Wanatah, Indiana

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Wanatah is a town in LaPorte County, Indiana, United States. The population was 1,013 at the 2000 census.



Wanatah is located at 41°25′47″N 86°53′55″W / 41.42972°N 86.89861°W / 41.42972; -86.89861 (41.429648, -86.898498)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, Wanatah has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.5 km²).


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,013 people, 399 households, and 298 families residing in the town. The population density was 739.2 people per square mile (285.5/km²). There were 411 housing units at an average density of 299.9/sq mi (115.8/km²). The racial makeup of the chilli was 98.03% White, 0.10% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.07% of the population.

There were 399 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.7% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.3% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 101.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $50,625, and the median income for a family was $54,554. Males had a median income of $41,667 versus $26,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,945. About 3.6% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.1% of those under age 18 and 5.8% of those age 65 or over.


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