Versailles, Indiana

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Versailles, Indiana
Town
Ripley County Courthouse in Versailles is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Ripley County Courthouse in Versailles is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Location of Versailles in the state of Indiana
Location of Versailles in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 39°4′3″N 85°15′18″W / 39.06750°N 85.25500°W / 39.06750; -85.25500Coordinates: 39°4′3″N 85°15′18″W / 39.06750°N 85.25500°W / 39.06750; -85.25500
Country United States
State Indiana
County Ripley
Township Johnson
Area[1]
 • Total 1.51 sq mi (3.91 km2)
 • Land 1.51 sq mi (3.91 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 965 ft (294 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 2,113
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 2,097
 • Density 1,399.3/sq mi (540.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47042
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-78974[4]
GNIS feature ID 0445260[5]

Versailles /vərˈslz/ is a town in Johnson Township, Ripley County, Indiana, United States. The population was 2,113 at the 2010 census. The town is the county seat of Ripley County.[6]

Versailles was founded in 1818.

Geography[edit]

Versailles is located at 39°4′3″N 85°15′18″W / 39.06750°N 85.25500°W / 39.06750; -85.25500 (39.067624, -85.255026).[7] According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 1.51 square miles (3.9 km2), all land.[8]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 2,113 people, 874 households, and 538 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,399.3 inhabitants per square mile (540.3 /km2). There were 999 housing units at an average density of 661.6 per square mile (255.4 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.2% White, 0.2% African American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.

There were 874 households of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.6% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.4% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.95.

Fernando G. Taylor House in Versailles

The median age in the town was 37.9 years. 23.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.5% were from 25 to 44; 25.4% were from 45 to 64; and 15.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.5% male and 52.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,784 people, 746 households, and 492 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,168.9 people per square mile (450.2/km²). There were 803 housing units at an average density of 526.1 per square mile (202.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.82% White, 0.06% African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.11% from other races, and 0.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.50% of the population.

There were 746 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.4% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.0% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 83.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,144, and the median income for a family was $41,442. Males had a median income of $31,607 versus $22,237 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,352. About 8.3% of families and 8.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.3% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Most students in Versailles attend South Ripley Elementary School for grades K through 6 and South Ripley Junior/Senior High School for grades 7 through 12.

External links[edit]

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. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files for Places – Indiana". United States Census. Retrieved 2012-04-21.