Straughn, Indiana

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Straughn, Indiana
Town
Location of Straughn in the state of Indiana
Location of Straughn in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 39°48′30″N 85°17′25″W / 39.80833°N 85.29028°W / 39.80833; -85.29028Coordinates: 39°48′30″N 85°17′25″W / 39.80833°N 85.29028°W / 39.80833; -85.29028
Country United States
State Indiana
County Henry
Township Dudley
Area[1]
 • Total 0.14 sq mi (0.36 km2)
 • Land 0.14 sq mi (0.36 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,096 ft (334 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 222
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 220
 • Density 1,585.7/sq mi (612.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47387
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-73664[4]
GNIS feature ID 0444264[5]

Straughn is a town in Dudley Township, Henry County, Indiana, United States. The population was 222 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Straughn is located at 39°48′30″N 85°17′25″W / 39.80833°N 85.29028°W / 39.80833; -85.29028 (39.808340, -85.290395).[6]

According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 0.14 square miles (0.36 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 222 people, 81 households, and 61 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,585.7 inhabitants per square mile (612.2/km2). There were 97 housing units at an average density of 692.9 per square mile (267.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 99.5% White and 0.5% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.5% of the population.

There were 81 households of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 18.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.7% were non-families. 22.2% 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 2.74 and the average family size was 3.20.

The median age in the town was 40 years. 22.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 12.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.3% were from 25 to 44; 25.3% were from 45 to 64; and 14.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 43.7% male and 56.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 263 people, 94 households, and 73 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,882.2 people per square mile (725.3/km²). There were 103 housing units at an average density of 737.1 per square mile (284.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.62% White, and 0.38% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.38% of the population.

There were 94 households out of which 38.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.0% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.3% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.30.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 83.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,944, and the median income for a family was $33,906. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,693. About 11.1% of families and 15.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.6% of those under the age of eighteen and 5.3% of those sixty five or over.

Raintree County[edit]

Straughn is the real name of the fictional town of Waycross in the novel Raintree County by Ross Lockridge, Jr..

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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.