Utica, Indiana

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Town of Utica
Town
Location of Utica in the state of Indiana
Location of Utica in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 38°20′4″N 85°39′18″W / 38.33444°N 85.65500°W / 38.33444; -85.65500Coordinates: 38°20′4″N 85°39′18″W / 38.33444°N 85.65500°W / 38.33444; -85.65500
Country United States
State Indiana
County Clark
Township Utica
Area[1]
 • Total 1.45 sq mi (3.76 km2)
 • Land 1.27 sq mi (3.29 km2)
 • Water 0.18 sq mi (0.47 km2)
Elevation 443 ft (135 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 776
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 793
 • Density 611.0/sq mi (235.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47130
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-78110[4]
GNIS feature ID 0445181[5]

Utica is a town in Utica Township, Clark County, Indiana, United States. The population was 776 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

From 1794-1825, Utica was a popular ferry crossing, as ferry crossings were considered too dangerous at Jeffersonville, due to inexperienced ferry operators and the Falls of the Ohio. James Noble Wood, the founder of Utica, was the first ferryman in the area, and he served as one of only a handful of territorial judges in "Indian Territory" during this period.

After a flood in 1997, Utica grew because it was required to strengthen its building, planning, and zoning laws in order to obtain Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Indiana DNR rebuilding funds. However, Utica is unlikely to see much more growth due to being surrounded by the Port of Indiana – Jeffersonville, the Ohio River, and the River Ridge Commerce Center.[6]

Geography[edit]

Utica is located at 38°20′4″N 85°39′18″W / 38.33444°N 85.65500°W / 38.33444; -85.65500 (38.334556, -85.654961).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.45 square miles (3.76 km2), of which 1.27 square miles (3.29 km2) is land and 0.18 square miles (0.47 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 776 people, 328 households, and 212 families residing in the town. The population density was 611.0 inhabitants per square mile (235.9 /km2). There were 379 housing units at an average density of 298.4 per square mile (115.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 89.6% White, 3.4% African American, 0.8% Native American, 1.9% Asian, 1.9% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.4% of the population.

There were 328 households of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.5% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.4% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.88.

The median age in the town was 43.3 years. 19.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.4% were from 25 to 44; 33.7% were from 45 to 64; and 14.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.7% male and 52.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

Memorial in Utica, Indiana

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 591 people, 254 households, and 164 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,361.7 people per square mile (530.7/km²). There were 279 housing units at an average density of 642.8 per square mile (250.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.63% White, 1.02% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.51% from other races, and 0.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.18% of the population.

There were 254 households out of which 23.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 30.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.0% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 33.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 87.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,023, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $35,156 versus $19,821 for females. The per capita income for the town was $23,518. About 5.3% of families and 8.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.7% of those under age 18 and 19.4% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 
  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. ^ Larry Thomas (July 7, 2006). "They’re building this city ...". News and Tribune. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.