Flora, Indiana

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Flora, Indiana
Town
Center Street downtown
Center Street downtown
Nickname(s): The Garden Spot of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 40°32′45″N 86°31′24″W / 40.54583°N 86.52333°W / 40.54583; -86.52333Coordinates: 40°32′45″N 86°31′24″W / 40.54583°N 86.52333°W / 40.54583; -86.52333
Country United States
State Indiana
County Carroll
Township Monroe
Area[1]
 • Total 1.06 sq mi (2.75 km2)
 • Land 1.06 sq mi (2.75 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 702 ft (214 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 2,036
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 2,013
 • Density 1,920.8/sq mi (741.6/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC-5)
ZIP code 46929
Area code(s) 574
FIPS code 18-23692[4]
GNIS feature ID 0434609[5]
Website http://www.townofflora.org/

Flora is a town in Monroe Township, Carroll County, Indiana, United States. The population was 2,036 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Lafayette, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

A post office was established at Flora in 1873.[6] Flora was named for its founder, John Flora.[7]

Geography[edit]

Flora is located at 40°32′45″N 86°31′24″W / 40.54583°N 86.52333°W / 40.54583; -86.52333 (40.545819, -86.523367).[8]

According to the 2010 census, Flora has a total area of 1.06 square miles (2.75 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 224
1890 639 185.3%
1900 1,209 89.2%
1910 1,386 14.6%
1920 1,441 4.0%
1930 1,449 0.6%
1940 1,468 1.3%
1950 1,657 12.9%
1960 1,742 5.1%
1970 1,877 7.7%
1980 2,303 22.7%
1990 2,179 −5.4%
2000 2,227 2.2%
2010 2,036 −8.6%
Est. 2015 1,985 [9] −2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]
The town's historical marker.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 2,036 people, 858 households, and 549 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,920.8 inhabitants per square mile (741.6/km2). There were 969 housing units at an average density of 914.2 per square mile (353.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.5% White, 0.3% African American, 1.1% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.6% of the population.

There were 858 households of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.0% were non-families. 31.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.96.

The median age in the town was 40.4 years. 25.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.2% were from 25 to 44; 25.8% were from 45 to 64; and 19.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 46.8% male and 53.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 2,227 people, 906 households, and 609 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,157.4 people per square mile (834.8/km²). There were 959 housing units at an average density of 929.0 per square mile (359.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.16% White, 0.54% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.85% from other races, and 0.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.02% of the population.

There were 906 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the town, the population was spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 21.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 83.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,400, and the median income for a family was $43,257. Males had a median income of $35,398 versus $20,281 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,863. About 4.4% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.9% of those under age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-16. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-06-17. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Carroll County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  7. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 133. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. This town was laid out in 1872 by John Flora... 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. [permanent dead link]
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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