Winfield, Indiana

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Winfield, Indiana
Town
Randolph Street in Winfield
Randolph Street in Winfield
Location of Winfield in the state of Indiana
Location of Winfield in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 41°24′46″N 87°15′39″W / 41.41278°N 87.26083°W / 41.41278; -87.26083Coordinates: 41°24′46″N 87°15′39″W / 41.41278°N 87.26083°W / 41.41278; -87.26083
Country United States
State Indiana
County Lake
Township Winfield
Area[1]
 • Total 12.05 sq mi (31.21 km2)
 • Land 11.98 sq mi (31.03 km2)
 • Water 0.07 sq mi (0.18 km2)
Elevation 709 ft (216 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 4,383
 • Estimate (2013[3]) 5,073
 • Density 365.9/sq mi (141.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 46307
Area code(s) 219
FIPS code 18-84878[4]
GNIS feature ID 0446178[5]

Winfield is a town in Winfield Township, Lake County, Indiana, United States. The population was 2,298 at the 2000 census, 4,383 in 2010 and 5,073 in 2013. The town was incorporated in 1993 in order to keep the residents from being annexed by Merrillville. Prior to that time it had been part of Winfield Township as an unincorporated town. Winfield is named for General Winfield Scott.[6] The town is served by the Crown Point post office, therefore most places within Winfield have a "Crown Point" address.

Currently, the town does not have an established police department and receives its law enforcement services from the Lake County Sheriff's Department.

Geography[edit]

Winfield is located at 41°24′46″N 87°15′39″W / 41.41278°N 87.26083°W / 41.41278; -87.26083 (41.412821, -87.260727).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 12.05 square miles (31.21 km2), of which 11.98 square miles (31.03 km2) is land and 0.07 square miles (0.18 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 637
2000 2,298 260.8%
2010 4,383 90.7%
Source: US Census Bureau

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 4,383 people, 1,427 households, and 1,144 families residing in the town. The population density was 365.9 inhabitants per square mile (141.3 /km2). There were 1,511 housing units at an average density of 126.1 per square mile (48.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 88.5% White, 3.7% African American, 0.4% Native American, 3.5% Asian, 2.5% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.9% of the population.

There were 1,427 households of which 44.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.7% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 19.8% were non-families. 16.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.00 and the average family size was 3.39.

The median age in the town was 38.7 years. 29% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.9% were from 25 to 44; 26.1% were from 45 to 64; and 13% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.

The median income for a household in the town was $65,641, and the median income for a family was $70,489. Males had a median income of $52,143 versus $28,516 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,765. About 0.9% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.4% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 2,298 people, 692 households, and 581 families residing in the town. The population density was 186.9 people per square mile (72.1/km²). There were 748 housing units at an average density of 60.8 per square mile (23.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.13% White, 0.35% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 1.44% from other races, and 2.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.26% of the population.

There were 692 households out of which 46.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.5% were married couples living together, 4.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.0% were non-families. 12.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.08 and the average family size was 3.40.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 33.7% from 25 to 44, 17.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.

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. ^ There is a sign at the intersection of 117th Street and Decatur Street stating that the settlement there was named in honor of Mexican War hero, Winfield Scott.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.