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Town of Kingsbury, Indiana
Location of Kingsbury in LaPorte County, Indiana.
Location of Kingsbury in LaPorte County, Indiana.
Country United States
State Indiana
County LaPorte
Township Washington
 • Total 0.59 sq mi (1.53 km2)
 • Land 0.59 sq mi (1.53 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
748 ft (228 m)
 • Total 190
 • Density 320.40/sq mi (123.80/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 219
FIPS code 18-39816
GNIS feature ID 0450442

Kingsbury is a town in Washington Township, LaPorte County, Indiana, just northwest of the intersection of U.S. Route 35 and U.S. Route 6. The town was founded in 1835 and incorporated on March 3, 1941. During 1940 - 1941, the Kingsbury Ordnance Plant (KOP) was built for use during World War II. The plant closed after the war but reopened during the Korean War, closing permanently in 1959. The population was 242 at the 2010 census. It is included in the Michigan City, Indiana-La Porte, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area. The town has its own fire department, KVFD (Kingsbury Volunteer Fire Department), and a Greek revival style First Baptist church built in 1851 with its own graveyard and Winchell Cemetery.


Kingsbury is located at 41°31′36″N 86°42′2″W / 41.52667°N 86.70056°W / 41.52667; -86.70056.

According to the 2010 census, Kingsbury has a total area of 0.57 square miles (1.48 km2), all land.

Kingsbury, Indiana S Main St
South Main Street, in Kingsbury, Indiana


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 154
1950 281
1960 281 0.0%
1970 314 11.7%
1980 329 4.8%
1990 258 −21.6%
2000 229 −11.2%
2010 242 5.7%
2020 190 −21.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 242 people, 91 households, and 69 families living in the town. The population density was 424.6 inhabitants per square mile (163.9/km2). There were 96 housing units at an average density of 168.4 per square mile (65.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.1% White, 0.4% African American, 0.4% Native American, and 2.1% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.4% of the population.

There were 91 households, of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.7% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.2% were non-families. 19.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.06.

The median age in the town was 39.8 years. 25.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.4% were from 25 to 44; 22.7% were from 45 to 64; and 16.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.6% male and 50.4% female.

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