Veedersburg, Indiana

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Veedersburg
Main St. and W 2nd (Route 136)
Main St. and W 2nd (Route 136)
Location of Veedersburg in Fountain County, Indiana.
Location of Veedersburg in Fountain County, 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
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyFountain
TownshipVan Buren
Platted1871
Incorporated1872
Named forPeter S. Veeder
Area
 • Total3.00 sq mi (7.78 km2)
 • Land3.00 sq mi (7.76 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
633 ft (193 m)
Population
 • Total2,180
 • Estimate 
(2019)[3]
2,047
 • Density683.47/sq mi (263.86/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
47987
Area code(s)765
FIPS code18-78740[4]
GNIS feature ID0449742[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.
1880536
189093073.5%
19001,63876.1%
19101,7577.3%
19201,580−10.1%
19301,6061.6%
19401,78110.9%
19501,719−3.5%
19601,7622.5%
19702,19824.7%
19802,2612.9%
19902,192−3.1%
20002,2994.9%
20102,180−5.2%
2019 (est.)2,047[3]−6.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 2,180 people, 878 households, and 605 families living 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 living 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.

Education[edit]

The town has a public library, a branch of the Covington-Veedersburg Public Library.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 16, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". 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. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ "Homepage". Covington-Veedersburg Public Library. Retrieved 7 March 2018.

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