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Frankton, Indiana
Town of Frankton
Location of Frankton in Madison County, Indiana.
Location of Frankton in Madison County, Indiana.
Country United States of America
State Indiana
County Madison
Townships Pipe Creek, Lafayette
Area
 • Total 1.06 sq mi (2.74 km2)
 • Land 1.06 sq mi (2.74 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
837 ft (255 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,775
 • Density 1,677.69/sq mi (647.55/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (EST)
ZIP code
46044
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-25702
GNIS feature ID 0434789
Website http://townoffrankton.com/

Frankton is a town in Pipe Creek and Lafayette townships, Madison County, Indiana, United States. It is part of the Anderson, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,862 at the 2010 census.

History

Frankton was laid out in 1853. It was incorporated as a town in 1871.

The annual Heritage Days Festival, held each year in the fall since 1975, is one way in which the town tries to promote a sense of community. The festival includes a car show, arts, crafts, games, live entertainment and more. The Heritage Days Festival was the recipient of the Best Small Festival Award for 2013.

Geography

Frankton is located at 40°13′20″N 85°46′19″W / 40.22222°N 85.77194°W / 40.22222; -85.77194 (40.222213, -85.771806).

According to the 2010 census, Frankton has a total area of 1.05 square miles (2.72 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 270
1880 391 44.8%
1890 520 33.0%
1900 1,464 181.5%
1910 936 −36.1%
1920 739 −21.0%
1930 829 12.2%
1940 824 −0.6%
1950 1,047 27.1%
1960 1,445 38.0%
1970 1,796 24.3%
1980 2,080 15.8%
1990 1,736 −16.5%
2000 1,905 9.7%
2010 1,862 −2.3%
2020 1,775 −4.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,862 people, 732 households, and 531 families living in the town. The population density was 1,773.3 inhabitants per square mile (684.7/km2). There were 808 housing units at an average density of 769.5 per square mile (297.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.5% White, 0.4% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.9% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.2% of the population.

There were 732 households, of which 35.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them; 52.9% were married couples living together; 14.6% had a female householder with no husband present; 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present; and 27.5% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the town was 38.2 years. 26.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.3% were from 25 to 44; 26.5% were from 45 to 64; and 14.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.

Education

Frankton has a public library, a branch of the North Madison County Public Library System.

Notable people

  • Isabel Withers (1896–1968), stage, motion picture, and television actress, born in Frankton.
  • Albert Henry Vestal, Republican, U.S. House of Representatives and House Majority Whip 1921 to 1937, was born and raised in Frankton.
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