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Overview

Introduction to Nappanee, Indiana

Located in Elkhart county, Nappanee, Indiana, is 16 miles S of Elkhart, Indiana (center to center) and 90 miles E of Chicago, Illinois. The city is included in the Elkhart - Goshen metropolitan area.

Nappanee History

The community of Nappanee developed thanks to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and was founded in the year 1874. There is a large population of Amish farmers in the locality. According to some sources, the name Nappanee is derived from a word meaning "flour" (another interesting fact about this name is that every letter in it is repeated twice). The economy of Nappanee is largely dependent on agriculture.

Nappanee and nearby Attractions

  • Copshaholm House Museum & Historic Oliver Gardens
  • Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
  • Stauffer Park
  • Elkhart county Historical Museum
  • Mount Etna State Recreation Area
  • Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area

Things To Do In Nappanee

The city of Nappanee hosts the Apple Festival every year in September. The Elkhart County Historical Museum showcases the local history of the area. The Black Pine Animal Park or the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo are near the city. The Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area is in the area as well.

Nappanee Transportation

The Fort Wayne International Airport is the closest airport to the city.

Nappanee Higher Education

Schools for higher studies can be attended at the University of Notre Dame, the Indiana University-South Bend, and the Kalamazoo Valley Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,927
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens11.9%
Employed Population 16+3,355
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married54.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.2%
Median Earnings25+$36,751
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$37,833
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,344

Wealth

Median Family Income$55,588
% Above Poverty Level89.9%
% Below Poverty Level10.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone27.1%
Median Gross Rent$668
Median House Value$121,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.9%
Irish10.6%
Italian6.2%
English6.2%
Polish4%
Scottish2.4%
Swiss2.3%
Swedish1.7%
German1.4%
French Except Basque1.2%
Dutch1.1%
Ukrainian0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Latvian0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Moroccan0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Turkish0.2%
African0.2%
Arab0.2%
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Nappanee Almanac

CategoryValue
County Elkhart County
Standard Zip Codes46550
Phone Area Codes574
Time Zone
Approximate Latitude41.44
Approximate Longitude-85.98

Nappanee Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationGOSHEN 3 W
Distance9.6 miles
Jan Temp17 to 32 F
Apr Temp39 to 61 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 64 F
Annual Precip36.5 inches
StationLAKEVILLE
Distance15.1 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp38 to 59 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip0 inches
StationWARSAW
Distance16.1 miles
Jan Temp15 to 31 F
Apr Temp38 to 59 F
Jul Temp62 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip36.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bourbon1,840$56,016
Bremen4,548$60,064
Etna Green575$50,625
Leesburg760$68,125
Milford1,538$47,986
Wakarusa1,938$76,141

Nappanee Public Libraries

Nappanee Public Library
157 NORTH MAIN STREET
Nappanee, Indiana
(574) 773-7919

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Nappanee Public Schools

Nappanee Elementary School
755 E Van Buren St
ZIP: 46550
(574) 773-7421
Primary
Total Enrollment 397
North Wood High School
2101 N Main St
ZIP: 46550
(574) 773-4127
High
Total Enrollment 841
Woodview Elementary School
800 E Woodview Dr
ZIP: 46550
(574) 773-3117
Primary
Total Enrollment 515

Nappanee Private Schools

Corner View Parochial School
7022 W 1300 N
ZIP: 46550
Elementary
Total Enrollment 38
East Locke School
70701 County Road 3
ZIP: 46550
Elementary
Total Enrollment 40
Hepton School
9915 W Hepton Rd
ZIP: 46550
Elementary
Total Enrollment 26
Meadow Valley School
24390 County Road 46
ZIP: 46550
Elementary
Total Enrollment 27
Oak Grove School Amish
11049 Shively Rd
ZIP: 46550
Elementary
Total Enrollment 46
Pleasant Valley School
9324 W 1050 N
ZIP: 46550
Elementary
Total Enrollment 31
Sandy Ridge School
516 1st Rd
ZIP: 46550
Elementary
Total Enrollment 48
Sandy Ridge School K-8
30695 County Road 150
ZIP: 46550
Elementary
Total Enrollment 48
Sunny Meadow School
9664 W 1350 N
ZIP: 46550
Elementary
Total Enrollment 31
United Christian School
29522 County Road 52
ZIP: 46550
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 79
Weldy Amish School
72015 County Road 100
ZIP: 46550
Elementary
Total Enrollment 28
West Union Center School
25230 County Road 52
ZIP: 46550
Elementary
Total Enrollment 43
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