Wabash, Indiana Population 2021

9,779
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Wabash is a city located in Wabash County Indiana. It is also the county seat of Wabash County. With a 2020 population of 9,779, it is the 84th largest city in Indiana and the 3149th largest city in the United States . Wabash is currently declining at a rate of -0.82% annually and its population has decreased by -8.32% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,666 in 2010. Wabash reached it's highest population of 13,379 in 1970. Spanning over 10 miles, Wabash has a population density of 1,015 people per square mile.

The average household income in Wabash is $56,946 with a poverty rate of 15.76%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $663 per month, and the median house value is $82,400. The median age in Wabash is 41.3 years, 38.5 years for males, and 43.2 years for females.

Wabash Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Wabash was:

  • White: 96.69%
  • Two or more races: 1.41%
  • Other race: 0.76%
  • Black or African American: 0.49%
  • Asian: 0.39%
  • Native American: 0.27%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Wabash, Indiana is 9,779 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 10,022.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 10,666.

Wabash, Indiana Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202130,592-202-0.66%
202030,794-202-0.66%
201930,996-202-0.65%
201831,198-182-0.58%
201731,380-133-0.42%
201631,513-347-1.10%
201531,860-240-0.75%
201432,100-169-0.53%
201332,269-117-0.36%
201232,386-181-0.56%
201132,567-281-0.86%
201032,8480.00%

Wabash Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,75596.69%
Two or More Races1421.41%
Some Other Race770.76%
Black or African American490.49%
Asian390.39%
American Indian and Alaska Native270.27%
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Wabash Population by Race

Wabash Population Pyramid $2021

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Wabash Median Age

41.3


Total

38.5


Male

43.2


Female

Wabash Adults

There are 8,103 adults, (2,013 of whom are seniors) in Wabash.

Wabash Age Dependency

65.7

Age Dependency Ratio

33.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Wabash Sex Ratio

Female

5,305

52.58%

Male

4,784

47.42%

Wabash Population by Age

Wabash Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wabash Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.6%20.4%
Male72.9%27.1%
All66.5%33.5%
Non Family56.7%43.3%
Female49.9%50.1%

66.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wabash Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,5742.1266.5
Married1,9612.7679.6
Non Family1,8741.2356.7
Female5252.7349.9
Male2142.6672.9

2.66

Average Family Size

2.12

Average Household Size

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Wabash Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3044.28%
9th to 12th Grade6168.67%
High School Graduate3,26745.96%
Some College1,40919.82%
Associates Degree5357.53%
Bachelors Degree6388.98%
Graduate Degree3394.77%
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Wabash Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wabash Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White6,7705,894917
Hispanic12510220
2+ Races116995
Other Race635312
Black4339
Native American272715
Asian272720

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 74.07%.

Wabash Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,067$40,893$24,892
Less Than 9th Grade$26,667$35,213$16,023
High School Graduate$29,914$40,039$21,483
Some College$36,458$46,402$32,167
Bachelors Degree$33,594$51,181$29,665
Graduate Degree$38,854$61,538$

$33,067

Average Earnings

$40,893

Average Male

$24,892

Average Female

Wabash Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wabash Language by Age

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Wabash Language

96.53% of Wabash residents speak only English, while 3.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.11% of the population.

Wabash Language

Wabash Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White9,1681,48516.20%
Hispanic1841910.33%
Black35720.00%

15.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.64%

Male Poverty Rate

18.62%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wabash

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wabash is Black, with 20.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wabash is Hispanic, with 10.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.17%.

Wabash Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.19%
High School14.14%
Some College5.82%
Bachelors or Greater2.58%

Wabash Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed32.28%
Male Unemployed16.28%
Female Employed11.22%
Male Employed8.25%

Wabash Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wabash Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$44,973$56,946
Families$54,827$65,378
Married Families$62,736-
Non Families$32,873$41,907
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Income by Household Type

Wabash Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.7%

Male Marriage Rate

45.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Wabash Married by Age and Sex

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Wabash Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Wabash Marital Status by Race

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Wabash Marital Status

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645

Number of Veterans

610

Male Veterans

35

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam255
Second Gulf War115
Korea43
First Gulf War37
World War II

Wabash Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74181
75+153
18 to 34113
55 to 64110
35 to 5488

Wabash Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6388.16%
Asian725.93%

Wabash Veterans by Race

Wabash Veterans by Education

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11.02%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.80%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wabash Veterans by Education

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62%

Labor Force Participation

58.6%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Wabash Employment by Age

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Wabash Employment by Race

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Wabash Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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79.45%

Born in Wabash

99.26%

Native Born

0.74%

Foreign Born

0.38%

Non Citizen

0.37%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.26% of Wabash residents were born in the United States, with 79.45% having been born in Indiana. 0.38% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Wabash Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20219,779-81-0.82%
20209,860-81-0.81%
20199,941-81-0.81%
201810,022-69-0.68%
201710,091-49-0.48%
201610,140-122-1.19%
201510,262-96-0.93%
201410,358-74-0.71%
201310,432-54-0.51%
201210,486-58-0.55%
201110,544-105-0.99%
201010,649-1,094-0.97%
200011,743-384-0.32%
199012,127-858-0.68%
198012,985-394-0.30%
197013,3797580.58%
196012,6212,0001.74%
195010,6219680.96%
19409,6538130.88%
19308,840-1,032-1.10%
19209,8721,1851.29%
19108,687690.08%
19008,6183,5135.38%
18905,1051,3053.00%
18803,8009192.81%
18702,8810.00%

Wabash Population by Year