Wanatah, Indiana

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Population in 2012: 1,038 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.5%
 
Males: 475  (45.8%)
Females: 563  (54.2%)
Median resident age:  40.2 years
Indiana median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 46390.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $51,305 (it was $50,625 in 2000)
Wanatah:

$51,305
IN:

$46,974
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,969 (it was $19,945 in 2000)

Wanatah town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $134,138 (it was $97,900 in 2000)
Wanatah:

$134,138
IN:

$122,700
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $137,283; Detached houses: $138,007; Townhouses or other attached units: $121,527; Mobile homes: $102,407

Median gross rent in 2012: $952.

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Wanatah races chart
  • White alone - 990 (94.5%)
  • Hispanic - 31 (3.0%)
  • Two or more races - 13 (1.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 9 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.2%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.10%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.10%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.10%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wanatah: 89.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (24.9%), Irish (17.1%), English (10.0%), Polish (8.4%), United States (5.9%), French (4.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 725 feet

Land area: 1.37 square miles.

Population density: 757 people per square mile   (low).

Wanatah,IN real estate house value index trend

Wanatah, Indiana map

For population 25 years and over in Wanatah:

  • High school or higher: 91.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wanatah town:

  • Never married: 25.0%
  • Now married: 52.6%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 15.4%

8 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.7%
Indiana:  4.6%



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Wanatah, Indiana as of February 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Wanatah to the number of sex offenders is 519 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: $912 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $694 (0.5%)

Wanatah satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.43 N, Longitude: 86.90 W

Area code: 219

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

7.5%
Indiana:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +158 (+18.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)

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

Average climate in Wanatah, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 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 212.5 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 187.8 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 the city 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 242.7 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 145.7 miles away from Wanatah 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) earthquake occurred 210.4 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 La Crosse County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 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:

See full list of schools located in Wanatah

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

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 178. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

178
U.S.:

74

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 11.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.6
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.97. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.97
U.S.:

1.93

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 17.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.1
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 12.3. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.3
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.0%
(13.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.5% for two or more races residents)
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

Wanatah, Indiana environmental map by EPA

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Wanatah compared to Indiana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (96%)
  • Electricity (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Wanatah town (based on LaPorte County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.86%
Here: 44.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents51.2%7.7%6.2%6.2%5.3%
Congregations11.0%8.3%4.6%11.9%7.3%
NameUnited Church of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Assemblies of GodAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents3.1%3.0%2.1%1.7%13.5%
Congregations2.8%2.8%4.6%2.8%44.0%
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: 22
LaPorte County:

2.00 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

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

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
LaPorte County:

4.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.5%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
LaPorte County:

29.5%
Indiana:

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

14.0%
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 1$2,964$35,5680$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$918
Streets and Highways 1$4,804$57,6480$0
Sewerage 1$3,864$46,3680$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$239
Water Supply 0$0 1$1,101
Totals for Government 3$11,632$46,5287$2,258

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

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $398,000 ($383.43)
    General - Other: $218,000 ($210.02)
    Water Utilities: $109,000 ($105.01)
    Regular Highways: $56,000 ($53.95)
    Housing & Community Development: $23,000 ($22.16)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($4.82)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $86,000 ($82.85)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,000 ($0.96)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($0.96)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $157,000 ($151.25)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $14,000 ($13.49)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $394,000 ($379.58)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,000 ($1.93)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $14,000 ($13.49)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $10,000 ($9.63)
    Rents: $5,000 ($4.82)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($1.93)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $123,000 ($118.50)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $44,000 ($42.39)
    Highways: $25,000 ($24.08)
  • Tax - Property: $168,000 ($161.85)
    NEC: $42,000 ($40.46)
    Individual Income: $30,000 ($28.90)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($0.96)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $270,000 ($260.12)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,441,000 ($1388.25)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,328,000 ($1279.38)
    Water Utilities: $256,000 ($246.63)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $113,000 ($108.86)
    Water Utilities: $14,000 ($13.49)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $56,000 ($53.95)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $550,000 ($529.87)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $171,000 ($164.74)

