St. Paul, Indiana

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St. Paul, Indiana
Town
Location of St. Paul in the state of Indiana
Location of St. Paul in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 39°25′42″N 85°37′45″W / 39.42833°N 85.62917°W / 39.42833; -85.62917Coordinates: 39°25′42″N 85°37′45″W / 39.42833°N 85.62917°W / 39.42833; -85.62917
Country United States
State Indiana
Counties Decatur, Shelby
Area[1]
 • Total 0.31 sq mi (0.80 km2)
 • Land 0.31 sq mi (0.80 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 856 ft (261 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,031
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,038
 • Density 3,325.8/sq mi (1,284.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 18-67212[4]
GNIS feature ID 0442758[5]
Website http://www.stpaulin.org

St. Paul is a small town on the border of Decatur and Shelby counties in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 1,031 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

St. Paul had its start in the year 1853 by the building of the railroad through that territory. It was named for Jonathan Paul, a pioneer settler.[6]

Geography[edit]

St. Paul is located at 39°25′42″N 85°37′45″W / 39.42833°N 85.62917°W / 39.42833; -85.62917 (39.428227, -85.629222),[7] along the Flatrock River.[8]

According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 0.31 square miles (0.80 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,031 people, 384 households, and 278 families residing in the town. The population density was 3,325.8 inhabitants per square mile (1,284.1/km2). There were 443 housing units at an average density of 1,429.0 per square mile (551.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.3% White, 0.3% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.3% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.

There were 384 households of which 37.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.6% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.10.

The median age in the town was 35.7 years. 27% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27% were from 25 to 44; 25.3% were from 45 to 64; and 11.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.3% male and 50.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,022 people, 372 households, and 286 families residing in the town. The population density was 3,314.7 people per square mile (1,272.9/km²). There were 394 housing units at an average density of 1,277.9 per square mile (490.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.95% White, 0.10% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, and 1.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.78% of the population.

St. Paul from the air, looking northeast.

There were 372 households out of which 44.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.6% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.1% were non-families. 18.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.8% 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 3.09.

In the town the population was spread out with 32.0% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 31.9% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 8.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $39,079, and the median income for a family was $42,650. Males had a median income of $31,806 versus $20,670 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,819. About 5.3% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.9% of those under age 18 and 8.1% 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. ^ Harding, Lewis Albert (1915). History of Decatur County, Indiana: Its People, Industries and Institutions. B.F. Bowen. p. 106. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ DeLorme (1998). Indiana Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. ISBN 0-89933-211-0