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Dubois, Indiana
Census-designated place
Country United States
State Indiana
County Dubois
Townships Harbison, Marion, Columbia
Area
 • Total 1.60 sq mi (4.14 km2)
 • Land 1.57 sq mi (4.07 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation 505 ft (154 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 488
 • Density 310/sq mi (119.8/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47527
FIPS code 18-18784
GNIS feature ID 433736

Dubois is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Dubois County, Indiana, United States. Its population at the 2010 census was 488.

History

Dubois was platted in 1885. It took its name from Dubois County. The Dubois post office was established in 1880.

An old variant name of the community was called Knoxville.

Geography

Dubois is located in northeastern Dubois County at Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found.. The center of the community is split between Marion and Harbison townships, and the CDP area extends eastward into Columbia Township as well. Jasper, the Dubois County seat, is 10 miles (16 km) to the southwest. Indiana State Road 545 passes through Dubois, leading north to State Road 56 and southeast towards Patoka Lake.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Dubois CDP has a total area of 1.60 square miles (4.14 km2), of which 1.57 square miles (4.07 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.06 km2), or 1.55%, is water. The Patoka River, a tributary of the Wabash River, forms the northwestern edge of the community.


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