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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.


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$60,388
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$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
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Local landmarks include a 22-foot-high granite statue of Santa
Santa Claus attractions: Holiday World theme park

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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.

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36% of Santa Claus residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Santa Claus, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $615.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,065.


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Spencer County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Santa Claus political report.

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The average commute time for Santa Claus workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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