Hidden Valley, Indiana

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CDP of Hidden Valley, Indiana
CDP
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 39°9′59″N 84°50′30″W / 39.16639°N 84.84167°W / 39.16639; -84.84167Coordinates: 39°9′59″N 84°50′30″W / 39.16639°N 84.84167°W / 39.16639; -84.84167
Country United States
State Indiana
County Dearborn
Area
 • Total 4.5 sq mi (11.7 km2)
 • Land 4.2 sq mi (10.9 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
Elevation 548 ft (167 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,387
 • Density 1,047/sq mi (404.1/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 18-33392[1]
GNIS feature ID 1867275[2]

Hidden Valley is a census-designated place (CDP) in Dearborn County, Indiana, United States. The population was 5,387 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Hidden Valley Lake is a private residential community located in Dearborn County in southeastern Indiana. A wide variety of wildlife including white tail deer, wild turkey, ducks, geese, fox plus many more, share the natural setting. The charming panoramic wooded setting includes 561 acres (2.27 km2) of common grounds and recreational areas. Hidden Valley Lake provides a wide variety of amenities and community activities. Hidden Valley Lake is considered to be one of Indiana's most beautiful and inviting resort communities. Hidden Valley Lake offers a serene, 150-acre (0.61 km2), deep water lake surrounded by a multitude of recreational and leisure activity facilities.

In addition to Hidden Valley Lake at the heart of the community, the development is dotted with numerous, smaller lakes. The main lake offers a number of recreational opportunities including: fishing, boating and water skiing. A marina is located at the southeastern tip of the lake.

The community and lake was built by land developer James Jacob Rupel, who was active in the Greater Dayton area and Indiana for over 50 years and the former owner of Centre City Building and the Carillon House in Downtown Dayton. He was the developer of Hidden Valley Lake, several subdivisions near Rocky Fork State Park in Highland County, Ohio, the Valley Woods community in Greendale, Indiana, and the Country Squire Lakes community in North Vernon, Indiana.

Geography[edit]

Hidden Valley is located at 39°9′59″N 84°50′30″W / 39.16639°N 84.84167°W / 39.16639; -84.84167 (39.166281, -84.841570).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.5 square miles (12 km2), of which, 4.2 square miles (11 km2) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) of it (6.64%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,417 people, 1,542 households, and 1,318 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,047.8 people per square mile (404.1/km²). There were 1,599 housing units at an average density of 379.3/sq mi (146.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.83% White, 0.27% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.82% of the population.

There were 1,542 households out of which 40.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.3% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.5% were non-families. 10.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 31.8% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 7.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 102.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $70,444, and the median income for a family was $72,892. Males had a median income of $46,168 versus $31,968 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $25,464. About 2.9% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.0% of those under age 18 and 3.1% of those age 65 or over.

Recreation[edit]

Hidden Valley is home to Hidden Valley Golf Club (HVGC). HVGC is a private course owned by the Rupel family that features 6,511 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 71.6 and it has a slope rating of 120 on Rye grass. Designed by Jack Kidwell/Dr. Michael Hurdzan, ASGCA, the HVGC opened in 1974. The course borders another subdivision made by the Rupel Family; Valley Woods. Greg Scholles manages the course as the Professional Golfer with Assistant Golf Professional Scott Margeson. The golf course superintendent is Page Cecere.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.