Trafalgar, Indiana

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Trafalgar, Indiana
Town
Indian Creek High School in Trafalgar
Indian Creek High School in Trafalgar
Location of Trafalgar in the state of Indiana
Location of Trafalgar in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 39°24′51″N 86°9′12″W / 39.41417°N 86.15333°W / 39.41417; -86.15333Coordinates: 39°24′51″N 86°9′12″W / 39.41417°N 86.15333°W / 39.41417; -86.15333
Country United States
State Indiana
County Johnson
Township Nineveh, Hensley
Area[1]
 • Total 2.64 sq mi (6.84 km2)
 • Land 2.64 sq mi (6.84 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 827 ft (252 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,101
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,137
 • Density 417.0/sq mi (161.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46181
Area code(s) 317
FIPS code 18-76310[4]
GNIS feature ID 0444851[5]

Trafalgar is a town in Nineveh and Hensley townships, Johnson County, Indiana, United States. The population was 1,101 at the 2010 census.

This town is twenty miles south of Indianapolis.

It is the home of the transmitters for WTTV, WTTS-FM, WFCI-FM and WHZN.

History[edit]

Trafalgar was incorporated as a town in 1870.[6] The name of the town commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar.[7]

Geography[edit]

Trafalgar is located at 39°24′51″N 86°9′12″W / 39.41417°N 86.15333°W / 39.41417; -86.15333 (39.414126, -86.153291).[8]

According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 2.64 square miles (6.8 km2), all land.[1]

Education[edit]

Trafalgar is home to Indian Creek Senior High School, one of seven high schools located in Johnson County.

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,101 people, 385 households, and 292 families residing in the town. The population density was 417.0 inhabitants per square mile (161.0/km2). There were 419 housing units at an average density of 158.7 per square mile (61.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.3% White, 0.9% African American, 0.9% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 385 households of which 46.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.2% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.24.

The median age in the town was 34.2 years. 30.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.8% were from 25 to 44; 23.5% were from 45 to 64; and 8.2% 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 798 people, 263 households, and 208 families residing in the town. The population density was 619.2 people per square mile (238.8/km²). There were 286 housing units at an average density of 221.9 per square mile (85.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.75% White, 0.63% Native American, 0.50% Asian, and 0.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.88% of the population.

There were 263 households out of which 52.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.9% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.9% were non-families. 18.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.99 and the average family size was 3.39.

In the town the population was spread out with 35.2% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 36.3% from 25 to 44, 12.9% from 45 to 64, and 8.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $50,357, and the median income for a family was $54,531. Males had a median income of $38,438 versus $22,083 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,079. About 3.5% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.3% of those under age 18 and 9.7% of those age 65 or over.

Notable person[edit]

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. ^ Branigin, Elba L. (1913). History of Johnson County, Indiana. B. F. Bowen & Company. p. 532. 
  7. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 326. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. "The present name comes from the British naval victory..." 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.