Wakarusa, Indiana Population 2024

2,002

Wakarusa is a city located in Elkhart County Indiana. Wakarusa has a 2024 population of 2,002. Wakarusa is currently growing at a rate of 0.05% annually and its population has increased by 0.25% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,997 in 2020.

The average household income in Wakarusa is $95,404 with a poverty rate of 8.73%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Wakarusa is 37.5 years, 34.3 years for males, and 38.5 years for females.

Wakarusa Demographics

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

  • White: 89.15%
  • Other race: 4.54%
  • Asian: 2.29%
  • Black or African American: 2.09%
  • Two or more races: 1.69%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.24%
  • Native American:
State
Indiana
Land Area (mi²)
2.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
908.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.25% (5)
The current population of Wakarusa, Indiana is 2,002 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,997.

Wakarusa, Indiana Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,21889.15%
Other race1134.54%
Asian572.29%
Black or African American522.09%
Two or more races421.69%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander60.24%
Native American
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White

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Wakarusa Population by Race

Wakarusa Population Pyramid 2024

Wakarusa Median Age

37.5

Total

34.3

Male

38.5

Female

Wakarusa Adults

There are 1,821 adults, (387 of whom are seniors) in Wakarusa.

Wakarusa Age Dependency

73.5

Age Dependency Ratio

27

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Wakarusa Sex Ratio

Female1,27751.33%
Male1,21148.67%

Wakarusa Population by Age

Wakarusa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7493.1484.415.6
Married4443.584.915.1
Non Family1791.187624
Female1154.7795.74.3
Male113.5581.818.2
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3.61

Average Family Size

3.14

Average Household Size

84.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wakarusa Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Wakarusa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wakarusa Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 32.86%.

Wakarusa Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$51,974

Average Earnings

$65,152

Average Male

$34,947

Average Female

Wakarusa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wakarusa Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wakarusa Language

91.52% of Wakarusa residents speak only English, while 8.48% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.26% of the population.

Wakarusa Language

Wakarusa Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,9971306.51%
Other1137566.37%
Hispanic2137535.21%
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8.73%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.25%

Male Poverty Rate

5.3%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wakarusa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wakarusa is Other, with 66.37% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wakarusa is White, with 6.51% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.08%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.18%.

Wakarusa Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade49.72%
High School8.61%
Some College2.02%
Bachelors or Greater0.71%
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Wakarusa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed61.48%
Female Unemployed27.27%
Male Employed2.59%
Female Employed2.39%
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Wakarusa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wakarusa Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wakarusa Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.1%

Male Marriage Rate

48.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Wakarusa Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 45-54.

Wakarusa Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wakarusa Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

69

Number of Veterans

69

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Wakarusa Veterans by War

count

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Wakarusa Veterans by Age

count

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Wakarusa Veterans by Race

Wakarusa Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

20.93%

Veteran Poverty Rate

58.14%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wakarusa Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

69.4%

Labor Force Participation

61.8%

Employment Rate

11%

Unemployment Rate

Wakarusa Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wakarusa Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wakarusa Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

81.55%

Born in Wakarusa

98.03%

Native Born

1.97%

Foreign Born

0.16%

Non Citizen

1.81%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.03% of Wakarusa residents were born in the United States, with 81.55% having been born in Indiana. 0.16% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Wakarusa Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,00710.05%
20282,00610.05%
20272,00510.05%
20262,00410.05%
20252,00310.05%
20242,00210.05%
20232,00110.05%
20222,00010.05%
20211,99920.1%
20201,9971518.18%
20191,84690.49%
20181,837110.6%
20171,82680.44%
20161,81870.39%
20151,811170.95%
20141,794120.67%
20131,782130.73%
20121,76960.34%
20111,76370.4%
20101,756
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Wakarusa Population by Year