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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.

People

Total Population6,650
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens11.7%
Employed Population 16+3,108
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married59.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.9%
Median Earnings25+$0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$52,851
% Above Poverty Level89.1%
% Below Poverty Level10.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone23.6%
Median Gross Rent$572
Median House Value$123,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.3%
US/American0%
English3.8%
Irish6.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Nappanee Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 16 miles S of Elkhart, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City90 miles E of Chicago, Illinois
CountyElkhart
Metro AreaElkhart - Goshen
Standard Zip Codes46550
Phone Area Codes574
Time ZoneEastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude41.442
Longitude-86.001

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
Bourbon1,697$53,182
Bremen4,588$63,814
Etna Green751$51,250
Leesburg589$57,143
Milford1,683$52,083
Wakarusa2,024$68,500

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Nappanee Public Libraries

Library
Nappanee Pl
157 N MAIN ST
Nappanee, Indiana
(574) 773-7919
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Nappanee High Schools

NORTH WOOD HIGH SCHOOL
2101 N MAIN ST
574-773-4127
Serves 799 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

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