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Overview

Introduction to Mishawaka, Indiana

Mishawaka, Indiana is 5 miles E of South Bend, Indiana and 78 miles E of Chicago, Illinois. It is in St Joseph county. The city is part of the South Bend metro area.

Mishawaka History

Mishawaka is also known as the Princess City. It was named after Princess Mishawaka, who was the daughter of a Shawnee Chief named Elkhart. Early white settlers arrived in this area in 1830s. They were attracted by the bog iron deposits that were discovered here. In 1831, these settlers established the town of St. Joseph Ironworks. In 1833, St. Joseph Ironworks and three other small towns were merged together and incorporated as Mishawaka.

Mishawaka and nearby Attractions

  • Morris Park Country Club
  • Shiojiri Garden
  • South Bend Regional Museum of Art
  • Copshaholm House Museum & Historic Oliver Gardens
  • Beutter Park
  • Beiger Mansion

Things To Do In Mishawaka

Mishawaka has 27 parks with facilities for golf, exercising and fishing. The city also has an Olympic size swimming pool and an ice skating rink. Mishawaka plays host to one of the country's largest and oldest wiffleball tournaments, the World Wiffleball Championship. There are a number of museums in the city that are dedicated to art and history.

Mishawaka Transportation

South Bend Regional can be reached in a few minutes.

Mishawaka Higher Education

Bethel College is the local college. Options in the neighboring areas include the University of Notre Dame and Indiana University-South Bend.

Demographics

People

Total Population48,234
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens15.2%
Employed Population 16+23,197
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married38.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.7%
Median Earnings25+$29,673
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,212
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,046

Wealth

Median Family Income$48,449
% Above Poverty Level82.6%
% Below Poverty Level17.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation1.9%

Housing

People Living Alone38.8%
Median Gross Rent$709
Median House Value$92,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.9%
Irish13.5%
Polish9%
English6.9%
Italian5.1%
Hungarian3.1%
Belgian2.6%
French Except Basque2.5%
Dutch2.1%
Swedish1.5%
Scottish1.3%
African0.9%
Norwegian0.8%
Russian0.7%
Arab0.6%
Canadian0.5%
German0.5%
Lebanese0.4%
Greek0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Kenyan0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Croatian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Mishawaka Almanac

CategoryValue
County St. Joseph County
Standard Zip Codes46544, 46545
P.O. Box Zip Codes46546
Phone Area Codes574
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Indianapolis
Approximate Latitude41.66
Approximate Longitude-86.16

Mishawaka Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSOUTH BEND RGNL AP
Distance9.9 miles
Jan Temp16 to 31 F
Apr Temp38 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip39.7 inches
StationLAKEVILLE
Distance10.6 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp38 to 59 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip0 inches
StationEAU CLAIRE 4 NE
Distance25.2 miles
Jan Temp17 to 31 F
Apr Temp38 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp44 to 62 F
Annual Precip36.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Argos1,914$55,398
Elkhart52,378$41,314
Lakeville841$52,917
Osceola2,468$64,261
South Bend101,037$42,669
Wakarusa2,030$70,625

Mishawaka Public Libraries

Mishawaka-penn-harris Public Library
209 LINCOLN WAY EAST
Mishawaka, Indiana
(574) 259-5277

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Mishawaka Hospitals

Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
5215 Holy Cross Pkwy
(574) 335-5000
Rivercrest Specialty Hospital
(Proprietary)
1625 E Jefferson Blvd
(574) 255-1400
Unity Medical And Surgical Hospital
(Proprietary)
4455 Edison Lakes Pkwy
(574) 231-6800
Kindred Hospital Northern Indiana
(Proprietary)
215 W 4th St Ste 200
(574) 252-2000

Mishawaka Public Schools

Twin Branch Elementary School
3810 Lincoln Way E
ZIP: 46544
(574) 254-3500
Primary
Total Enrollment 348
Emmons Elementary School
1306 S Main St
ZIP: 46544
(574) 254-4600
Primary
Total Enrollment 390
Fred J Hums Elementary School
3208 Harrison Rd
ZIP: 46544
(574) 254-3800
Primary
Total Enrollment 323
Joint Service Campus Program
1411 Lincolnway West
ZIP: 46544
(574) 259-5666
Other
Total Enrollment 84
Meadow's Edge Elementary Sch
16333 Kern Rd
ZIP: 46544
(574) 255-9347
Primary
Total Enrollment 350
Beiger Elementary School
1600 E Third St
ZIP: 46544
(574) 254-4700
Primary
Total Enrollment 583
Virgil I Grissom Middle Sch
13881 Kern Rd
ZIP: 46544
(574) 633-4061
Middle
Total Enrollment 599
Mishawaka High School
1202 Lincolnway E
ZIP: 46544
(574) 254-7300
High
Total Enrollment 1446
Lasalle Elementary School
1511 Milburn Blvd
ZIP: 46544
(574) 254-4800
Primary
Total Enrollment 444
Elm Road Elementary School
59400 Elm Rd
ZIP: 46544
(574) 259-3743
Primary
Total Enrollment 504
Penn High School
56100 Bittersweet Rd
ZIP: 46545
(574) 259-7961
High
Total Enrollment 3376
Elsie Rogers Elem Sch
56219 Currant Rd
ZIP: 46545
(574) 259-5231
Primary
Total Enrollment 284
Battell Elementary School
715 E Broadway
ZIP: 46545
(574) 254-3900
Primary
Total Enrollment 241
Walt Disney Elementary School
4015 N Filbert Rd
ZIP: 46545
(574) 259-2486
Primary
Total Enrollment 438
Schmucker Middle School
56045 Bittersweet Rd
ZIP: 46545
(574) 259-5661
Middle
Total Enrollment 931
Bittersweet Elementary School
55860 Bittersweet
ZIP: 46545
(574) 259-6341
Primary
Total Enrollment 433
Liberty Elementary School
600 E Pregel Dr
ZIP: 46545
(574) 254-3700
Primary
Total Enrollment 457
John J Young Middle School
1801 N Main St
ZIP: 46545
(574) 254-3600
Middle
Total Enrollment 752

Mishawaka Private Schools

Queen Of Peace School
4508 Vistula Rd
ZIP: 46544
Elementary
Total Enrollment 192
Bais Yaakov Of Indiana
225 W 8th St
ZIP: 46544
Secondary
Total Enrollment 14
Mishawaka Catholic School
230 S Spring St
ZIP: 46544
Elementary
Total Enrollment 376
South Bend Hebrew Day School
206 W 8th St
ZIP: 46544
Elementary
Total Enrollment 99
Marian High School
1311 S Logan St
ZIP: 46544
Secondary
Total Enrollment 720
The Montessori Academy At Edison Lakes
530 E Day Rd
ZIP: 46545
Elementary
Total Enrollment 111
Covenant Christian School
54790 Fir Rd
ZIP: 46545
Elementary
Total Enrollment 91
First Baptist Christian School
724 N Main St
ZIP: 46545
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 70
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