Mexico, Indiana

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Population in 2010: 836.
Population change since 2000: -15.0%
Males: 502  (60.1%)
Females: 334  (39.9%)
Median resident age:

44.9 years
Indiana median age:

38.2 years

Zip codes: 46958.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $77,674 (it was $49,234 in 2000)
Mexico:

$77,674
IN:

$66,785

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $32,149 (it was $19,150 in 2000)

Mexico CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $114,126 (it was $83,100 in 2000)
Mexico:

$114,126
IN:

$208,700

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $125,664; detached houses: $126,449

Median gross rent in 2022: $628.

March 2022 cost of living index in Mexico: 83.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 0.0%

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  • Races in Mexico, IN (2022)
    • 1,06193.4%White alone
    • 353.1%Black alone
    • 111.0%Two or more races
    • 60.5%Asian alone
    • 60.5%Hispanic

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



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Mexico, Indiana as of July 13, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Mexico is 767 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: German (37.8%), English (25.7%), American (10.4%), Irish (7.4%), Scottish (2.0%), Swiss (2.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 700 feet

Land area: 5.48 square miles.

Population density: 153 people per square mile   (very low).

Mexico, Indiana map

13 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.1%
Indiana:

5.6%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Mexico CDP:

0.7% ($615)
Indiana:

0.9% ($868)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lafayette, IN (49.0 miles , pop. 56,397).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Wayne, IN (54.6 miles , pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (107.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Denver, IN (1.9 miles ),
Peru, IN (2.2 miles ),
Onward, IN (3.1 miles),
Macy, IN (3.1 miles ),
Grissom AFB, IN (3.2 miles ),
Bunker Hill, IN (3.3 miles ),
Roann, IN (3.4 miles ),
Fulton, IN (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 40.82 N, Longitude: 86.11 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 765

Distribution of median household income in Mexico, IN in 2022
Distribution of house value in Mexico, IN in 2022
Mexico satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

3.9%
Indiana:

2.8%
Most common industries in Mexico, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (10.2%)
  • Educational services (8.8%)
  • Public administration (8.2%)
  • Machinery, equipment, supplies merchant wholesalers (6.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.6%)
  • Wood products (5.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (10.4%)
  • Public administration (9.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.5%)
  • Wood products (6.8%)
  • Machinery, equipment, supplies merchant wholesalers (6.5%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (6.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (15.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.3%)
  • Computer & electronic products (6.8%)
  • Machinery, equipment, supplies merchant wholesalers (6.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.4%)
  • Public administration (6.4%)
  • Health care (6.4%)
Most common occupations in Mexico, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Engineers (5.5%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (5.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6.4%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (6.1%)

Average climate in Mexico, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Mexico, Indiana average temperatures Mexico, Indiana average precipitation Mexico, Indiana humidity Mexico, Indiana wind speed Mexico, Indiana snowfall Mexico, Indiana sunshine Mexico, Indiana clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2023 was 99.1. This is worse than average.

City:

99.1
U.S.:

72.6
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2023 was 35.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2023 was 10.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 23.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.2
U.S.:

8.1

Tornado activity:

Mexico-area historical tornado activity is near Indiana state average. It is 104% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/30/2004, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.3 miles away from the Mexico place center injured one person and caused $6 million in damages.

On 4/29/1963, a category F3 tornado 6.3 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mexico-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Indiana state average. It is 27% 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 189.0 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 167.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 189.1 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 214.8 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 93.5 miles away from Mexico center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 215.2 miles away from Mexico 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 Miami County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mexico topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Mexico:

  • BONA VISTA PROGRAMS INC (Hospital, about 5 miles away; PERU, IN)
  • DUKES MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 5 miles away; PERU, IN)
  • REM-INDIANA INC (Hospital, about 6 miles away; PERU, IN)
  • FMC - PERU DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; PERU, IN)
  • REM-INDIANA INC (Hospital, about 11 miles away; LOGANSPORT, IN)
  • MILLER MERRY MANOR INC (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; LOGANSPORT, IN)
  • MILLER'S MERRY MANOR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; LOGANSPORT, IN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mexico:

  • Indiana University-Kokomo (about 25 miles; Kokomo, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,500)
  • Indiana Wesleyan University (about 32 miles; Marion, IN; FT enrollment: 13,681)
  • Taylor University (about 41 miles; Upland, IN; FT enrollment: 2,272)
  • Purdue University-Main Campus (about 51 miles; West Lafayette, IN; FT enrollment: 38,271)
  • University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne (about 53 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 2,075)
  • Anderson University (about 55 miles; Anderson, IN; FT enrollment: 2,378)
  • Indiana Institute of Technology (about 56 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 4,320)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Mexico Community Fire Association (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Miami County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.3 people
Indiana:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

70.8%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.1%
Whole state:

6.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Mexico:

Marital status in Mexico, IN
  • Never married: 31.7%
  • Now married: 35.3%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 10.3%
  • Divorced: 22.1%

For population 25 years and over in Mexico:

  • High school or higher: 83.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 7.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
Indiana average:

