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Town of Converse, Indiana
Town
Library in Converse
Library in Converse
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
Counties Miami, Grant
Township Jackson, Richland
Area
 • Total 0.90 sq mi (2.33 km2)
 • Land 0.90 sq mi (2.33 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 830 ft (253 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,265
 • Estimate (2012) 1,249
 • Density 1,405.6/sq mi (542.7/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC-5)
ZIP code 46919
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-14986
GNIS feature ID 0432907
Website http://www.townofconverse.com

Converse is a town in Richland Township, Grant County and Jackson Township, Miami County, Indiana, United States. The population was 1,148 at the 2010 census.

History

Converse originally called Xenia, and under the latter name was laid out in 1849.. J. N. Converse platted an addition in 1867.

The Converse Depot and Converse-Jackson Township Public Library are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

Converse is located at 40°34′47″N 85°52′8″W / 40.57972°N 85.86889°W / 40.57972; -85.86889 (40.579654, -85.869022).

According to the 2010 census, Converse has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.33 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 732
1890 921 25.8%
1900 1,415 53.6%
1910 1,164 −17.7%
1920 1,049 −9.9%
1930 931 −11.2%
1940 943 1.3%
1950 979 3.8%
1960 1,044 6.6%
1970 1,163 11.4%
1980 1,279 10.0%
1990 1,144 −10.6%
2000 1,137 −0.6%
2010 1,265 11.3%
Est. 2015 1,231 −2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,265 people, 489 households, and 337 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,405.6 inhabitants per square mile (542.7/km2). There were 553 housing units at an average density of 614.4 per square mile (237.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.5% White, 0.1% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.1% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.2% of the population.

There were 489 households of which 38.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.1% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% 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 3.12.

The median age in the town was 36.9 years. 29.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.3% were from 25 to 44; 23.8% were from 45 to 64; and 12.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,137 people, 470 households, and 329 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,276.4 people per square mile (493.3/km²). There were 548 housing units at an average density of 615.2 per square mile (237.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.71% White, 0.18% African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.79% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.99% of the population.

There were 470 households out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.8% were non-families. 27.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the town, the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $33,333, and the median income for a family was $42,813. Males had a median income of $35,938 versus $25,441 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,317. About 12.6% of families and 15.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.6% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.


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