West Baden Springs, Indiana

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West Baden Springs, Indiana

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High Points

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

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Affordability of Rents
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Top 1% trophy West Baden Springs Affordability of Rents
Racial Diversity
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Top 14% West Baden Springs Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of West Baden Springs, Indiana

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 4
Average Household Size 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 6 5
Median Family Income 5 4
People in Middle Class or Better 4 2
College Educated Adults 4 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 6 6
Short Commute Times 4 4
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Housing Recently Built 8 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 6
People Living Alone 5 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 5

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West Baden Springs Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 41 miles S of Bloomington, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 50 miles NW of Louisville, Kentucky
County Orange
Standard Zip Codes 47469
Phone Area Codes 812
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.565
Longitude -86.611

West Baden Springs Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station PAOLI
Distance 7 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
Distance 12.4 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 40 to 65 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 68 F
Annual Precip 47.6 inches
Distance 22.2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 37 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 67 F
Annual Precip 45.1 inches
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West Baden Springs Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 618 100%
Male 298 48.2%
Female 320 51.8%
Under 18 134 21.7%
18+ 484 78.3%
65+ 98 15.9%
Median Age 40.3
Average Family Size 2.88
White 584 94.5%
African-American 13 2.1%
Asian 5 0.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.8%
Other 7 1.1%
Mixed Race 4 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 19 3.1%

Estimated West Baden Springs Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 615
Growth -3
Growth % -0.5%

West Baden Springs 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
US/American 52.5%
English 14.9%
German 12.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.3%
Irish 3.5%
European 1.9%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
Polish 1.1%
Scottish 1.1%
Swiss 0.8%
Canadian 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.5%
Dutch 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Abbey Dell (47469)
Northwest (47469)
Prospect (47469)
Roland (47469)

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)
West Baden Springs 618 $40,357
Birdseye 465 $45,125
French Lick 1,941 $36,583
Mitchell 4,567 $33,415
Orleans 2,273 $35,150
Paoli 3,844 $34,412
Shoals 807 $31,964
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