Camden, Indiana

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Camden, Indiana
Town
Looking west along Main Street in Camden
Looking west along Main Street in Camden
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 40°36′33″N 86°32′19″W / 40.60917°N 86.53861°W / 40.60917; -86.53861Coordinates: 40°36′33″N 86°32′19″W / 40.60917°N 86.53861°W / 40.60917; -86.53861
Country United States
State Indiana
County Carroll
Township Jackson
Area[1]
 • Total 0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
 • Land 0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 673 ft (205 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 611
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 609
 • Density 2,350.0/sq mi (907.3/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC−5)
ZIP code 46917
Area code(s) 574
FIPS code 18-09910[4]
GNIS feature ID 0432002[5]
Website http://www.townofcamden.org

Camden is a town in Jackson Township, Carroll County, Indiana, United States. The population was 611 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Lafayette, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

The post office at Camden was established in 1833.[6] Camden was platted as a town in 1836.[7]

Geography[edit]

Camden is located at 40°36′33″N 86°32′19″W / 40.60917°N 86.53861°W / 40.60917; -86.53861 (40.609175, -86.538706)[8] in Jackson Township.

According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

The former Andrew Thomas House and historical marker on West Main Street is now the Jackson Township Public Library and Museum.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 611 people, 249 households, and 161 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,350.0 inhabitants per square mile (907.3/km2). There were 271 housing units at an average density of 1,042.3 per square mile (402.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.2% White, 0.3% African American, 0.2% Native American, and 1.3% from two or more races.

There were 249 households of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.3% were non-families. 32.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.7% 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 3.04.

The median age in the town was 40.2 years. 25.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.3% were from 25 to 44; 26.7% were from 45 to 64; and 17.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.6% male and 52.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 582 people, 233 households, and 160 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,240.7 people per square mile (864.3/km²). There were 248 housing units at an average density of 954.8 per square mile (368.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.97% White, 0.69% Native American, and 0.34% from two or more races.

There were 233 households out of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.7% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% were non-families. 28.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 18.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $44,250, and the median income for a family was $53,750. Males had a median income of $30,083 versus $22,174 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,476. About 1.3% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 21.2% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Places: Indiana". 2010 Census Gazetteer Files. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-04-21. 
  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. ^ "Carroll County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  7. ^ Odell, John Curtis (1916). History of Carroll County, Indiana: Its People, Industries and Institutions. B.F. Bowen. p. 84. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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