Kendallville, Indiana

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City of Kendallville, Indiana
City
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 41°26′30″N 85°15′38″W / 41.44167°N 85.26056°W / 41.44167; -85.26056Coordinates: 41°26′30″N 85°15′38″W / 41.44167°N 85.26056°W / 41.44167; -85.26056
Country United States
State Indiana
County Noble
Township Wayne
Government
 • Mayor W. Suzanne Handshoe (R)
Area[1]
 • Total 6.27 sq mi (16.24 km2)
 • Land 6.05 sq mi (15.67 km2)
 • Water 0.22 sq mi (0.57 km2)
Elevation 988 ft (301 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 9,862
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 9,888
 • Density 1,630.1/sq mi (629.4/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46755
Area code(s) 260
FIPS code 18-39402[4]
GNIS feature ID 0437239[5]
Website http://www.kendallville-in.org
Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 2,373
1890 2,960 24.7%
1900 3,354 13.3%
1910 4,981 48.5%
1920 5,273 5.9%
1930 5,439 3.1%
1940 5,431 −0.1%
1950 6,119 12.7%
1960 6,765 10.6%
1970 6,838 1.1%
1980 7,299 6.7%
1990 7,773 6.5%
2000 9,616 23.7%
2010 9,862 2.6%

Kendallville is a city in Wayne Township, Noble County, Indiana, United States. The population was 9,862 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Kendallville was named for Amos Kendall, 8th United States Postmaster General.[6]

Geography[edit]

Kendallville is located at 41°26′30″N 85°15′38″W / 41.44167°N 85.26056°W / 41.44167; -85.26056 (41.441750, -85.260475)[7].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.27 square miles (16.24 km2), of which, 6.05 square miles (15.67 km2) is land and 0.22 square miles (0.57 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 9,862 people, 3,940 households, and 2,483 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,630.1 inhabitants per square mile (629.4 /km2). There were 4,382 housing units at an average density of 724.3 per square mile (279.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.1% White, 0.5% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 2.9% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.1% of the population.

There were 3,940 households of which 36.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.2% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.0% were non-families. 31.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% 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 3.06.

The median age in the city was 34.6 years. 27.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.3% were from 25 to 44; 23.5% were from 45 to 64; and 12.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 9,616 people, 3,873 households, and 2,459 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,890.0 people per square mile (729.4/km²). There were 4,172 housing units at an average density of 820.0 per square mile (316.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.66% White, 0.25% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.59% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.37% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.16% of the population.

Downtown Kendallville has rich Victorian architecture.

There were 3,873 households out of which 35.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.0% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.5% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 17.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 89.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,899, and the median income for a family was $42,341. Males had a median income of $33,258 versus $23,851 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,335. About 7.9% of families and 9.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.7% of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over.

Media[edit]

The News Sun is the city's daily newspaper; and it also covers the rest of Noble and LaGrange counties. It is the successor of the Noble County Journal, a weekly founded c. 1860, and is now owned by KPC Media Group, a chain of three dailies, three weeklies, and several monthly publications in northeastern Indiana. It has its headquarters on Main Street in Kendallville.[8]

The Kendallville Mall mails 14,000 community newspapers to Kendallville homes, and the surrounding area, and hosts a local news and local ads website at Kendallville Mall. NewsKendallville is a local website and Facebook page for community news, free to read. Scher Maihem Publishing Media Group emailed Indiana's first email newspaper in 2009, Avilla eNooZ, a weekly newspaper. The company also produces videos for local businesses and for KendallvilleTV.com. The local publishing company also is a leader in digital publishing and broadcasting.

Schools[edit]

Detail of Victorian facade downtown.
  • Schools in the Kendallville area include:
  • East Noble High School
  • East Noble Middle School
  • South Side Elementary School
  • North Side Elementary School
  • Wayne Center Elementary School
  • St. John Lutheran School

Area events[edit]

City Hall.
  • Apple Festival
  • Christmas Parade
  • County Fair
  • Bluegrass Festival
  • Fireworks at Bixler Lake (4 July)
  • The Kendallville Open
  • Kendallville Main Street Car Show

Notable natives[edit]

References[edit]

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