Members of American Legion Post #294 in front of the Wolcott House, the Italianate home of town founder Anson Wolcott.
Location of Wolcott in the state of Indiana
|• Total||0.59 sq mi (1.53 km2)|
|• Land||0.59 sq mi (1.53 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||715 ft (218 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||991|
|• Density||1,696.6/sq mi (655.1/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0446230|
According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 0.59 square miles (1.5 km2), all land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,001 people, 385 households, and 272 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,696.6 inhabitants per square mile (655.1 /km2). There were 428 housing units at an average density of 725.4 per square mile (280.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.3% White, 0.3% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 1.1% from other races, and 2.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.6% of the population.
There were 385 households of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.4% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.10.
The median age in the town was 39.4 years. 26.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.6% were from 25 to 44; 27.2% were from 45 to 64; and 17.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.7% male and 50.3% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 989 people, 392 households, and 272 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,846.8 people per square mile (707.1/km²). There were 427 housing units at an average density of 797.3 per square mile (305.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.28% White, 0.30% African American, 0.20% Native American, and 1.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.01% of the population.
There were 392 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% were non-families. 27.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.6% 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 3.06.
In the town the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 18.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 83.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $37,563, and the median income for a family was $45,833. Males had a median income of $29,293 versus $18,990 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,875. About 4.7% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.4% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.
- Bobbie the Wonder Dog, Wolcott was the starting point for his journey to Oregon.
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