Saint Leon, Indiana

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Saint Leon, Indiana
Town
Location of Saint Leon in the state of Indiana
Location of Saint Leon in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 39°17′14″N 84°58′2″W / 39.28722°N 84.96722°W / 39.28722; -84.96722Coordinates: 39°17′14″N 84°58′2″W / 39.28722°N 84.96722°W / 39.28722; -84.96722
Country United States
State Indiana
County Dearborn
Township Kelso
Area[1]
 • Total 6.99 sq mi (18.10 km2)
 • Land 6.98 sq mi (18.08 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 678
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 674
 • Density 97.1/sq mi (37.5/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code [4]
GNIS feature ID [5]

Saint Leon is a town in Kelso Township, Dearborn County, Indiana, United States. The population was 678 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

A post office was established at Saint Leon in 1852, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1955.[6] The town was likely named for St. Leon Bembo.[7]

Geography[edit]

Saint Leon is located at 39°17′14″N 84°58′2″W / 39.28722°N 84.96722°W / 39.28722; -84.96722 (39.287360, -84.967108).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 6.99 square miles (18.10 km2), of which, 6.98 square miles (18.08 km2) of it is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 678 people, 252 households, and 182 families residing in the town. The population density was 97.1 inhabitants per square mile (37.5 /km2). There were 263 housing units at an average density of 37.7 per square mile (14.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.1% White, 0.1% African American, 0.6% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.3% of the population.

There were 252 households of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.1% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.8% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.23.

The median age in the town was 36.2 years. 26.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.9% were from 25 to 44; 26.2% were from 45 to 64; and 13.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.0% male and 50.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 387 people, 133 households, and 109 families residing in the town. The population density was 54.0 people per square mile (20.9/km²). There were 139 housing units at an average density of 19.4 per square mile (7.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.74% White and 0.26% Asian.

There were 133 households out of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.4% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.3% were non-families. 15.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 107.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $39,821, and the median income for a family was $52,000. Males had a median income of $42,500 versus $19,107 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,225. About 5.7% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.6% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Saint Leon, Indiana is served by East Central High School which draws from many surrounding areas as well.

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. ^ "Dearborn County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
  7. ^ Exploring Indiana Highways: Trip Trivia. Exploring America's Highway. 2007. p. 55. ISBN 978-0-9744358-3-1. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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