Dunlap, Indiana

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Dunlap, Indiana
Census-designated place
Location of Dunlap, Indiana
Location of Dunlap, Indiana
Coordinates: 41°38′5″N 85°55′6″W / 41.63472°N 85.91833°W / 41.63472; -85.91833Coordinates: 41°38′5″N 85°55′6″W / 41.63472°N 85.91833°W / 41.63472; -85.91833
Country United States
State Indiana
County Elkhart
Area
 • Total 4.9 sq mi (12.7 km2)
 • Land 4.9 sq mi (12.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 774 ft (236 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 6,235
 • Density 1,300/sq mi (490/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46517, 46516, 46526
Area code(s) 574
FIPS code 18-19072[1]
GNIS feature ID 0433789[2]

Dunlap is a census-designated place (CDP) in Elkhart County, Indiana, United States. The population was 6,235 at the 2010 census.[3] Once a small farming community, by the 1980s it had become a suburb of Elkhart and Goshen, Indiana. Most of the town was destroyed by two violent F4 tornadoes during the Palm Sunday Tornado Outbreak on April 11, 1965. Both tornadoes killed over 60 in the region.

History[edit]

A post office was established at Dunlap in 1886, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1902.[4]

Geography[edit]

Dunlap is located at 41°38′05″N 85°55′06″W / 41.634732°N 85.918218°W / 41.634732; -85.918218.[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.9 square miles (12.7 km2), of which 0.20% is water.[6]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,887 people, 2,087 households, and 1,657 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,390.4 people per square mile (537.3/km²). There were 2,147 housing units at an average density of 507.1/sq mi (196.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.69% White, 2.87% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.93% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 3.04% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.65% of the population.

There were 2,087 households out of which 37.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.3% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.6% were non-families. 16.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $52,083, and the median income for a family was $55,522. Males had a median income of $40,802 versus $25,500 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $19,733. About 5.0% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.1% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Dunlap is served by Concord Community Schools, including Concord High School.[7][8]

Transportation[edit]

The Interurban Trolley Concord and Elkhart-Goshen routes run through Dunlap, connecting the town to the nearby cities Elkhart and Goshen.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Dunlap CDP, Indiana". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved July 12, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Elkhart County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Dunlap CDP, Indiana". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved July 12, 2012. 
  7. ^ "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Dunlap CDP, IN." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on December 6, 2016.
  8. ^ "SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP (2010 CENSUS): Elkhart County, IN." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on December 6, 2016.