Somerville, Indiana

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Somerville, Indiana
Town
Location of Somerville in the state of Indiana
Location of Somerville in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 38°16′41″N 87°22′39″W / 38.27806°N 87.37750°W / 38.27806; -87.37750Coordinates: 38°16′41″N 87°22′39″W / 38.27806°N 87.37750°W / 38.27806; -87.37750
Country United States
State Indiana
County Gibson
Township Barton
Area[1]
 • Total 0.32 sq mi (0.83 km2)
 • Land 0.32 sq mi (0.83 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 469 ft (143 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 293
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 288
 • Density 915.6/sq mi (353.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 47683
Area code(s) 812, 930
FIPS code 18-70542[4]
GNIS feature ID 0443767[5]

Somerville is a town in Barton Township, Gibson County, Indiana, United States. The population was 293 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Somerville was originally called Summittville, and under the latter name was laid out in 1853.[6] The post office opened as Somerville in 1854.[7]

Geography[edit]

Somerville is located at 38°16′41″N 87°22′39″W / 38.27806°N 87.37750°W / 38.27806; -87.37750 (38.278113, -87.377426).[8]

According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 0.32 square miles (0.83 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 293 people, 110 households, and 78 families residing in the town. The population density was 915.6 inhabitants per square mile (353.5 /km2). There were 121 housing units at an average density of 378.1 per square mile (146.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.6% White, 0.3% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.3% from other races, and 0.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population.

There were 110 households of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.4% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.1% were non-families. 25.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.15.

The median age in the town was 36.9 years. 28.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.2% were from 25 to 44; 24.5% were from 45 to 64; and 16.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.9% male and 49.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 312 people, 124 households, and 81 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,061.5 people per square mile (415.4/km²). There were 132 housing units at an average density of 449.1 per square mile (175.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.04% White, 0.64% African American, 0.32% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.32% of the population.

There were 124 households out of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.7% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.9% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 89.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $34,464, and the median income for a family was $43,750. Males had a median income of $30,750 versus $22,083 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,147. About 3.3% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.3% of those under age 18 and 7.9% 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. ^ Stormont, Gil R. (1914). History of Gibson County, Indiana: Her People, Industries and Institutions. B.F. Bowen. p. 357. 
  7. ^ "Gibson County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.