Claypool, Indiana

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Claypool, Indiana
Town
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 41°7′44″N 85°52′51″W / 41.12889°N 85.88083°W / 41.12889; -85.88083Coordinates: 41°7′44″N 85°52′51″W / 41.12889°N 85.88083°W / 41.12889; -85.88083
Country United States
State Indiana
County Kosciusko
Township Clay
Area[1]
 • Total 0.25 sq mi (0.65 km2)
 • Land 0.24 sq mi (0.62 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 889 ft (271 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 431
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 430
 • Density 1,795.8/sq mi (693.4/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC-5)
ZIP code 46510
Area code(s) 574
FIPS code 18-13312[4]
GNIS feature ID 0432596[5]

Claypool is a town in Clay Township, Kosciusko County, Indiana, United States. The population was 431 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Claypool is located at 41°7′44″N 85°52′51″W / 41.12889°N 85.88083°W / 41.12889; -85.88083 (41.128829, -85.880876).[6]

According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 0.25 square miles (0.65 km2), of which 0.24 square miles (0.62 km2) (or 96.00%) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.026 km2) (or 4.00%) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 431 people, 155 households, and 115 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,795.8 inhabitants per square mile (693.4/km2). There were 176 housing units at an average density of 733.3 per square mile (283.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.1% White, 0.2% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 1.4% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.1% of the population.

There were 155 households of which 37.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.8% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.13.

The median age in the town was 33 years. 26.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 11.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.8% were from 25 to 44; 23.9% were from 45 to 64; and 10.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.3% male and 49.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 311 people, 112 households, and 88 families residing in the town. The population density was 861.7 people per square mile (333.5/km²). There were 127 housing units at an average density of 351.9 per square mile (136.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.75% White, 0.96% Native American, 0.96% from other races, and 0.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.29% of the population.

Claypool from the air, looking northeast.

There were 112 households out of which 41.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.4% were non-families. 17.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the town the population was spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 10.6% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 99.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $33,833, and the median income for a family was $34,792. Males had a median income of $29,583 versus $18,333 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,021. About 7.9% of families and 9.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.0% of those under age 18 and 11.1% of those age 65 or over.

History[edit]

Claypool was platted in 1873.[7]

Claypool was previously an important rail transportation hub because it was located at the junction of the Big Four and the Nickel Plate railroad lines.

One of Claypool's claims to fame is the fact that it is the hometown of two of Indiana's basketball greats, Judi Warren, who became the first Miss Basketball of Indiana in 1976, and Kevin Ault, Mr. Basketball of Indiana of 1996. Both played for Warsaw Community High School. Judi Warren was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame[8] in 2002.

A more controversial claim to fame was the local house church established for a time in the 1970s by Hobart Freeman.

Claypool was featured in an article in Time Magazine in its September 8, 1980 issue. Link to article.

In 2006 Claypool was selected by Louis Dreyfus Agriculture Industries, a French Corporation, as the location for a new biodiesel manufacturing plant. When completed it will be the largest biodiesel manufacturing plant in the state.[9] Crushing and flaking equipment from Damman-Croes Belgium has been selected.

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