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Dearborn County, Indiana
Map
Map of Indiana highlighting Dearborn County
Location in the state of Indiana
Map of the USA highlighting Indiana
Indiana's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1803
Seat Lawrenceburg
Largest City Lawrenceburg
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

307.42 sq mi (796 km²)
305.03 sq mi (790 km²)
2.38 sq mi (6 km²), 0.77%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

50,047
164/sq mi (63.31/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: http://www.dearborncounty.org/
Named for: Dr. Henry Dearborn
Indiana county number 15
Lawrenceburg-indiana-from-above
Lawrenceburg on the Ohio River, from the air. AEP's Tanner's Creek Generating Station at lower-left.

Dearborn County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. In 2010, the population was 50,047. The county seat and largest city is Lawrenceburg.

Dearborn County is part of the Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Dearborn County was formed in 1803. It was named for Dr. Henry Dearborn. Dearborn was U.S. Secretary of War at the time the county was named. Early growth was centered on Lawrenceburg which was an important railroad junction connecting two of the regions major rail lines.

Dearborn County originally included what is now Ohio County when it was organized in 1803. Lawrenceburg was then designated as the county seat. However, from the start, a contention existed between the towns of Lawrenceburg and Rising Sun over that designation. The contention between the two towns was resolved in 1844 when the Indiana State legislature separated the portion of Dearborn County south of Laughery Creek and created the new county of Ohio on March 1, 1844, with Rising Sun designated as its county seat.

Geography

According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 307.42 square miles (796.2 km2), of which 305.03 square miles (790.0 km2) (or 99.22%) is land and 2.38 square miles (6.2 km2) (or 0.77%) is water. Part of the southeastern county line is formed by the Ohio River.

Dearborn County contains the Perfect North Slopes ski resort.

Cities

Towns

Census-designated places

Other unincorporated communities

Townships

  • Caesar Creek
  • Center
  • Clay
  • Harrison
  • Hogan
  • Jackson
  • Kelso
  • Lawrenceburg
  • Logan
  • Manchester
  • Miller
  • Sparta
  • Washington
  • York

Adjacent counties

Climate

In recent years, average temperatures in Lawrenceburg have ranged from a low of 21 °F (−6 °C) in January to a high of 86 °F (30 °C) in July, although a record low of −25 °F (−32 °C) was recorded in January 1977 and a record high of 107 °F (42 °C) was recorded in July 1988. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 2.94 inches (75 mm) in September to 5.53 inches (140 mm) in May.

Weather chart for Lawrenceburg, Indiana
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source: The Weather Channel

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1810 7,310
1820 11,468 56.9%
1830 13,974 21.9%
1840 19,327 38.3%
1850 20,166 4.3%
1860 24,406 21.0%
1870 24,116 −1.2%
1880 26,671 10.6%
1890 23,364 −12.4%
1900 22,194 −5.0%
1910 21,396 −3.6%
1920 20,033 −6.4%
1930 21,056 5.1%
1940 23,053 9.5%
1950 25,141 9.1%
1960 28,674 14.1%
1970 29,430 2.6%
1980 34,291 16.5%
1990 38,835 13.3%
2000 46,109 18.7%
2010 50,047 8.5%
Est. 2015 49,455 −1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 50,047 people, 18,743 households and 13,773 families residing in the county. The population density was 164.1 inhabitants per square mile (63.4/km2). There were 20,171 housing units at an average density of 66.1 per square mile (25.5/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 97.5% white, 0.6% black or African American, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 0.1% Pacific islander, 0.3% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.0% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 46.5% were German, 19.2% were Irish, 11.4% were English, and 7.8% were American.

Of the 18,743 households, 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.5% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.5% were non-families, and 22.0% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.07. The median age was 40.0 years.

The median household income was $47,697 and the median family income was $66,561. Males had a median income of $45,270 and females $33,353. The per capita income was $25,023. About 4.5% of families and 7.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.5% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over.


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