Introduction to Gas City, Indiana

Gas City, Indiana, in Grant county, is 23 miles NW of Muncie, Indiana (center to center) and 57 miles NE of Indianapolis, Indiana. There are 5,940 residents in the city.

Gas City History

Gas City, which is located along the Mississinewa River, was established as Harrisburg in May 1867, by Noah Harris. It was named because of the abundant natural gas found in 1887. Noah Harris founded the city, which was platted in 1867. The Gas City Land Company was established on March 21st, 1892, and a few days later the city was rechristened with its present name. Gas City post office was established on April 4th, 1892.

Gas City and Nearby Attractions

  • Gas City Petting Zoo
  • Fort Recovery
  • Fairmount Historical Museum
  • James Dean Birthplace & Gravesite
  • Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory
  • Pearson Mill State Recreation Area

Things To Do In Gas City

Gas City has a variety of recreational opportunities. Nearby attractions include Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, and the Indianapolis Zoo. The city has a 90-acre park called Eugene "Beaner" Linn Park, which offers opportunities for swimming, biking, picnicking, and hiking. Golfers may enjoy a game at Walnut Creek golf course. Historical sites in the area include, Fort Recovery, Seiberling Mansion, and Levi Coffin House. Local festivals of Gas City are Old Settler's Day, Ducktail Run, Gas City Christmas Lights, and Gas City Old Fashioned 4th.

Gas City Transportation

Fort Wayne International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Gas City Higher Education

Colleges nearby include Anderson University, Ball State University, and Huntington University.


Total Population 6,093
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 19.1%
Employed Population 16+ 2,509
Age of the Population 40


% of people married 45.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 9.4%
Median Earnings25+ $26,127
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $9,671
Median Earnings With High School Degree $20,887


Median Family Income $47,137
% Above Poverty Level 82.1%
% Below Poverty Level 17.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.4%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%


People Living Alone 26.4%
Median Gross Rent $664
Median House Value $80,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.9%
US/American 0%
English 8.6%
Irish 13.3%

Gas City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 23 miles NW of Muncie, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 57 miles NE of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Grant
Standard Zip Codes 46933
Phone Area Codes 765
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.487
Longitude -85.613

Gas City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MARION 2 N
Distance 7.2 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 39 inches
Distance 17.7 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
Distance 17.7 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 33 F
Apr Temp 41 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fairmount 2,998 $49,109
Fowlerton 318 $40,938
Jonesboro 1,702 $39,792
Marion 29,403 $40,336
Sweetser 1,210 $54,821
Upland 4,068 $62,763

Gas City Public Libraries

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Student/teacher ratio: 14.9

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