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Town of Kingsford Heights, Indiana
Location of Kingsford Heights in LaPorte County, Indiana.
Location of Kingsford Heights in LaPorte County, Indiana.
Country United States
State Indiana
County LaPorte
Township Union
Area
 • Total 0.89 sq mi (2.30 km2)
 • Land 0.89 sq mi (2.30 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
725 ft (221 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,335
 • Density 1,503.38/sq mi (580.26/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
46346
Area code(s) 219
FIPS code 18-39852
GNIS feature ID 0437334

Kingsford Heights is a town in Union Township, LaPorte County, Indiana, United States. The population was 1,435 at the 2010 census. It is included in the Michigan City, Indiana-La Porte, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area. Also known as "Victory City," the town was built by the United States government for workers that worked in the Kingsbury Ordnance Plant, an ammunitions plant that served the US during World War II and later the Korean War.

History

Kingsford Heights had its start during World War II as a residential district for civilian workers at the Kingsbury Ordnance Plant.

Geography

Kingsford Heights is located at 41°28′52″N 86°41′33″W / 41.48111°N 86.69250°W / 41.48111; -86.69250 (41.481237, -86.692406).

According to the 2010 census, Kingsford Heights has a total area of 0.94 square miles (2.43 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 1,104
1960 1,276 15.6%
1970 1,200 −6.0%
1980 1,618 34.8%
1990 1,486 −8.2%
2000 1,453 −2.2%
2010 1,435 −1.2%
2020 1,335 −7.0%
Source: US Census Bureau

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,435 people, 509 households, and 374 families living in the town. The population density was 1,526.6 inhabitants per square mile (589.4/km2). There were 548 housing units at an average density of 583.0 per square mile (225.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 86.3% White, 8.1% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 1.1% from other races, and 3.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.0% of the population.

There were 509 households, of which 42.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.0% were married couples living together, 21.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.5% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.26.

The median age in the town was 33 years. 30.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.9% were from 25 to 44; 24.1% were from 45 to 64; and 10.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.3% male and 52.7% female.

Education

Kingsford Heights has a public library, a branch of the LaPorte County Public Library.

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