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Mishawaka, Indiana

Mishawaka is a city located in St. Joseph County, Indiana. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 46,557.



Mishawaka is located at 41°40'3" North, 86°10'17" West (41.667498, -86.171253).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 41.6 km² (16.0 mi²). 40.7 km² (15.7 mi²) of it is land and 0.9 km² (0.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.12% water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 46,557 people, 20,248 households, and 11,642 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,144.2/km² (2,963.3/mi²). There are 21,572 housing units at an average density of 530.2/km² (1,373.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 91.58% White, 3.56% African American, 0.43% Native American, 1.39% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.06% from other races, and 1.93% from two or more races. 2.79% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 20,248 households out of which 28.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.2% are married couples living together, 13.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 42.5% are non-families. 35.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.23 and the average family size is 2.92.

In the city the population is spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 11.8% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 89.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 85.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $33,986, and the median income for a family is $41,947. Males have a median income of $33,878 versus $23,672 for females. The per capita income for the city is $18,434. 9.9% of the population and 7.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 11.7% of those under the age of 18 and 7.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Other Info

The only Hummer H1 and H2 manufacturing plants are located here.

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Last updated: 05-16-2005 21:22:29