Pulaski County, Indiana

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Pulaski County, Indiana
County
Pulaski County Courthouse in Winamac
Pulaski County Courthouse in Winamac
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Indiana's location in the U.S.
Indiana's location in the U.S.
Coordinates: 41°02′N 86°41′W / 41.033°N 86.683°W / 41.033; -86.683Coordinates: 41°02′N 86°41′W / 41.033°N 86.683°W / 41.033; -86.683
Country  United States
State  Indiana
Established February 7, 1835
Named for Count Casimir Pulaski
County seat Winamac
Largest town Winamac
(population and total area)
Incorporated
Municipalities
Government
 • Type County
 • Body Board of Commissioners
 • Commissioner Larry Brady
 • Commissioner Bud Krohn
 • Commissioner Terry Young
Area
 • Total 434.53 sq mi (1,125.4 km2)
 • Land 433.65 sq mi (1,123.1 km2)
 • Water 0.88 sq mi (2.3 km2)
Area rank 25th largest county in Indiana
Elevation 705 ft (215 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 13,402
 • Estimate (2013) 13,007
 • Rank 84th largest county in Indiana
2,237th largest county in U.S.[1]
 • Density 30.9/sq mi (11.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP Codes 46366, 46374, 46511, 46939, 46960, 46978, 46985, 46996, 47946, 47957, 47959-60
Area code 574
Congressional district 2nd
Indiana Senate districts 5th and 18th
Indiana House of Representatives districts 16th and 20th
FIPS code 18-131
GNIS feature ID 0446852
U.S. and State Routes

US 35.svg US 421.svg Indiana 14.svg Indiana 39.svg
Indiana 114.svg Indiana 119.svg Indiana 143.svg


Airport

Arens Field


Waterway Tippecanoe River
Website www.pulaskionline.org
  • Indiana county number 66
Demographics (2010)[2]
White Black Asian
97.2% 100% 0.2%
Islander Native Other Hispanic
(any race)
0.0% 0.3% 1.6% 2.4%

Pulaski County (/pʊˈlæsk/ puu-LASK-eye) is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. According to the 2010 U.S. census, the population was 13,402.[3] The county seat is Winamac.[4]

History[edit]

Pulaski County was organized in 1835.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 434.53 square miles (1,125.4 km2), of which 433.65 square miles (1,123.1 km2) (or 99.80%) is land and 0.88 square miles (2.3 km2) (or 0.20%) is water.[6]

Major highways[edit]

Railroads[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Municipalities[edit]

Towns[edit]

The municipalities in Pulaski County, and their populations as of the 2010 Census, are:

Census-designated places[edit]

Other unincorporated places[edit]

Townships[edit]

The 12 townships of Pulaski County, with their populations as of the 2010 Census, are:

Education[edit]

Public schools in Pulaski County are administered by four districts:

High Schools

  • Winamac Community High School
  • West Central High School

Middle Schools

  • Winamac Community Middle School
  • West Central Middle School

Elementary Schools

  • Eastern Pulaski Elementary School
  • West Central Elementary School

Hospitals[edit]

  • Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac – 25 beds

Climate and weather[edit]

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Source: The Weather Channel[7]

In recent years, average temperatures in Winamac have ranged from a low of 14 °F (−10 °C) in January to a high of 84 °F (29 °C) in July, although a record low of −29 °F (−34 °C) was recorded in January 1985 and a record high of 102 °F (39 °C) was recorded in June 1988. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 1.68 inches (43 mm) in February to 4.09 inches (104 mm) in June.[7]

Government[edit]

The county government is a constitutional body, and is granted specific powers by the Constitution of Indiana, and by the Indiana Code.

County Council: The county council is the legislative branch of the county government and controls all the spending and revenue collection in the county. Representatives are elected from county districts. The council members serve four-year terms. They are responsible for setting salaries, the annual budget, and special spending. The council also has limited authority to impose local taxes, in the form of an income and property tax that is subject to state level approval, excise taxes, and service taxes.[8][9]

Board of Commissioners: The executive body of the county is made of a board of commissioners. The commissioners are elected county-wide, in staggered terms, and each serves a four-year term. One of the commissioners, typically the most senior, serves as president. The commissioners are charged with executing the acts legislated by the council, collecting revenue, and managing the day-to-day functions of the county government.[8][9]

Court: The county maintains a small claims court that can handle some civil cases. The judge on the court is elected to a term of four years and must be a member of the Indiana Bar Association. In some cases, court decisions can be appealed to the state level circuit court.[9]

County Officials: The county has several other elected offices, including sheriff, coroner, auditor, treasurer, recorder, surveyor, and circuit court clerk Each of these elected officers serves a term of four years and oversees a different part of county government. Members elected to county government positions are required to declare party affiliations and to be residents of the county.[9]

