Bryant, Indiana

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Bryant, Indiana
Town of Bryant
Bryant, Indiana.jpg
Location of Bryant in Jay County, Indiana.
Location of Bryant in Jay County, Indiana.
Coordinates: 40°32′3″N 84°57′51″W / 40.53417°N 84.96417°W / 40.53417; -84.96417Coordinates: 40°32′3″N 84°57′51″W / 40.53417°N 84.96417°W / 40.53417; -84.96417
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyJay
TownshipBearcreek
Area
 • Total0.30 sq mi (0.79 km2)
 • Land0.30 sq mi (0.79 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
876 ft (267 m)
Population
 • Total252
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
257
 • Density845.39/sq mi (326.36/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (EST)
ZIP code
47326
Area code(s)260
FIPS code18-08704[4]
GNIS feature ID0431698[5]

Bryant is a town in Bearcreek Township, Jay County, Indiana, United States. The population was 252 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Bryant had its start in the early 1870s by the building of the railroad through that territory. Its name is derived from that of an Irishman named Bryan, who was instrumental in bringing the railroad there.[6] The Bryant post office was established in 1872.[7] Bryant was incorporated as a town in 1897.[8]

Geography[edit]

Bryant is located at 40°32′03″N 84°57′51″W / 40.534247°N 84.964198°W / 40.534247; -84.964198.[9]

According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 0.30 square miles (0.78 km2), all land.[10]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880189
1900384
191046922.1%
1920428−8.7%
1930319−25.5%
19403324.1%
19503392.1%
1960316−6.8%
19703201.3%
1980277−13.4%
1990273−1.4%
2000272−0.4%
2010252−7.4%
Est. 2016257[3]2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 252 people, 99 households, and 68 families residing in the town. The population density was 840.0 inhabitants per square mile (324.3/km2). There were 116 housing units at an average density of 386.7 per square mile (149.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.2% White, 0.4% African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.8% Asian, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population.

There were 99 households of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.5% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 11.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.3% were non-families. 28.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.07.

The median age in the town was 38.5 years. 24.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.6% were from 25 to 44; 29.3% were from 45 to 64; and 14.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 272 people, 95 households, and 74 families residing in the town. The population density was 897.9 people per square mile (350.1/km²). There were 109 housing units at an average density of 359.8 per square mile (140.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.79% White, 0.37% Asian, 0.37% from other races, and 1.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.10% of the population.

There were 95 households out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.2% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.1% were non-families. 18.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the town, the population was spread out with 30.9% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 121.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $34,821, and the median income for a family was $41,042. Males had a median income of $21,833 versus $17,266 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,416. None of the families and 4.4% of the population were living below the poverty line.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 28, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ Jay, Milton T. (1922). History of Jay County, Indiana: Including Its World War Record and Incorporating the Montgomery History, Volume 1. Historical Publishing Company. p. 252.
  7. ^ "Jay County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 23 October 2014. Retrieved 23 October 2014.
  8. ^ "Incorporated Cities and Towns". Jay County Historical Society. Archived from the original on 29 May 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  10. ^ "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files for Places – Indiana". United States Census. Retrieved 2012-04-21.
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.