Monrovia, Indiana

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Monrovia, Indiana
Town
Monrovia, Indiana.jpg
Location of Monrovia in Morgan County, Indiana.
Location of Monrovia in Morgan County, Indiana.
Coordinates: 39°34′46″N 86°28′49″W / 39.57944°N 86.48028°W / 39.57944; -86.48028Coordinates: 39°34′46″N 86°28′49″W / 39.57944°N 86.48028°W / 39.57944; -86.48028
Country United States
State Indiana
County Morgan
Township Monroe
Area[1]
 • Total 1.77 sq mi (4.59 km2)
 • Land 1.77 sq mi (4.59 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation[2] 804 ft (245 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 1,063
 • Estimate (2016)[4] 1,441
 • Density 813.21/sq mi (314.01/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46157
Area code(s) 317, 463
FIPS code 18-50580[5]
GNIS feature ID 439349

Monrovia is a town in Monroe Township, Morgan County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[6] The population was 1,063 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Monrovia was laid out in 1834.[7] The town's name is derived from Monroe Township.[7][8] A post office has been in operation at Monrovia since 1834.[9]

The Lake Ditch Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.[10]

Geography[edit]

Monrovia is located at 39°34′46″N 86°28′49″W / 39.57944°N 86.48028°W / 39.57944; -86.48028 (39.579389, -86.480402).[11]

According to the 2010 census, Monrovia has a total area of 1.77 square miles (4.58 km2), all land.[12]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880318
2000628
20101,06369.3%
Est. 20161,441[4]35.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[13]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 1,063 people, 365 households, and 288 families residing in the town. The population density was 600.6 inhabitants per square mile (231.9/km2). There were 402 housing units at an average density of 227.1 per square mile (87.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.3% White, 1.4% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 365 households of which 47.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.5% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 21.1% were non-families. 16.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.27.

The median age in the town was 31.2 years. 31.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 32.3% were from 25 to 44; 21% were from 45 to 64; and 6.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.3% male and 50.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 628 people, 234 households, and 187 families residing in the town. The population density was 709.1 people per square mile (272.4/km²). There were 245 housing units at an average density of 276.6 per square mile (106.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.20% White, 0.16% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.96% of the population.

There were 234 households out of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.1% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.7% were non-families. 16.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the town, the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $49,583, and the median income for a family was $53,571. Males had a median income of $32,917 versus $21,111 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,366. About 6.8% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.4% of those under age 18 and 2.9% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The Monroe-Gregg School District which serves students in Monroe and Gregg townships in Morgan County operates three schools:

  • Monrovia Elementary School, recently constructed, houses grades K-5. It replaced Hall Elementary School.
  • Monrovia Middle School, houses grades 6-8.
  • Monrovia Junior-Senior High School houses grades 9-12.

Hall Elementary School, which had previously housed grades 4-6 (with Monrovia Elementary School housing K-3 and Monrovia Junior-Senior High School housing 7-12), has recently closed.

Monrovia has a public library, a branch of the Morgan County Public Library.[14]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 28, 2017. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Monrovia, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2017-05-08. 
  7. ^ a b Blanchard, Charles (1884). Counties of Morgan, Monroe and Brown, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. p. 126. 
  8. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 212. 
  9. ^ "Morgan County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 8 September 2015. 
  10. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  12. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-17. 
  13. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Contact". Morgan County Public Library. Retrieved 10 March 2018.