Wakarusa, Indiana Population 2020

1,854

Wakarusa is a city located in Indiana. With a 2020 population of 1,854, it is the 215th largest city in Indiana and the 7908th largest city in the United States. Wakarusa is currently growing at a rate of 0.43% annually and its population has increased by 5.46% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,758 in 2010. Spanning over 2 miles, Wakarusa has a population density of 841 people per square mile.

The average household income in Wakarusa is $89,413 with a poverty rate of 7.93%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $741 per month, and the median house value is $140,000. The median age in Wakarusa is 34.8 years, 34.3 years for males, and 37.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.0 males.

Wakarusa Demographics

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

  • White: 93.29%
  • Asian: 3.48%
  • Black or African American: 1.56%
  • Two or more races: 1.51%
  • Other race: 0.15%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Wakarusa, Indiana is 1,854, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,838.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,758.

Wakarusa, Indiana Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,85093.29%
Asian693.48%
Black or African American311.56%
Two or More Races301.51%
Some Other Race30.15%

Wakarusa Population Pyramid 2020

Wakarusa Median Age

34.8


Total

34.3


Male

37.1


Female

Wakarusa Adults

There are 1,455 adults, (360 of whom are seniors) in Wakarusa.

Wakarusa Age Dependency

81.1

Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Wakarusa Sex Ratio

Female

1,033

52.09%

Male

950

47.91%

Wakarusa Households and Families

Wakarusa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Wakarusa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male93.5%6.5%
Married87.6%12.4%
All78.1%21.9%
Non Family62.1%37.9%
Female49.1%50.9%

78.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6452.8778.1
Married3963.4787.6
Non Family1611.1462.1
Female573.3749.1
Male313.4293.5

3.39

Average Family Size

2.87

Average Household Size

3.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Wakarusa Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade836.66%
9th to 12th Grade1078.59%
High School Graduate42834.35%
Some College19915.97%
Associates Degree816.50%
Bachelors Degree26721.43%
Graduate Degree816.50%

Wakarusa Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,144988337
Asian41253
Hispanic27163
Multiple Races1918
Black1595
Other Race333

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%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,158$49,617$31,699
Less Than High School$36,042$44,167$2,500
High School Grad$37,150$48,566$27,500
Some College$46,250$52,969$30,417
Bachelors Degree$48,514$52,917$40,417
Graduate Degree$50,000$52,500$46,250

$43,158

Average Earnings

$49,617

Average Male

$31,699

Average Female

Wakarusa Language

Wakarusa Language by Age

Wakarusa Language

90.60% of Wakarusa residents speak only English, while 9.40% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 4.17% of the population.

Wakarusa Poverty

Wakarusa Poverty by Race

7.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.43%

Male Poverty Rate

8.40%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wakarusa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wakarusa is White, with 8.78% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wakarusa is White, with 8.78% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.86%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School15.70%
High School8.02%
Some College1.07%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Name Poverty
Female Employed5.20%
Male Employed2.53%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Wakarusa Income

Wakarusa Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$61,458$89,413
Families$78,864$104,917
Married Families$90,250-
Non Families$35,521$39,026

Wakarusa Marital Status

Wakarusa Marital Status

Marriage Rates

55.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.8%

Male Marriage Rate

50.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Wakarusa Married by Age and Sex

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

Wakarusa Veterans

85

Number of Veterans

85

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam47
World War II18
Korea10
First Gulf War3
Second Gulf War
Age Group Veterans
75+32
65 to 7432
55 to 6415
35 to 546
18 to 34

$Wakarusa Veterans by Education

4.84%

Veteran Poverty Rate

54.84%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wakarusa Employment Status

66%

Labor Force Participation

62.1%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Wakarusa 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

78.27%

Born in Indiana

96.27%

Native Born

3.73%

Foreign Born

1.36%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.27% of Wakarusa residents were born in the United States, with 78.27% having been born in Indiana. 1.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,85480.43%
20191,84680.44%
20181,83890.49%
20171,82980.44%
20161,82170.39%
20151,814160.89%
20141,798130.73%
20131,785130.73%
20121,77260.34%
20111,76670.40%
20101,7590.00%