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Town of Fowlerton, Indiana
Location of Fowlerton in Grant County, Indiana.
Location of Fowlerton in Grant County, Indiana.
Country United States
State Indiana
County Grant
Township Fairmount
Area
 • Total 0.20 sq mi (0.51 km2)
 • Land 0.20 sq mi (0.51 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
879 ft (268 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 268
 • Density 1,367.35/sq mi (529.06/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (EST)
ZIP Code
46930
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-25198
GNIS feature ID 0434733

Fowlerton is a town in Fairmount Township, Grant County, Indiana, United States. The population was 261 at the 2010 census.

History

Fowlerton was called Leach when it was founded. The Leach post office was established in 1895, and was renamed Fowlerton in 1902. Fowlerton was a booming town with multiple stores, bars, and this small town even had its own locomotive station; at least up until the flood of 1913. The Great Flood wiped out the entire town and left buildings, homes, and debris deep under water.

Geography

Fowlerton is located at 40°24′35″N 85°34′23″W / 40.40972°N 85.57306°W / 40.40972; -85.57306 (40.409679, -85.573009).

According to the 2010 census, Fowlerton has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), all land.

Until it was sold in 1955, the Meguiar's Catsup & Chili Sauce factory was in Fowlerton. The factory facilities are currently in disrepair, but some buildings are still standing.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 293
1920 225 −23.2%
1930 204 −9.3%
1940 255 25.0%
1950 292 14.5%
1960 297 1.7%
1970 337 13.5%
1980 300 −11.0%
1990 306 2.0%
2000 298 −2.6%
2010 261 −12.4%
2020 268 2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 261 people, 100 households, and 80 families living in the town. The population density was 1,305.0 inhabitants per square mile (503.9/km2). There were 113 housing units at an average density of 565.0 per square mile (218.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.9% White and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.

There were 100 households, of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 20.0% were non-families. Of all households 19.0% were made up of individuals, and 8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 2.94.

The median age in the town was 43.9 years. 25.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.4% were from 25 to 44; 30.5% were from 45 to 64; and 17.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 51.0% male and 49.0% female.

Education

Residents are in the Madison-Grant United School Corporation. Madison-Grant High School is the zoned high school.

Fowlerton residents may obtain a free library card from the Fairmount Public Library in Fairmount.

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