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Town of Culver, Indiana
Location of Culver in Marshall County, Indiana.
Location of Culver in Marshall County, Indiana.
Country United States
State Indiana
County Marshall
Township Union
 • Total 1.16 sq mi (3.00 km2)
 • Land 1.16 sq mi (3.00 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
764 ft (233 m)
 • Total 1,129
 • Density 974.96/sq mi (376.44/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 574
FIPS code 18-16300
GNIS feature ID 0433239

Culver is a town in Marshall County, Indiana, United States. Culver is part of Union Township, which also includes the communities of Burr Oak, Hibbard, Maxinkuckee and Rutland. The population of Culver was 1,353 at the 2010 United States Census.


Culver was originally called Union Town, and under the latter name was laid out in 1844. It was later renamed for the Henry Harrison Culver, head of the Culver Academies.

The Culver Commercial Historic District and Forest Place Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. One of the buildings covered in the National Register is the post office, which contains a mural completed by Jessie Hull Mayer as part of the Section of Painting and Sculpture′s projects, later called the Section of Fine Arts, of the Treasury Department. Arrival of the Mail in Culver was completed in 1938 and featured students from the military academy and other residents looking at their mail.


Culver is located at 41°13′2″N 86°25′18″W / 41.21722°N 86.42167°W / 41.21722; -86.42167 (41.217340, -86.421726).

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


Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 505
1910 810 60.4%
1920 1,080 33.3%
1930 1,502 39.1%
1940 1,605 6.9%
1950 1,563 −2.6%
1960 1,558 −0.3%
1970 1,783 14.4%
1980 1,601 −10.2%
1990 1,404 −12.3%
2000 1,539 9.6%
2010 1,353 −12.1%
2020 1,129 −16.6%
US Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 1,353 people, 598 households, and 354 families in the town. The population density was 1,503.3 inhabitants per square mile (580.4/km2). There were 897 housing units at an average density of 996.7 per square mile (384.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.8% White, 1.2% African American, 0.4% Asian, 0.9% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population.

There were 598 households, of which 25.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.1% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.8% were non-families. 37.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.77.

The median age in the town was 47.7 years. 19.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.6% were from 25 to 44; 29.6% were from 45 to 64; and 25.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 45.4% male and 54.6% female.


The town has a lending library, the Culver-Union Township Public Library.

Notable people

  • Donald B. Easum, United States diplomat and writer, was born in Culver.
  • Greg Pence, brother of vice-president Mike Pence, has resided in Culver.
  • Hank Steinbrenner and Hal Steinbrenner, the sons of George Steinbrenner, were both born in Culver.
  • John D. Zeglis, American businessman, currently resides in Culver.
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