Wabash, Indiana

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Population in 2022: 10,347 (96% urban, 4% rural).
Population change since 2000: -11.9%
 
Males: 5,156  (49.8%)
Females: 5,191  (50.2%)
Median resident age:

41.2 years
Indiana median age:

38.2 years

Zip codes: 46992.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $50,832 (it was $34,401 in 2000)
Wabash:

$50,832
IN:

$66,785

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $30,713 (it was $18,210 in 2000)

Wabash city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $122,083 (it was $68,900 in 2000)
Wabash:

$122,083
IN:

$208,700

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $165,329; detached houses: $174,400; townhouses or other attached units: $141,546; in 2-unit structures: $154,663; mobile homes: $28,267

Median gross rent in 2022: $597.

March 2022 cost of living index in Wabash: 74.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 11.8%
(11.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 0.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.2% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Wabash, IN (2022)
    • 9,70092.5%White alone
    • 4434.2%Hispanic
    • 2162.1%Two or more races
    • 190.2%Black alone
    • 180.2%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Wabash, Indiana as of June 15, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Wabash is 2,096 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Wabash by year

Type

2009

2010

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.4)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
7
(65.3)
3
(28.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2
(18.7)
1
(9.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
50
(466.5)
37
(346.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
124
(1,157)
70
(656.3)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
5
(46.7)
8
(75.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(9.3)
1
(9.4)
City-Data.com crime index106.093.1

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Wabash, IN

Crime rate in Wabash detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 28 (27 officers - 26 male; 1 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.52
Indiana average:

1.75
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Ancestries: German (27.9%), English (18.5%), American (15.6%), Irish (14.1%), European (2.3%), Italian (1.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 01/1849

Elevation: 984 feet

Land area: 8.90 square miles.

Population density: 1,162 people per square mile   (low).

Wabash, Indiana map

125 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.2%
Indiana:

5.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $795 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $562 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fort Wayne, IN (41.3 miles , pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (120.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Lagro, IN (2.4 miles ),
Somerset, IN (3.0 miles ),
Roann, IN (3.0 miles ),
La Fontaine, IN (3.2 miles ),
Laketon, IN (3.5 miles ),
Andrews, IN (3.5 miles ),
Jalapa, IN (3.6 miles),
Peru, IN (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 40.80 N, Longitude: 85.83 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,136 (+29.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,110 (66.6%)

Area code: 260

Distribution of median household income in Wabash, IN in 2022
Distribution of house value in Wabash, IN in 2022
Wabash satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2022: 4 buildings, average cost: $737,500
  • 2021: 7 buildings, average cost: $235,900
  • 2020: 9 buildings, average cost: $183,900
  • 2019: 5 buildings, average cost: $201,100
  • 2017: 12 buildings, average cost: $180,600
  • 2016: 9 buildings, average cost: $139,200
  • 2015: 6 buildings, average cost: $180,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $210,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $140,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $225,000
  • 2011: 9 buildings, average cost: $129,400
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $141,600
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $94,300
  • 2008: 17 buildings, average cost: $126,100
  • 2007: 16 buildings, average cost: $139,900
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $92,700
  • 2005: 9 buildings, average cost: $168,900
  • 2004: 18 buildings, average cost: $148,900
  • 2003: 38 buildings, average cost: $105,200
  • 2002: 34 buildings, average cost: $91,800
  • 2001: 22 buildings, average cost: $89,700
  • 2000: 18 buildings, average cost: $142,500
  • 1999: 22 buildings, average cost: $98,500
  • 1998: 29 buildings, average cost: $115,700
  • 1997: 20 buildings, average cost: $131,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Wabash, IN residents
Average permit cost in Wabash, IN
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

2.7%
Indiana:

2.8%
Historical population in Wabash, IN
Historical housing units in Wabash, IN
Most common industries in Wabash, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.4%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.4%)
  • Computer & electronic products (5.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Educational services (4.9%)
  • Construction (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (12.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (9.3%)
  • Construction (7.9%)
  • Computer & electronic products (7.2%)
  • Paper (4.7%)
  • Machinery (3.8%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.5%)
  • Educational services (8.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.1%)
  • Social assistance (5.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.7%)
  • Personal & laundry services (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Wabash, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (14.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.4%)
  • Cashiers (4.2%)

Average climate in Wabash, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Wabash, Indiana environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2023 was 61.1. This is about average.

