Location in the state of Indiana
|Township||Armstrong, Center, German, Scott|
|Named for||Darmstadt, Hessen|
|• Type||Town Council|
|• Clerk-Treasurer||Mallory Lowe|
|• Total||4.58 sq mi (11.86 km2)|
|• Land||4.52 sq mi (11.71 km2)|
|• Water||0.06 sq mi (0.16 km2)|
|Elevation||479 ft (146 m)|
|• Estimate (2014)||1,456|
|• Density||311.3/sq mi (120.2/km2)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|ZIP codes||47720, 47725|
|GNIS feature ID||433320|
|Addresses in Darmstadt are referred to as Darmstadt, IN there is an Inglefield, Indiana 47618 post office in Darmstadt that also has the Darmstadt, IN address|
Darmstadt is a small, German-heritage town in Scott Township, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, United States. It also extends slightly into Armstrong, Center and German townships. The population was 1,407 at the 2010 census. Darmstadt, located just north of Evansville, is the only other incorporated municipality in Vanderburgh County besides Evansville. Darmstadt is named after the former capital of Hesse and the House of Hessen-Darmstadt, a branch of the House of Hesse.
Darmstadt is located at (38.091041, -87.576207).
According to the 2010 census, Darmstadt has a total area of 4.58 square miles (11.86 km2), of which 4.52 square miles (11.71 km2) (or 98.69%) is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) (or 1.31%) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,407 people, 544 households, and 441 families residing in the town. The population density was 311.3 inhabitants per square mile (120.2/km2). There were 564 housing units at an average density of 124.8 per square mile (48.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.5% White, 0.6% African American, 0.8% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.3% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.
There were 544 households of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.2% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 18.9% were non-families. 15.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 2.88.
The median age in the town was 47.1 years. 21.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.8% were from 25 to 44; 36.6% were from 45 to 64; and 17% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 51.5% male and 48.5% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,313 people, 490 households, and 605 families residing in the town. The population density was 262.1 people per square mile (107.4/km²). There were 503 housing units at an average density of 106.6 per square mile (41.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.16% White, 0.23% African American, 0.15% Asian, and 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.08% of the population.
There were 490 households out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.3% were married couples living together, 4.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.3% were non-families. 15.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 2.97.
In the town, the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 29.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 98.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.4 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $68,359, and the median income for a family was $72,813. Males had a median income of $50,605 versus $28,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $31,898. About 0.5% of families and 1.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 1.0% of those age 65 or over.
Darmstadt is served by a number of different transportation methods. The major roads in Darmstadt include Darmstadt Road, Saint Joseph Avenue, and Boonville-New Harmony Road. Darmstadt Road and Saint Joseph Avenue provide direct access to Evansville, and Boonville-New Harmony Road runs directly by the shopping center, providing links to both Boonville and New Harmony.
Businesses continue to flourish in Darmstadt, including the post office, the barber shop, the Darmstadt Inn, Bauerhaus and Gardo's Pizza. The Vanderburgh County 4H Center is also in Darmstadt, Indiana, and hosts many events—including the Frog Follies which is an antique car show that bring attendees into town from around the world.
World Peace Tree, a historically significant tree in Darmstadt
It is rumored, the descendants of the Hessian Royal Family live around Darmstadt today.
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