Shipshewana, Indiana

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Shipshewana, Indiana
Town
Shipshewana-indiana-amish-buggy.jpg
Motto(s): "A Town Of Character"[1]
Location of Shipshewana in LaGrange County, Indiana.
Location of Shipshewana in LaGrange County, Indiana.
Coordinates: 41°40′37″N 85°34′48″W / 41.67694°N 85.58000°W / 41.67694; -85.58000Coordinates: 41°40′37″N 85°34′48″W / 41.67694°N 85.58000°W / 41.67694; -85.58000
Country United States
State Indiana
County LaGrange
Township Newbury
Area[2]
 • Total 1.33 sq mi (3.46 km2)
 • Land 1.33 sq mi (3.46 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation 892 ft (272 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 658
 • Estimate (2016)[4] 703
 • Density 526.99/sq mi (203.41/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code 46565
Area code(s) 260
FIPS code 18-69480[5]
GNIS feature ID 0443413[6]
Website http://www.shipshewana.org/

Shipshewana is a town in Newbury Township, LaGrange County, Indiana, United States. The population was 658 at the 2010 census. It is the location of the Menno-Hof Amish & Mennonite Museum, which showcases the history of the Amish and Mennonite peoples.[7]

History[edit]

Shipshewana was named after a local Potawatomi Indian.[8] The Shipshewana post office was established in 1889.[9]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, Shipshewana has a total area of 1.18 square miles (3.06 km2), all land.[10]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920248
19302625.6%
19402869.2%
1950277−3.1%
196031212.6%
197044843.6%
19804664.0%
199052412.4%
20005362.3%
201065822.8%
Est. 2017704[4]7.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 658 people, 297 households, and 177 families residing in the town. The population density was 557.6 inhabitants per square mile (215.3/km2). There were 339 housing units at an average density of 287.3 per square mile (110.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.3% White, 0.2% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 297 households of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.1% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.4% were non-families. 36.4% 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 2.22 and the average family size was 2.86.

The median age in the town was 37.7 years. 24.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.6% were from 25 to 44; 21.5% were from 45 to 64; and 22% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 44.7% male and 55.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 536 people, 235 households, and 149 families residing in the town. The population density was 582.7 people per square mile (224.9/km²). There were 251 housing units at an average density of 272.9 per square mile (105.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.57% White, 0.37% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.19% from other races, and 1.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.12% of the population.

There were 235 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.2% were non-families. 33.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the town, the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 12.7% from 18 to 24, 21.3% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 79.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,156, and the median income for a family was $53,214. Males had a median income of $36,875 versus $22,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $26,270. About 6.0% of families and 8.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.9% of those under age 18 and 20.8% of those age 65 or over.

Economy[edit]

Weaver Furniture Sales.

In 2014, the Shipshewana-LaGrange County Convention and Visitor's Bureau commissioned a CERTEC study to gauge the impact of tourism. According to that study the tourism and travel industry contributed nearly $137.2 million[12] to the LaGrange County economy in 2013.

Education[edit]

The town is served by the Westview School Corporation, in nearby Topeka.[13]

Shipshewana has a public library, a branch of the La Grange County Public Library.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Town of Shipshewana Indiana". Town of Shipshewana Indiana. Retrieved September 29, 2012.
  2. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 11, 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  6. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  7. ^ "Menno-Hof - Amish/Mennonite Information Center". Menno-Hof - Amish/Mennonite Information Center. Retrieved September 29, 2012.
  8. ^ "Profile for Shipshewana, Indiana, IN". ePodunk. Retrieved September 29, 2012.
  9. ^ "LaGrange County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  10. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 25, 2015.
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  12. ^ "Tourism in LaGrange County, Indiana". LaGrange County EDC. Shipshewana-LaGrange CVB. Retrieved February 17, 2016.
  13. ^ "Westview School Corporation". Westview School Corporation. Retrieved September 29, 2012.
  14. ^ "Homepage". La Grange County Public Library. Retrieved 8 March 2018.

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