Dana, Indiana

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Dana, Indiana

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High Points

Dana strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Indiana):

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Affordability of Property Taxes
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Top 9% Dana Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Dana, Indiana

Comparing Dana to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Indiana (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 8
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Well-Paid Single Men 7 6
Well-Paid Single Women 7 5
Racial Diversity 6 7
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Age of the Population 4 5
Senior Citizens 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 8 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 6 4
Median Family Income 4 3
People in Middle Class or Better 4 1
College Educated Adults 1 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 5
Public Transportation Use 5 5
Short Commute Times 5 5
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 10
Affordability of Rents 6 8
People Living Alone 6 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Dana Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 24 miles N of Terre Haute, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 71 miles W of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Vermillion
Metro Area Terre Haute
Standard Zip Codes 47847
Phone Area Codes 765
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.807
Longitude -87.495

Dana Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 14.2 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 43 to 66 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 44.9 inches
Distance 24 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 42.4 inches
Distance 31.8 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 66 F
Annual Precip 39.7 inches
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Dana Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 662 100%
Male 324 48.9%
Female 338 51.1%
Under 18 188 28.4%
18+ 474 71.6%
65+ 81 12.2%
Median Age 35.5
Average Family Size 3.05
White 646 97.6%
African-American 4 0.6%
Asian 2 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 5 0.8%
Mixed Race 5 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 11 1.7%

Estimated Dana Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 679
Growth 17
Growth % 2.6%

Dana Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 39.2%
German 25%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.7%
English 7.7%
Irish 5.4%
Dutch 2.5%
Scotch-Irish 2.3%
Scottish 1.1%
Austrian 0.9%
Croatian 0.7%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
Welsh 0.7%
Hungarian 0.7%
Polish 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.5%
Norwegian 0.5%
Turkish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Dana, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Helt (47847)
Quaker (47847)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Dana 662 $38,182
Cayuga 1,109 $40,536
Clinton 5,126 $36,692
Fairview Park 1,496 $43,542
Mecca 355 $35,000
Montezuma 1,179 $35,313
Newport 578 $36,389
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