South Haven, Indiana

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South Haven is a census-designated place and an unincorporated village in Portage Township, Porter County, Indiana, United States. The population was 5,619 at the 2000 census.



South Haven is located at 41°32′37″N 87°8′12″W / 41.54361°N 87.13667°W / 41.54361; -87.13667 (41.543582, -87.136592)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,619 people, 1,906 households, and 1,538 families residing in the village. The population density was 4,515.3 people per square mile (1,749.6/km²). There were 1,956 housing units at an average density of 1,571.8/sq mi (609.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.85% White, 0.37% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 1.05% from other races, and 1.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.16% of the population.

There were 1,906 households out of which 39.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.8% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.3% were non-families. 15.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.95 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the village the population was spread out with 29.1% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 7.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 95.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $52,583, and the median income for a family was $54,875. Males had a median income of $41,003 versus $23,283 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,112. About 3.2% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.7% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.

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