Kendallville, Indiana facts for kids
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|City of Kendallville|
Downtown Kendallville in October 2005.
Location of Kendallville in Noble County, Indiana.
|• Total||6.34 sq mi (16.42 km2)|
|• Land||6.12 sq mi (15.84 km2)|
|• Water||0.22 sq mi (0.58 km2)|
|Elevation||988 ft (301 m)|
|• Density||1,679.64/sq mi (648.47/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||437239|
Kendallville is a city in Wayne Township, Noble County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 9,862 at the 2010 census.
Kendallville was laid out in 1849. The city was named for Amos Kendall, 8th United States Postmaster General.
The Iddings-Gilbert-Leader-Anderson Block and Kendallville Downtown Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
According to the 2010 census, Kendallville has a total area of 6.264 square miles (16.22 km2), of which 6.04 square miles (15.64 km2) (or 96.42%) is land and 0.224 square miles (0.58 km2) (or 3.58%) is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 9,862 people, 3,940 households, and 2,483 families living in the city. The population density was 1,630.1 inhabitants per square mile (629.4/km2). There were 4,382 housing units at an average density of 724.3 per square mile (279.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.1% White, 0.5% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 2.9% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.1% of the population.
There were 3,940 households, of which 36.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.2% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.0% were non-families. 31.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.06.
The median age in the city was 34.6 years. 27.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.3% were from 25 to 44; 23.5% were from 45 to 64; and 12.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.
Annual cultural events
- Apple Festival
- Christmas Parade
- County Fair
- Bluegrass Festival
- Fireworks at Bixler Lake (4 July)
- The Kendallville Open
- Kendallville Main Street Car Show
Schools in the Kendallville area include:
- East Noble High School
- East Noble Middle School
- South Side Elementary School
- North Side Elementary School
- Wayne Center Elementary School
- St. John Lutheran School
The town has a lending library, the Kendallville Public Library.
- Arthur Mapes, poet, born and raised in Kendallville, wrote Indiana's state poem and recognized in 1977 as the Poet Laureate for Indiana.
- David M. McIntosh, member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2001; Republican nominee for governor of Indiana in 2000
- Brad Miller, two-time NBA All-Star, Center; 2003 - Indiana Pacers, 2004 - Sacramento Kings, retired in 2012.
- George A. Mitchell, founder of Cadillac, Michigan
- William Mitchell, United States Representative from Indiana
- Alvin M. Strauss, architect, born to German immigrant parents in Kendallville, best known for Lincoln Bank Tower
- Amy Yoder Begley, middle- and long-distance runner, competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics