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|Town of Brook|
Location of Brook in Newton County, Indiana.
|• Total||0.69 sq mi (1.78 km2)|
|• Land||0.68 sq mi (1.75 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)|
|Elevation||653 ft (199 m)|
|• Density||1,387.00/sq mi (535.24/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
Brook is located in northwestern Indiana, on State Route 16, about 6 miles (9.7 km) west of Interstate 65.
According to the 2010 census, Brook has a total area of 0.67 square miles (1.74 km2), of which 0.66 square miles (1.71 km2) (or 98.51%) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) (or 1.49%) is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the 2010 census, there were 997 people, 383 households, and 274 families living in the town. The population density was 1,510.6 inhabitants per square mile (583.2/km2). There were 422 housing units at an average density of 639.4 per square mile (246.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 92.1% White, 0.1% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 5.9% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.0% of the population.
There were 383 households, of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.5% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.6% 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 3.05.
The median age in the town was 40.5 years. 24.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.6% were from 25 to 44; 25.9% were from 45 to 64; and 17.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.
The Iroquois Conservation Club hosts an annual fishing contest for children under the age of 16 and their parents.
Grades kindergarten through 12 attend South Newton Schools in Kentland.
The town has a lending library, the Brook-Iroquois Township Public Library .
- George Ade, journalist and writer
- Don R. Berlin, aircraft design engineer
- Warren T. McCray, 30th Governor of Indiana
- Lester Spangler, Indy car driver
In Spanish: Brook (Indiana) para niños
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