Grant Date: 04/22/2003, Expiration Date: 04/21/2013, Cancellation Date: 12/28/2013, Registrant: Leonard Petrone, 6302 W Us 30, Wanatah, IN 46390
  • CR 100S, Cr 100s Rr Crossing @ Mp B470.39 (Lat: 41.419500 Lon: -86.935000), Type: Bant, Structure height: 2.5 m, Overall height: 3.1 m, Call Sign: WPYK973,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.380 MHz, 161.250 MHz, Grant Date: 06/04/2013, Expiration Date: 08/29/2023, Certifier: Jerry R Celio, Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree Street, Ne, Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:
  • US 421, Us421 Rr Crossing At Mp B467.56 (Lat: 41.403667 Lon: -86.890556), Type: Bant, Structure height: 2.5 m, Overall height: 3.1 m, Call Sign: WPZV969,
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.250 MHz, 160.380 MHz, Grant Date: 12/31/2013, Expiration Date: 03/29/2024, Certifier: Jerry R Celio, Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree Street, Ne, Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:
  • Lat: 41.435139 Lon: -86.876833, Call Sign: WQMF305,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.977 MHz, Grant Date: 06/18/2020, Expiration Date: 07/22/2030, Certifier: Greg Smoker, Registrant: Lone Peak Licensing, LLC, Draper, UT 84020-1336, Phone: (801) 938-9346, Fax: (801) 938-9465, Email:
  • HCM, W Cr 1500 S Rr Crossing Mp 465.10 Dot# 478614h (Lat: 41.389889 Lon: -86.847778), Type: Bant, Structure height: 6.1 m, Overall height: 7.9 m, Call Sign: WQWR921,
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.115 MHz, Grant Date: 11/03/2015, Expiration Date: 11/03/2025, Certifier: Jerry R Celio, Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree St., Ne Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Wanatah)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-300 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2507Q , Serial Number: 32-7740050, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 03/11/1977, Certificate Issue Date: 05/01/2014
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Arthur D Trustee Gift, 7357 W Us 30, Wanatah, IN 46390, Other Owners: Jari L Trustee Gift
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-135 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-290 SERIES (140 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3313B , Serial Number: 22-2128, Year manufactured: 1954, Airworthiness Date: 03/13/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 09/16/2014
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Stanley J Trustee Olling, 8605 S 800 W, Wanatah, IN 46390, Other Owners: June M Olling
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32S-300 (Category: Land, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4192W , Serial Number: 32-40277, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 03/21/1968, Certificate Issue Date: 03/18/1998
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Karen L Peters, 15615 S 800 W, Wanatah, IN 46390, Other Owners: Rodney E Peters
  • Aircraft: PETERS RODNEY E EXCALIBUR (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503 SERIES (52 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 656RP , Serial Number: N656RP001, Year manufactured: 2008, Airworthiness Date: 10/24/2008, Certificate Issue Date: 07/23/2008
    Registrant (Individual): Rodney E Peters, 15615 S 800 W, Wanatah, IN 46390
  • Aircraft: WEATHERLY AVIATION CO INC 620B (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: P&W R-985 SERIES (450 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9017K , Serial Number: 1610, Year manufactured: 1995, Airworthiness Date: 01/09/1996, Certificate Issue Date: 06/22/2020
    Registrant (LLC): Kankakee Valley Aviation LLC, 7373 W 1700 S, Wanatah, IN 46390
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC12-D (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 96695 , Serial Number: 8995, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 04/24/1957, Certificate Issue Date: 03/26/2014
    Registrant (Individual): Rodney E Peters, 15615 S 800 W, Wanatah, IN 46390

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

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 15. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 29 took place in 2005, and the least - 1 in 2018. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Wanatah, IN When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (47.9%), and Structure Fires (30.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Wanatah, IN
    • 12447.9%Outside Fires
    • 7830.1%Structure Fires
    • 5119.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 62.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wanatah, IN
Most common first names in Wanatah, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert1767.8 years
William1677.6 years
John1478.3 years
Charles1173.6 years
Mary1078.9 years
Frank1076.9 years
Fred978.8 years
Edward974.6 years
Anna984.1 years
Ralph879.7 years
Most common last names in Wanatah, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Grieger1278.9 years
Rosenbaum1279.0 years
Werner1181.6 years
Mohlke879.5 years
Marks776.7 years
Koselke671.5 years
Leek684.0 years
Sommers683.2 years
Lerch573.0 years
Koontz563.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Wanatah, IN
  • 93.8%Utility gas
  • 2.5%Electricity
  • 2.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Wanatah, IN
  • 79.7%Utility gas
  • 16.2%Electricity
  • 4.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Wanatah 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
There are 5 pilots and 4 other airmen in this city.
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