Frankton, Indiana

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Frankton, Indiana
Town
Town of Frankton
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 40°13′20″N 85°46′19″W / 40.22222°N 85.77194°W / 40.22222; -85.77194Coordinates: 40°13′20″N 85°46′19″W / 40.22222°N 85.77194°W / 40.22222; -85.77194
Country United States of America
State Indiana
County Madison
Townships Pipe Creek, Lafayette
Area[1]
 • Total 1.05 sq mi (2.72 km2)
 • Land 1.05 sq mi (2.72 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 837 ft (255 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,862
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,837
 • Density 1,773.3/sq mi (684.7/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC-5)
ZIP code 46044
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-25702[4]
GNIS feature ID 0434789[5]
Website http://www.franktonindiana.net/

Frankton is a town in Pipe Creek and Lafayette townships, Madison County, Indiana, United States. It is part of the Anderson, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,862 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Frankton was laid out in 1853.[6] It was incorporated as a town in 1871.[7]

The annual Heritage Days Festival, held each year in the fall since 1975, is one way in which the town tries to promote a sense of community. The festival includes a car show, arts, crafts, games, live entertainment and more. The Heritage Days Festival was the recipient of the Best Small Festival Award for 2013.[8]

Geography[edit]

Frankton is located at 40°13′20″N 85°46′19″W / 40.22222°N 85.77194°W / 40.22222; -85.77194 (40.222213, -85.771806).[9]

According to the 2010 census, Frankton has a total area of 1.05 square miles (2.72 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 270
1880 391 44.8%
1890 520 33.0%
1900 1,464 181.5%
1910 936 −36.1%
1920 739 −21.0%
1930 829 12.2%
1940 824 −0.6%
1950 1,047 27.1%
1960 1,445 38.0%
1970 1,796 24.3%
1980 2,080 15.8%
1990 1,736 −16.5%
2000 1,905 9.7%
2010 1,862 −2.3%
Est. 2015 1,824 [10] −2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,862 people, 732 households, and 531 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,773.3 inhabitants per square mile (684.7/km2). There were 808 housing units at an average density of 769.5 per square mile (297.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.5% White, 0.4% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.9% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.2% of the population.

There were 732 households of which 35.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 14.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.5% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% 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 3.00.

The median age in the town was 38.2 years. 26.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.3% were from 25 to 44; 26.5% were from 45 to 64; and 14.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,905 people, 752 households, and 560 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,888.0 people per square mile (728.2/km²). There were 782 housing units at an average density of 775.0 per square mile (298.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.85% White, 0.05% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 1.21% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.63% of the population.

There were 752 households out of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.4% were non-families. 22.2% 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 2.53 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the town, the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $39,130, and the median income for a family was $44,474. Males had a median income of $35,750 versus $22,179 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,232. About 6.5% of families and 8.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.5% of those under age 18 and 4.4% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

  • Isabel Withers (1896–1968), stage, motion picture, and television actress, born in Frankton.
  • Albert Henry Vestal, Republican, U.S. House of Representatives and House Majority Whip 1921 to 1937, was born and raised in Frankton.
  • Matthew W. Allen, 1995 graduate of Frankton High School, television and film actor, director and producer; born and raised in Frankton.

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. ^ Forkner, John La Rue; Dyson, Byron H. (1897). Historical Sketches and Reminiscences of Madison County, Indiana. Wilson, Humprheys & Co. p. 875. 
  7. ^ Forkner, John La Rue (1914). History of Madison County, Indiana: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People and Its Principal Interests, Volume 1. Lewis Publishing Company. p. 128. 
  8. ^ Frankton Heritage Days Festival website. http://heritagedays.org/
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  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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