Winslow, Indiana

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Winslow, Indiana
Town
Location of Winslow in the state of Indiana
Location of Winslow in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 38°22′56″N 87°12′50″W / 38.38222°N 87.21389°W / 38.38222; -87.21389Coordinates: 38°22′56″N 87°12′50″W / 38.38222°N 87.21389°W / 38.38222; -87.21389
Country United States
State Indiana
County Pike
Township Patoka
Area[1]
 • Total 0.64 sq mi (1.66 km2)
 • Land 0.63 sq mi (1.63 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 443 ft (135 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 864
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 859
 • Density 1,371.4/sq mi (529.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 47598
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-84968[4]
GNIS feature ID 0446190[5]

Winslow is a town in Patoka Township, Pike County, Indiana, United States. The population was 864 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Jasper Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Winslow was laid out in 1837.[6] The town was named after William Winslow Hathaway, son of an early settler.[7] A post office has been in operation at Winslow since 1839.[8]

Geography[edit]

Winslow is located at 38°22′56″N 87°12′50″W / 38.38222°N 87.21389°W / 38.38222; -87.21389 (38.382302, -87.213849).[9]

According to the 2010 census, Winslow has a total area of 0.639 square miles (1.66 km2), of which 0.63 square miles (1.63 km2) (or 98.59%) is land and 0.009 square miles (0.02 km2) (or 1.41%) is water.[1]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Winslow has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[10]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 199
1900 536
1910 932 73.9%
1920 1,140 22.3%
1930 1,175 3.1%
1940 1,382 17.6%
1950 1,322 −4.3%
1960 1,089 −17.6%
1970 1,030 −5.4%
1980 1,017 −1.3%
1990 875 −14.0%
2000 881 0.7%
2010 864 −1.9%
Est. 2015 847 [11] −2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[12]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 864 people, 333 households, and 241 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,371.4 inhabitants per square mile (529.5/km2). There were 397 housing units at an average density of 630.2 per square mile (243.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.8% White, 0.1% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.

There were 333 households of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.3% were married couples living together, 15.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.6% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.01.

The median age in the town was 38.6 years. 26.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.2% were from 25 to 44; 25.7% were from 45 to 64; and 15.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 46.9% male and 53.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 881 people, 370 households, and 237 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,367.1 people per square mile (531.5/km²). There were 414 housing units at an average density of 642.4 per square mile (249.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.18% White, 0.57% Native American, 0.68% Asian, and 0.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.59% of the population.

There were 370 households out of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.9% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.2% 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 2.96.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,672, and the median income for a family was $33,864. Males had a median income of $30,063 versus $19,259 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,986. About 11.3% of families and 13.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.1% of those under age 18 and 8.1% of those age 65 or over.

Famous Residents[edit]

The town of Winslow was home to Richard "Dick" Farley and the town's main bridge bears his name. Farley was a basketball player for the Winslow Eskimos and went on to play for Indiana University and the Detroit Pistons. Richard Farley died in Terre Haute, Indiana in the 1970s of cancer.

The town is also the hometown of famous author, historian, and musician Seth McCandless. Seth McCandless is a student at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas near Amarillo, Texas and has produced such works as the Astro-Imperialism: Soviet and US Imperialistic Policies (WTAMU Press). McCandless currently resides with his wife in Canyon, Texas and continues to write and visit his hometown of Winslow, Indiana.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "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. ^ Goodspeed Brothers. History of Pike and Dubois Counties, Indiana. p. 354. 
  7. ^ History of Pike and Dubois Counties, Indiana. Goodspeed Brothers. p. 421. ISBN 978-5-87521-222-2. 
  8. ^ "Pike County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 5 October 2015. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ Climate Summary for Winslow, Indiana
  11. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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