Brookston, Indiana

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Town of Brookston, Indiana
Town
Main Street in Brookston, Indiana at IN 43
Main Street in Brookston, Indiana at IN 43
Nickname(s): Star of the Prairie
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 40°36′4″N 86°51′57″W / 40.60111°N 86.86583°W / 40.60111; -86.86583
Country United States
State Indiana
County White
Township Prairie
Area[1]
 • Total 0.66 sq mi (1.71 km2)
 • Land 0.66 sq mi (1.71 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 682 ft (208 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,554
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,541
 • Density 2,354.5/sq mi (909.1/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC-5)
ZIP code 47923
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-08146[4]
GNIS feature ID 0431585[5]

Brookston is a town in Prairie Township, White County, Indiana, United States. The population was 1,554 as of the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Brookston is located at 40°36′4″N 86°51′57″W / 40.60111°N 86.86583°W / 40.60111; -86.86583Coordinates: 40°36′4″N 86°51′57″W / 40.60111°N 86.86583°W / 40.60111; -86.86583 (40.601167, -86.865803)[6].

According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 0.66 square miles (1.7 km2), all land.[7]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,554 people, 624 households, and 430 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,354.5 inhabitants per square mile (909.1 /km2). There were 695 housing units at an average density of 1,053.0 per square mile (406.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.0% White, 0.1% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.5% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.6% of the population.

There were 624 households of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.1% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the town was 37.6 years. 26.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.8% were from 25 to 44; 27.8% were from 45 to 64; and 11.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 46.4% male and 53.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,717 people, 691 households, and 503 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,895.8 people per square mile (1,123.6/km²). There were 723 housing units at an average density of 1,219.4 per square mile (473.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.89% White, 0.06% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.17% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.46% of the population.

There were 691 households out of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.0% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.2% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 89.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $41,422, and the median income for a family was $47,011. Males had a median income of $35,645 versus $22,891 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,291. About 4.0% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.1% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.

Arts and culture[edit]

Since 1978 the town has held an annual Brookston Apple Popcorn Festival, on the third Saturday in September. The festival features food and cakes, musical entertainment, contests, races, vendor booths and yard sales.

Brookston is also home to Jim Riley, whose agriculture market commentary is featured daily on the "Hoosier Ag Today" program broadcast on many local radio stations in Indiana.

See also[edit]

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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files for Places – Indiana". United States Census. Retrieved 2012-04-21. 

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