Delphi, Indiana

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Delphi, Indiana
City
Sign depicting a horse-drawn canal boat.
Sign depicting a horse-drawn canal boat.
Motto: "Home of the Wabash and Erie Canal"[1]
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 40°35′15″N 86°40′18″W / 40.58750°N 86.67167°W / 40.58750; -86.67167Coordinates: 40°35′15″N 86°40′18″W / 40.58750°N 86.67167°W / 40.58750; -86.67167
Country United States
State Indiana
County Carroll
Township Deer Creek Township
Government
 • Mayor Randy J. Strasser (D)
Area[2]
 • Total 2.73 sq mi (7.07 km2)
 • Land 2.73 sq mi (7.07 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 568 ft (173 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 2,893
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 2,889
 • Density 1,059.7/sq mi (409.2/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46923
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-17614[5]
GNIS feature ID 0433461[6]
Website www.cityofdelphi.org

Delphi is a city in and the county seat of Carroll County, Indiana, United States.[7] Located twenty minutes northeast of Lafayette, it is part of the Lafayette, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,893 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Delphi was platted in 1828.[8] It took its name from the ancient city of Delphi, in Greece.[9]

Geography[edit]

Delphi is located at 40°35′15″N 86°40′18″W / 40.587461°N 86.671638°W / 40.587461; -86.671638.[10]

According to the 2010 census, the city has a total area of 2.73 square miles (7.1 km2), all land.[2]

Demographics[edit]

The historical marker at the Carroll County courthouse in Delphi.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 2,893 people, 1,135 households, and 694 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,059.7 inhabitants per square mile (409.2 /km2). There were 1,270 housing units at an average density of 465.2 per square mile (179.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.7% White, 0.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 5.5% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.3% of the population.

There were 1,135 households of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.1% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.9% were non-families. 33.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.12.

The median age in the city was 37.5 years. 25.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.5% were from 25 to 44; 22.3% were from 45 to 64; and 18% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.9% male and 52.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 3,015 people, 1,161 households, and 748 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,179.3 people per square mile (454.7/km²). There were 1,241 housing units at an average density of 485.4 per square mile (187.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.57% White, 0.13% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 5.87% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.17% of the population.

There were 1,161 households out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.5% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.1% 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 3.13.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 96.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,388, and the median income for a family was $45,878. Males had a median income of $31,360 versus $18,575 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,703. About 7.4% of families and 13.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.9% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Homepage". City of Delphi, Indiana. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Places: Indiana". 2010 Census Gazetteer Files. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-04-21. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  8. ^ "About the City of Delphi". City of Delphi, Indiana. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  9. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 103. 
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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