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 count: 21
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 42
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 4
  • Fatalities: 23
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 48
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
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 Wanatah fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 18 meters (59ft)
Total costs: $35,200,000
Total average daily traffic: 25,357
Total average daily truck traffic: 5,165

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 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
    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: 08/29/2003, Expiration Date: 08/29/2013, 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: 03/29/2004, Expiration Date: 03/29/2014, 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:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • STATION, 14 S Main St (Lat: 41.425028 Lon: -86.900000), Overall height: 44.2 m, Call Sign: WNTN632
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.556 MHz, 928.556 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/23/2012, Expiration Date: 05/19/2022
    Registrant: Wabash Valley Power Association, 722 North High School Road, Indianapolis, IN 46214, Phone: (317) 481-2800, Email:
  • SITE 6, Laporte County (Lat: 41.511861 Lon: -86.818694), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 79.2 m, Call Sign: WQOI738, Licensee ID: L01653650
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6755.00 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) 652-3807, Fax: (630) 652-3805
  • IN-012C, 9450 W. U.S. 30 (Ch28-545a) (Lat: 41.431111 Lon: -86.880556), Type: Mast, Structure height: 74.4 m, Call Sign: WQQB702, Licensee ID: L01725651
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, 6093.45 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/17/2012, Expiration Date: 10/17/2022, Certifier: Adam Sewell
    Registrant: Converge Towers, LLC, 770 Broadway, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10003, Phone: (646) 415-7715
  • IN-012D, N Side Of Us 30 Between Wannatah And Hanna (Lat: 41.436111 Lon: -86.846944), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 152 m, Call Sign: WQQW878, Licensee ID: L01725651
    Assigned Frequencies: 6063.80 MHz, 6152.75 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/18/2013, Expiration Date: 03/18/2023, Certifier: Adam Sewell
    Registrant: Converge Towers, LLC, 770 Broadway, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10003, Phone: (646) 415-7715, Fax: (239) 333-0302, Email:
  • SOUTH WESTVILLE, Laporte County (Lat: 41.511861 Lon: -86.818694), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 79.2 m, Call Sign: WQRC687
    Assigned Frequencies: 6256.54 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/16/2013, Expiration Date: 04/16/2023, Certifier: Charles Cleary
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • WANATAH, 9450 W. U.S. 30 (Ch28-545a) (Lat: 41.431111 Lon: -86.880556), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 74.4 m, Call Sign: WQRC688
    Assigned Frequencies: 6123.10 MHz, 6004.50 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/16/2013, Expiration Date: 04/16/2023, Certifier: Charles Cleary
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 29NA , Serial Number: 28-26246, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 08/11/1969
    Registrant (Individual): Pending Registration, 7357 W Us Highway 30, Wanatah, IN 46390
  • 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
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Karen L Peters, 15615 S 800 W, Wanatah, IN 46390, Other Owners: Rodney E Peters
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-108 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5467Z , Serial Number: 22-9246, Year manufactured: 1962, Airworthiness Date: 04/13/1962
    Registrant (Individual): Michael J Thomas, 13342 S 1050 W, Wanatah, IN 46390
  • Aircraft: PETERS RODNEY E EXCALIBUR (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503 (52 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 656RP , Serial Number: N656RP001, Year manufactured: 2008, Airworthiness Date: 10/24/2008
    Registrant (Individual): Rodney E Peters, 15615 S 800 W, Wanatah, IN 46390

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 21
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Wanatah

See full 2006 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

Businesses in Wanatah, IN

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

Wanatah on our top lists:

  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the greatest earthquake activity"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (8-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Jeffrey Robin Intagliata (2)
  • Michael Scot Jacko (2)
  • Scott Allen Koppen (2)
  • Raymond Young (1)

Total of 7 patent applications in 2008-2015.

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