Santa Claus, Indiana

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Santa Claus, Indiana

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
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Top 1% trophy Santa Claus Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Santa Claus People in Middle Class or Better
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Santa Claus College Educated Adults
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Santa Claus Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Santa Claus, Indiana

Comparing Santa Claus 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 8 7
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Well-Paid Single Men 6 4
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Racial Diversity 4 5
Age of the Population 3 5
Senior Citizens 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 9 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
College Educated Adults 10 10
Median Family Income 10 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 8 6
Public Transportation Use 7 8
Working at Home 4 5
Short Commute Times 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 1
Affordability of Rents 1 1
People Living Alone 1 1

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Santa Claus Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 26 miles NE of Owensboro, Kentucky (center to center)
Nearest Large City 63 miles W of Louisville, Kentucky
County Spencer
Standard Zip Codes 47579
Phone Area Codes 812
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.12
Longitude -86.914

Santa Claus Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.2 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 41 F
Apr Temp 44 to 68 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 46 to 70 F
Annual Precip 46.6 inches
Distance 20.1 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 41 F
Apr Temp 44 to 68 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 70 F
Annual Precip 47.1 inches
Station PAOLI
Distance 37.8 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 65 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 40 to 68 F
Annual Precip 47.5 inches
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Santa Claus Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,041 100%
Male 996 48.8%
Female 1,045 51.2%
Under 18 599 29.3%
18+ 1,442 70.7%
65+ 188 9.2%
Median Age 35.4
Average Family Size 3.05
White 2,025 99.2%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 9 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 4 0.2%
Mixed Race 3 0.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 14 0.7%

Estimated Santa Claus Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,283
Growth 242
Growth % 11.9%

Santa Claus 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
German 51.3%
English 12.4%
US/American 10.8%
Irish 5.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.8%
French (except Basque) 3.8%
Norwegian 1.8%
Polish 1.7%
Italian 1.1%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Scottish 0.9%
Swiss 0.9%
Canadian 0.6%
Danish 0.5%
Greek 0.5%
Czech 0.4%
Dutch 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Swedish 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
European 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Christmas Lake Village (47579)

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)
Santa Claus 2,041 $61,991
Chrisney 544 $45,000
Dale 1,568 $42,969
Ferdinand 2,277 $52,065
Gentryville 262 $41,750
Huntingburg 5,598 $41,925
Troy 392 $32,708
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