Elizabethtown, Indiana

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Elizabethtown, Indiana
Town
Elizabethtown's post office
Elizabethtown's post office
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 39°8′5″N 85°48′45″W / 39.13472°N 85.81250°W / 39.13472; -85.81250Coordinates: 39°8′5″N 85°48′45″W / 39.13472°N 85.81250°W / 39.13472; -85.81250
Country United States
State Indiana
County Bartholomew
Township Sand Creek
Area[1]
 • Total 0.25 sq mi (0.65 km2)
 • Land 0.25 sq mi (0.65 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 636 ft (194 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 504
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 512
 • Density 2,016.0/sq mi (778.4/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 47232, 47236
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-20692[4]
GNIS feature ID 0434071[5]

Elizabethtown is a town in Sand Creek Township, Bartholomew County, Indiana, United States. The population was 504 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Columbus, Indiana metropolitan statistical area.

History[edit]

Elizabethtown was platted in 1845.[6] It was named for Elizabeth Branham, the wife of the founder.[7]

Geography[edit]

Elizabethtown is located at 39°8′5″N 85°48′45″W / 39.13472°N 85.81250°W / 39.13472; -85.81250 (39.134634, -85.812440).[8]

According to the 2010 census, Elizabethtown has a total area of 0.25 square miles (0.65 km2), all land.[9]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 200
1870 204 2.0%
1880 391 91.7%
1890 430 10.0%
1900 407 −5.3%
1910 350 −14.0%
1920 313 −10.6%
1930 294 −6.1%
1940 319 8.5%
1950 323 1.3%
1960 417 29.1%
1970 519 24.5%
1980 603 16.2%
1990 495 −17.9%
2000 391 −21.0%
2010 504 28.9%
Est. 2015 518 [10] 2.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 504 people, 174 households, and 131 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,016.0 inhabitants per square mile (778.4/km2). There were 198 housing units at an average density of 792.0 per square mile (305.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 91.1% White, 1.0% African American, 7.1% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.5% of the population.

There were 174 households of which 47.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 16.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.7% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.26.

The median age in the town was 31.4 years. 30.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 11% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.5% were from 25 to 44; 23.9% were from 45 to 64; and 8.9% 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 391 people, 147 households, and 108 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,552.9 people per square mile (603.9/km²). There were 175 housing units at an average density of 695.0/sq mi (270.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.70% White, 0.77% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.26% Asian, and 1.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.51% of the population.

There were 147 households out of which 38.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.2% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 21.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 101.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,364, and the median income for a family was $41,364. Males had a median income of $29,500 versus $20,333 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,373. About 8.8% of families and 12.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.4% of those under age 18 and 13.6% of those age 65 or over.

Environmental Challenge[edit]

In December 2013, Elizabethtown entered year three of Environmental Challenge. To date, over 300 volunteers have donated over 3,700 hours to remove 140 tons of trash, provide energy efficient doors, windows and insultation for elderly and disabled neighbors, build a children's library and commence work on a children's park. In 2012 Elizabethtown won an Environmental Challenge Award and in 2013 won a KaBoom grant for a children's playground.[12]

Notable person[edit]

  • James C. Veatch - division commander and brigadier general during the Civil War

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Places: Indiana". 2010 Census Gazetteer Files. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-04-21.  External link in |work= (help)
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 123. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...and the town was platted on June 11, 1845, by Branham. 
  7. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 116. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-16. 
  10. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  12. ^ http://www.therepublic.com/view/local_story/Rural-town-lands-grants-for-up_1387424219