Boston, Indiana

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Boston, Indiana
Boston, Indiana.jpg
Location of Boston in Wayne County, Indiana.
Location of Boston in Wayne County, Indiana.
Coordinates: 39°44′30″N 84°51′04″W / 39.74167°N 84.85111°W / 39.74167; -84.85111Coordinates: 39°44′30″N 84°51′04″W / 39.74167°N 84.85111°W / 39.74167; -84.85111
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyWayne
TownshipBoston
Area
 • Total0.22 sq mi (0.58 km2)
 • Land0.22 sq mi (0.58 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation1,132 ft (345 m)
Population
 • Total138
 • Estimate 
(2019)[4]
130
 • Density582.96/sq mi (225.03/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (EST)
ZIP code
47324
Area code765
FIPS code[5]18-06652
GNIS ID[5]431367

Boston is a town in Boston Township, Wayne County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[6] The population was 138 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Boston was named after Boston, Massachusetts.[7]

Boston was originally called New Boston, and under the latter name was laid out and platted in 1832.[8] The first post office in Boston was established in 1837.[9]

On June 26, 1849, a cholera outbreak began, with the first death occurring the following day. Of the 120 residents at the time, 53 residents died over the following 5 weeks.[10]

A downtown bank

The Boston Township Council is composed of 5 members with a council president.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

Boston is located at 39°44′30″N 84°51′4″W / 39.74167°N 84.85111°W / 39.74167; -84.85111 (39.741571, -84.851098).[11] According to the 2010 census, Boston has a total area of 0.21 square miles (0.54 km2), all land.[12]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880137
18901466.6%
1900134−8.2%
1910122−9.0%
192019055.7%
1930184−3.2%
1940182−1.1%
195025741.2%
1960240−6.6%
1970210−12.5%
1980189−10.0%
1990159−15.9%
200017711.3%
2010138−22.0%
2019 (est.)130[4]−5.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[13]

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 census,[3] there were 138 people, 60 households, and 41 families living in the town. The population density was 657.1 inhabitants per square mile (253.7/km2). There were 67 housing units at an average density of 319.0 per square mile (123.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.8% White, 0.7% Native American, and 1.4% Asian.

There were 60 households, of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.7% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.68.

The median age in the town was 42 years. 22.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.7% were from 25 to 44; 26% were from 45 to 64; and 19.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 52.2% male and 47.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the 2000 census,[14] there were 177 people, 67 households, and 52 families living in the town. The population density was 838.5 people per square mile (325.4/km2). There were 70 housing units at an average density of 331.6 per square mile (128.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 99.44% White, and 0.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.56% of the population.

There were 67 households, out of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.7% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.9% were non-families. 17.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 24.9% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 34.5% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $50,625, and the median income for a family was $46,875. Males had a median income of $35,625 versus $20,179 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,852. None of the families and 2.5% of the population were living below the poverty line.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 16, 2020.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2017-05-09.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  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.
  6. ^ "Boston, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2017-05-18.
  7. ^ "Profile for Boston, IN". ePodunk. Archived from the original on July 3, 2017. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
  8. ^ Young, Andrew White (1872). History of Wayne County, Indiana, from Its First Settlement to the Present Time. R. Clarke & Company. pp. 157.
  9. ^ History of Wayne County, Indiana: Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Towns, Volume 2. Inter-State Publishing Company. 1884. p. 275.
  10. ^ https://www.pal-item.com/story/news/local/2015/06/28/half-boston-residents-die-cholera/29431483/
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  12. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. Retrieved 2015-07-13.
  13. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  14. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.