Shamrock Lakes, Indiana

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Shamrock Lakes, Indiana
Town
Shamrock Lakes from the air, looking northeast.
Shamrock Lakes from the air, looking northeast.
Nickname(s): Shamrock Lake Estates
Location of Shamrock Lakes in the state of Indiana
Location of Shamrock Lakes in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 40°24′41″N 85°25′37″W / 40.41139°N 85.42694°W / 40.41139; -85.42694Coordinates: 40°24′41″N 85°25′37″W / 40.41139°N 85.42694°W / 40.41139; -85.42694
Country United States
State Indiana
County Blackford
Township Licking
Government
 • Type town board
Area[1]
 • Total 0.32 sq mi (0.83 km2)
 • Land 0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
 • Water 0.06 sq mi (0.16 km2)
Elevation 883 ft (269 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 231
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 227
 • Density 888.5/sq mi (343.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47348
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-68976[4]
GNIS feature ID 0446655[5]

Shamrock Lakes is a town in Licking Township, Blackford County, Indiana, United States. It was incorporated on May 21, 1973—and was the first community in Indiana to do so in 50 years.[6] The small town consists of a group of six lakes that were created between 1960 and 1965, and the first lake was originally intended to be a water supply for a farmer's cattle.[6] The community was listed on the front page of USA Today as one of only five places in the United States named after Ireland's clover emblem, the shamrock.[7] The town's population was 231 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Shamrock Lakes is located at 40°24′41″N 85°25′37″W / 40.41139°N 85.42694°W / 40.41139; -85.42694 (40.411484, -85.426863).[8]

According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 0.32 square miles (0.83 km2), of which 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2) (or 81.25%) is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) (or 18.75%) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 231 people, 94 households, and 74 families residing in the town. The population density was 888.5 inhabitants per square mile (343.1/km2). There were 101 housing units at an average density of 388.5 per square mile (150.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.7% White and 1.3% Asian.

There were 94 households of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.1% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 21.3% were non-families. 19.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.78.

The median age in the town was 48.8 years. 20.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.8% were from 25 to 44; 39.4% were from 45 to 64; and 15.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.5% male and 51.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 168 people, 66 households, and 57 families residing in the town. The population density was 626.3 people per square mile (240.2/km²). There were 69 housing units at an average density of 257.2 per square mile (98.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.40% White and 0.60% Native American.

There were 66 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 80.3% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.6% were non-families. 9.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.74.

In the town the population was spread out with 20.2% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 18.5% from 25 to 44, 43.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 110.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $61,875, and the median income for a family was $65,250. Males had a median income of $46,250 versus $19,219 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,088. None of the families and 2.6% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 20.0% of those over 64.

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 b A History of Blackford County, Indiana : with historical accounts of the county, 1838-1986 [and] histories of families who have lived in the county. Hartford City, Indiana: Blackford County Historical Society. 1986. p. 146. OCLC 15144953. 
  7. ^ "Places in USA named after Ireland's clover emblem". USA Today. 2012-03-16. p. 1. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.