Veedersburg, Indiana

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Veedersburg
Town
Main St. and W 2nd (Route 136)
Main St. and W 2nd (Route 136)
Fountain County's location in Indiana
Fountain County's location in Indiana
Veedersburg is located in Fountain County, Indiana
Veedersburg
Veedersburg
Veedersburg's location in Fountain County
Coordinates: 40°6′50″N 87°15′37″W / 40.11389°N 87.26028°W / 40.11389; -87.26028Coordinates: 40°6′50″N 87°15′37″W / 40.11389°N 87.26028°W / 40.11389; -87.26028
Country United States
State Indiana
County Fountain
Township Van Buren
Platted 1871
Incorporated 1872
Named for Peter S. Veeder
Area[1]
 • Total 2.72 sq mi (7.04 km2)
 • Land 2.72 sq mi (7.04 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 633 ft (193 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 2,180
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 2,169
 • Density 801.5/sq mi (309.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47987
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-78740[4]
GNIS feature ID 0449742[5]

Veedersburg is a town in Van Buren Township, Fountain County, Indiana, United States. The population was 2,180 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Veedersburg is located at 40°6′50″N 87°15′37″W / 40.11389°N 87.26028°W / 40.11389; -87.26028 (40.113879, -87.260336)[6] on U.S. Route 136 just west of its intersection with U.S. Route 41, and less than a mile south of Interstate 74.

According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 2.72 square miles (7.0 km2), all land.[7]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 2,180 people, 878 households, and 605 families residing in the town. The population density was 801.5 inhabitants per square mile (309.5 /km2). There were 967 housing units at an average density of 355.5 per square mile (137.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 94.8% White, 0.1% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 3.6% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.2% of the population.

There were 878 households of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.1% were non-families. 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.94.

The median age in the town was 39.2 years. 25.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.9% were from 25 to 44; 25.7% were from 45 to 64; and 16.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.6% male and 51.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 2,299 people, 921 households, and 652 families residing in the town. The population density was 846.4 people per square mile (326.3/km²). There were 996 housing units at an average density of 366.7 per square mile (141.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.91% White, 0.09% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.39% from other races, and 0.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.74% of the population.

There were 921 households out of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 25.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,944, and the median income for a family was $39,770. Males had a median income of $31,315 versus $21,285 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,435. About 9.3% of families and 10.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.8% of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files for Places – Indiana". United States Census. Retrieved 2012-04-21. 

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