City:

61.1
U.S.:

72.6
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2023 was 35.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.3
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Wabash-area historical tornado activity is near Indiana state average. It is 105% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/6/1956, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.3 miles away from the Wabash city center killed one person and injured 31 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 tornado 27.0 miles away from the city center killed 25 people and injured 835 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wabash-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Indiana state average. It is 21% 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 196.0 miles away from Wabash 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 175.2 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 196.0 miles away from Wabash 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 205.8 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 78.5 miles away from Wabash center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 220.8 miles away from Wabash 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 Wabash County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wabash topographic map

Hospitals in Wabash:

  • PATHFINDER SERVICES INC (456 W MARKET STREET)
  • PATHFINDER SERVICES INC (1667 PIKE ST)
  • WABASH COUNTY HOSPITAL (Government - Local, 710 N EAST ST)

Home Health Centers in Wabash:

  • WABASH-MIAMI HOME HEALTH CARE AND HOSPICE (400 ASH ST STE B PO BOX 548)

Nursing Homes in Wabash:

  • AUTUMN RIDGE REHABILITATION CENTRE (600 WASHINGTON AVE)
  • COMMUNITY CARE CENTER OF WABAS (1900 ALBER ST)
  • MILLER'S MERRY MANOR (1720 ALBER ST)
  • MILLERS MERRY MANOR INC (1035 MANCHESTER AV)
  • VERNON MANOR CHILDRENS HOME (1955 S VERNON ST)
  • WABASH HLTHCARE CTR (600 WASHINGTON ST)
  • WABASH SKILLED CARE CENTER (710 N EAST ST)

Airports and heliports located in Wabash:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wabash:

  • Indiana Wesleyan University (about 22 miles; Marion, IN; Full-time enrollment: 13,681)
  • Indiana University-Kokomo (about 29 miles; Kokomo, IN; FT enrollment: 2,500)
  • Taylor University (about 30 miles; Upland, IN; FT enrollment: 2,272)
  • University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne (about 40 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 2,075)
  • Indiana Institute of Technology (about 42 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 4,320)
  • Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne (about 44 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 10,126)
  • Ball State University (about 48 miles; Muncie, IN; FT enrollment: 20,254)

Public high schools in Wabash:

Private high schools in Wabash:

Public elementary/middle schools in Wabash:

Private elementary/middle school in Wabash:

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Library in Wabash:

  • WABASH CARNEGIE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $767,891; Location: 188 WEST HILL STREET; 66,838 books; 4,304 audio materials; 3,525 video materials; 37 state licensed databases; 3 other licensed databases; 166 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • WC Mills is grades 4 & 5 OJ Neighbours is grades Pre-K through 3

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Wabash: Wabash Country Club (A), Wabash Fire Department Station 2 (B), Wabash Fire Department Station 1 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Memorial Lawns Cemetery (1), Hebrew Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Treaty Creek (A), Stone Creek (B), Helm Creek (C), Charley Creek (D), Burr Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Argus Development Group (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; W 344 Hill St), Fair Play Coin Operated Amusements (Amusement & Theme Parks; 447 Stitt Street), Parties by Fairplay (Amusement & Theme Parks; 92 East Market Street), Fairplay Family Fun Center (Amusement & Theme Parks; 92 East Market Street).

Hotels: Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (1311 North Cass Street), Red Apple Inn (111 West Market St), Honeywell House (720 North Wabash).

Courts: Indiana State - License Branch Auto- Wabash (45 East Market Street), Wabash City - City Court (23 West Market Street), Wabash County Council On Aging Incorporated - Information (239 Bond Street).

Birthplace of: Charles Franklin Hildebrand - Journalist, Colleen Coble - US author, John P. Costas (engineer) - Electrical engineer, Ben Meek - Soccer player, Keith Shepherd - Baseball player, Rick Brandenburg - Entomologist.

