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Holton, Indiana
Town of Holton
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Location of Holton in Ripley County, Indiana.
Location of Holton in Ripley County, Indiana.
Country United States
State Indiana
County Ripley
Township Otter Creek
 • Total 1.81 sq mi (4.69 km2)
 • Land 1.81 sq mi (4.69 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
909 ft (277 m)
 • Total 417
 • Density 230.01/sq mi (88.82/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (EST)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-34366
GNIS feature ID 436345

Holton is a town in Otter Creek Township, Ripley County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 480 at the 2010 census.


Holton was platted in 1854, when the railroad was extended to that point. The town derived its name from Jesse Holman, the original owner of the town site. A post office has been in operation at Holton since 1854.

On March 2, 2012, an EF3 tornado severely damaged the town of Holton and killed three people.


Holton is located at 39°4′35″N 85°23′7″W / 39.07639°N 85.38528°W / 39.07639; -85.38528 (39.076296, -85.385374).

According to the 2010 census, Holton has a total area of 1.81 square miles (4.69 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 366
1980 487
1990 451 −7.4%
2000 407 −9.8%
2010 480 17.9%
2020 417 −13.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 480 people, 171 households, and 119 families living in the town. The population density was 265.2 inhabitants per square mile (102.4/km2). There were 199 housing units at an average density of 109.9 per square mile (42.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.3% White, 1.5% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.4% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.

There were 171 households, of which 39.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 14.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.4% were non-families. 23.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.33.

The median age in the town was 32.5 years. 30.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.3% were from 25 to 44; 22.8% were from 45 to 64; and 11.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.8% male and 50.2% female.

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