North Vernon, Indiana

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North Vernon, Indiana
City
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 39°0′18″N 85°37′40″W / 39.00500°N 85.62778°W / 39.00500; -85.62778Coordinates: 39°0′18″N 85°37′40″W / 39.00500°N 85.62778°W / 39.00500; -85.62778
Country United States
State Indiana
County Jennings
Government
 • Mayor Harold "Soup" Campbell[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 6.63 sq mi (17.17 km2)
 • Land 6.62 sq mi (17.15 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)  0.15%
Elevation 719 ft (219 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 6,728
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 6,660
 • Density 1,016.3/sq mi (392.4/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47265
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-55116[5]
GNIS feature ID 0440310[6]

North Vernon is a city in Jennings County, Indiana, United States. The population was 6,728 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

North Vernon was originally called Tripton, and under the latter name was platted in 1854.[7]

Geography[edit]

North Vernon is located at 39°0′18″N 85°37′40″W / 39.00500°N 85.62778°W / 39.00500; -85.62778 (39.004991, -85.627758).[8]

According to the 2010 census, the city has a total area of 6.63 square miles (17.2 km2), of which 6.62 square miles (17.1 km2) (or 99.85%) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.026 km2) (or 0.15%) is water.[2]

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, North Vernon has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[9]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 2,823
1910 2,915 3.3%
1920 3,084 5.8%
1930 2,989 −3.1%
1940 3,112 4.1%
1950 3,488 12.1%
1960 4,307 23.5%
1970 4,582 6.4%
1980 5,768 25.9%
1990 5,311 −7.9%
2000 6,515 22.7%
2010 6,728 3.3%

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 6,728 people, 2,656 households, and 1,667 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,016.3 inhabitants per square mile (392.4/km2). There were 2,948 housing units at an average density of 445.3 per square mile (171.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.0% White, 1.5% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 1.2% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population.

There were 2,656 households of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.9% were married couples living together, 17.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.2% were non-families. 31.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.01.

The median age in the city was 35.6 years. 26.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.3% were from 25 to 44; 23.4% were from 45 to 64; and 14.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.8% male and 52.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 6,515 people, 2,665 households, and 1,684 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,484.4 people per square mile (573.0/km²). There were 2,892 housing units at an average density of 658.9 per square mile (254.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.47% White, 1.49% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.28% from other races, and 1.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.04% of the population.

There were 2,665 households out of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.9% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.8% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 84.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,244, and the median income for a family was $41,020. Males had a median income of $31,173 versus $21,137 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,836. About 7.6% of families and 11.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.5% of those under age 18 and 14.8% of those age 65 or over.

Notable persons[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Office of the Mayor". City of North Vernon, IN. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Places: Indiana". 2010 Census Gazetteer Files. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-04-21. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ Jennings Co. Historical Society (1999). Jennings Co., Indiana - Pictorial. Turner Publishing Company. p. 45. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ Climate Summary for North Vernon, Indiana