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Town of Brook, Indiana
Town
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County Newton
Township Iroquois
Area
 • Total 0.67 sq mi (1.74 km2)
 • Land 0.66 sq mi (1.71 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 653 ft (199 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 997
 • Estimate (2012) 983
 • Density 1,510.6/sq mi (583.2/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 47922
Area code 219
FIPS code 18-07966
GNIS ID 431563
Website www.brookindiana.com

Brook is a town in Iroquois Township, Newton County, Indiana, United States. The population was 997 at the 2010 census. Brook was laid out in 1866.

History

The George Ade House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.

Geography

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.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 677
1910 1,067 57.6%
1920 975 −8.6%
1930 815 −16.4%
1940 888 9.0%
1950 915 3.0%
1960 845 −7.7%
1970 919 8.8%
1980 926 0.8%
1990 899 −2.9%
2000 1,062 18.1%
2010 997 −6.1%
Est. 2015 972 −2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the 2010 census, there were 997 people, 383 households, and 274 families residing 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.

2000 census

As of the 2000 census, there were 1,062 people, 397 households, and 292 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,607.2 people per square mile (621.3/km²). There were 423 housing units at an average density of 640.2 per square mile (247.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.05% White, 0.28% African American, 0.19% Native American, 2.92% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.66% of the population.

There were 397 households out of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.2% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.2% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the town, the population was spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 91.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $34,881, and the median income for a family was $38,958. Males had a median income of $31,339 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,826. About 4.6% of families and 7.9% of the population were living below the poverty line, including 12.1% of those under the age of 18 and 8.7% of those ages 65 and older.

Culture

The Iroquois Conservation Club hosts an annual fishing contest for children under the age of 16 and their parents.


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