Goodland, Indiana

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Town of Goodland, Indiana
Town
Newton Street in downtown Goodland
Newton Street in downtown Goodland
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 40°45′52″N 87°17′42″W / 40.76444°N 87.29500°W / 40.76444; -87.29500Coordinates: 40°45′52″N 87°17′42″W / 40.76444°N 87.29500°W / 40.76444; -87.29500
Country United States
State Indiana
County Newton
Township Grant
Area[1]
 • Total 0.78 sq mi (2.02 km2)
 • Land 0.78 sq mi (2.02 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 722 ft (220 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,043
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,025
 • Density 1,337.2/sq mi (516.3/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 47948
Area code(s) 219
FIPS code 18-28332[4]
GNIS feature ID 0435168[5]

Goodland is a town in Grant Township, Newton County, Indiana, United States. The population was 1,043 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Goodland, 1916

Goodland was laid out in 1866.[6] Goodland was named from the quality of their soil.[7]

Geography[edit]

Goodland is located at 40°45′52″N 87°17′42″W / 40.76444°N 87.29500°W / 40.76444; -87.29500 (40.764369, -87.294956).[8]

According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 0.78 square miles (2.0 km2), all land.[1]

The Kentland crater, a probable meteorite impact crater, is located between Goodland and Kentland.

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,043 people, 426 households, and 276 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,337.2 inhabitants per square mile (516.3/km2). There were 469 housing units at an average density of 601.3 per square mile (232.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.5% White, 0.7% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.5% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.

There were 426 households of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.2% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.4% 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 2.99.

The median age in the town was 42.3 years. 22.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.4% were from 25 to 44; 30.1% were from 45 to 64; and 16.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.2% male and 49.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,096 people, 434 households, and 291 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,397.1 people per square mile (542.5/km²). There were 476 housing units at an average density of 606.8 per square mile (235.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.27% White, 0.09% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.09% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.82% of the population.

There were 434 households out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.2% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.9% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,952, and the median income for a family was $41,875. Males had a median income of $30,292 versus $21,607 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,715. About 3.5% of families and 6.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.0% of those under age 18 and 12.7% 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. ^ Ade, John (1911). Newton County: A Collection of Historical Facts and Personal Recollections Concerning Newton County, Indiana, from 1853 to 1911. Bobbs-Merrill. p. 193. 
  7. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 139. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.