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Greens Fork, Indiana
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Location of Greens Fork in Wayne County, Indiana.
Location of Greens Fork in Wayne County, Indiana.
Country United States
State Indiana
County Wayne
Township Clay
Area
 • Total 0.14 sq mi (0.36 km2)
 • Land 0.14 sq mi (0.36 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,010 ft (308 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 335
 • Density 2,392.86/sq mi (925.50/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (EST)
ZIP code
47345
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-29754
GNIS feature ID 435450

Greens Fork is a town in Clay Township, Wayne County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 423 at the 2010 census.

Greens Fork from west
Pearl Street

Geography

Greens Fork is located at 39°53′29″N 85°2′32″W / 39.89139°N 85.04222°W / 39.89139; -85.04222 (39.891451, -85.042241).

According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 0.16 square miles (0.41 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 380
1930 333 −12.4%
1940 413 24.0%
1950 413 0.0%
1960 474 14.8%
1970 444 −6.3%
1980 426 −4.1%
1990 416 −2.3%
2000 371 −10.8%
2010 423 14.0%
2020 335 −20.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 423 people, 147 households, and 113 families living in the town. The population density was 2,643.8 inhabitants per square mile (1,020.8/km2). There were 161 housing units at an average density of 1,006.3 per square mile (388.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 99.3% White, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, and 0.2% from two or more races.

There were 147 households, of which 38.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 20.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 23.1% were non-families. 19.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.25.

The median age in the town was 37.2 years. 27.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25% were from 25 to 44; 25.5% were from 45 to 64; and 13.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 46.8% male and 53.2% female.

History

The town of Greens Fork derives its name from the Greens Fork river on which it is situated. Both the river and the town get their name from a Delaware Indian named Johnny Green.

The Greens Fork post office has been in operation since 1828.

In 2002, the town constructed a central wastewater treatment plant, sanitary sewer collection system and lift station to pump sewage to the treatment plant. The plant is rated at 40,000 gallons per day, and discharges its treated water to the Greens Fork River.

Notable people

  • Fred Gause (1879-1944) - born in Greens Fork; Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court
  • Johnny Ringo (1850–1882) – born in Greens Fork; lived there with his family until they moved to Liberty, Missouri in 1856. "Johnny Ringo Days" are celebrated in Greens Fork in May.
  • Junior Saffer (1918–1982) – born in Greens Fork; a professional basketball player in 1937–38
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