Laurel, Indiana

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Laurel, Indiana
Laurel, Indiana.jpg
Location of Laurel in Franklin County, Indiana.
Location of Laurel in Franklin County, Indiana.
Coordinates: 39°30′3″N 85°11′13″W / 39.50083°N 85.18694°W / 39.50083; -85.18694Coordinates: 39°30′3″N 85°11′13″W / 39.50083°N 85.18694°W / 39.50083; -85.18694
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyFranklin
TownshipLaurel
Area
 • Total0.24 sq mi (0.62 km2)
 • Land0.24 sq mi (0.62 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
725 ft (221 m)
Population
 • Total512
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
500
 • Density2,074.69/sq mi (800.15/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
47024
Area code(s)765 Exchange: 698
FIPS code18-42372[4]
GNIS feature ID0437653[5]

Laurel is a town in Laurel Township, Franklin County, Indiana, United States. The population was 512 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Laurel was platted in 1836 by James Conwell, a native of Maryland. Conwell had first intended to name his settlement New Baltimore, but instead decided to call it Laurel, after the city of Laurel, Maryland.[6]. The last wild passenger pigeon, once the most common bird in North America, was shot near Laurel in 1902.[7]

The Laurel post office was established in 1837.[8]

Geography[edit]

Laurel is located at 39°30′3″N 85°11′13″W / 39.50083°N 85.18694°W / 39.50083; -85.18694 (39.500936, -85.186895).[9]

According to the 2010 census, Laurel has a total area of 0.24 square miles (0.62 km2), all land.[10]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860670
187074110.6%
1880670−9.6%
1900600
1910503−16.2%
19205152.4%
19305160.2%
19405333.3%
195068027.6%
196084824.7%
1970753−11.2%
19808198.8%
1990544−33.6%
20005796.4%
2010512−11.6%
Est. 2016500[3]−2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 512 people, 196 households, and 134 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,133.3 inhabitants per square mile (823.7/km2). There were 227 housing units at an average density of 945.8 per square mile (365.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.4% White, 0.2% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.2% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the population.

There were 196 households of which 38.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.3% were married couples living together, 18.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 10.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.6% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% 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 3.08.

The median age in the town was 34.8 years. 27% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.9% were from 25 to 44; 21% were from 45 to 64; and 13.7% 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 579 people, 201 households, and 155 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,434.6 people per square mile (931.5/km²). There were 220 housing units at an average density of 925.1 per square mile (353.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.96% White, 0.17% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.21% of the population.

There were 201 households out of which 41.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.4% were non-families. 17.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the town, the population was spread out with 31.4% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 104.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $29,375, and the median income for a family was $33,625. Males had a median income of $28,846 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,035. About 11.6% of families and 13.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.5% of those under age 18 and 22.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Laurel has a public library, a branch of the Franklin County Public Library District.[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 28, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ Reifel, August Jacob (1915). History of Franklin County, Indiana. Windmill Publications. p. 180.
  7. ^ "Project Passenger Pigeon / Indiana". Retrieved 2 October 2019.
  8. ^ "Franklin County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  10. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  12. ^ "Policies". Franklin County Public Library District. Retrieved 7 March 2018.