Bunker Hill, Indiana

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Bunker Hill, Indiana
Town
Town of Bunker Hill
Location of Bunker Hill in Miami County, Indiana.
Location of Bunker Hill in Miami County, Indiana.
Coordinates: 40°39′33″N 86°6′6″W / 40.65917°N 86.10167°W / 40.65917; -86.10167Coordinates: 40°39′33″N 86°6′6″W / 40.65917°N 86.10167°W / 40.65917; -86.10167
Country United States
State Indiana
County Miami
Township Pipe Creek
Founded 1851
Founded by James Myers, John Duckwall and Alexander Galbraith
Area[1]
 • Total 0.42 sq mi (1.09 km2)
 • Land 0.42 sq mi (1.09 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation[2] 820 ft (250 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 888
 • Estimate (2016)[4] 859
 • Density 2,050.12/sq mi (791.18/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC-5)
ZIP code 46914
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-09136[5]
GNIS feature ID 449627

Bunker Hill is a town in Pipe Creek Township, Miami County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[6] The population was 888 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Bunker Hill was platted in 1851 by James Myers, John Duckwall and Alexander Galbraith.[7]

A post office opened in 1859. The Pan Handle Railroad came to Bunker hill in 1868.[8]

Geography[edit]

Bunker Hill is located at 40°39′33″N 86°6′6″W / 40.65917°N 86.10167°W / 40.65917; -86.10167 (40.659289, -86.101747).[9]

According to the 2010 census, Bunker Hill has a total area of 0.42 square miles (1.09 km2), all land.[10]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 596
1890 538 −9.7%
1900 568 5.6%
1910 668 17.6%
1920 550 −17.7%
1930 528 −4.0%
1940 561 6.3%
1950 659 17.5%
1960 1,049 59.2%
1970 956 −8.9%
1980 984 2.9%
1990 1,010 2.6%
2000 987 −2.3%
2010 888 −10.0%
Est. 2016 859 [4] −3.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 888 people, 366 households, and 249 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,114.3 inhabitants per square mile (816.3/km2). There were 445 housing units at an average density of 1,059.5 per square mile (409.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 93.7% White, 1.6% African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 366 households of which 37.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.4% were married couples living together, 15.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.0% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the town was 37.4 years. 25.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.9% were from 25 to 44; 25.3% were from 45 to 64; and 14.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.3% male and 51.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 987 people, 397 households, and 277 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,262.6 people per square mile (866.1/km²). There were 423 housing units at an average density of 969.7 per square mile (371.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.93% White, 1.32% African American, 0.51% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 2.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.11% of the population.

There were 397 households out of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.9% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.0% were non-families. 27.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the town, the population was spread out with 29.1% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 94.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,154, and the median income for a family was $44,861. Males had a median income of $34,722 versus $22,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,000. About 3.3% of families and 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.7% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

School Districts[edit]

Maconaquah High School competes in the Mid-Indiana Conference (MIC) for athletics.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 28, 2017. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  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 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Bunker Hill, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved June 29, 2017. 
  7. ^ History of Miami County, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present. Brant & Fuller. 1887. p. 745. 
  8. ^ Bodurtha, Arthur Lawrence (1914). History of Miami County, Indiana: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People and Its Principal Interests. Lewis Pub. p. 182. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-13. 
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 22, 2013. Retrieved June 4, 2015.