Moores Hill, Indiana

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Moores Hill, Indiana
Town
Location of Moores Hill in the state of Indiana
Location of Moores Hill in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 39°6′45″N 85°5′19″W / 39.11250°N 85.08861°W / 39.11250; -85.08861Coordinates: 39°6′45″N 85°5′19″W / 39.11250°N 85.08861°W / 39.11250; -85.08861
Country United States
State Indiana
County Dearborn
Township Sparta
Area[1]
 • Total 0.54 sq mi (1.40 km2)
 • Land 0.54 sq mi (1.40 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 991 ft (302 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 597
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 594
 • Density 1,105.6/sq mi (426.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47032
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-50958[4]
GNIS feature ID 0439411[5]

Moores Hill is a town in Sparta Township, Dearborn County, Indiana, United States. The population was 597 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Platted in 1839 by Adam Moore and Andrew Stevens, it originally contained nine lots adjacent to Moore 's gristmill. The community was originally known as Moores Mill, but postal authorities misspelled it Moores Hill, and the name stuck.[6]

Many early settlers in the town were Methodist families from Delaware and the shore of Maryland. The first mercantile business was established by Samuel Herron.[7]

Moores Hill and its citizens are the subjects of the 1941 volume Pop. 359, a book of poems self-published by Indianapolis Star columnist Carl Wilson under the pseudonym Tramp Starr.[8]

Landmarks[edit]

Carnegie Hall was built in 1908 as part of Moores Hill College (now the University of Evansville). It has been used as an academic building, and has also housed an elementary and high school. It is now a museum.

Geography[edit]

Moores Hill is located at 39°6′45″N 85°5′19″W / 39.11250°N 85.08861°W / 39.11250; -85.08861 (39.112623, -85.088524).[9]

According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 0.54 square miles (1.4 km2), all land.[1]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Moores Hill has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[10]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 597 people, 223 households, and 155 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,105.6 inhabitants per square mile (426.9 /km2). There were 252 housing units at an average density of 466.7 per square mile (180.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.8% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.3% of the population.

There were 223 households of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.5% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.22.

The median age in the town was 37.5 years. 28.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.2% were from 25 to 44; 26.7% were from 45 to 64; and 10.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.4% male and 52.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 635 people, 218 households, and 178 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,336.7 people per square mile (510.8/km²). There were 234 housing units at an average density of 492.6 per square mile (188.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.32% White, 0.47% African American, 1.10% Native American, 0.47% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.10% of the population.

There were 218 households out of which 50.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.3% were married couples living together, 19.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.9% were non-families. 12.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the town the population was spread out with 35.6% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 7.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $38,295, and the median income for a family was $38,875. Males had a median income of $36,597 versus $20,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,832. About 12.2% of families and 17.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.2% of those under age 18 and 4.3% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[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. ^ Shaw, Archibald (1915). History of Dearborn County, Indiana: Her People, Industries and Institutions. Unigraphic. p. 219. 
  7. ^ "History". Retrieved 17 July 2009. 
  8. ^ Starr, Tramp (1941). Pop. 359. Moore-Langen. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ Climate Summary for Moores Hill, Indiana

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