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    NSWC Crane Division, IN Local Information

    NSWC Crane Division is located in Crane, Indiana, in Martin County. Crane has a very small population of 185 people. Nearby communities include Bloomfield (population 2,405), Bedford (13,410), Loogootee (2,750), and Odon (1,355). Other areas within 30-40 miles of base are Worthington (1,460), Linton (5,410), and Washington (11,510). Bloomington is the closest major city, with a population of 80,405.

    Local Housing Rental Prices: The average price to rent a home in the Crane-Bloomfield area ranges from $300 to $650, with a median of about $475 a month.

    Local Housing Purchase Prices: The average cost to purchase a home in Martin County is $88,600. There are many different counties located right around base; Daviess County averages about $102,700, while Green County is $88,100, all compared to $123,400 for Indiana.

    Short Description of the Area: Many of the towns and communities around Crane Division are close to each other but may be in separate counties. Martin, Daviess, and Greene Counties are all a part of the Bloomington metropolitan greater area. Crane is located in southwestern Indiana, just 35 miles southwest of Bloomington and 84 miles southwest of Indianapolis, the capital city. Indiana is bordered by Illinois to the west, Ohio to the east, Tennessee to the south, and Michigan and the Great Lakes region on its north side.

    Climate and Weather: The average temperature in July in Crane is about 76 degrees Fahrenheit, with a high of 87. In January, the average is 30 degrees with lows near 20. This area receives an average amount of rain, about 45 inches per year, and nearly 14 inches of snow from December to March. Snow storms can dump large amount of snow in a very short window of time here. Tornadoes are much more frequent here than in the rest of the U.S., and, although they are less common than in Indiana as a whole, they can be serious and residents should be aware of the necessary precautions.