Summitville, Indiana

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Summitville, Indiana
Town
Location of Summitville in the state of Indiana
Location of Summitville in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 40°20′14″N 85°38′35″W / 40.33722°N 85.64306°W / 40.33722; -85.64306Coordinates: 40°20′14″N 85°38′35″W / 40.33722°N 85.64306°W / 40.33722; -85.64306
Country United States
State Indiana
County Madison
Township Van Buren
Area[1]
 • Total 0.49 sq mi (1.27 km2)
 • Land 0.49 sq mi (1.27 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 883 ft (269 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 967
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 994
 • Density 1,973.5/sq mi (762.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46070
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-74132[4]
GNIS feature ID 0444402[5]

Summitville is a town in Van Buren Township, Madison County, Indiana, United States. It is part of the Anderson, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 967 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Summitville was laid out in 1867.[6] It was named for its lofty elevation.[7]

Geography[edit]

Summitville is located at 40°20′14″N 85°38′35″W / 40.33722°N 85.64306°W / 40.33722; -85.64306 (40.337361, -85.642985).[8]

According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 0.49 square miles (1.3 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 967 people, 378 households, and 268 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,973.5 inhabitants per square mile (762.0/km2). There were 430 housing units at an average density of 877.6 per square mile (338.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.6% White, 0.7% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.4% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.

There were 378 households of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.1% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.01.

The median age in the town was 39.6 years. 25.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.2% were from 25 to 44; 27.9% were from 45 to 64; and 13.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.9% male and 50.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,090 people, 420 households, and 304 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,023.6 people per square mile (779.4/km²). There were 437 housing units at an average density of 811.3 per square mile (312.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.45% White, 0.28% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.09% Asian, and 0.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.55% of the population.

There were 420 households out of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.8% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.6% were non-families. 25.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the town the population was spread out with 29.6% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,303, and the median income for a family was $42,500. Males had a median income of $31,908 versus $23,382 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,311. About 5.2% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.6% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Summitville is home to an elementary school. This school is a part of the Madison-Grant High School in northern Madison and southern Grant counties. The students who graduate from the elementary school move on to the Madison-Grant Junior High and High School in Fairmount.

Summitville was also the birthplace of former game show announcer Jay Stewart.

Volunteer fire department[edit]

In the summer of 2009, Summitville opened a new volunteer fire department. The community has worked together to sponsor the fire department and its fire chief, Randy Sizelove. The new fire station was built with hundreds of volunteer hours from members of the fire department and the community. The station also is the home of the Van Buren township trustee's office.

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. ^ Forkner, John La Rue (1914). History of Madison County, Indiana: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People and Its Principal Interests, Volume 1. Lewis Publishing Company. p. 125. 
  7. ^ Forkner, John La Rue and Dyson, Byron H. (1897). Historical Sketches and Reminiscences of Madison County, Indiana. Wilson, Humprheys & Co. p. 1007. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.