Markle, Indiana

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Markle, Indiana
Village
Location of Markle in the state of Indiana
Location of Markle in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 40°49′35″N 85°20′17″W / 40.82639°N 85.33806°W / 40.82639; -85.33806Coordinates: 40°49′35″N 85°20′17″W / 40.82639°N 85.33806°W / 40.82639; -85.33806
Country United States
State Indiana
Counties Huntington, Wells
Township Rockcreek, Rock Creek
Area[1]
 • Total 1.27 sq mi (3.29 km2)
 • Land 1.22 sq mi (3.16 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
Elevation 810 ft (247 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,095
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,095
 • Density 897.5/sq mi (346.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46770
Area code(s) 260
FIPS code 18-47160[4]
GNIS feature ID 0438624[5]

Markle is a village in Huntington and Wells counties, Indiana, United States. The population was 1,095 at the 2010 census. It lies along Interstate 69, U.S. Route 224, Indiana State Road 116 and Indiana State Road 3.

History[edit]

Markle was laid out in 1836, but did not prosper until the railroad was extended to that point some time later.[6]

Geography[edit]

Markle is located at 40°49′35″N 85°20′17″W / 40.82639°N 85.33806°W / 40.82639; -85.33806 (40.826477, -85.338076).[7] The Wabash River flows through the south edge of the town.

According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 1.27 square miles (3.3 km2), of which 1.22 square miles (3.2 km2) (or 96.06%) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) (or 3.94%) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,095 people, 433 households, and 282 families residing in the town. The population density was 897.5 inhabitants per square mile (346.5 /km2). There were 470 housing units at an average density of 385.2 per square mile (148.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.3% White, 0.8% African American, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 433 households of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.7% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.9% were non-families. 31.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.94.

The median age in the town was 43 years. 23.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.3% were from 25 to 44; 27.7% were from 45 to 64; and 20.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.9% male and 52.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,102 people, 434 households, and 289 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,116.3 people per square mile (429.8/km²). There were 471 housing units at an average density of 477.1 per square mile (183.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.27% White, 0.36% African American, and 0.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.64% of the population.

View of the intersection of State Road 3 and US 224 at Markle

There were 434 households out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.4% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 18.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 90.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,039, and the median income for a family was $48,654. Males had a median income of $35,163 versus $20,813 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,504. About 3.6% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.4% of those under age 18 and 3.1% 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. ^ Bash, Frank Sumner (1914). History of Huntington County, Indiana: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People, and Its Principal Interests. The Lewis Publishing Company. p. 160. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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