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Cloverdale, Indiana
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Location of Cloverdale in Putnam County, Indiana.
Location of Cloverdale in Putnam County, Indiana.
Country United States
State Indiana
County Putnam
Township Cloverdale, Warren
Area
 • Total 3.55 sq mi (9.20 km2)
 • Land 3.49 sq mi (9.03 km2)
 • Water 0.06 sq mi (0.17 km2)
Elevation
820 ft (250 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 2,060
 • Density 590.60/sq mi (228.03/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (EST)
ZIP code
46120
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-13852
GNIS feature ID 432688
Website https://www.cloverdalein.com/home.html

Cloverdale is a town in Cloverdale and Warren townships, Putnam County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 2,172 at the 2010 census.

History

Cloverdale was laid out in 1839. The town was so named on account of the abundance of clover and dales near the original town site. A post office has been in operation at Cloverdale since 1836.

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Cloverdale near the Interstate

Geography

Cloverdale is located at 39°30′55″N 86°48′9″W / 39.51528°N 86.80250°W / 39.51528; -86.80250 (39.515345, -86.802559).

According to the 2010 census, Cloverdale has a total area of 3.52 square miles (9.12 km2), of which 3.46 square miles (8.96 km2) (or 98.3%) is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) (or 1.7%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 148
1860 318 114.9%
1870 317 −0.3%
1880 477 50.5%
1890 437 −8.4%
1900 445 1.8%
1910 624 40.2%
1920 678 8.7%
1930 627 −7.5%
1940 657 4.8%
1950 649 −1.2%
1960 741 14.2%
1970 870 17.4%
1980 1,357 56.0%
1990 1,681 23.9%
2000 2,243 33.4%
2010 2,172 −3.2%
2020 2,060 −5.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,172 people, 885 households, and 608 families living in the town. The population density was 627.7 inhabitants per square mile (242.4/km2). There were 1,001 housing units at an average density of 289.3 per square mile (111.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.4% White, 0.6% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 885 households, of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.5% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.3% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.4% 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 2.90.

The median age in the town was 42.2 years. 22.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.6% were from 25 to 44; 29.6% were from 45 to 64; and 16.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.3% male and 51.7% female.

Infrastructure

Cloverdale is served by locally owned and based Endeavor Communications, formerly Clay County Rural Telephone Cooperative, which serves over 10,000 members. An alternative to the local phone company for internet service, PDS Wireless is locally owned an operated and serving Cloverdale and some outlying areas.

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