Fowlerton, Indiana

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Town of Fowlerton, Indiana
Town
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 40°24′35″N 85°34′23″W / 40.40972°N 85.57306°W / 40.40972; -85.57306Coordinates: 40°24′35″N 85°34′23″W / 40.40972°N 85.57306°W / 40.40972; -85.57306
Country United States
State Indiana
County Grant
Township Fairmount
Area[1]
 • Total 0.20 sq mi (0.52 km2)
 • Land 0.20 sq mi (0.52 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 879 ft (268 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 261
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 259
 • Density 1,305.0/sq mi (503.9/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC-5)
ZIP code 46930
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-25198[4]
GNIS feature ID 0434733[5]

Fowlerton is a town in Fairmount Township, Grant County, Indiana, United States. The population was 261 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Fowlerton was called Leach when it was founded.[6] The Leach post office was established in 1895, and was renamed Fowlerton in 1902.[7] Fowlerton was a booming town with multiple stores, bars, and this small town even had its own locomotive station; at least up until the flood of 1913. The Great Flood wiped out the entire town and left buildings, homes, and debris deep under water.

Geography[edit]

Fowlerton is located at 40°24′35″N 85°34′23″W / 40.40972°N 85.57306°W / 40.40972; -85.57306 (40.409679, -85.573009).[8]

According to the 2010 census, Fowlerton has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), all land.[1]

Until it was sold in 1955, the Meguiar's Catsup & Chili Sauce factory was in Fowlerton. The factory facilities are currently in disrepair, but some buildings are still standing.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 293
1920 225 −23.2%
1930 204 −9.3%
1940 255 25.0%
1950 292 14.5%
1960 297 1.7%
1970 337 13.5%
1980 300 −11.0%
1990 306 2.0%
2000 298 −2.6%
2010 261 −12.4%
Est. 2015 254 [9] −2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 261 people, 100 households, and 80 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,305.0 inhabitants per square mile (503.9/km2). There were 113 housing units at an average density of 565.0 per square mile (218.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.9% White and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.

There were 100 households of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 20.0% were non-families. 19.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 2.94.

The median age in the town was 43.9 years. 25.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.4% were from 25 to 44; 30.5% were from 45 to 64; and 17.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 51.0% male and 49.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 298 people, 113 households, and 82 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,584.0 people per square mile (605.6/km²). There were 120 housing units at an average density of 637.9 per square mile (243.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.66% White and 0.34% African American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.01% of the population.

Fowlerton from the air, looking southwest.

There were 113 households out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.4% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.4% were non-families. 20.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the town, the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,750, and the median income for a family was $31,250. Males had a median income of $27,750 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,615. About 12.5% of families and 18.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.2% of those under the age of eighteen and 12.5% of those sixty five or over.

Education[edit]

Residents are in the Madison-Grant United School Corporation.[11] Madison-Grant High School is the zoned high school.

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. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 137. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. This town originally was called Leach... 
  7. ^ "Grant County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
  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. 
  11. ^ "SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP (2010 CENSUS): Grant County, IN" (Archive). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on July 10, 2015.