Patriot, Indiana

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Patriot, Indiana
Town
Downtown Patriot
Downtown Patriot
Location of Patriot in the state of Indiana
Location of Patriot in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 38°50′18″N 84°49′40″W / 38.83833°N 84.82778°W / 38.83833; -84.82778Coordinates: 38°50′18″N 84°49′40″W / 38.83833°N 84.82778°W / 38.83833; -84.82778
Country United States
State Indiana
County Switzerland
Township Posey
Area[1]
 • Total 0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
 • Land 0.22 sq mi (0.57 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
Elevation 472 ft (144 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 209
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 203
 • Density 950.0/sq mi (366.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47038
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-58392[4]
GNIS feature ID 0440929[5]

Patriot is a town in Posey Township, Switzerland County, Indiana, along the Ohio River. The population was 209 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Patriot is located at 38°50′18″N 84°49′40″W / 38.83833°N 84.82778°W / 38.83833; -84.82778 (38.838215, -84.827764).[6] It is the easternmost settlement in Indiana.

According to the 2010 census, Patriot has a total area of 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2), of which 0.22 square miles (0.57 km2) (or 84.62%) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (or 15.38%) is water.[1]

History[edit]

Patriot was originally called Troy, and under the latter name was platted in 1812.[7]

Patriot has suffered numerous calamities in its history. A 1924 fire destroyed a large portion of its downtown. The town was again devastated in the Ohio River flood of 1937.[8]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 467
1890 434 −7.1%
1900 408 −6.0%
1910 340 −16.7%
1920 289 −15.0%
1930 288 −0.3%
1940 257 −10.8%
1950 315 22.6%
1960 277 −12.1%
1970 216 −22.0%
1980 265 22.7%
1990 190 −28.3%
2000 202 6.3%
2010 209 3.5%
Est. 2015 208 [9] −0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 209 people, 76 households, and 59 families residing in the town. The population density was 950.0 inhabitants per square mile (366.8/km2). There were 93 housing units at an average density of 422.7 per square mile (163.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.1% White, 0.5% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 76 households of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.9% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 22.4% were non-families. 17.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the town was 42.1 years. 23% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.3% were from 25 to 44; 34% were from 45 to 64; and 11.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 54.1% male and 45.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 202 people, 73 households, and 60 families residing in the town. The population density was 906.7 people per square mile (354.5/km²). There were 108 housing units at an average density of 484.8 per square mile (189.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.02% White, 0.50% African American, 0.50% Native American, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic of any race were 0.99% of the population.

There were 73 households out of which 38.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.0% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.8% were non-families. 13.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 7.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 114.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 113.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,500, and the median income for a family was $38,438. Males had a median income of $29,135 versus $26,071 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,866. About 6.0% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.6% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

Notable person[edit]

See also[edit]

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. Archived from the original on June 17, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ Cottman, George Streibe (1916). Indiana Magazine of History. p. 154. 
  8. ^ Wissing, Douglas (Mar 1, 2001). Indiana. Globe Pequot. p. 15. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 11, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.