Osgood, Indiana

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Osgood, Indiana
Town
Osgood, Indiana.jpg
Location of Osgood in the state of Indiana
Location of Osgood in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 39°7′45″N 85°17′31″W / 39.12917°N 85.29194°W / 39.12917; -85.29194Coordinates: 39°7′45″N 85°17′31″W / 39.12917°N 85.29194°W / 39.12917; -85.29194
Country United States
State Indiana
County Ripley
Township Center
Area[1]
 • Total 1.48 sq mi (3.83 km2)
 • Land 1.45 sq mi (3.76 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation[2] 984 ft (300 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 1,624
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 1,609
 • Density 1,120.0/sq mi (432.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47037
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-57132[5]
GNIS feature ID 440723
Website http://www.osgoodindiana.org

Osgood is a town in Center Township, Ripley County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[6] The population was 1,624 at the 2010 census.

Osgood's Carnegie library

History[edit]

Osgood was platted in 1854 when the railroad was extended to that point.[7] The town was named for A. L. Osgood, a railroad official.[8] A post office called Osgood has been in operation since 1855.[9]

In 1999, the community received a $23 million bequest from the Gilmore and Golda Reynolds Foundation, which was established by two lifelong Osgood residents to assist the town government as well as local non-profit organizations.[10]

Geography[edit]

Osgood is located at 39°7′45″N 85°17′31″W / 39.12917°N 85.29194°W / 39.12917; -85.29194 (39.129062, -85.291893).[11]

According to the 2010 census, Osgood has a total area of 1.48 square miles (3.83 km2), of which 1.45 square miles (3.76 km2) (or 97.97%) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) (or 2.03%) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 758
1890 841 10.9%
1900 1,035 23.1%
1910 1,169 12.9%
1920 1,093 −6.5%
1930 1,173 7.3%
1940 1,198 2.1%
1950 1,228 2.5%
1960 1,434 16.8%
1970 1,346 −6.1%
1980 1,554 15.5%
1990 1,688 8.6%
2000 1,669 −1.1%
2010 1,624 −2.7%
Est. 2015 1,610 [12] −0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[13]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 1,624 people, 638 households, and 417 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,120.0 inhabitants per square mile (432.4/km2). There were 728 housing units at an average density of 502.1 per square mile (193.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.2% White, 0.1% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 638 households of which 36.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.7% were married couples living together, 15.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.6% were non-families. 31.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.06.

The median age in the town was 36 years. 26.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26% were from 25 to 44; 22.3% were from 45 to 64; and 16.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.5% male and 52.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,669 people, 668 households, and 424 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,285.0 people per square mile (495.7/km²). There were 731 housing units at an average density of 562.8 per square mile (217.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.98% White, 0.12% African American, 0.54% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.96% of the population.

There were 668 households out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.2% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.4% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the town, the population was spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 89.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $29,659, and the median income for a family was $35,750. Males had a median income of $29,375 versus $20,938 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,842. About 9.2% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.4% of those under age 18 and 17.2% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-17. 
  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. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Osgood, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2017-03-05. 
  7. ^ Wonning, Paul R. A Visit to Ripley County Indiana: Travel Guide for Ripley County, Indiana. Mossy Feet Books. p. 33. ISBN 978-1-301-25438-5. 
  8. ^ A Visit to Osgood and Napoleon, Indiana: A Guide to Osgood and Napoleon in Southern Indiana. Mossy Feet Books. 29 July 2011. p. 6. ISBN 978-1-4657-2522-6. 
  9. ^ {{cite web | url=http://www.postalhistory.com/postoffices.asp?task=display&state=IN&county=Ripley&searchtext=&pagenum=2 | title=Ripley County | publisher=Jim Forte Postal History | accessdate=30 November 2015}
  10. ^ Emmis Communications (November 2000). Indianapolis Monthly. Emmis Communications. p. 249. ISSN 0899-0328. 
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  12. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  14. ^ Pete Cava (22 September 2015). Indiana-Born Major League Baseball Players: A Biographical Dictionary, 1871-2014. McFarland. p. 83. ISBN 978-0-7864-9901-4. 

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