Staunton, Indiana

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Staunton, Indiana
Town
Location of Staunton in the state of Indiana
Location of Staunton in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 39°29′14″N 87°11′18″W / 39.48722°N 87.18833°W / 39.48722; -87.18833Coordinates: 39°29′14″N 87°11′18″W / 39.48722°N 87.18833°W / 39.48722; -87.18833
Country United States
State Indiana
County Clay
Township Posey
Area[1]
 • Total 0.35 sq mi (0.91 km2)
 • Land 0.35 sq mi (0.91 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 646 ft (197 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 534
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 528
 • Density 1,525.7/sq mi (589.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47881
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-72782[4]
GNIS feature ID 0449846[5]

Staunton is a town in Posey Township, Clay County, Indiana, United States. The population was 534 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Terre Haute Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Staunton had its start in the year 1851 by the building of the railroad through that territory.[6] It was named after Staunton, Virginia.[7]

Geography[edit]

Staunton is located at 39°29′14″N 87°11′18″W / 39.48722°N 87.18833°W / 39.48722; -87.18833 (39.487302, -87.188251).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.35 square miles (0.91 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 534 people, 199 households, and 146 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,525.7 inhabitants per square mile (589.1 /km2). There were 224 housing units at an average density of 640.0 per square mile (247.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.3% White, 1.5% from other races, and 0.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.

There were 199 households of which 40.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.3% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.6% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% 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 36.6 years. 29.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.7% were from 25 to 44; 25.1% were from 45 to 64; and 11.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.2% male and 49.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 550 people, 198 households, and 152 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,614.0 people per square mile (624.6/km²). There were 217 housing units at an average density of 636.8 per square mile (246.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.55% White, 0.55% Asian, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.55% of the population.

There were 198 households out of which 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.7% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.2% were non-families. 19.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the town the population was spread out with 30.2% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 82.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $38,750, and the median income for a family was $43,125. Males had a median income of $31,500 versus $20,893 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,192. About 3.4% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.4% of those under age 18 and 4.8% 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. ^ Blanchard, Charles (1884). Counties of Clay and Owen, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. p. 222. 
  7. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 311. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. "...the name was changed to Staunton, for Staunton, Virginia." 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.