11.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Mexico, IN (based on Miami County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,18233
Mainline Protestant5,74526
Catholic1,1181
Other4853
Black Protestant1811
None23,192-
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: 8
Miami County:

2.18 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Here:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Miami County:

3.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Here:

4.64 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Miami County:

9.3%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.6%
Indiana:

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

13.4%
Indiana:

14.3%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

43.4%
State:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

33.2%
Indiana:

46.2%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.8
Indiana:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Mexico:

18.3%
Indiana:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

4.9%
State:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Mexico:

6.7
Indiana:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

28.6%
State:

33.9%

General health condition:
Mexico:

48.8%
Indiana:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Mexico:

72.7%
State:

78.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Mexico, IN Residents

Strongest AM radio stations in Mexico:

  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WARU (1600 AM; daytime; 1 kW; PERU, IN; Owner: MIAMI COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WSAL (1230 AM; 1 kW; LOGANSPORT, IN; Owner: LOGANSPORT RADIO CORP)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WIOU (1350 AM; 5 kW; KOKOMO, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO GROUP, 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.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mexico:

  • WMYK (98.5 FM; PERU, IN; Owner: MIAMI COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WARU-FM (101.9 FM; ROANN, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WFRR (93.7 FM; WALTON, IN; Owner: CHRISTIAN FRIENDS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLHM (102.3 FM; LOGANSPORT, IN; Owner: LOGANSPORT RADIO CORP)
  • WHZR (103.7 FM; ROYAL CENTER, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO GROUP OF)
  • WKUZ (95.9 FM; WABASH, IN; Owner: UPPER WABASH BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WJOT-FM (105.9 FM; WABASH, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO OF WABASH, INC.)
  • WIWC (91.7 FM; KOKOMO, IN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WWKI (100.5 FM; KOKOMO, IN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMRI (106.9 FM; MARION, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO OF INDIANA, INC.)
  • WZWZ (92.5 FM; KOKOMO, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO GRP OF KOKOMO, INC)
  • WROI (92.1 FM; ROCHESTER, IN; Owner: BAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Mexico:

  • WTTK (Channel 29; KOKOMO, IN; Owner: TRIBUNE BROADCAST HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WSOT-LP (Channel 57; MARION, IN; Owner: SUNNYCREST MEDIA, INC.)
  • WIWU-LP (Channel 51; MARION, IN; Owner: IWU COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKGK-LP (Channel 48; KOKOMO, IN; Owner: KINGDOM OF GOD MINISTRIES, INC.)

Mexico fatal accident list:

Dec 14, 2020 09:28 PM, Cr-190, Lat: 40.811383, Lon: -86.104050, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Feb 14, 2009 10:25 AM, Mexico Rd, Cr-300, Lat: 40.807669, Lon: -86.099681, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 7, 2009 12:07 AM, Mexico Rd, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 75ft / 23.5mTotal length
  • $375,000Total costs
  • 4,306Total average daily traffic
  • 351Total average daily truck traffic
  • 7,978Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Mexico, IN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 21960-1969
  • 41980-1989
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2019
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Mexico, IN

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • MEXICO, 2264 W Main Nr Int Main & Miami (Lat: 40.822528 Lon: -86.115556), Type: Bant, Structure height: 14 m, Overall height: 16 m, Call Sign: KAP375,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.430 MHz, Grant Date: 09/28/2023, Expiration Date: 09/27/2033, Registrant: Atlas License Company & Data Services, 207 North State Street, Box 495, Greenfield, IN 46140, Phone: (317) 813-4865, Fax: (317) 900-7940, Email:

  • Lat: 40.822528 Lon: -86.115556, Structure height: 0 m, Call Sign: WPVC276,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.995 MHz, Grant Date: 03/22/2022, Expiration Date: 06/17/2032, Certifier: Clarence Mcdougle, Registrant: J & K Communications, Inc., 222 South Tower View Drive, Columbia City, IN 46725, Phone: (260) 244-7975, Fax: (260) 244-3253, Email:

  • Lat: 40.823861 Lon: -86.121139, Call Sign: WQWP758,
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.150 MHz, 457.300 MHz, 457.525 MHz, 452.300 MHz, Grant Date: 10/21/2015, Expiration Date: 10/21/2025, Certifier: Robert Cain, Registrant: National License, 12591 Brompton Road, Carmel, IN 46033, Phone: (317) 564-8018, Fax: (317) 564-8335, Email:


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Mexico)
Most common first names in Mexico, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary786.2 years
James571.6 years
Donald573.2 years
Margaret586.2 years
Charles480.5 years
George482.7 years
John477.7 years
David362.3 years
Lucille386.0 years
Bertha384.0 years
Most common last names in Mexico, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Mcguire580.6 years
Cripe383.7 years
Culp390.3 years
Norris390.7 years
Burrous375.3 years
Brooks359.0 years
Allen269.5 years
Leedy273.5 years
Lesley271.0 years
Bacon277.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Mexico, IN
  • 63.8%Utility gas
  • 24.7%Electricity
  • 11.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Mexico, IN
  • 64.5%Utility gas
  • 35.5%Electricity


Mexico compared to Indiana state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
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