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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Wabash demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Wabash 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 46992 ZIP code.
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.
11% of Wabash residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Wabash include Downtown Wabash Historic District, Wabash Residential Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Wabash, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $333. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $670.
Libraries in Wabash include Wabash Carnegie Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Wabash include Wabash Plain Dealer
Wabash County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wabash political report.
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.
Hotels in Wabash include Holiday Inn Express.
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