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Attica is a city in Fountain County.

The community was named for the province of ancient Greece.

The latitude of Attica is 40.294N. The longitude is -87.248W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 545 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,473.


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Median household income
Local
$33,191
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Attica demographic reports
Attica is on the Wabash River.
George Hollingsworth platted the community in 1825 and began operating a ferry across the Wabash.

Industries prospering during the heyday of the Wabash & Erie Canal included farm-implement factories, a pork packer and a flour mill.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 29. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 8.3 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Potawatomi Festival - Sept. 14-16, 2007
  • Independence Heritage Festival - June 16-17, 2007
Dates often change. Check Attica web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Attica demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Fountain County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 47918 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

19% of Attica residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Attica ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Attica was $16,802, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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8% of Attica residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Attica include Brady Street Historic District, Old East Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Attica, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $324.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $697.


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Libraries in Attica include Attica Public Library ... View libraries

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Fountain County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Attica political report.

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The average commute time for Attica workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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