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Overview

Introduction to Nappanee, Indiana

Located in Elkhart county, Nappanee, Indiana, is 16 miles S of Elkhart, Indiana (center to center) and 90 miles E of Chicago, Illinois. The city is included in the Elkhart - Goshen metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 6,710 people live in Nappanee.

Nappanee History

The community of Nappanee developed thanks to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and was founded in the year 1874. There is a large population of Amish farmers in the locality. According to some sources, the name Nappanee is derived from a word meaning "flour" (another interesting fact about this name is that every letter in it is repeated twice). The economy of Nappanee is largely dependent on agriculture.

Nappanee and nearby Attractions

  • Copshaholm House Museum & Historic Oliver Gardens
  • Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
  • Stauffer Park
  • Elkhart county Historical Museum
  • Mount Etna State Recreation Area
  • Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area

Things To Do In Nappanee

The city of Nappanee hosts the Apple Festival every year in September. The Elkhart County Historical Museum showcases the local history of the area. The Black Pine Animal Park or the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo are near the city. The Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area is in the area as well.

Nappanee Transportation

The Fort Wayne International Airport is the closest airport to the city.

Nappanee Higher Education

Schools for higher studies can be attended at the University of Notre Dame, the Indiana University-South Bend, and the Kalamazoo Valley Community College.

People

Total Population 6,650
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 11.7%
Employed Population 16+ 3,108
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 59.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $52,851
% Above Poverty Level 89.1%
% Below Poverty Level 10.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 23.6%
Median Gross Rent $572
Median House Value $123,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.3%
US/American 0%
English 3.8%
Irish 6.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Nappanee Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles S of Elkhart, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 90 miles E of Chicago, Illinois
County Elkhart
Metro Area Elkhart - Goshen
Standard Zip Codes 46550
Phone Area Codes 574
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.442
Longitude -86.001

Nappanee Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station GOSHEN 3 W
Distance 9.6 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches
Station LAKEVILLE
Distance 15.1 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 0 inches
Station WARSAW
Distance 16.1 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bourbon 1,697 $53,182
Bremen 4,588 $63,814
Etna Green 751 $51,250
Leesburg 589 $57,143
Milford 1,683 $52,083
Wakarusa 2,024 $68,500

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Nappanee Public Libraries

Library
Nappanee Pl
157 N MAIN ST
Nappanee, Indiana
(574) 773-7919
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Nappanee High Schools

NORTH WOOD HIGH SCHOOL
2101 N MAIN ST
574-773-4127
Serves 799 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

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