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Overview

Introduction to Gas City, Indiana

Gas City, Indiana, in Grant county, is 23 miles NW of Muncie, Indiana (center to center) and 57 miles NE of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Gas City History

Gas City, which is located along the Mississinewa River, was established as Harrisburg in May 1867, by Noah Harris. It was named because of the abundant natural gas found in 1887. Noah Harris founded the city, which was platted in 1867. The Gas City Land Company was established on March 21st, 1892, and a few days later the city was rechristened with its present name. Gas City post office was established on April 4th, 1892.

Gas City and Nearby Attractions

  • Gas City Petting Zoo
  • Fort Recovery
  • Fairmount Historical Museum
  • James Dean Birthplace & Gravesite
  • Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory
  • Pearson Mill State Recreation Area

Things To Do In Gas City

Gas City has a variety of recreational opportunities. Nearby attractions include Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, and the Indianapolis Zoo. The city has a 90-acre park called Eugene "Beaner" Linn Park, which offers opportunities for swimming, biking, picnicking, and hiking. Golfers may enjoy a game at Walnut Creek golf course. Historical sites in the area include, Fort Recovery, Seiberling Mansion, and Levi Coffin House. Local festivals of Gas City are Old Settler's Day, Ducktail Run, Gas City Christmas Lights, and Gas City Old Fashioned 4th.

Gas City Transportation

Fort Wayne International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Gas City Higher Education

Colleges nearby include Anderson University, Ball State University, and Huntington University.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,983
Male Share of the Population51.9%
Female Share of the Population48.1%
Senior Citizens17.7%
Employed Population 16+2,530
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married45.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher10.6%
Median Earnings25+$29,575
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$12,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,511

Wealth

Median Family Income$44,978
% Above Poverty Level81.1%
% Below Poverty Level18.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone31.1%
Median Gross Rent$761
Median House Value$79,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.3%
German13.1%
English12.6%
Irish10.9%
Dutch2.1%
Welsh0.8%
Scottish0.8%
French Except Basque0.7%
Swedish0.6%
Polish0.5%
African0.4%
Greek0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Italian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
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Gas City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Grant County
Standard Zip Codes46933
Phone Area Codes765
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Indianapolis
Approximate Latitude40.48
Approximate Longitude-85.6

Gas City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMARION 2 N
Distance7.2 miles
Jan Temp16 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip39 inches
StationPORTLAND 1 SW
Distance17.7 miles
Jan Temp15 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 64 F
Annual Precip37.2 inches
StationHARTFORD CITY 4 ESE
Distance17.7 miles
Jan Temp18 to 33 F
Apr Temp41 to 62 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp43 to 65 F
Annual Precip37.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fairmount2,908$55,150
Fowlerton333$40,781
Jonesboro1,471$46,000
Marion28,698$38,854
Sweetser1,337$58,333
Upland3,663$72,868

Gas City Public Libraries

Gas City-mill Township Public Library
135 EAST MAIN STREET
Gas City, Indiana
(765) 674-4718

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Gas City Public Schools

Grant County Special Ed Coop
426 E S 'a' St
ZIP: 46933
(765) 677-4410
Other
Mississinewa High School
1 Indian Trl
ZIP: 46933
(765) 674-2248
High
Total Enrollment 810
Northview Elementary School
725 E North 'h' St
ZIP: 46933
(765) 677-4400
Primary
Total Enrollment 740
R J Baskett Middle School
125 N Broadway St
ZIP: 46933
(765) 674-8536
Middle
Total Enrollment 618
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