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Winamac, Indiana

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Winamac, Indiana
Pulaski County Courthouse
Pulaski County Courthouse
Motto(s): 
"Built On The Tippecanoe River"[1]
Location of Winamac in Pulaski County, Indiana.
Location of Winamac in Pulaski County, Indiana.
Coordinates: 41°3′N 86°36′W / 41.050°N 86.600°W / 41.050; -86.600
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyPulaski
TownshipMonroe
Area
 • Total1.36 sq mi (3.53 km2)
 • Land1.36 sq mi (3.53 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation705 ft (215 m)
Population
 • Total2,490
 • Estimate 
(2019)[5]
2,292
 • Density1,684.06/sq mi (650.04/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern(EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
46996
Area code(s)574
FIPS code18-84734[6]
GNIS feature ID446163
Websitehttp://townofwinamac.com/

Winamac is a town in Monroe Township, Pulaski County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[7] The population was 2,490 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Pulaski County.[8][9]

History

The town's name came from the Potawatomi word for "catfish."[9] It was selected as the county seat in 1839.[10] Winamac was incorporated as a town in 1868.[11]

The Winamac post office has been in operation since 1839.[12]

Pulaski County Courthouse, Dr. George W. Thompson House, and Vurpillat's Opera House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[13]

Geography

Winamac is located at 41°3′N 86°36′W / 41.050°N 86.600°W / 41.050; -86.600 (41.0525, -86.6044).[14]

According to the 2010 census, Winamac has a total area of 1.36 square miles (3.52 km2), all land.[15]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860206
1870906339.8%
1880835−7.8%
18901,21545.5%
19001,68438.6%
19101,607−4.6%
19201,6844.8%
19301,679−0.3%
19401,8359.3%
19502,16618.0%
19602,3759.6%
19702,341−1.4%
19802,3701.2%
19902,262−4.6%
20002,4186.9%
20102,4903.0%
Est. 20192,292[5]−8.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[16]

2010 census

As of the census[4] of 2010, there were 2,490 people, 1,028 households, and 617 families living in the town. The population density was 1,830.9 inhabitants per square mile (706.9/km2). There were 1,140 housing units at an average density of 838.2 per square mile (323.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.2% White, 0.5% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.3% of the population.

There were 1,028 households of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.8% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.0% were non-families. 36.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the town was 38.8 years. 23.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.2% were from 25 to 44; 25.6% were from 45 to 64; and 16.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.8% male and 51.2% female.

2000 census

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 2,418 people, 988 households, and 607 families living in the town. The population density was 1,872.5 people per square mile (723.7/km²). There were 1,079 housing units at an average density of 835.6 per square mile (322.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.39% White, 0.70% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 1.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.28% of the population.

There were 988 households out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.5% were non-families. 34.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the town, the population was spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 21.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,413, and the median income for a family was $43,824. Males had a median income of $29,667 versus $22,461 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,447. About 5.3% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.9% of those under age 18 and 11.7% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The town has a lending library, the Pulaski County Public Library.[17]

Economy

BraunAbility is based in Winamac.

Notable people

References

  1. ^ "Town of Winamac Indiana". Town of Winamac Indiana. Retrieved September 29, 2012.
  2. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 16, 2020.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11.
  5. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  6. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ "Winamac, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2017-04-01.
  8. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  9. ^ a b "Profile for Winamac, Indiana, IN". ePodunk. Archived from the original on June 16, 2017. Retrieved September 29, 2012.
  10. ^ Pulaski county Indiana history
  11. ^ Counties of White and Pulaski, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. 1883. p. 522.
  12. ^ "Pulaski County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  13. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  14. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  15. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. Retrieved 2015-07-25.
  16. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  17. ^ "Indiana public library directory" (PDF). Indiana State Library. Retrieved 14 March 2018.
  18. ^ 'Illinois Blue Book 2001-2002,' Biographical Sketch of Judith A. Myers, pg. 124
  19. ^ "RIDDICK, Carl Wood, (1872 - 1960)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved October 14, 2012.

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