New Washington, Indiana

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New Washington, Indiana
Census-designated place
Clark County Indiana Incorporated and Unincorporated areas New Washington Highlighted.svg
Coordinates: 38°33′45″N 85°32′29″W / 38.56250°N 85.54139°W / 38.56250; -85.54139Coordinates: 38°33′45″N 85°32′29″W / 38.56250°N 85.54139°W / 38.56250; -85.54139
Country United States
State Indiana
County Clark
Township Washington
Area
 • Total 5.22 sq mi (13.52 km2)
 • Land 5.21 sq mi (13.49 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Elevation 719 ft (219 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 566
 • Density 109/sq mi (42.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47162
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-53820[1]
GNIS feature ID 0440123[2]

New Washington is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Clark County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 566.[3]

Geography[edit]

New Washington is located in northeastern Clark County at 38°33′45″N 85°32′29″W / 38.56250°N 85.54139°W / 38.56250; -85.54139 (38.562575, -85.541524).[4] Indiana State Road 62 runs through the center of the community, leading north then east 19 miles (31 km) to Madison and southwest 24 miles (39 km) to Jeffersonville across the Ohio River from Louisville, Kentucky.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.2 square miles (13.5 km2), of which 0.02 square miles (0.04 km2), or 0.29%, is water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 547 people, 228 households, and 163 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 104.8 people per square mile (40.5/km²). There were 253 housing units at an average density of 48.5/sq mi (18.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 99.63% White and 0.37% African American.

There were 228 households out of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.8% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.5% were non-families. 25.0% 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 2.38 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 20.7% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 85.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $37,368, and the median income for a family was $42,292. Males had a median income of $31,359 versus $14,750 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $19,343. About 2.3% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.3% of those under age 18 and 16.9% of those age 65 or over.

History[edit]

New Washington was established in 1815.[5] A post office was established at New Washington in 1819.[6]

New Washington was the closest community to the now-defunct Marble Hill Nuclear Power Plant.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): New Washington CDP, Indiana". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 242. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. This village was laid out in 1815... 
  6. ^ "Clark County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  7. ^ United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission Information Digest 2010-2011. Government Printing Office. 12 August 2011. p. 117. ISBN 978-0-16-088436-8. 

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