Lanesville, Indiana

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Lanesville, Indiana
Town
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Location of Lanesville in the state of Indiana
Location of Lanesville in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 38°14′19″N 85°59′8″W / 38.23861°N 85.98556°W / 38.23861; -85.98556Coordinates: 38°14′19″N 85°59′8″W / 38.23861°N 85.98556°W / 38.23861; -85.98556
Country United States
State Indiana
County Harrison
Township Franklin
Area[1]
 • Total 0.52 sq mi (1.35 km2)
 • Land 0.52 sq mi (1.35 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 699 ft (213 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 564
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 561
 • Density 1,084.6/sq mi (418.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47136
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-42048[4]
GNIS feature ID 0437616[5]

Lanesville is a town in Franklin Township, Harrison County, Indiana, United States. The population was 564 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The first permanent settlement was made at Lanesville about 1800. Lanesville was platted in 1817, and named for one Mr. Lane, the government official who surveyed the town site.[6]

The Lanesville post office was established in 1832.[7]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, Lanesville has a total area of 0.52 square miles (1.35 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 157
1880 280 78.3%
1890 277 −1.1%
1900 324 17.0%
1910 290 −10.5%
1920 269 −7.2%
1930 273 1.5%
1940 267 −2.2%
1950 314 17.6%
1960 346 10.2%
1970 586 69.4%
1980 570 −2.7%
1990 512 −10.2%
2000 614 19.9%
2010 564 −8.1%
Est. 2015 569 [8] 0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 564 people, 241 households, and 157 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,084.6 inhabitants per square mile (418.8/km2). There were 280 housing units at an average density of 538.5 per square mile (207.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.2% White, 0.4% African American, 0.2% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 241 households of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.9% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the town was 40.9 years. 24.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.8% were from 25 to 44; 27.9% were from 45 to 64; and 16.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 614 people, 249 households, and 184 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,527.5 people per square mile (592.7/km²). There were 259 housing units at an average density of 644.3 per square mile (250.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.53% White, 0.49% Asian, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.49% of the population.

There were 249 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.1% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the town, the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 42, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 86.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $54,219, and the median income for a family was $57,031. Males had a median income of $36,875 versus $23,214 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,914. About 2.6% of families and 2.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.5% of those under age 18 and 3.6% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Culture[edit]

The town has a popular yearly festival called the Lanesville Heritage Weekend.

In the media[edit]

In 2006, a 14-foot python killed its owner in Lanesville. It then escaped, and was later recaptured by police.[9]

Notable people[edit]

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