Westport, Indiana

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This article is about the town in Decatur County. For the community known as Westport in Parke County, see Howard, Indiana.
Westport, Indiana
Town
Main Street
Main Street
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 39°10′34″N 85°34′27″W / 39.17611°N 85.57417°W / 39.17611; -85.57417Coordinates: 39°10′34″N 85°34′27″W / 39.17611°N 85.57417°W / 39.17611; -85.57417
Country United States
State Indiana
County Decatur
Township Sand Creek
Area[1]
 • Total 1.33 sq mi (3.44 km2)
 • Land 1.32 sq mi (3.42 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 814 ft (248 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,379
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,394
 • Density 1,044.7/sq mi (403.4/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC-5)
ZIP code 47283
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-83276[4]
GNIS feature ID 0445857[5]
Website http://www.westportindiana.org

Westport is a town located in Sand Creek Township, Decatur County, Indiana. The population was 1,379 at the 2010 census. A covered bridge, built in 1880, is located about 1.5 miles east of town.

History[edit]

Westport was laid out in 1836.[6] The Westpost post office was established in 1839, but first spelled West Port.[7]

Geography[edit]

Westport is located at 39°10′34″N 85°34′27″W / 39.17611°N 85.57417°W / 39.17611; -85.57417 (39.176143, -85.574167).[8]

According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 1.33 square miles (3.4 km2), of which 1.32 square miles (3.4 km2) (or 99.25%) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.026 km2) (or 0.75%) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,379 people, 548 households, and 369 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,044.7 inhabitants per square mile (403.4/km2). There were 653 housing units at an average density of 494.7 per square mile (191.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.5% White, 0.1% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% Asian, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 548 households of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.0% were married couples living together, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.7% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.08.

The median age in the town was 36.4 years. 27.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.1% were from 25 to 44; 23.8% were from 45 to 64; and 14.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.5% male and 51.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,515 people, 606 households, and 426 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,142.7 people per square mile (439.8/km²). There were 659 housing units at an average density of 497.0 per square mile (191.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.21% White, 0.07% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.20% of the population.

There were 606 households out of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% 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 3.00.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,500, and the median income for a family was $47,826. Males had a median income of $31,890 versus $27,621 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,298. About 6.5% of families and 10.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.7% of those under age 18 and 3.0% of those age 65 or over.

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. ^ Harding, Lewis Albert (1915). History of Decatur County, Indiana: Its People, Industries and Institutions. B.F. Bowen. p. 145. 
  7. ^ "Decatur County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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