Brooksburg, Indiana

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Town of Brooksburg, Indiana
Town
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 38°44′9″N 85°14′44″W / 38.73583°N 85.24556°W / 38.73583; -85.24556Coordinates: 38°44′9″N 85°14′44″W / 38.73583°N 85.24556°W / 38.73583; -85.24556
Country United States
State Indiana
County Jefferson
Township Milton
Area[1]
 • Total 0.11 sq mi (0.28 km2)
 • Land 0.10 sq mi (0.26 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 472 ft (144 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 81
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 81
 • Density 810.0/sq mi (312.7/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC-5)
FIPS code 18-08092[4]
GNIS feature ID 0449623[5]

Brooksburg is a town in Milton Township, Jefferson County, Indiana, United States. The population was 81 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Brooksburg was platted in 1843.[6] It was incorporated as a town on August 24, 1878.

Geography[edit]

Brooksburg is located at 38°44′9″N 85°14′44″W / 38.73583°N 85.24556°W / 38.73583; -85.24556 (38.735781, -85.245524)[7]. It is located on the south side of the Indian-Kentuck Creek just north of State Road 56 and just before the creek enters the Ohio River.

Brooksburg is home to some classic tobacco barns. Brooksburg also has some buildings dating back to the mid-to-late 19th century. One example is the "Webster" house (named after its original occupants) that was built in the 1870s. This house is now owned by the Fisher family who have resided there for many years and own much of the land in the surrounding area, including four houses in the town itself.

According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 0.11 square miles (0.28 km2), of which 0.10 square miles (0.26 km2) (or 90.91%) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.026 km2) (or 9.09%) is water.[8]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 81 people, 32 households, and 19 families residing in the town. The population density was 810.0 inhabitants per square mile (312.7 /km2). There were 39 housing units at an average density of 390.0 per square mile (150.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.8% White and 1.2% African American.

There were 32 households of which 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.3% were married couples living together, 15.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 12.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.6% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the town was 38.5 years. 27.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.1% were from 25 to 44; 28.4% were from 45 to 64; and 12.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.6% male and 49.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 74 people, 31 households, and 23 families residing in the town. The population density was 673.5 people per square mile (259.7/km²). There were 37 housing units at an average density of 336.8 per square mile (129.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.65% White, and 1.35% from two or more races.

There were 31 households out of which 41.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.8% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 4.1% from 18 to 24, 32.4% from 25 to 44, 29.7% from 45 to 64, and 6.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 111.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,500, and the median income for a family was $41,250. Males had a median income of $37,917 versus $17,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,016. There were no families and 2.5% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 28.6% of those over 64.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ Biographical and Historical Souvenir for the Counties of Clark, Crawford, Harrison, Floyd, Jefferson, Jennings, Scott, and Washington, Indiana. Chicago Printing Company. 1889. p. 197. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files for Places – Indiana". United States Census. Retrieved 2012-04-21.