Wolcott, Indiana

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Wolcott, Indiana
Town
Members of American Legion Post #294 in front of the Wolcott House, the Italianate home of town founder Anson Wolcott.
Members of American Legion Post #294 in front of the Wolcott House, the Italianate home of town founder Anson Wolcott.
Location of Wolcott in the state of Indiana
Location of Wolcott in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 40°45′32″N 87°2′32″W / 40.75889°N 87.04222°W / 40.75889; -87.04222Coordinates: 40°45′32″N 87°2′32″W / 40.75889°N 87.04222°W / 40.75889; -87.04222
Country United States
State Indiana
County White
Township Princeton
Area[1]
 • Total 0.59 sq mi (1.53 km2)
 • Land 0.59 sq mi (1.53 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[2] 715 ft (218 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 1,001
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 991
 • Density 1,696.6/sq mi (655.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47995
Area code(s) 219
FIPS code 18-85058[5]
GNIS feature ID 446230

Wolcott (/ˈwʊlkʌt/ WUUL-kut) is a town in Princeton Township, White County, Indiana, United States.[6] The population was 1,001 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Wolcott was platted in 1861 when the railroad was extended to that point.[7] A post office has been in operation at Wolcott since 1861.[8]

The Wolcott House was formerly listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[9]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, Wolcott has a total area of 0.59 square miles (1.53 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 146
1870 109 −25.3%
1880 239 119.3%
1890 246 2.9%
1900 825 235.4%
1910 873 5.8%
1920 868 −0.6%
1930 747 −13.9%
1940 736 −1.5%
1950 778 5.7%
1960 877 12.7%
1970 894 1.9%
1980 923 3.2%
1990 886 −4.0%
2000 989 11.6%
2010 1,001 1.2%
Est. 2015 989 [10] −1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 1,001 people, 385 households, and 272 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,696.6 inhabitants per square mile (655.1/km2). There were 428 housing units at an average density of 725.4 per square mile (280.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.3% White, 0.3% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 1.1% from other races, and 2.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.6% of the population.

There were 385 households of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.4% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.10.

The median age in the town was 39.4 years. 26.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.6% were from 25 to 44; 27.2% were from 45 to 64; and 17.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.7% male and 50.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 989 people, 392 households, and 272 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,846.8 people per square mile (707.1/km²). There were 427 housing units at an average density of 797.3 per square mile (305.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.28% White, 0.30% African American, 0.20% Native American, and 1.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.01% of the population.

There were 392 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% were non-families. 27.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the town, the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 18.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 83.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,563, and the median income for a family was $45,833. Males had a median income of $29,293 versus $18,990 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,875. About 4.7% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.4% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-25. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-06. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Wolcott, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2016-07-06. 
  7. ^ Hamelle, W. H. (1915). A Standard History of White County, Indiana: An Authentic Narrative of the Past, with an Extended Survey of Modern Developments in the Progress of Town and Country. Unigraphic. p. 350. 
  8. ^ "White County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 24 November 2015. 
  9. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  10. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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