Boston, Indiana

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Town of Boston, Indiana
Town
A downtown bank
A downtown bank
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 39°44′30″N 84°51′04″W / 39.74167°N 84.85111°W / 39.74167; -84.85111Coordinates: 39°44′30″N 84°51′04″W / 39.74167°N 84.85111°W / 39.74167; -84.85111
Country United States
State Indiana
County Wayne
Township Boston
Area[1]
 • Total 0.21 sq mi (0.54 km2)
 • Land 0.21 sq mi (0.54 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[2] 1,132 ft (345 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 138
 • Estimate (2012)[4] 137
 • Density 657.1/sq mi (253.7/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC-5)
ZIP code 47324
Area code 765
FIPS code[2][5] 18-06652
GNIS ID[2][5] 431367

Boston is a town in Boston Township, Wayne County, Indiana, United States. The population was 138 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Boston was originally called New Boston, and under the latter name was laid out and platted in 1832.[6] The first post office in Boston was established in 1837.[7]

Geography[edit]

Boston is located at 39°44′30″N 84°51′4″W / 39.74167°N 84.85111°W / 39.74167; -84.85111 (39.741571, -84.851098).[8]

According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 0.21 square miles (0.54 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 census,[3] there were 138 people, 60 households, and 41 families residing in the town. The population density was 657.1 inhabitants per square mile (253.7 /km2). There were 67 housing units at an average density of 319.0 per square mile (123.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.8% White, 0.7% Native American, and 1.4% Asian.

There were 60 households of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.7% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.68.

The median age in the town was 42 years. 22.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.7% were from 25 to 44; 26% were from 45 to 64; and 19.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 52.2% male and 47.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the 2000 census,[9] there were 177 people, 67 households, and 52 families residing in the town. The population density was 838.5 people per square mile (325.4/km²). There were 70 housing units at an average density of 331.6 per square mile (128.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.44% White, and 0.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.56% of the population.

There were 67 households out of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.7% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.9% were non-families. 17.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 34.5% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $50,625, and the median income for a family was $46,875. Males had a median income of $35,625 versus $20,179 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,852. None of the families and 2.5% of the population were living below the poverty line.

Notable person[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Places: Indiana". 2010 Census Gazetteer Files. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-04-21. 
  2. ^ a b c "Feature ID 431367". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved June 30, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 
  4. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  5. ^ a b "FIPS55 Data: Indiana". FIPS55 Data. United States Geological Survey. February 23, 2006. Retrieved June 30, 2014. 
  6. ^ Young, Andrew White (1872). History of Wayne County, Indiana, from Its First Settlement to the Present Time. R. Clarke & Company. p. 157. 
  7. ^ History of Wayne County, Indiana: Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Towns, Volume 2. Inter-State Publishing Company. 1884. p. 275. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.