Pierceton, Indiana

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Pierceton, Indiana
Town
Pierceton downtown.
Pierceton downtown.
Nickname(s): "The Antique town"
Location of Pierceton in the state of Indiana
Location of Pierceton in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 41°11′59″N 85°42′24″W / 41.19972°N 85.70667°W / 41.19972; -85.70667Coordinates: 41°11′59″N 85°42′24″W / 41.19972°N 85.70667°W / 41.19972; -85.70667
Country United States
State Indiana
County Kosciusko
Township Washington
Area[1]
 • Total 1.20 sq mi (3.11 km2)
 • Land 1.20 sq mi (3.11 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 922 ft (281 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,015
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,020
 • Density 845.8/sq mi (326.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46562
Area code(s) 574
FIPS code 18-59598[4]
GNIS feature ID 0441110[5]

Pierceton is a town in Washington Township, Kosciusko County, Indiana, United States. The population was 1,095 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

In 1853, John Butler Chapman and Lewis Keith, his father-in-law, employed Otho Means, a surveyor, to lay out Pierceton as it is located today, christened in honor of President Franklin Pierce.[6] The Pierceton post office was established in 1853.[7]

Pierceton was incorporated as a town in 1866.[8]

Municipal website[edit]

The Town of Pierceton maintains an online resource website, with online resources including bill payment, business directory, local events and many informational articles. http://pierceton.us

Geography[edit]

Pierceton is located at 41°11′59″N 85°42′24″W / 41.19972°N 85.70667°W / 41.19972; -85.70667 (41.199617, -85.706733).[9] It lies at the intersection of US 30 and Indiana state route 13.

According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 1.20 square miles (3.1 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,015 people, 397 households, and 271 families residing in the town. The population density was 845.8 inhabitants per square mile (326.6/km2). There were 432 housing units at an average density of 360.0 per square mile (139.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.8% White, 0.3% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 1.3% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.1% of the population.

There were 397 households of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.7% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.10.

The median age in the town was 35.7 years. 28.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.4% were from 25 to 44; 23.9% were from 45 to 64; and 13.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.9% male and 52.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 695 people, 260 households, and 187 families residing in the town. The population density was 759.3 people per square mile (291.7/km²). There were 272 housing units at an average density of 297.2 per square mile (114.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.68% White, 1.15% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 2.45% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.47% of the population.

There were 260 households out of which 37.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 15.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.7% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the town the population was spread out with 31.9% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 95.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,188, and the median income for a family was $42,361. Males had a median income of $30,682 versus $22,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,436. About 9.4% of families and 11.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.3% of those under age 18 and 11.8% of those age 65 or over.

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. ^ “A History of Pierceton, Indiana” originally written by George A. Nye 1952 : Paraphrased by Nathan R. Collier 2012 http://pierceton.us/history/
  7. ^ "Kosciusko County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  8. ^ Biographical and Historical Record of Kosciusko County, Indiana. Lewis Publishing Company. 1887. p. 720. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.