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Wabash and their reported violations in the past:

LAKE VIEW MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-12-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAY-03-2013)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • CARRIAGE HOUSE ESTATES (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Indiana:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

62.8%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.5%
Whole state:

6.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Wabash in 2010:

  • 241 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 109 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 21 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Wabash in 2000:

  • 179 people in nursing homes
  • 87 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 84 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 23 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 20 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Wabash (2011 data):

  • First Merchants Bank National Association: West Market Street Branch, Wabash Downtown, Chippewa Branch. Info updated 2012/02/13: Bank assets: $4,154.9 mil, Deposits: $3,154.7 mil, headquarters in Muncie, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 89 total offices, Holding Company: First Merchants Corporation
  • First Farmers Bank and Trust Company: North Cass Branch at 1004 North Cass, branch established on 1989/09/07. Info updated 2009/12/09: Bank assets: $912.5 mil, Deposits: $732.0 mil, headquarters in Converse, IN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: First Farmers Financial Corporation
  • Woodforest National Bank: Wabash Walmart Branch at 1601 N Cass St, branch established on 2008/02/04. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)
  • Crossroads Bank: at 1205 N Cass Street, branch established on 1920/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $327.0 mil, Deposits: $280.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 5 total offices
  • MutualBank: Wabash Branch at 1307 North Cass Street, branch established on 1995/08/07. Info updated 2012/01/19: Bank assets: $1,424.6 mil, Deposits: $1,167.2 mil, headquarters in Muncie, IN, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 32 total offices
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Wabash Branch at 841 North Cass Street, branch established on 1964/11/05. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

For population 15 years and over in Wabash:

Marital status in Wabash, IN
  • Never married: 25.4%
  • Now married: 50.0%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 16.3%

For population 25 years and over in Wabash:

  • High school or higher: 89.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
Indiana average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Wabash
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Wabash, IN (based on Wabash County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,31150
Mainline Protestant5,30027
Catholic1,0712
Black Protestant721
Other1-
None19,133-
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: 3
Wabash County:

0.91 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Wabash County:

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
This county:

6.08 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
This county:

5.48 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

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

9.6%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.0%
State:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Wabash County:

14.9%
State:

14.3%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Wabash:

51.0%
State:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Wabash:

48.3%
Indiana:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Wabash:

28.5
Indiana:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

22.8%
Indiana:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Wabash:

9.9%
State:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Indiana:

6.8

Overweight people:
Wabash:

33.4%
Indiana:

33.9%

General health condition:
Wabash:

57.6%
State:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Wabash:

78.0%
Indiana:

78.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Wabash, IN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 32$165,786$62,1700$0
Police Protection - Officers 28$136,388$58,4520$0
Streets and Highways 10$41,352$49,6220$0
Sewerage 10$36,464$43,7570$0
Other Government Administration 3$13,101$52,4040$0
Parks and Recreation 3$12,587$50,3480$0
Financial Administration 3$13,154$52,6160$0
Other and Unallocable 3$12,425$49,7000$0
Health 1$3,679$44,1480$0
Police - Other 1$3,679$44,1486$4,278
Judicial and Legal 0$0 3$6,456
Fire - Other 0$0 6$5,480
Totals for Government 94$438,617$55,99415$16,214

Wabash government finances - Expenditure in 2021 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $1,862,000 ($179.96)
    Regular Highways: $355,000 ($34.31)
    Sewerage: $247,000 ($23.87)
    Police Protection: $20,000 ($1.93)
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000 ($0.68)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($0.10)
    Air Transportation: $1,000 ($0.10)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $2,321,000 ($224.32)
    Police Protection: $1,774,000 ($171.45)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,536,000 ($148.45)
    General - Other: $1,362,000 ($131.63)
    Regular Highways: $951,000 ($91.91)
    Central Staff Services: $702,000 ($67.85)
    Financial Administration: $701,000 ($67.75)
    Parks and Recreation: $283,000 ($27.35)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $135,000 ($13.05)
    Air Transportation: $135,000 ($13.05)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $690,000 ($66.69)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $500,000 ($48.32)
    Regular Highways: $62,000 ($5.99)
    Police Protection: $53,000 ($5.12)
    Financial Administration: $52,000 ($5.03)
    Parks and Recreation: $24,000 ($2.32)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,269,000 ($895.82)

Wabash government finances - Revenue in 2021 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,303,000 ($319.22)
    Other: $1,087,000 ($105.05)
    Air Transportation: $41,000 ($3.96)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($0.10)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $12,000 ($1.16)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $741,000 ($71.61)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,220,000 ($117.91)
    Interest Earnings: $198,000 ($19.14)
    Rents: $24,000 ($2.32)
    Fines and Forfeits: $5,000 ($0.48)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,521,000 ($147.00)
    General Local Government Support: $200,000 ($19.33)
    Other: $52,000 ($5.03)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $5,631,000 ($544.22)
    Property: $5,047,000 ($487.77)
    Public Utilities Sales: $117,000 ($11.31)
    Other License: $44,000 ($4.25)

