Alton, Indiana

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Alton, Indiana
Town
Location of Alton in Crawford County, Indiana.
Location of Alton in Crawford County, Indiana.
Coordinates: 38°7′22″N 86°25′12″W / 38.12278°N 86.42000°W / 38.12278; -86.42000Coordinates: 38°7′22″N 86°25′12″W / 38.12278°N 86.42000°W / 38.12278; -86.42000
Country United States
State Indiana
County Crawford
Township Boone
Area[1]
 • Total 0.19 sq mi (0.49 km2)
 • Land 0.17 sq mi (0.45 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation[2] 427 ft (130 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 55
 • Estimate (2016)[4] 55
 • Density 319.77/sq mi (123.48/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC-5)
ZIP code 47137
Area code 812
FIPS code[2][5] 18-01270
GNIS ID[2][5] 450627
Website http://altonindiana.com/

Alton is a town in Boone Township, Crawford County, Indiana, United States. The population was 55 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Alton was founded in 1838.[6]

Alton was called Nebraska in its early years.[7] The Nebraska post office opened in 1847, and was renamed Alton in 1860.[8] The post office in Alton was finally discontinued in 1965.[9]

Geography[edit]

Alton is located at 38°7′22″N 86°25′12″W / 38.12278°N 86.42000°W / 38.12278; -86.42000 (38.122715, -86.419920).[10]

According to the 2010 census, Alton has a total area of 0.19 square miles (0.49 km2), of which 0.17 square miles (0.44 km2) (or 89.47%) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) (or 10.53%) is water.[11]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 137
1880 259 89.1%
1890 277 6.9%
1900 238 −14.1%
1910 161 −32.4%
1920 128 −20.5%
1930 109 −14.8%
1940 78 −28.4%
1950 71 −9.0%
1960 57 −19.7%
1970 56 −1.8%
1980 64 14.3%
1990 57 −10.9%
2000 53 −7.0%
2010 55 3.8%
Est. 2016 55 [4] 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[12]

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 census,[3] there were 55 people, 25 households, and 19 families residing in the town. The population density was 323.5 inhabitants per square mile (124.9/km2). There were 55 housing units at an average density of 323.5 per square mile (124.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.4% White and 3.6% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.6% of the population.

There were 25 households of which 24.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 12.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.0% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.37.

The median age in the town was 53.2 years. 10.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 11% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 14.6% were from 25 to 44; 40% were from 45 to 64; and 23.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 56.4% male and 43.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the 2000 census,[13] there were 53 people, 24 households, and 16 families residing in the town. The population density was 312.3 people per square mile (120.4/km²). There were 65 housing units at an average density of 383.0 per square mile (147.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White.

There were 24 households out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.75.

In the town, the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $19,375, and the median income for a family was $29,375. Males had a median income of $41,250 versus $11,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,167. There were 7.7% of families and 9.3% of the population living below the poverty line, including 21.4% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 28, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c "Feature ID 450627". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved June 30, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b "FIPS55 Data: Indiana". FIPS55 Data. United States Geological Survey. February 23, 2006. Archived from the original on June 18, 2006. Retrieved June 30, 2014.  External link in |work= (help)
  6. ^ Biographical and Historical Souvenir for the Counties of Clark, Crawford, Harrison, Floyd, Jefferson, Jennings, Scott, and Washington, Indiana. Chicago Printing Company. 1889. p. 60. 
  7. ^ Cottman, George Streiby; Coleman, Christopher Bush; Esarey, Logan (1921). Indiana Magazine of History. p. 241. 
  8. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 49. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. A post office established as Nebraska on March 8, 1847, was changed to Alton on July 2, 1860... 
  9. ^ "Crawford County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  11. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-13. 
  12. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  13. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.