Wheatfield, Indiana

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Wheatfield, Indiana
Town
Main Street in Wheatfield
Main Street in Wheatfield
Location of Wheatfield in the state of Indiana
Location of Wheatfield in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 41°11′29″N 87°3′9″W / 41.19139°N 87.05250°W / 41.19139; -87.05250Coordinates: 41°11′29″N 87°3′9″W / 41.19139°N 87.05250°W / 41.19139; -87.05250
Country United States
State Indiana
County Jasper
Township Wheatfield
Area[1]
 • Total 0.56 sq mi (1.45 km2)
 • Land 0.56 sq mi (1.45 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 663 ft (202 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 853
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 849
 • Density 1,523.2/sq mi (588.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 46392
Area code(s) 219
FIPS code 18-83528[4]
GNIS feature ID 0445877[5]

Wheatfield is a town in Wheatfield Township, Jasper County, Indiana, United States. The population was 853 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Wheatfield had its start in the early 1880s by the building of the railroad through that territory.[6]

Geography[edit]

Wheatfield is located at 41°11′29″N 87°03′09″W / 41.191376°N 87.052475°W / 41.191376; -87.052475.[7]

According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 0.56 square miles (1.5 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 853 people, 322 households, and 221 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,523.2 inhabitants per square mile (588.1 /km2). There were 353 housing units at an average density of 630.4 per square mile (243.4 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.8% White, 0.8% African American, 0.1% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 1.9% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.9% of the population.

There were 322 households of which 39.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.4% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.20.

The median age in the town was 31.8 years. 29.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.3% were from 25 to 44; 22% were from 45 to 64; and 11.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.4% male and 50.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 772 people, 267 households, and 191 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,398.4 people per square mile (541.9/km²). There were 289 housing units at an average density of 523.5 per square mile (202.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.17% White, 2.46% African American, 0.13% Asian, 0.78% from other races, and 2.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.46% of the population.

There were 267 households out of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.1% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the town the population was spread out with 33.2% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 18.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 108.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $38,021, and the median income for a family was $43,750. Males had a median income of $34,792 versus $23,472 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,003. About 6.1% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.5% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The Kanakee Valley School Corporation serves Wheatfield. Wheatfield Elementary School is located in and serves Wheatfield.[8] Kankakee Valley Intermediate School, Kankakee Valley Middle School, and Kankakee Valley High School are located in Wheatfield Township and serve Wheatfield.[9][10][11]

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. ^ A standard history of Jasper and Newton counties, Indiana. Lewis Publishing Company. 1916. p. 166. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "About Our School." Wheatfield Elementary School. Retrieved on December 26, 2012. "251 South & Center St. P.O. Box 158 Wheatfield, IN 46392"
  9. ^ Home. Kankakee Valley High School. Retrieved on December 26, 2012. "3923 W. State Road 10 Wheatfield, Indiana, USA 46392-9267"
  10. ^ "Welcome To Kankakee Valley Middle School." Kankakee Valley Middle School. Retrieved on December 26, 2012. "5258 W St Rd 10 Wheatfield, Indiana, USA 46392-9267"
  11. ^ "Kankakee Valley Intermediate School." Kankakee Valley School Corporation. Retrieved on December 26, 2012. "12345 N 550 W Wheatfield, IN 46392"

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