Eaton, Indiana

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Town of Eaton, Indiana
Town
Eaton from the air, looking northeast.
Eaton from the air, looking northeast.
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 40°20′23″N 85°21′13″W / 40.33972°N 85.35361°W / 40.33972; -85.35361Coordinates: 40°20′23″N 85°21′13″W / 40.33972°N 85.35361°W / 40.33972; -85.35361
Country United States
State Indiana
County Delaware
Township Union
Area[1]
 • Total 3.76 sq mi (9.74 km2)
 • Land 3.70 sq mi (9.58 km2)
 • Water 0.06 sq mi (0.16 km2)
Elevation 886 ft (270 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,805
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,786
 • Density 487.8/sq mi (188.3/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC-5)
ZIP code 47338
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-20080[4]
GNIS feature ID 0433963[5]

Eaton is a town in Union Township, Delaware County, Indiana, along the Mississinewa River. The population was 1,805 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Muncie, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Eaton was incorporated as a village in 1873, soon after the railroad had been built through the neighborhood.[6]

The first discovery of natural gas in Indiana occurred in the town of Eaton in 1876.[7] The discovery set off the Indiana Gas Boom, leading to two decades of rapid regional growth.

Eaton is a quiet town, with a low crime rate. It has only had three homicides in the last 25 years with one occurring in February 2014, another in January 2014, and one in February 1991.[citation needed]

Notable Natives[edit]

Madison Borgmann was a part of the Delta Gamma cycling team that took 11th place at the 2014 Women's Little 500 bicycle race at Indiana University.

Geography[edit]

Eaton is located at 40°20′23″N 85°21′13″W / 40.33972°N 85.35361°W / 40.33972; -85.35361 (40.339675, -85.353746).[8]

According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 3.76 square miles (9.7 km2), of which 3.70 square miles (9.6 km2) (or 98.40%) is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) (or 1.60%) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,805 people, 696 households, and 508 families residing in the town. The population density was 487.8 inhabitants per square mile (188.3 /km2). There were 824 housing units at an average density of 222.7 per square mile (86.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.8% White, 0.1% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 696 households of which 37.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 14.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.0% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.03.

The median age in the town was 36.3 years. 27.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.7% were from 25 to 44; 23.9% were from 45 to 64; and 14.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 51.1% male and 48.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,603 people, 619 households, and 459 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,432.0 people per square mile (552.6/km²). There were 661 housing units at an average density of 590.5 per square mile (227.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.75% White, 0.25% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.12% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.81% of the population.

There were 619 households out of which 40.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.2% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.7% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the town the population was spread out with 30.6% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 96.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,563, and the median income for a family was $35,625. Males had a median income of $31,573 versus $20,645 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,833. About 9.5% of families and 11.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.9% of those under age 18 and 3.5% of those age 65 or over.

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. ^ Kemper, William Harrison (1908). A Twentieth Century History of Delaware County, Indiana, Volume 1. Lewis Publishing Company. p. 99. 
  7. ^ Gray, Ralph (1995). Indiana History: A Book of Readings. Indiana University Press. p. 187. ISBN 0-253-32629-X. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.