Switz City, Indiana
|Switz City, Indiana|
Location of Switz City in the state of Indiana
|• Total||0.23 sq mi (0.60 km2)|
|• Land||0.23 sq mi (0.60 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||620 ft (189 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||293|
|• Density||1,273.9/sq mi (491.9/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0444502|
Switz City is a town in Fairplay and Grant townships, Greene County, Indiana, United States. The population was 293 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Bloomington, Indiana, Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Switz City has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
As of the census of 2010, there were 293 people, 123 households, and 87 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,273.9 inhabitants per square mile (491.9/km2). There were 136 housing units at an average density of 591.3 per square mile (228.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.3% White, 0.7% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 0.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.
There were 123 households of which 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.8% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.3% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.87.
The median age in the town was 37.9 years. 26.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.2% were from 25 to 44; 23.5% were from 45 to 64; and 17.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.8% male and 50.2% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 311 people, 125 households, and 90 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,386.8 people per square mile (545.8/km²). There were 137 housing units at an average density of 610.9 per square mile (240.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.75% White, 0.32% African American, 0.64% Native American, 0.32% Pacific Islander, 0.96% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.29% of the population.
There were 125 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.0% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.88.
In the town the population was spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.8 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $33,750, and the median income for a family was $45,000. Males had a median income of $26,354 versus $21,563 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,493. About 12.5% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.8% of those under age 18 and 14.7% of those age 65 or over.
The town is serviced by two elementary schools: White River Valley Lyons and White River Valley Worthington. It is also the home of White River Valley High School.
Switz City was the hometown of three brothers - Andrew, A. J., and Matthew Graves - who all played college basketball at Butler University. After college A. J. Graves played professionally overseas. Matthew Graves went into coaching and is the head coach of South Alabama as of 2013.
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...named for the local Switz family...
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- Climate Summary for Switz City, Indiana
- David Woods (March 25, 2013). "South Alabama hires Butler assistant coach Matthew Graves as new coach". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved March 25, 2013.
- White River Valley School Corporation
- Greene County Daily World Newspaper
- Greene County Economic Development Corporation