West Baden Springs, Indiana

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West Baden Springs, Indiana
Town
Location of West Baden Springs in the state of Indiana
Location of West Baden Springs in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 38°34′1″N 86°36′42″W / 38.56694°N 86.61167°W / 38.56694; -86.61167Coordinates: 38°34′1″N 86°36′42″W / 38.56694°N 86.61167°W / 38.56694; -86.61167
Country United States
State Indiana
County Orange
Township French Lick
Area[1]
 • Total 1.10 sq mi (2.85 km2)
 • Land 1.09 sq mi (2.82 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 479 ft (146 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 574
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 568
 • Density 526.6/sq mi (203.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47469
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-82376[4]
GNIS feature ID 0451617[5]

West Baden Springs is a town in French Lick Township, Orange County, Indiana, United States. The population was 574 at the 2010 census. It is the birthplace of NBA legend Larry Bird.

Geography[edit]

West Baden Springs is located at 38°34′1″N 86°36′42″W / 38.56694°N 86.61167°W / 38.56694; -86.61167 (38.567018, -86.611601).[6]

According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 1.10 square miles (2.8 km2), of which 1.09 square miles (2.8 km2) (or 99.09%) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.026 km2) (or 0.91%) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 574 people, 251 households, and 149 families residing in the town. The population density was 526.6 inhabitants per square mile (203.3/km2). There were 303 housing units at an average density of 278.0 per square mile (107.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 93.4% White, 3.1% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 251 households of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.2% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.6% were non-families. 36.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.94.

The median age in the town was 40.4 years. 24% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.3% were from 25 to 44; 25.3% were from 45 to 64; and 17.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.2% male and 49.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 618 people, 263 households, and 175 families residing in the town. The population density was 577.8 people per square mile (223.0/km²). There were 292 housing units at an average density of 273.0 per square mile (105.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.50% White, 2.10% African American, 0.81% Native American, 0.81% Asian, 1.13% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.07% of the population.

There were 263 households out of which 24.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.1% were non-families. 29.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.7% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,750, and the median income for a family was $40,357. Males had a median income of $29,444 versus $19,375 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,532. About 10.3% of families and 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.8% of those under age 18 and 13.5% of those age 65 or over.

West Baden Springs Hotel[edit]

West Baden Springs Dome

Prior to the completion of the Assembly Hall at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1963, the building had the largest free-spanning dome in the United States and was the largest in the world from 1902-1913.

The property underwent a complete renovation as a part of the French Lick Resort Casino. The Resort and Casino opened in November 2006, and the restored West Baden Springs Hotel was reopened to guests in late May 2007.

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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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