Newtown, Indiana

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Newtown
Town
Fountain County's location in Indiana
Fountain County's location in Indiana
Newtown is located in Fountain County, Indiana
Newtown
Newtown
Newtown's location in Fountain County
Coordinates: 40°12′17″N 87°8′57″W / 40.20472°N 87.14917°W / 40.20472; -87.14917Coordinates: 40°12′17″N 87°8′57″W / 40.20472°N 87.14917°W / 40.20472; -87.14917
Country United States
State Indiana
County Fountain
Township Richland
Area[1]
 • Total 0.50 sq mi (1.29 km2)
 • Land 0.50 sq mi (1.29 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 725 ft (221 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 256
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 255
 • Density 512.0/sq mi (197.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47969
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-53694[4]
GNIS feature ID 0440152[5]

Newtown is a town in Richland Township, Fountain County, Indiana, United States. The population was 256 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Newtown was platted in 1829.[6] The Newtown post office was established in 1831.[7]

Geography[edit]

Newtown is located at 40°12′17″N 87°8′57″W / 40.20472°N 87.14917°W / 40.20472; -87.14917 (40.204762, -87.149105).[8]

According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 0.50 square miles (1.3 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 256 people, 93 households, and 67 families residing in the town. The population density was 512.0 inhabitants per square mile (197.7 /km2). There were 107 housing units at an average density of 214.0 per square mile (82.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.3% White, 2.0% African American, 0.8% Native American, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.

There were 93 households of which 38.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.0% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.18.

The median age in the town was 35.4 years. 28.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.9% were from 25 to 44; 25.8% were from 45 to 64; and 8.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 56.3% male and 43.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 162 people, 61 households, and 42 families residing in the town. The population density was 321.3 people per square mile (125.1/km²). There were 72 housing units at an average density of 142.8 per square mile (55.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.68% White, 1.85% Native American, and 2.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.09% of the population.

There were 61 households out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.3% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.29.

In the town the population was spread out with 30.2% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 116.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $41,250, and the median income for a family was $53,036. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $25,441. About 2.3% of families and 8.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.3% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five 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. ^ 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. ".....settled here in 1824 and platted the town on June 30, 1829." 
  7. ^ "Fountain County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.