Pulaski County is part of Indiana's 2nd congressional district and in 2016 was represented by Jackie Walorski in the United States Congress.[10]

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results[11]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 70.6% 3,854 24.3% 1,327 5.1% 278
2012 62.3% 3,366 35.2% 1,899 2.5% 134
2008 56.8% 3,388 41.4% 2,466 1.8% 110
2004 67.6% 3,797 31.2% 1,750 1.2% 67
2000 63.4% 3,497 34.8% 1,919 1.9% 102
1996 50.0% 2,693 37.3% 2,010 12.8% 688
1992 45.8% 2,712 33.0% 1,950 21.2% 1,254
1988 62.1% 3,677 37.4% 2,213 0.5% 27
1984 66.9% 4,167 32.3% 2,008 0.8% 51
1980 62.1% 3,916 33.2% 2,092 4.8% 302
1976 54.2% 3,586 42.5% 2,813 3.3% 216
1972 69.0% 4,243 30.3% 1,863 0.7% 40
1968 54.8% 3,361 33.8% 2,071 11.4% 701
1964 48.3% 3,202 51.4% 3,408 0.4% 24
1960 57.7% 3,905 40.6% 2,746 1.8% 120
1956 62.1% 4,117 36.5% 2,424 1.4% 92
1952 63.1% 4,030 35.1% 2,244 1.8% 113
1948 50.7% 3,039 45.7% 2,736 3.6% 217
1944 55.0% 3,206 43.1% 2,509 1.9% 111
1940 52.7% 3,472 45.9% 3,021 1.4% 95
1936 45.4% 2,780 53.5% 3,274 1.1% 66
1932 39.5% 2,226 58.3% 3,286 2.3% 129
1928 56.4% 2,738 42.0% 2,040 1.5% 74
1924 55.0% 2,725 39.4% 1,953 5.5% 274
1920 53.9% 2,740 43.8% 2,228 2.3% 117
1916 46.8% 1,474 44.0% 1,387 9.2% 289
1912 24.8% 729 42.6% 1,250 32.6% 957
1908 44.3% 1,561 52.0% 1,832 3.7% 130
1904 48.6% 1,729 46.3% 1,648 5.1% 180
1900 42.5% 1,501 54.1% 1,909 3.4% 119
1896 40.0% 1,345 58.4% 1,964 1.7% 56
1892 36.8% 986 50.5% 1,352 12.7% 341
1888 45.0% 1,223 53.1% 1,446 1.9% 52

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840561
18502,595362.6%
18605,711120.1%
18707,80136.6%
18809,85126.3%
189011,23314.0%
190014,03324.9%
191013,312−5.1%
192012,385−7.0%
193011,195−9.6%
194012,0567.7%
195012,4933.6%
196012,8372.8%
197012,534−2.4%
198013,2585.8%
199012,643−4.6%
200013,7558.8%
201013,402−2.6%
Est. 201612,660[12]−5.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[13]
1790-1960[14] 1900-1990[15]
1990-2000[16] 2010-2013[3]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 13,402 people, 5,282 households, and 3,707 families residing in the county.[17] The population density was 30.9 inhabitants per square mile (11.9/km2). There were 6,060 housing units at an average density of 14.0 per square mile (5.4/km2).[6] The racial makeup of the county was 97.2% white, 0.7% black or African American, 0.3% American Indian, 0.2% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 2.4% of the population.[17] In terms of ancestry, 32.4% were German, 12.2% were Irish, 8.6% were English, and 8.2% were American.[18]

Of the 5,282 households, 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.8% were non-families, and 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.97. The median age was 41.7 years.[17]

The median income for a household in the county was $47,697 and the median income for a family was $50,903. Males had a median income of $43,624 versus $27,131 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,491. About 13.4% of families and 17.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.5% of those under age 18 and 8.3% of those age 65 or over.[19]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "USA Counties in Profile". STATS Indiana. Retrieved 2014-06-29. 
  2. ^ U.S. Census Bureau. American Community Survey, Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics 2010, Table DP-1, 2010 Demographic Profile Data. American FactFinder. Retrieved 2014-06-29.
  3. ^ a b "Pulaski County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-25. 
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  5. ^ "Pulaski County, Indiana". Find a County. National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2014-07-14. 
  6. ^ a b "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-10. 
  7. ^ a b "Monthly Averages for Winamac, Indiana". The Weather Channel. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  8. ^ a b Indiana Code. "Title 36, Article 2, Section 3". IN.gov. Retrieved 2008-09-16. 
  9. ^ a b c d Indiana Code. "Title 2, Article 10, Section 2" (PDF). IN.gov. Retrieved 2008-09-16. 
  10. ^ walorski.house.gov
  11. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-05-19. 
  12. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  13. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 10, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 10, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 10, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 10, 2014. 
  17. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-10. 
  18. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-10. 
  19. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-10. 

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