Farmersburg, Indiana

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Farmersburg, Indiana
Town
Farmersburg, Indiana.jpg
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 39°15′12″N 87°22′53″W / 39.25333°N 87.38139°W / 39.25333; -87.38139Coordinates: 39°15′12″N 87°22′53″W / 39.25333°N 87.38139°W / 39.25333; -87.38139
Country United States
State Indiana
County Sullivan
Township Curry
Area[1]
 • Total 0.74 sq mi (1.92 km2)
 • Land 0.74 sq mi (1.92 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[2] 564 ft (172 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 1,118
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 1,107
 • Density 1,510.8/sq mi (583.3/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC-5)
ZIP code 47850
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-22738[5]
GNIS feature ID 449655
Website http://townoffarmersburg.com

Farmersburg is a town in Curry Township, Sullivan County, Indiana, United States. The population was 1,118 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Terre Haute Metropolitan Statistical Area. The town is adjacent to the Vigo County line and is overshadowed by several large TV and radio transmitter towers.

History[edit]

Farmersburg was founded in 1853 under the name Ascension.[6] A post office was established under this name in 1855, and was renamed to Farmersburg in 1882. The post office is still currently operating.[7]

Geography[edit]

Farmersburg is located at 39°15′12″N 87°22′53″W / 39.25333°N 87.38139°W / 39.25333; -87.38139 (39.253321, -87.381489).[8]

According to the 2010 census, Farmersburg has a total area of 0.74 square miles (1.92 km2), all land.[1]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Farmersburg has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[9]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 237
1890 301 27.0%
1900 625 107.6%
1910 1,115 78.4%
1920 1,141 2.3%
1930 993 −13.0%
1940 1,005 1.2%
1950 1,024 1.9%
1960 1,027 0.3%
1970 962 −6.3%
1980 1,240 28.9%
1990 1,159 −6.5%
2000 1,180 1.8%
2010 1,118 −5.3%
Est. 2015 1,094 [10] −2.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 1,118 people, 466 households, and 306 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,510.8 inhabitants per square mile (583.3/km2). There were 548 housing units at an average density of 740.5 per square mile (285.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.9% White, 0.6% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 466 households of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.2% were married couples living together, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.3% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.98.

The median age in the town was 38.7 years. 25.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.8% were from 25 to 44; 26.6% were from 45 to 64; and 15.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.0% male and 52.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,180 people, 479 households, and 340 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,626.4 people per square mile (624.1/km²). There were 538 housing units at an average density of 741.5 per square mile (284.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.54% White, 0.08% African American, 0.68% Native American, 0.34% Asian, and 1.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.59% of the population.

There were 479 households out of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.0% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the town, the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,478, and the median income for a family was $33,854. Males had a median income of $31,719 versus $20,100 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,873. About 10.3% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.2% of those under age 18 and 8.4% of those age 65 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. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-06-17. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Farmersburg, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2016-08-29. 
  7. ^ "Sullivan County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on September 11, 2016. Retrieved August 29, 2016. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ Climate Summary for Farmersburg, Indiana
  10. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Archived from the original on June 2, 2016. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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