Brooksburg, Indiana facts for kids
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|Town of Brooksburg|
Location of Brooksburg in Jefferson County, Indiana.
|• Total||0.11 sq mi (0.29 km2)|
|• Land||0.10 sq mi (0.26 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)|
|Elevation||472 ft (144 m)|
|• Density||705.88/sq mi (273.59/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (EST)|
|GNIS feature ID||0449623|
Brooksburg is a town in Milton Township, Jefferson County, Indiana, United States. The population was 81 at the 2010 census.
Brooksburg was platted in 1843. It was named for Noah Brooks, one of its founders. Brooksburg was incorporated as a town on August 24, 1878.
Brooksburg is located at 38°44′9″N 85°14′44″W / 38.73583°N 85.24556°W (38.735781, -85.245524). It is located on the south side of the Indian-Kentuck Creek just north of State Road 56 and just before the creek enters the Ohio River.
Brooksburg is home to some classic tobacco barns. Brooksburg also has some buildings dating back to the mid-to-late 19th century. One example is the "Webster" house (named after its original occupants) that was built in the 1870s. This house is now owned by the Fisher family who have resided there for many years and own land in the surrounding area, including four houses in the town itself.
According to the 2010 census, Brooksburg has a total area of 0.11 square miles (0.28 km2), of which 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (or 90.91%) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) (or 9.09%) is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 81 people, 32 households, and 19 families residing in the town. The population density was 810.0 inhabitants per square mile (312.7/km2). There were 39 housing units at an average density of 390.0 per square mile (150.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.8% White and 1.2% African American.
There were 32 households, of which 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.3% were married couples living together, 15.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 12.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.6% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.00.
The median age in the town was 38.5 years. 27.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.1% were from 25 to 44; 28.4% were from 45 to 64; and 12.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.6% male and 49.4% female.