Cynthiana, Indiana facts for kids
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Location of Cynthiana in Posey County, Indiana.
|• Total||0.40 sq mi (1.03 km2)|
|• Land||0.40 sq mi (1.03 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||479 ft (146 m)|
|• Density||1,383.46/sq mi (534.42/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||433272|
Cynthiana is a town in Smith Township, Posey County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 545 at the 2010 census. Cynthiana is also home to internationally known companies, including Gore Galore, leading creator of haunted house props, and Band Shoppe, one of the world's largest manufacturers of marching band uniforms. Since 2019 its been home to Cynthiana Martial Arts and the international HQ for the Kido Kwan Martial Art International(tm)
Cynthiana was named for Cynthiana, Kentucky, from whence on September 25, 1815 a group of 44 settlers had come. More settlers from the same area continued to migrate to the area over the following several years. On March 6, 1817, the town was laid out by William Davis, with the plat being recorded on March 17, 1817. It was not until April 22, 1896 that the town incorporated.
On September 23, 1815, Thomas Duncan had made a land entry for the SE 1/4 of Section 11, Township 4 South, Range 11 West of the Second Principal Meridian, receiving a patent to the land on December 20, 1817. It was on March 24, 1818 that he sold the 58 1/2 acres for the townsite of Cynthiana to William Davis.
Cynthiana is located at(38.188006, -87.706730).
According to the 2010 census, Cynthiana has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.04 km2), all land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 545 people, 236 households, and 154 families living in the town. The population density was 1,362.5 inhabitants per square mile (526.1/km2). There were 272 housing units at an average density of 680.0 per square mile (262.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.5% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.
There were 236 households, of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.7% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.80.
The median age in the town was 42.5 years. 22.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.3% were from 25 to 44; 31.9% were from 45 to 64; and 14.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.7% male and 50.3% female.
- Interstate 64
- Indiana State Road 68
- Indiana State Road 65
The town and northern half of Posey County is served by the MSD of North Posey County which currently operates four schools:
- North Posey High School (9-12)
- North Posey Junior High School (7-8)
- North Elementary School (K-6)
- South Terrace Elementary School (K-6)
In Spanish: Cynthiana (Indiana) para niños
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