Economy, Indiana

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Economy, Indiana
Town
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 39°58′35″N 85°5′9″W / 39.97639°N 85.08583°W / 39.97639; -85.08583Coordinates: 39°58′35″N 85°5′9″W / 39.97639°N 85.08583°W / 39.97639; -85.08583
Country United States
State Indiana
County Wayne
Township Perry
Area[1]
 • Total 0.10 sq mi (0.26 km2)
 • Land 0.10 sq mi (0.26 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[2] 1,155 ft (352 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 187
 • Estimate (2016)[4] 179
 • Density 1,870/sq mi (722.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC-5)
ZIP code 47339
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-20152[5]
GNIS feature ID 433994

Economy is a town in Perry Township, Wayne County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[6] The population was 187 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Economy was laid out and platted in 1825.[7] The town was named by the original landowner, who thought of laying out the town into lots as the most "economical" way of selling off his property, hence the name Economy.[8]

The Economy post office has been in operation since 1827.[9]

Geography[edit]

Economy is located at 39°58′35″N 85°5′9″W / 39.97639°N 85.08583°W / 39.97639; -85.08583 (39.976293, -85.085945).[10]

According to the 2010 census, Economy has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 249
1930 212
1940 251 18.4%
1950 285 13.5%
1960 280 −1.8%
1970 285 1.8%
1980 237 −16.8%
1990 151 −36.3%
2000 200 32.5%
2010 187 −6.5%
Est. 2016 179 [4] −4.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 187 people, 73 households, and 47 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,870.0 inhabitants per square mile (722.0/km2). There were 89 housing units at an average density of 890.0 per square mile (343.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.4% White and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.

There were 73 households of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.6% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.17.

The median age in the town was 38.6 years. 25.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.3% were from 25 to 44; 27.4% were from 45 to 64; and 12.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 200 people, 74 households, and 56 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,062.6 people per square mile (772.2/km²). There were 79 housing units at an average density of 814.7 per square mile (305.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.00% White, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.00% of the population.

There were 74 households out of which 40.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.5% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.3% were non-families. 20.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the town, the population was spread out with 29.5% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,083, and the median income for a family was $42,917. Males had a median income of $36,042 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,609. About 13.1% of families and 16.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.5% of those under the age of eighteen and 22.2% of those sixty five or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-16. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-07. 
  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. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Economy, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2016-07-07. 
  7. ^ Young, Andrew White (1872). History of Wayne County, Indiana, from Its First Settlement to the Present Time. R. Clarke & Company. p. 312. 
  8. ^ History of Wayne County, Indiana: Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Towns, Volume 2. Inter-State Publishing Company. 1884. p. 684. 
  9. ^ "Wayne County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on September 14, 2005. Retrieved July 7, 2016. 
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.