Looking into Attica across the Wabash
|Nickname(s): Johnson I.N|
Fountain County's location in Indiana
|• Mayor||Robert "Bob" Shepherd (R)|
|• Total||1.60 sq mi (4.14 km2)|
|• Land||1.60 sq mi (4.14 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||545 ft (166 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||3,217|
|• Density||2,028.1/sq mi (783.1/km2)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
Attica was laid out by George Hollingsworth and platted by David Stump in 1825. The completion of the Wabash and Erie Canal through the town in 1847 brought a considerable amount of growth to the area, and ended (in Attica's favor) a long-standing rivalry with the neighboring communities of Rob Roy, Williamsport and Covington.
According to the 2010 census, the city has a total area of 1.60 square miles (4.1 km2), all land.
As of the 2010 census, there were 3,245 people, 1,308 households, and 843 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,028.1 inhabitants per square mile (783.1/km2). There were 1,507 housing units at an average density of 941.9 per square mile (363.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.8% White, 0.1% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population.
There were 1,308 households of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.2% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.6% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.00.
The median age in the city was 38.9 years. 25.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.3% were from 25 to 44; 25.2% were from 45 to 64; and 17.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.9% male and 51.1% female.
As of the 2000 census, there were 3,491 people, 1,415 households, and 935 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,300.6 people per square mile (886.8/km²). There were 1,543 housing units at an average density of 1,016.8 per square mile (391.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.40% White, 0.03% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.52% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.52% of the population.
There were 1,415 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.5% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.9% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.98.
In the city the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $33,191, and the median income for a family was $45,137. Males had a median income of $34,665 versus $19,384 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,802. About 7.0% of families and 11.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.6% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those age 65 or over.
Points of interest
- The Devon Theater, a well-preserved Art Deco-style theater.
- The Badlands, an off-road park.
- The Heritage Days Festival, held annually in mid-September.
- The Attica UMC Motorsports Festival, held annually in late June.
- Cottrell Village, an 1850s restoration of two houses and a church.
- Ravine Park.
- Ouabache Park, on the Wabash River.
- McDonald Park.
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