Oaktown, Indiana

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Oaktown, Indiana
Town
Location of Oaktown in the state of Indiana
Location of Oaktown in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 38°52′17″N 87°26′25″W / 38.87139°N 87.44028°W / 38.87139; -87.44028Coordinates: 38°52′17″N 87°26′25″W / 38.87139°N 87.44028°W / 38.87139; -87.44028
Country United States
State Indiana
County Knox
Township Busseron
Area[1]
 • Total 0.27 sq mi (0.70 km2)
 • Land 0.27 sq mi (0.70 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 472 ft (144 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 608
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 603
 • Density 2,251.9/sq mi (869.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47561
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-55800[4]
GNIS feature ID 0440482[5]
Website http://oaktownindiana.org/index.html

Oaktown is a town in Busseron Township, Knox County, Indiana, United States. The population was 608 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Oaktown was laid out in 1867.[6]

On May 10, 2012 a 3.1 magnitude earthquake was centered in Oaktown.

Geography[edit]

Oaktown is located at 38°52′17″N 87°26′25″W / 38.87139°N 87.44028°W / 38.87139; -87.44028 (38.871331, -87.440163).[7]

According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 0.27 square miles (0.70 km2), all land. [8]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 608 people, 256 households, and 154 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,251.9 inhabitants per square mile (869.5/km2). There were 292 housing units at an average density of 1,081.5 per square mile (417.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.0% White, 0.7% African American, 0.5% Asian, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.3% of the population.

There were 256 households of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.5% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.8% were non-families. 34.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.88.

The median age in the town was 42.7 years. 20.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23% were from 25 to 44; 25% were from 45 to 64; and 22% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 45.1% male and 54.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 633 people, 252 households, and 169 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,110 people per square mile (904.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.8% White, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 252 households out of which 27.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.9% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 23.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,481, and the median income for a family was $37,222. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $18,636 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,417. About 13.3% of families and 17.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.8% of those under age 18 and 19.3% of those age 65 or over.

Famous residents[edit]

  • Dan Beery (2004 Summer Olympics Men's Eight Rowing Gold Medalist)[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. ^ History of Knox and Daviess County, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present. Goodspeed. 1886. p. 268. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files for Places – Indiana". United States Census. Retrieved 2012-04-21. 
  9. ^ "Dan Beery." Sports Reference. N.p., 2011. Web. Retrieved 2 May 2011.

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