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Mishawaka is a city in Saint Joseph County, in the South Bend-Mishawaka metro area.

The community name derives from Potawatomi for "dead trees place"

The latitude of Mishawaka is 41.661N. The longitude is -86.158W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 719 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 48,396.


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Median household income
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$33,986
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Mishawaka demographic reports
Mishawaka is on the St. Joseph River
Uniroyal once employed more than 10,000 people here. The plant closed in 1997
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 314. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 6.5 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Gloria Jean's, Panera Bread, Starbucks
Colleges and universities: Bethel College
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.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 67

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25% of Mishawaka residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mishawaka ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mishawaka was $18,434, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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18% of Mishawaka residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Mishawaka, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $461.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $740.


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Libraries in Mishawaka include Bittersweet Branch Library, Mishawaka-Penn Public Library ... View libraries

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Saint Joseph County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mishawaka political report.

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The average commute time for Mishawaka workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 12 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Mishawaka between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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