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Wabash is a city in Wabash County.

It is the county seat.

The community name derives from Indian term for "water over white stones."
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named Wabash. For links to other places called Wabash, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Wabash is 40.797N. The longitude is -85.82W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 712 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,380.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$34,401
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Wabash demographic reports
Wabash is on the Wabash River.
Wabash claims to be the first city in the world to be lighted by electricity.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 4. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.3 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Strawberry Fest - June 9, 2007
  • Paradise Arts Festival - Sept. 15-16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Wabash web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Wabash County Historical Museum
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.)
Quotes:
Oh, the moonlight's fair tonight along the Wabash, / From the fields there comes a breath of new mown hay, / Through the sycamores the candlelights are gleaming / On the banks of the Wabash far away.
-- On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away
Paul Dresser

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Ancestry & family history

29% of Wabash residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wabash ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wabash was $18,210, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

11% of Wabash residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Wabash include Downtown Wabash Historic District, Wabash Residential Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Wabash, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $333.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $670.


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Libraries in Wabash include Wabash Carnegie Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Wabash include Wabash Plain Dealer

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

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The average commute time for Wabash workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Wabash between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Wabash include Holiday Inn Express.

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DUPLICATE NAMES
Other IN communities named Wabash:
  �Adams County township
  �Fountain County township
  �Gibson County township
  �Jay County township
  �Parke County township
  �Tippecanoe County township

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“ Oh, the moonlight's fair tonight along the Wabash, / From the fields there comes a breath of new mown hay, / Through the sycamores the candlelights are gleaming / On the banks of the Wabash far away. ”
~ On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away
Paul Dresser

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