Center Township, LaPorte County, Indiana

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Center Township
Township
Map highlighting Center Township, LaPorte County, Indiana.svg
Coordinates: 41°38′23″N 86°45′24″W / 41.63972°N 86.75667°W / 41.63972; -86.75667Coordinates: 41°38′23″N 86°45′24″W / 41.63972°N 86.75667°W / 41.63972; -86.75667
Country United States
State Indiana
County LaPorte
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 32.96 sq mi (85.4 km2)
 • Land 30.98 sq mi (80.2 km2)
 • Water 1.98 sq mi (5.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 850 ft (259 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 25,075
 • Density 809.4/sq mi (312.5/km2)
FIPS code 18-11494[2]
GNIS feature ID 453185

Center Township is one of twenty-one townships in LaPorte County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 25,075 and it contained 10,994 housing units.[3]

History[edit]

Center Township (also spelled historically Centre) was established in 1833.[4] It was named from its position near the geographical center of LaPorte County.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 32.96 square miles (85.4 km2), of which 30.98 square miles (80.2 km2) (or 93.99%) is land and 1.98 square miles (5.1 km2) (or 6.01%) is water.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-10. 
  4. ^ History of La Porte County, Indiana: Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages, and Townships. C. C. Chapman & Co. 1880. p. 615. 
  5. ^ Daniels, E. D. (1904). A twentieth century history and biographical record of La Porte County, Indiana. Lewis Publishing Co. p. 34. 

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