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Carbon, Indiana
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Location of Carbon in Clay County, Indiana.
Location of Carbon in Clay County, Indiana.
Country United States
State Indiana
County Clay
Township Van Buren
Area
 • Total 0.15 sq mi (0.39 km2)
 • Land 0.15 sq mi (0.39 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
689 ft (210 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 397
 • Estimate 
(2019)
377
 • Density 2,530.20/sq mi (978.07/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (EST)
ZIP code
47837
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-10198
GNIS feature ID 0432123

Carbon is a town in Van Buren Township, Clay County, Indiana, United States. The population was 397 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Terre Haute Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Carbon had its start by the building of the railroad through that territory. A post office was established at Carbon in 1870. It was named after the Carbon Coal Company.

Geography

Carbon is located at 39°35′56″N 87°6′27″W / 39.59889°N 87.10750°W / 39.59889; -87.10750 (39.598974, -87.107510).

According to the 2010 census, Carbon has a total area of 0.16 square miles (0.41 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 600
1890 521 −13.2%
1900 951 82.5%
1910 493 −48.2%
1920 572 16.0%
1930 476 −16.8%
1940 510 7.1%
1950 480 −5.9%
1960 409 −14.8%
1970 344 −15.9%
1980 307 −10.8%
1990 350 14.0%
2000 334 −4.6%
2010 397 18.9%
2019 (est.) 377 −5.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 397 people, 138 households, and 98 families living in the town. The population density was 2,481.3 inhabitants per square mile (958.0/km2). There were 165 housing units at an average density of 1,031.3 per square mile (398.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.7% White, 2.3% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.0% of the population.

There were 138 households, of which 41.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.0% were non-families. 21.0% 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 2.88 and the average family size was 3.40.

The median age in the town was 35.6 years. 30.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.4% were from 25 to 44; 26.4% were from 45 to 64; and 9.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.6% male and 49.4% female.

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