Farmland, Indiana

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Farmland, Indiana
Town
Farmland, Indiana.jpg
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 40°11′20″N 85°7′38″W / 40.18889°N 85.12722°W / 40.18889; -85.12722Coordinates: 40°11′20″N 85°7′38″W / 40.18889°N 85.12722°W / 40.18889; -85.12722
Country United States
State Indiana
County Randolph
Township Monroe
Area[1]
 • Total 0.53 sq mi (1.37 km2)
 • Land 0.53 sq mi (1.37 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[2] 1,040 ft (317 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 1,333
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 1,317
 • Density 2,515.1/sq mi (971.1/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC-5)
ZIP code 47340
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-22792[5]
GNIS feature ID 434409
Website http://www.farmlandindiana.org

Farmland is a town in Monroe Township, Randolph County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[6] The population was 1,333 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Farmland was platted in 1852 when the railroad was extended to that point.[7] The town most likely was so named on account of their fertile soil.[8] A post office has been in operation at Farmland since 1853.[9] Farmland was incorporated as a town in 1867.[10]

The Farmland Downtown Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.[11]

A sign posted by the state highway department[12] welcomes people to Farmland and notes that it is "The Home of Ansel Toney, The Kite Man".[13] Toney's fame brought several journalists to his farm on the northwest corner of State Roads 1 and 32. Charles Kuralt visited in 1985 for his On the Road television series.[14] Toney was born on December 12, 1887 and died May 1, 1987.[15]

Farmland's downtown

Geography[edit]

Farmland is located at 40°11′20″N 85°7′38″W / 40.18889°N 85.12722°W / 40.18889; -85.12722 (40.189000, -85.127102).[16]

According to the 2010 census, Farmland has a total area of 0.53 square miles (1.37 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 532
1880 661 24.2%
1890 770 16.5%
1900 870 13.0%
1910 907 4.3%
1920 878 −3.2%
1930 853 −2.8%
1940 914 7.2%
1950 943 3.2%
1960 1,102 16.9%
1970 1,262 14.5%
1980 1,560 23.6%
1990 1,412 −9.5%
2000 1,456 3.1%
2010 1,333 −8.4%
Est. 2015 1,284 [17] −3.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[18]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 1,333 people, 543 households, and 375 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,515.1 inhabitants per square mile (971.1/km2). There were 612 housing units at an average density of 1,154.7 per square mile (445.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.3% White, 0.2% African American, 1.4% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.

There were 543 households of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.9% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.94.

The median age in the town was 39.3 years. 24.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.8% were from 25 to 44; 27.1% were from 45 to 64; and 15.8% 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 1,456 people, 573 households, and 414 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,898.1 people per square mile (1,124.3/km²). There were 608 housing units at an average density of 1,210.2 per square mile (469.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.49% White, 0.48% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.21% of the population.

There were 573 households out of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.7% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the town, the population was spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,250, and the median income for a family was $45,000. Males had a median income of $31,795 versus $21,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,405. About 3.4% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.4% of those under age 18 and 3.5% 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. ^ "Farmland, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2017-03-10. 
  7. ^ McPherson, Alan (2007). Journeys to the Past: A Traveler's Guide to Indiana State Historical Markers. AuthorHouse. p. 186. ISBN 978-1-4343-1644-8. 
  8. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 131. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...presumably named for the rich farmland surrounding it. 
  9. ^ "Randolph County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  10. ^ "FARMLAND DOWNTOWN HISTORIC DISTRICT". Indiana Historical Bureau. Retrieved 29 November 2015. 
  11. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  12. ^ "Ansel Toney, The Kite Man" (hubpages.com/travel/Ansel-Toney-The-Kite-Man). 2016. 
  13. ^ "At 87, Hoosier Is High on Life - And his kites". Chicago Tribune. April 19, 1985. 
  14. ^ Kuralt, Charles. On the Road. YouTube. 
  15. ^ "Ansel Toney". 2016. 
  16. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  17. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. [permanent dead link]
  18. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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