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Santa Claus is a town in Spencer County.
Townspeople had planned to call the community Santa Fe, but since there already was a town with that name and it was Christmas season, they chose Santa Claus instead
The latitude of Santa Claus is 38.12N. The longitude is -86.914W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 463 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,164.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Santa Claus demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Spencer 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 47579 ZIP code.
44% of Santa Claus residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Santa Claus ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Santa Claus was $23,957, compared with $21,587 nationally.
36% of Santa Claus residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Santa Claus, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $615. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,065.
Spencer County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Santa Claus political report.
The average commute time for Santa Claus workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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