Medora, Indiana

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Medora, Indiana
Town
Location of Medora in the state of Indiana
Location of Medora in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 38°49′29″N 86°10′14″W / 38.82472°N 86.17056°W / 38.82472; -86.17056Coordinates: 38°49′29″N 86°10′14″W / 38.82472°N 86.17056°W / 38.82472; -86.17056
Country United States
State Indiana
County Jackson
Township Carr
Area[1]
 • Total 0.33 sq mi (0.85 km2)
 • Land 0.33 sq mi (0.85 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 528 ft (161 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 693
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 693
 • Density 2,100.0/sq mi (810.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47260
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-48240[4]
GNIS feature ID 0438962[5]

Medora is a town in Carr Township, Jackson County, Indiana, United States. The population was 693 at the 2010 census. Medora is noted for its 438-foot (134 m) long triple span covered bridge, purported as the longest historical covered bridge in the United States.

From 2010 to 2012, filmmakers Davy Rothbart and Andrew Cohn followed the Medora Hornets high-school basketball team for a documentary, Medora that was released in 2013.[6][7]

Geography[edit]

Medora is located at 38°49′29″N 86°10′14″W / 38.82472°N 86.17056°W / 38.82472; -86.17056 (38.824665, -86.170679).[8]

According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 0.33 square miles (0.85 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 693 people, 279 households, and 188 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,100.0 inhabitants per square mile (810.8 /km2). There were 315 housing units at an average density of 954.5 per square mile (368.5 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.3% White, 0.1% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.4% Pacific Islander, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 279 households of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.9% were married couples living together, 15.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.6% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.03.

The median age in the town was 38.6 years. 26.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.1% were from 25 to 44; 24.6% were from 45 to 64; and 17% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.8% male and 50.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 565 people, 239 households, and 163 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,773.5 people per square mile (681.7/km²). There were 257 housing units at an average density of 806.7 per square mile (310.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.65% White, and 0.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.88% of the population.

There were 239 households out of which 29.7% had children who were under the age of 18 living with them, 45.6% were married couples living together, 18.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.4% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 86.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,813, and the median income for a family was $31,111. Males had a median income of $23,646 versus $20,288 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,262. About 7.2% of families and 10.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.7% of those under age 18 and 13.2% 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. ^ IMDb.com: Medora film page
  7. ^ Medora film Facebook page
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.