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Chrisney, Indiana
Town
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Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County Spencer
Township Grass
Area
 • Total 0.74 sq mi (1.92 km2)
 • Land 0.71 sq mi (1.84 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation 469 ft (143 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 481
 • Estimate (2012) 476
 • Density 677.5/sq mi (261.6/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 47611
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-12574
GNIS feature ID 432490

Chrisney is a town in Grass Township, Spencer County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 481 at the 2010 census.

History

Chrisney was originally called Spring Station, and under the latter name was founded in about 1871 when the railroad was extended to that point. A post office was established under the name Spring Station in 1874; in 1883 the post office was renamed Chrisney.

Geography

Chrisney is located at 38°00′49″N 87°02′08″W / 38.013663°N 87.035601°W / 38.013663; -87.035601.

According to the 2010 census, Chrisney has a total area of 0.74 square miles (1.92 km2), of which 0.71 square miles (1.84 km2) (or 95.95%) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) (or 4.05%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 513
1910 524 2.1%
1920 495 −5.5%
1930 414 −16.4%
1940 437 5.6%
1950 439 0.5%
1960 380 −13.4%
1970 550 44.7%
1980 537 −2.4%
1990 511 −4.8%
2000 544 6.5%
2010 481 −11.6%
Est. 2015 484 0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 481 people, 200 households, and 130 families residing in the town. The population density was 677.5 inhabitants per square mile (261.6/km2). There were 234 housing units at an average density of 329.6 per square mile (127.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.3% White, 0.4% Asian, and 1.2% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.

There were 200 households of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.0% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.99.

The median age in the town was 41.4 years. 22.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.7% were from 25 to 44; 29.3% were from 45 to 64; and 16.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.2% male and 52.8% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 544 people, 210 households, and 140 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,484.9 people per square mile (567.7/km²). There were 233 housing units at an average density of 636.0 per square mile (243.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.79% White, 0.74% Native American, 0.37% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.55% of the population.

There were 210 households out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 30.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the town, the population was spread out with 29.0% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 84.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $34,464, and the median income for a family was $45,000. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $19,125 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,127. About 14.1% of families and 15.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.6% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.


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