Wabash government finances - Debt in 2021 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,246,000 ($1666.76)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,029,000 ($1549.14)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,217,000 ($117.62)

Wabash government finances - Cash and Securities in 2021 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,100,000 ($782.84)
Businesses in Wabash, IN
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
Arby's1New Balance1
AutoZone1Nike4
Burger King1Papa John's Pizza1
CVS1Penske1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Curves1RadioShack1
FedEx2Subway1
Goodwill1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1True Value1
Hardee's1U-Haul1
Holiday Inn1U.S. Cellular1
KFC1UPS2
Knights Inn1Vans1
Kroger1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1
Long John Silver's1YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Wabash:

  • WJOT (1510 AM; daytime; 0 kW; WABASH, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO OF WABASH, INC.)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WARU (1600 AM; daytime; 1 kW; PERU, IN; Owner: MIAMI COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WIOU (1350 AM; 5 kW; KOKOMO, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WGOM (860 AM; 1 kW; MARION, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO OF INDIANA, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wabash:

  • WJOT-FM (105.9 FM; WABASH, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO OF WABASH, INC.)
  • WKUZ (95.9 FM; WABASH, IN; Owner: UPPER WABASH BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WARU-FM (101.9 FM; ROANN, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WMYK (98.5 FM; PERU, IN; Owner: MIAMI COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMRI (106.9 FM; MARION, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO OF INDIANA, INC.)
  • WCJC (99.3 FM; VAN BUREN, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WBSW (90.9 FM; MARION, IN; Owner: BALL STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WWKI (100.5 FM; KOKOMO, IN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCKZ (94.1 FM; ROANOKE, IN; Owner: TRAVIS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WLZQ (101.1 FM; SOUTH WHITLEY, IN; Owner: LARKO COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WFRR (93.7 FM; WALTON, IN; Owner: CHRISTIAN FRIENDS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W203AS (88.5 FM; WABASH, IN; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • W299AJ (107.7 FM; MARION, IN; Owner: FRIENDS OF CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Wabash:

  • WSOT-LP (Channel 57; MARION, IN; Owner: SUNNYCREST MEDIA, INC.)
  • WIWU-LP (Channel 51; MARION, IN; Owner: IWU COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTTK (Channel 29; KOKOMO, IN; Owner: TRIBUNE BROADCAST HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WANE-TV (Channel 15; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: INDIANA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WFFT-TV (Channel 55; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: QUOROM OF FT. WAYNE LICENSE, LLC)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Wabash fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 57Number of bridges
  • 469ft / 143mTotal length
  • $4,278,000Total costs
  • 83,139Total average daily traffic
  • 9,810Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Wabash, IN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 1Before 1900
  • 31910-1919
  • 11930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 71960-1969
  • 91970-1979
  • 171980-1989
  • 101990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 32010-2019
  • 12020-2022
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Wabash, IN
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Wabash)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 95 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Wabash, IN)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 47 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 70 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Wabash)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Wabash)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 53. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 102 took place in 2010, and the least - 0 in 2014. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Wabash, IN When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (49.2%), and Outside Fires (29.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Wabash, IN
    • 44049.2%Structure Fires
    • 26329.4%Outside Fires
    • 14616.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 455.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wabash, IN
Most common first names in Wabash, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary17480.2 years
Robert16170.1 years
James12768.0 years
John12474.8 years
William11973.3 years
Charles11072.4 years
Helen8777.2 years
Paul7371.5 years
Ruth7079.2 years
George5674.3 years
Most common last names in Wabash, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith8473.5 years
Miller7774.9 years
Martin4076.4 years
Williams3373.9 years
Brown3173.3 years
Wilson2678.2 years
Baker2577.0 years
Adams2480.3 years
Campbell2474.3 years
Davis2374.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Wabash, IN
  • 84.3%Utility gas
  • 12.4%Electricity
  • 2.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Wabash, IN
  • 56.6%Utility gas
  • 42.6%Electricity
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Wabash compared to Indiana state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Wabash on our top lists:

  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: production occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time firefighters per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people driving a car to work alone (population 5,000+)"
There are 21 pilots and 11 other airmen in this city.
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