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Gosport, Indiana
Town
Skyline of Gosport, Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County Owen
Township Wayne
Area
 • Total 0.39 sq mi (1.01 km2)
 • Land 0.39 sq mi (1.01 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 696 ft (212 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 826
 • Estimate (2012) 820
 • Density 2,117.9/sq mi (817.7/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC-5)
ZIP code 47433
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-28440
GNIS feature ID 0435238

Gosport is a town in Wayne Township, Owen County, Indiana, United States. The population was 826 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Bloomington, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Gosport was platted in 1829, and named for Ephraim Goss, an early settler.

The Gosport Historic District and Dr. H.G. Osgood House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

According to the 2010 census, Gosport has a total area of 0.39 square miles (1.01 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 548
1870 860
1880 740 −14.0%
1890 720 −2.7%
1900 726 0.8%
1910 776 6.9%
1920 700 −9.8%
1930 722 3.1%
1940 729 1.0%
1950 672 −7.8%
1960 646 −3.9%
1970 692 7.1%
1980 729 5.3%
1990 764 4.8%
2000 715 −6.4%
2010 826 15.5%
Est. 2015 803 −2.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 826 people, 325 households, and 202 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,117.9 inhabitants per square mile (817.7/km2). There were 380 housing units at an average density of 974.4 per square mile (376.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.5% White, 0.7% African American, 0.1% Asian, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 325 households of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.1% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.8% were non-families. 32.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the town was 38.2 years. 25.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.9% were from 25 to 44; 23.8% were from 45 to 64; and 16.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 46.0% male and 54.0% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 715 people, 273 households, and 190 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,868.6 people per square mile (726.5/km²). There were 301 housing units at an average density of 786.7 per square mile (305.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.60% White, 0.42% African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.14% Asian, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.24% of the population.

There were 273 households out of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.7% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% were non-families. 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the town, the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 84.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,833, and the median income for a family was $34,545. Males had a median income of $32,396 versus $18,667 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,101. About 14.4% of families and 17.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.4% of those under age 18 and 4.4% of those age 65 or over.

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