New Ross, Indiana

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New Ross, Indiana
Town
The corner of State and Main and the New Ross Post Office
The corner of State and Main and the New Ross Post Office
New Ross, Indiana is located in Montgomery County, Indiana
New Ross, Indiana
New Ross, Indiana
New Ross's location in Montgomery County
Coordinates: 39°57′52″N 86°42′54″W / 39.96444°N 86.71500°W / 39.96444; -86.71500Coordinates: 39°57′52″N 86°42′54″W / 39.96444°N 86.71500°W / 39.96444; -86.71500
Country United States
State Indiana
County Montgomery
Township Walnut
Area[1]
 • Total 0.32 sq mi (0.83 km2)
 • Land 0.32 sq mi (0.83 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 886 ft (270 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 347
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 349
 • Density 1,084.4/sq mi (418.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47968
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-53550[4]
GNIS feature ID 0440106[5]

New Ross is a town in Walnut Township, Montgomery County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 347.

Geography[edit]

New Ross is located at 39°57′52″N 86°42′54″W / 39.964573°N 86.715028°W / 39.964573; -86.715028.[6]

According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 0.32 square miles (0.83 km2), all land.[1]

History[edit]

In 1836/37 a Post Office was established in Walnut Township at the home of postmaster George Dorsey, and called the New Ross Post Office. New Ross, (then called Valley City), was platted by John Browning in 1855.[7] About 1868 the post office was moved to Valley City and the name of the city was changed to New Ross to match the post office name. New Ross was incorporated in May 1870.[8]

In 1874 a Methodist church was built in New Ross called "Brown Chapel" after Rev. Thomas J. Brown who first preached there.[8]

In an early map from 1864, the area now known as New Ross was called "Mace". Mace disappeared from later maps.[9] (Note Mace is an unincorporated area near New Ross.)

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 347 people, 135 households, and 89 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,084.4 inhabitants per square mile (418.7 /km2). There were 147 housing units at an average density of 459.4 per square mile (177.4 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.8% White, 0.6% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 135 households of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.1% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.26.

The median age in the town was 35.5 years. 28.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.8% were from 25 to 44; 23.9% were from 45 to 64; and 14.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 51.9% male and 48.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 334 people, 129 households, and 94 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,153.1 people per square mile (444.7/km²). There were 138 housing units at an average density of 476.5 per square mile (183.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.01% White, 2.40% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.40% of the population.

There were 129 households out of which 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.5% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the town the population was spread out with 30.2% under the age of 18, 3.9% from 18 to 24, 34.7% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 110.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $38,250, and the median income for a family was $42,222. Males had a median income of $37,841 versus $25,795 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,834. About 3.3% of families and 4.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.5% of those under age 18 and none 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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ History of Montgomery County, Indiana : with personal sketches of representative citizens. pg 504
  8. ^ a b History of Montgomery County, Indiana. Indianapolis : A.W. Bowen & Co., 1913 pgs 264, 444
  9. ^ Gronert, Theodore G., Sugar Creek Saga: A History and Development of Montgomery County, Wabash College, 1958. Pg 62