Wakarusa, Indiana Population 2021

1,870
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Wakarusa is a city located in Elkhart County Indiana. With a 2020 population of 1,870, it is the 213th largest city in Indiana and the 7866th largest city in the United States . Wakarusa is currently growing at a rate of 0.54% annually and its population has increased by 6.37% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,758 in 2010. Wakarusa reached it's highest population of 1,870 in 2021. Spanning over 2 miles, Wakarusa has a population density of 848 people per square mile.

The average household income in Wakarusa is $87,507 with a poverty rate of 5.86%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $740 per month, and the median house value is $150,300. The median age in Wakarusa is 34.9 years, 34.1 years for males, and 37.8 years for females.

Wakarusa Demographics

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

  • White: 93.77%
  • Asian: 3.68%
  • Black or African American: 1.28%
  • Two or more races: 0.92%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.26%
  • Other race: 0.10%
  • Native American: 0.00%
The current population of Wakarusa, Indiana is 1,870 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,840.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,758.

Wakarusa, Indiana Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,83593.77%
Asian723.68%
Black or African American251.28%
Two or More Races180.92%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander50.26%
Some Other Race20.10%
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Wakarusa Population by Race

Wakarusa Population Pyramid $2021

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Wakarusa Median Age

34.9


Total

34.1


Male

37.8


Female

Wakarusa Adults

There are 1,441 adults, (366 of whom are seniors) in Wakarusa.

Wakarusa Age Dependency

82

Age Dependency Ratio

34

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48

Child Dependency Ratio

Wakarusa Sex Ratio

Female

994

50.79%

Male

963

49.21%

Wakarusa Population by Age

Wakarusa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wakarusa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male88.6%11.4%
Married86.3%13.7%
All79.3%20.7%
Female68.9%31.1%
Non Family63.2%36.8%

79.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wakarusa Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6152.9779.3
Married3803.5986.3
Non Family1551.1663.2
Female453.5868.9
Male353.4988.6

3.5

Average Family Size

2.97

Average Household Size

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Wakarusa Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade725.77%
9th to 12th Grade1249.94%
High School Graduate44235.42%
Some College19415.54%
Associates Degree786.25%
Bachelors Degree25820.67%
Graduate Degree806.41%
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Wakarusa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wakarusa Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,142981322
Asian41296
Hispanic29142
Black21148
2+ Races1514
Other Race222

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

Wakarusa Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,317$50,694$32,198
Less Than 9th Grade$32,292$42,500$2,500
High School Graduate$44,167$51,250$35,357
Some College$40,000$52,500$30,000
Bachelors Degree$47,563$51,250$40,469
Graduate Degree$50,313$52,500$46,250

$43,317

Average Earnings

$50,694

Average Male

$32,198

Average Female

Wakarusa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wakarusa Language by Age

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Wakarusa Language

90.03% of Wakarusa residents speak only English, while 9.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 4.37% of the population.

Wakarusa Language

Wakarusa Poverty by Race

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5.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.08%

Male Poverty Rate

4.62%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wakarusa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wakarusa is White, with 6.45% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wakarusa is White, with 6.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.90%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 5.11%.

Wakarusa Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.20%
High School2.74%
Some College2.21%
Bachelors or Greater0.94%

Wakarusa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed3.19%
Male Employed2.63%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Wakarusa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wakarusa Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$65,673$87,507
Families$79,167$102,051
Married Families$90,000-
Non Families$37,083$40,577
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Income by Household Type

Wakarusa Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.8%

Male Marriage Rate

52.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Wakarusa Married by Age and Sex

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Wakarusa Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Wakarusa Marital Status by Race

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Wakarusa Marital Status

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81

Number of Veterans

81

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam41
World War II19
Korea12
First Gulf War3
Second Gulf War

Wakarusa Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+34
65 to 7424
55 to 6417
35 to 546
18 to 34

Wakarusa Veterans by Age

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Wakarusa Veterans by Race

Wakarusa Veterans by Education

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4.92%

Veteran Poverty Rate

60.66%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wakarusa Veterans by Education

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65%

Labor Force Participation

60.3%

Employment Rate

7.3%

Unemployment Rate

Wakarusa Employment by Age

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Wakarusa Employment by Race

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Wakarusa 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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79.05%

Born in Wakarusa

96.42%

Native Born

3.58%

Foreign Born

1.18%

Non Citizen

2.40%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.42% of Wakarusa residents were born in the United States, with 79.05% having been born in Indiana. 1.18% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Wakarusa Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,870100.54%
20201,860100.54%
20191,850100.54%
20181,840120.66%
20171,82880.44%
20161,82090.50%
20151,811140.78%
20141,797130.73%
20131,784150.85%
20121,76970.40%
20111,76260.34%
20101,7560.00%

Wakarusa Population by Year