Hagerstown, Indiana

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Town of Hagerstown, Indiana
Town
Hagerstown from the air, looking northeast.
Hagerstown from the air, looking northeast.
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 39°54′41″N 85°9′38″W / 39.91139°N 85.16056°W / 39.91139; -85.16056Coordinates: 39°54′41″N 85°9′38″W / 39.91139°N 85.16056°W / 39.91139; -85.16056
Country United States
State Indiana
County Wayne
Township Jefferson
Area[1]
 • Total 1.34 sq mi (3.47 km2)
 • Land 1.34 sq mi (3.47 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,040 ft (317 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,787
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,769
 • Density 1,333.6/sq mi (514.9/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47346
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-30402[4]
GNIS feature ID 0452048[5]
Website http://www.hagerstown.in.gov/

Hagerstown is a town in Jefferson Township, Wayne County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,787.

Geography[edit]

Hagerstown is located at 39°54′41″N 85°9′38″W / 39.91139°N 85.16056°W / 39.91139; -85.16056 (39.911307, -85.160564).[6] The town lies 61 miles (99 kilometers) ENE of Indianapolis, Indiana, 17 miles (27 kilometers) NW of Richmond, Indiana, and 63 miles (102 kilometers) WNW of Dayton, Ohio in the Midwestern region of the United States.

Terrain surrounding Hagerstown consists of flat land at an elevation of roughly 1000 feet above sea level that is used primarily for agriculture.

According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 1.34 square miles (3.5 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

The Hagerstown IOOF Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,787 people, 751 households, and 467 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,333.6 inhabitants per square mile (514.9/km2). There were 826 housing units at an average density of 616.4 per square mile (238.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.7% White, 0.6% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 751 households of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.1% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.8% were non-families. 33.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.02.

The median age in the town was 37.9 years. 25.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.1% were from 25 to 44; 23.1% were from 45 to 64; and 17.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,768 people, 787 households, and 498 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,276.0 people per square mile (491.1/km²). There were 832 housing units at an average density of 600.5 per square mile (231.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.26% White, 0.28% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.34% of the population.

There were 787 households out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.6% were non-families. 34.6% of all households were made up of individuals living alone and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.86.

The population has 24.0% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 85.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,691, and the median income for a family was $48,864. Males had a median income of $35,536 versus $25,913 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,901. About 0.8% of families and 1.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 0.9% of those age 65 or over.

History[edit]

Hagerstown was laid out and platted in 1832.[7]

The Whitewater Canal, which was built in the mid-19th century and extends to Lawrenceburg, Indiana, has its northern terminus in Hagerstown.[8] This section was funded by the Hagerstown Canal Company.

Sites of interest[edit]

Education[edit]

Hagerstown Elementary and Hagerstown Jr./Sr. High School provide education for Hagerstown and smaller communities nearby. Hagerstown Jr./Sr. High School occupies a large campus which includes an outdoor laboratory and sporting facilities.

Notable people[edit]

Media[edit]

Radio[edit]

WBSH (91.1 FM): Repeater for National Public Radio affiliated station owned by Ball State University.

Transportation[edit]

Hagerstown is situated on State Road 38, which passes through the town and intersects with State Road 1. Directly south of the town is Interstate 70, enabling travel and commuting to larger cities such as Indianapolis or Richmond.

By air, Hagerstown is served by the Hagerstown Airport. This is a public-use airport and utilizes a grass runway. The nearest commercial airport is Dayton International Airport in Dayton, Ohio.

The nearest rail link is the Amtrak station located in Connersville, Indiana.

Municipal Partnerships[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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ Young, Andrew White (1872). History of Wayne County, Indiana, from Its First Settlement to the Present Time. R. Clarke & Company. p. 280. 
  8. ^ History of Wayne County, Indiana: Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Towns, Volume 2. Inter-State Publishing Company. 1884. p. 616. 

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