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Kingsford Heights, Indiana

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Town of Kingsford Heights, Indiana
Location of Kingsford Heights in LaPorte County, Indiana.
Location of Kingsford Heights in LaPorte County, Indiana.
Coordinates: 41°28′52″N 86°41′33″W / 41.48111°N 86.69250°W / 41.48111; -86.69250
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyLaPorte
TownshipUnion
Area
 • Total0.94 sq mi (2.44 km2)
 • Land0.94 sq mi (2.44 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
725 ft (221 m)
Population
 • Total1,435
 • Estimate 
(2018)[3]
1,393
 • Density1,495.75/sq mi (577.59/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
46346
Area code(s)219
FIPS code18-39852[4]
GNIS feature ID0437334[5]

Kingsford Heights is a town in Union Township, LaPorte County, Indiana, United States. The population was 1,435 at the 2010 census. It is included in the Michigan City, Indiana-La Porte, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area. Also known as "Victory City", the city was built for workers that worked in the Kingsbury Ordnance Plant also known as KOP a munitions plant that served World War II and later the Korean War.

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History

Kingsford Heights had its start during World War II as a residential district for civilian workers at the Kingsbury Ordnance Plant which at one point employed over 20,000 people.[6]

Geography

Kingsford Heights is located at 41°28′52″N 86°41′33″W / 41.48111°N 86.69250°W / 41.48111; -86.69250 (41.481237, -86.692406).[7]

According to the 2010 census, Kingsford Heights has a total area of 0.94 square miles (2.43 km2), all land.[8]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
19501,104
19601,27615.6%
19701,200−6.0%
19801,61834.8%
19901,486−8.2%
20001,453−2.2%
20101,435−1.2%
Est. 20181,393[3]−2.9%
Source: US Census Bureau

2010 census

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,435 people, 509 households, and 374 families living in the town. The population density was 1,526.6 inhabitants per square mile (589.4/km2). There were 548 housing units at an average density of 583.0 per square mile (225.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 86.3% White, 8.1% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 1.1% from other races, and 3.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.0% of the population.

There were 509 households of which 42.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.0% were married couples living together, 21.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.5% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.26.

The median age in the town was 33 years. 30.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.9% were from 25 to 44; 24.1% were from 45 to 64; and 10.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.3% male and 52.7% female.

2000 census

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,453 people, 495 households, and 388 families living in the town. The population density was 1,543.7 people per square mile (596.8/km²). There were 530 housing units at an average density of 563.1 per square mile (217.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 86.03% White, 9.70% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.34% Pacific Islander, 0.69% from other races, and 3.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.79% of the population.

There were 495 households out of which 42.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples living together, 18.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.6% were non-families. 18.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.94 and the average family size was 3.30.

In the town, the population was spread out with 32.8% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 8.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,169, and the median income for a family was $34,000. Males had a median income of $31,065 versus $21,477 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,961. About 11.4% of families and 13.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.4% of those under age 18 and 9.1% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Kingsford Heights has a public library, a branch of the LaPorte County Public Library.[9]

References

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 28, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved January 23, 2020.
  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. ^ Bishop, Amanda (October 30, 2001). "Don't get tricked on those K. Heights roads". La Porte Herald Argus. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Archived from the original on 2002-05-27. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
  9. ^ "LPCPL | LaPorte County Public Library". LaPorte County Public Library. LaPorte County Public Library. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
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