Patriot, Indiana

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Patriot, Indiana
Town
Downtown Patriot
Downtown Patriot
Location of Patriot in the state of Indiana
Location of Patriot in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 38°50′18″N 84°49′40″W / 38.83833°N 84.82778°W / 38.83833; -84.82778Coordinates: 38°50′18″N 84°49′40″W / 38.83833°N 84.82778°W / 38.83833; -84.82778
Country United States
State Indiana
County Switzerland
Township Posey
Area[1]
 • Total 0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
 • Land 0.22 sq mi (0.57 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
Elevation 472 ft (144 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 209
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 203
 • Density 950.0/sq mi (366.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47038
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-58392[4]
GNIS feature ID 0440929[5]

Patriot is a town in Posey Township, Switzerland County, Indiana, along the Ohio River. The population was 209 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Patriot is located at 38°50′18″N 84°49′40″W / 38.83833°N 84.82778°W / 38.83833; -84.82778 (38.838215, -84.827764).[6] It is the easternmost settlement in Indiana.

According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2), of which 0.22 square miles (0.57 km2) (or 84.62%) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (or 15.38%) is water.[7]

History[edit]

Patriot has suffered numerous calamities in its history. A 1924 fire destroyed a large portion of its downtown. The town was again devastated in the Ohio River flood of 1937.[8]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 209 people, 76 households, and 59 families residing in the town. The population density was 950.0 inhabitants per square mile (366.8/km2). There were 93 housing units at an average density of 422.7 per square mile (163.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.1% White, 0.5% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 76 households of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.9% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 22.4% were non-families. 17.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.6% 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 2.97.

The median age in the town was 42.1 years. 23% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.3% were from 25 to 44; 34% were from 45 to 64; and 11.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 54.1% male and 45.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 202 people, 73 households, and 60 families residing in the town. The population density was 906.7 people per square mile (354.5/km²). There were 108 housing units at an average density of 484.8 per square mile (189.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.02% White, 0.50% African American, 0.50% Native American, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic of any race were 0.99% of the population.

There were 73 households out of which 38.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.0% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.8% were non-families. 13.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 7.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 114.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 113.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,500, and the median income for a family was $38,438. Males had a median income of $29,135 versus $26,071 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,866. About 6.0% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.6% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

Notable person[edit]

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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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files for Places – Indiana". United States Census. Retrieved 2012-04-21. 
  8. ^ Wissing, Douglas (Mar 1, 2001). Indiana. Globe Pequot. p. 15. Retrieved 16 October 2013.