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Clarks Hill
Town
Storefronts at the corner of White and Division streets.
Storefronts at the corner of White and Division streets.
Tippecanoe County's location in Indiana
Tippecanoe County's location in Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County Tippecanoe
Township Lauramie
Area
 • Total 0.27 sq mi (0.70 km2)
 • Land 0.27 sq mi (0.70 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 820 ft (250 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 611
 • Estimate (2012) 637
 • Density 2,263.0/sq mi (873.7/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47930
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-12898
GNIS feature ID 449638

Clarks Hill is a town in Lauramie Township, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, United States. The population was 611 at the 2010 census.

It is part of the Lafayette, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

The Clarks Hill post office has been in operation since 1853.

Geography

Clarks Hill is located at 40°14′49″N 86°43′26″W / 40.24694°N 86.72389°W / 40.24694; -86.72389 (40.247036, -86.723863) in Lauramie Township, at an elevation of 820 feet (250 m).

According to the 2010 census, Clarks Hill has a total area of 0.27 square miles (0.70 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 539
1910 463 −14.1%
1920 435 −6.0%
1930 428 −1.6%
1940 381 −11.0%
1950 493 29.4%
1960 654 32.7%
1970 741 13.3%
1980 653 −11.9%
1990 716 9.6%
2000 680 −5.0%
2010 611 −10.1%
Est. 2015 677 10.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
Clarks Hill water tower
The Clarks Hill water tower.
Clarks Hill, Indiana 1878
Clarks Hill in 1878.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 611 people, 230 households, and 164 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,263.0 inhabitants per square mile (873.7/km2). There were 270 housing units at an average density of 1,000.0 per square mile (386.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.9% White, 0.2% African American, 0.3% Native American, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.

There were 230 households of which 40.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.7% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.16.

The median age in the town was 36.2 years. 29.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.3% were from 25 to 44; 26% were from 45 to 64; and 10% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.6% male and 49.4% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 680 people, 241 households, and 188 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,474.5 people per square mile (972.4/km²). There were 260 housing units at an average density of 946.1 per square mile (371.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 92.09% White, 6.15% African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.74% from other races, and 0.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.03% of the population.

There were 241 households out of which 44.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.2% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.6% were non-families. 17.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the town, the population was spread out with 33.1% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 19.1% from 45 to 64, and 8.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 91.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,893, and the median income for a family was $40,268. Males had a median income of $30,208 versus $22,368 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,773. About 5.1% of families and 10.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.9% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.


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