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Elberfeld, Indiana
Town of Elberfeld
Schultz Mill in Elberfeld
Schultz Mill in Elberfeld
Location of Elberfeld in Warrick County, Indiana.
Location of Elberfeld in Warrick County, Indiana.
Country United States
State Indiana
County Warrick
Township Greer
 • Total 0.31 sq mi (0.79 km2)
 • Land 0.31 sq mi (0.79 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
453 ft (138 m)
 • Total 644
 • Density 2,104.58/sq mi (812.79/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-20638
GNIS feature ID 434059

Elberfeld is a town in Greer Township, Warrick County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 625 as of the 2010 census.

Elberfeld is one of a very few towns in Indiana of its size not to have any kind of main highway running through it or direct access to a major highway. Interstate 64 runs just north of the municipal boundary, but it has no exit linking to the town. Interstate 69 passes just west of the community, but it, too, lacks a direct access point, residents having to backtrack along two roads to reach the Indiana 57 interchange with the interstate. The nearest state road is Indiana 68, 2.5 miles north of town. The two interstates intersect roughly 2 miles northwest of the town in nearby Gibson County. The town is bisected by the Indiana Southern Railroad track.


A post office has been in operation at Elberfeld since 1868. The town was originally built up chiefly by Germans, who named their community after Elberfeld, in Germany. Elberfeld was officially platted in 1885.


Elberfeld is located at 38°9′36″N 87°26′51″W / 38.16000°N 87.44750°W / 38.16000; -87.44750 (38.160067, -87.447609).

According to the 2010 census, Elberfeld has a total area of 0.31 square miles (0.80 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 438
1920 473 8.0%
1930 546 15.4%
1940 520 −4.8%
1950 499 −4.0%
1960 485 −2.8%
1970 834 72.0%
1980 640 −23.3%
1990 635 −0.8%
2000 636 0.2%
2010 625 −1.7%
2020 644 3.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 625 people, 251 households, and 186 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,016.1 inhabitants per square mile (778.4/km2). There were 275 housing units at an average density of 887.1 per square mile (342.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.3% White, 0.2% African American, 1.0% Native American, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 251 households, of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.8% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.9% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.91.

The median age in the town was 38.3 years. 25.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.8% were from 25 to 44; 25.4% were from 45 to 64; and 15.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.1% male and 49.9% female.


Elberfeld has a public library, a branch of the Boonville-Warrick County Public Library.

Notable people

  • Bob Lochmueller, former NBA player, college & high school basketball coach
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