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People

Total Population 1,076
Male Share of the Population 47.5%
Female Share of the Population 52.5%
Senior Citizens 15.8%
Employed Population 16+ 495
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 57.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.8%
Median Earnings25+ $40,078
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $6,518
Median Earnings With High School Degree $41,389

Wealth

Median Family Income $69,286
% Above Poverty Level 86.5%
% Below Poverty Level 13.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 24.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,060
Median House Value $132,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.6%
US/American 0%
English 9.5%
Irish 15.3%

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

Notes:

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

Station WANATAH 2 WNW
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
Station INDIANA DUNES NAT LKSHR
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Kingsbury 381 $70,481
Kingsford Heights 1,558 $50,577
Kouts 1,992 $65,066
La Crosse 671 $53,250
Valparaiso 31,745 $66,680

Wanatah Public Libraries

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104 N MAIN ST
Wanatah, Indiana
(219) 733-9303

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