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People

Total Population 2,024
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 22%
Employed Population 16+ 855
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 58.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $68,500
% Above Poverty Level 94.7%
% Below Poverty Level 5.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 24.3%
Median Gross Rent $631
Median House Value $123,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.5%
US/American 0%
English 7.4%
Irish 6.6%

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

Wakarusa Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles S of Elkhart, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 87 miles E of Chicago, Illinois
County Elkhart
Metro Area Elkhart - Goshen
Standard Zip Codes 46573
Phone Area Codes 574
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.536
Longitude -86.02

Wakarusa 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 7.2 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 12.7 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 22.4 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
Bremen 4,588 $63,814
Elkhart 52,354 $40,450
Goshen 32,946 $46,062
Mishawaka 48,121 $47,440
Nappanee 6,650 $52,851
Osceola 2,711 $63,603

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

Wakarusa Public Libraries

Library
Wakarusa-olive & Harrison Twp Pl
124 N ELKHART ST
Wakarusa, Indiana
(574) 862-2465

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