Converse, Indiana facts for kids
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|Town of Converse|
Library in Converse
Location of Converse in Grant County and Miami County, Indiana.
|• Total||0.99 sq mi (2.57 km2)|
|• Land||0.99 sq mi (2.56 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)|
|Elevation||830 ft (253 m)|
|• Density||1,173.91/sq mi (453.30/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (EST)|
|GNIS feature ID||432907|
Converse is a town in Richland Township, Grant County and Jackson Township, Miami County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 1,265 at the 2010 census.
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.
Converse is located at 40°34′47″N 85°52′8″W / 40.57972°N 85.86889°W (40.579654, -85.869022).
According to the 2010 census, Converse has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.33 km2), all land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,265 people, 489 households, and 337 families living 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.
Oak Hill United School Corporation operates Oak Hill High School at Converse.
The town has a lending library, the Converse-Jackson Township Public Library.
- Monte Towe, Denver Nuggets basketball player