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Garrett, Indiana
City
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Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County DeKalb
Township Keyser
Area
 • Total 3.85 sq mi (9.97 km2)
 • Land 3.85 sq mi (9.97 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 879 ft (268 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 6,286
 • Estimate (2012) 6,291
 • Density 1,632.7/sq mi (630.4/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46738
Area code(s) 260
FIPS code 18-26386
GNIS feature ID 0434969
Website http://www.garrettindiana.us

Garrett is a city in Keyser Township, DeKalb County, Indiana, United States. The population was 6,286 at the 2010 census.

History

Garrett was platted in 1875 when the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad was extended to that point. It was named for John W. Garrett (1820–1884), president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad from 1858 to 1884. Garrett was incorporated as a city in 1875.

Geography

Garrett is located at 41°20′52″N 85°8′1″W / 41.34778°N 85.13361°W / 41.34778; -85.13361 (41.347903, -85.133700).

According to the 2010 census, Garrett has a total area of 3.85 square miles (9.97 km2), all land.

Garrett sits just west of Auburn, a larger town and county seat of DeKalb County. Both Garrett and Auburn are about 15 miles north of Fort Wayne.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 1,268
1890 2,767 118.2%
1900 3,910 41.3%
1910 4,149 6.1%
1920 4,796 15.6%
1930 4,428 −7.7%
1940 4,285 −3.2%
1950 4,291 0.1%
1960 4,364 1.7%
1970 4,715 8.0%
1980 4,751 0.8%
1990 5,349 12.6%
2000 5,803 8.5%
2010 6,286 8.3%
Est. 2015 6,344 0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 6,286 people in the city of Garrett, Indiana. The city grew 8.32% since the 2000 United States Census.

The city was 47.95% male (3,014) and 52.05% female (3,272).

The racial makeup of the city was:

Race Number of Citizens Percentage of Population
White 6,028 95.90%
Identified by two or more 97 1.54%
Other 73 1.16%
African American 28 0.45%
Asian 28 0.45%
American Indiana and Alaskan Native 26 0.41%
Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander 6 0.10%

The age of the population was:

Age Number of Citizens Percentage of Population
Under 18 1,836 29.20%
18 & Over 4,450 71.80%
20-24 370 5.89%
25-34 866 13.78%
35-49 1,309 20.82%
50-64 1,023 16.27%
65 & Over 701 11.15%

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 5,803 people, 2,185 households, and 1,516 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,856.5 people per square mile (715.8/km²). There were 2,364 housing units at an average density of 756.3 per square mile (291.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.47% White, 0.29% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 0.62% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.07% of the population.

There were 2,185 households out of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the city, the population was spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 19.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 94.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,747, and the median income for a family was $48,403. Males had a median income of $35,814 versus $22,389 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,260. About 4.1% of families and 6.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.0% of those under age 18 and 11.7% of those age 65 or over.

Newspaper/Media

The Garrett Clipper, serving the Garrett and area community in southern DeKalb County, Ind., was purchased by KPC Media Group Inc. on Oct. 1, 1999, from Wayne and Pat Bartles. The Clipper of Garrett was formed in 1885 by A.J. Little and H. E. Little and is the oldest operating business in the city. The editor and publisher of The Clipper is Sue Carpenter, who joined KPC in 1974. Fort Wayne news channel 15, "Wane 15, coverage you can count on."

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