Wanatah, Indiana

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Wanatah, Indiana

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Wanatah Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Wanatah Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Wanatah Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Wanatah, Indiana

Comparing Wanatah 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
Male Share of the Population 9 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 8 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 6
Age of the Population 5 7
Racial Diversity 4 5
Senior Citizens 3 4
Female Share of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 7 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 9
People Above Poverty 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 8 8
College Educated Adults 6 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 10
Public Transportation Use 6 6
Short Commute Times 6 6
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 4
Housing Recently Built 5 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
People Living Alone 3 3
Affordability of Rents 2 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Wanatah Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 26 miles SE of Gary, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 49 miles SE of Chicago, Illinois
County La Porte
Standard Zip Codes 46390
Phone Area Codes 219
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.43
Longitude -86.89

Wanatah Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.6 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38 inches
Station LA PORTE
Distance 15.2 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 58 F
Jul Temp 65 to 83 F
Oct Temp 44 to 62 F
Annual Precip 40.8 inches
Distance 17.3 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 57 F
Jul Temp 64 to 82 F
Oct Temp 44 to 62 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches
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Wanatah Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,013 100%
Male 511 50.4%
Female 502 49.6%
Under 18 249 24.6%
18+ 764 75.4%
65+ 127 12.5%
Median Age 37.2
Average Family Size 2.95
White 993 98%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.3%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 13 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 21 2.1%

Estimated Wanatah Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 990
Growth -23
Growth % -2.3%

Wanatah 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 37.2%
US/American 9.8%
Irish 9.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.7%
English 8%
Polish 5.8%
Italian 2.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.7%
Hungarian 1.7%
Dutch 1.6%
Romanian 1.4%
Norwegian 1.2%
Czech 1.1%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
Scottish 1.1%
Lithuanian 1%
Yugoslavian 1%
Ukrainian 0.7%
Slovak 0.7%
European 0.5%
Arab/Arabic 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
Slavic 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Swedish 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
British 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Haskells (46390)
South Wanatah (46390)
Thomaston (46390)

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)
Wanatah 1,013 $54,554
Kingsbury 229 $53,438
Kingsford Heights 1,453 $34,000
Kouts 1,698 $50,819
La Crosse 561 $50,278
Valparaiso 27,428 $60,637
Westville 2,116 $44,524

Wanatah Public Libraries

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