Losantville, Indiana

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Town of Losantville, Indiana
Town
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Location in state of Indiana
Location in state of Indiana
Coordinates: 40°1′28″N 85°10′59″W / 40.02444°N 85.18306°W / 40.02444; -85.18306Coordinates: 40°1′28″N 85°10′59″W / 40.02444°N 85.18306°W / 40.02444; -85.18306
Country United States
State Indiana
County Randolph
Township Union
Area[1]
 • Total 0.19 sq mi (0.49 km2)
 • Land 0.19 sq mi (0.49 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,132 ft (345 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 237
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 235
 • Density 1,247.4/sq mi (481.6/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC-5)
ZIP code 47354
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-45000[4]
GNIS feature ID 0438309[5]

Losantville is a town in Union Township, Randolph County, Indiana, United States. The population was 237 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Losantville was first known as Hunts Cross Roads, and under the latter name was platted in 1851.[6] The present name is derived from Losantiville, an early name for Cincinnati.[7] A post office called Losantville has been in operation since 1854.[8]

Geography[edit]

Losantville is located at 40°1′28″N 85°10′59″W / 40.02444°N 85.18306°W / 40.02444; -85.18306 (40.024556, -85.183068).[9]

According to the 2010 census, Losantville has a total area of 0.19 square miles (0.49 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 52
1900 177
1910 300 69.5%
1920 321 7.0%
1930 252 −21.5%
1940 253 0.4%
1950 247 −2.4%
1960 251 1.6%
1970 212 −15.5%
1980 306 44.3%
1990 253 −17.3%
2000 280 10.7%
2010 237 −15.4%
Est. 2015 230 [10] −3.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 237 people, 105 households, and 63 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,247.4 inhabitants per square mile (481.6/km2). There were 124 housing units at an average density of 652.6 per square mile (252.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.0% White, 0.4% Native American, and 2.5% from two or more races.

There were 105 households of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.6% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.0% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the town was 37.4 years. 23.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.5% were from 25 to 44; 22.8% were from 45 to 64; and 16.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.8% male and 50.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 280 people, 115 households, and 76 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,584.8 people per square mile (600.6/km²). There were 124 housing units at an average density of 701.9 per square mile (266.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White.

There were 115 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.9% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the town the population was spread out with 29.6% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,000, and the median income for a family was $36,250. Males had a median income of $32,222 versus $21,607 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,885. About 16.0% of families and 15.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.1% of those under the age of eighteen and 12.5% of those sixty five or over.

Notable people[edit]

Losantville is the birthplace of former major league baseball player Claude Berry, a catcher for the Chicago White Sox, Philadelphia A's and Pittsburgh Rebels from 1904 through 1915. He had a lifetime batting average of .219.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-17. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  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. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 203. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. This town was platted on February 22, 1851, and originally called Hunts Cross Roads... 
  7. ^ Cantor, George (1997). Old Roads of the Midwest. University of Michigan Press. p. 108. ISBN 0-472-08288-4. 
  8. ^ "Randolph County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  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". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.