Wabash, Indiana Population 2020

9,978

Wabash is a city located in Indiana. With a 2020 population of 9,978, it is the 79th largest city in Indiana and the 3104th largest city in the United States. Wabash is currently declining at a rate of -0.38% annually and its population has decreased by -6.45% 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 1,036 people per square mile.

The average household income in Wabash is $54,234 with a poverty rate of 16.73%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $648 per month, and the median house value is $78,300. The median age in Wabash is 40.1 years, 37.9 years for males, and 41.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 86.7 males.

Wabash Demographics

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

  • White: 95.72%
  • Two or more races: 2.04%
  • Other race: 1.15%
  • Asian: 0.47%
  • Black or African American: 0.42%
  • Native American: 0.20%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Wabash, Indiana is 9,978, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 10,054.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 10,666.

Wabash, Indiana Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202031,020-130-0.42%
201931,150-130-0.42%
201831,280-130-0.42%
201731,410-94-0.30%
201631,504-355-1.13%
201531,859-242-0.76%
201432,101-169-0.53%
201332,270-115-0.36%
201232,385-178-0.55%
201132,563-285-0.88%
201032,8480.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,74895.72%
Two or More Races2082.04%
Some Other Race1171.15%
Asian480.47%
Black or African American430.42%
American Indian and Alaska Native200.20%

Wabash Population Pyramid 2020

Wabash Median Age

40.1


Total

37.9


Male

41.5


Female

Wabash Adults

There are 8,032 adults, (1,999 of whom are seniors) in Wabash.

Wabash Age Dependency

68.8

Age Dependency Ratio

33.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Wabash Sex Ratio

Female

5,456

53.57%

Male

4,728

46.43%

Wabash Households and Families

Wabash Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Wabash Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.9%18.1%
Male75.9%24.1%
All65.8%34.2%
Non Family54.4%45.6%
Female48.1%51.9%

65.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,5482.1665.8
Married1,8942.7981.9
Non Family1,8191.1954.4
Female6612.8648.1
Male1742.6975.9

2.71

Average Family Size

2.16

Average Household Size

7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Wabash Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3394.81%
9th to 12th Grade6969.88%
High School Graduate3,13144.43%
Some College1,36919.43%
Associates Degree6449.14%
Bachelors Degree5808.23%
Graduate Degree2884.09%

Wabash Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White6,6525,695808
Multiple Races1581175
Hispanic14011423
Other Race877913
Black4038
Asian372822
Native American202010

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 59.46%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,374$38,173$22,878
Less Than High School$30,551$32,569$30,172
High School Grad$26,085$36,838$20,353
Some College$31,566$42,981$26,250
Bachelors Degree$33,445$69,250$31,420
Graduate Degree$34,219$73,281$

$30,374

Average Earnings

$38,173

Average Male

$22,878

Average Female

Wabash Language

Wabash Language by Age

Wabash Language

96.39% of Wabash residents speak only English, while 3.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.22% of the population.

Wabash Poverty

Wabash Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White9,1681,58117.24%
Hispanic2172411.06%
Asian48918.75%
Multiple20841.92%
Black3126.45%

16.73%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.99%

Male Poverty Rate

20.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wabash

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wabash is Asian, with 18.75% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wabash is Multiple, with 1.92% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.59%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.06%
High School10.41%
Some College7.88%
Bachelors or Greater2.77%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed35.16%
Female Employed12.38%
Male Unemployed9.73%
Male Employed8.89%

Wabash Income

Wabash Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$42,039$54,234
Families$51,213$65,324
Married Families$60,938-
Non Families$29,189$34,489

Wabash Marital Status

Wabash Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.9%

Male Marriage Rate

43.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Wabash Married by Age and Sex

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

Wabash Veterans

628

Number of Veterans

590

Male Veterans

38

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam247
Second Gulf War110
Korea93
First Gulf War30
World War II
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74195
75+166
18 to 34110
35 to 5479
55 to 6478
Name Veterans % of Total
White6228.12%
Asian616.22%

$Wabash Veterans by Education

11.16%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wabash Employment Status

63.4%

Labor Force Participation

59.8%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Wabash Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

79.03%

Born in Indiana

98.99%

Native Born

1.01%

Foreign Born

0.66%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.99% of Wabash residents were born in the United States, with 79.03% having been born in Indiana. 0.66% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20209,978-38-0.38%
201910,016-38-0.38%
201810,054-51-0.50%
201710,105-38-0.37%
201610,143-125-1.22%
201510,268-100-0.96%
201410,368-73-0.70%
201310,441-52-0.50%
201210,493-61-0.58%
201110,554-105-0.99%
201010,659-1,084-0.96%
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%