is a city located in Wabash County, Indiana
. As of the 2000
census, the city had a total population of 11,743. The city is the county seat
of Wabash County6
On February 2
the first electric streetlight was installed in this city.
Geography\nWabash is located at 40°48'3" North, 85°49'38" West (40.800799, -85.827163)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of 23.7 km²
). 23.1 km² (8.9 mi²) of it is land and 0.6 km² (0.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.73% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 11,743 people, 4,799 households, and 3,100 families residing in the city. The population density
is 509.4/km² (1,319.0/mi²). There are 5,136 housing units at an average density of 222.8/km² (576.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 96.85% White, 0.37% African American
, 1.06% Native American
, 0.51% Asian
, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. 1.46% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 4,799 households out of which 29.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% are married couples living together, 11.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% are non-families. 30.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.36 and the average family size is 2.95.
In the city the population is spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 91.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $34,401, and the median income for a family is $44,016. Males have a median income of $32,324 versus $21,274 for females. The per capita income for the city is $18,210. 9.3% of the population and 7.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 12.5% are under the age of 18 and 8.8% are 65 or older.