Veedersburg, Indiana

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Veedersburg
Town
Main St. and W 2nd (Route 136)
Main St. and W 2nd (Route 136)
Fountain County's location in Indiana
Fountain County's location in Indiana
Veedersburg is located in Fountain County, Indiana
Veedersburg
Veedersburg
Veedersburg's location in Fountain County
Coordinates: 40°6′50″N 87°15′37″W / 40.11389°N 87.26028°W / 40.11389; -87.26028Coordinates: 40°6′50″N 87°15′37″W / 40.11389°N 87.26028°W / 40.11389; -87.26028
Country United States
State Indiana
County Fountain
Township Van Buren
Platted 1871
Incorporated 1872
Named for Peter S. Veeder
Area[1]
 • Total 2.72 sq mi (7.04 km2)
 • Land 2.72 sq mi (7.04 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 633 ft (193 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 2,180
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 2,169
 • Density 801.5/sq mi (309.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47987
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-78740[4]
GNIS feature ID 0449742[5]

Veedersburg is a town in Van Buren Township, Fountain County, Indiana, United States. The population was 2,180 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Veedersburg is a newer name for the old town of Chambersburg, which was first settled by early inhabitants Jonathan Birch and John Colvert, on the north fork of Coal Creek in the spring of 1823. It was first located in Cain Township, but became part of the newer township of Van Buren in 1841.[6]Veedersburg was founded in 1871.[7] It was named for one of its founders, Peter S. Veeder.[8] Veedersburg was incorporated as a town in 1872.[9]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 536
1890 930 73.5%
1900 1,638 76.1%
1910 1,757 7.3%
1920 1,580 −10.1%
1930 1,606 1.6%
1940 1,781 10.9%
1950 1,719 −3.5%
1960 1,762 2.5%
1970 2,198 24.7%
1980 2,261 2.9%
1990 2,192 −3.1%
2000 2,299 4.9%
2010 2,180 −5.2%
Est. 2014 2,107 [10] −3.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 2,180 people, 878 households, and 605 families residing in the town. The population density was 801.5 inhabitants per square mile (309.5/km2). There were 967 housing units at an average density of 355.5 per square mile (137.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 94.8% White, 0.1% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 3.6% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.2% of the population.

There were 878 households of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.1% were non-families. 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.94.

The median age in the town was 39.2 years. 25.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.9% were from 25 to 44; 25.7% were from 45 to 64; and 16.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.6% male and 51.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 2,299 people, 921 households, and 652 families residing in the town. The population density was 846.4 people per square mile (326.3/km²). There were 996 housing units at an average density of 366.7 per square mile (141.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.91% White, 0.09% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.39% from other races, and 0.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.74% of the population.

There were 921 households out of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 25.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,944, and the median income for a family was $39,770. Males had a median income of $31,315 versus $21,285 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,435. About 9.3% of families and 10.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.8% of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-25. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ Beckwith, W. H. History of Fountain County, Chicago: H. H. Hill and N. Iddings Publishers, 1881, pp. 12, 233-234, 286, 398
  7. ^ Willis, Wanda Lou (9 October 2013). Haunted Hoosier Trails: A Guide to Indiana's Famous Folklore Spooky Sites. Guild Press. p. 51. ISBN 978-1-57860-115-8. 
  8. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 333. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. This town was platted...by Peter S. Veeder... 
  9. ^ "About". Town of Veedersburg, IN. Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  10. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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