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Kouts, Indiana
Town
Kouts Town Hall
Kouts Town Hall
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County Porter
Township Pleasant
Area
 • Total 1.12 sq mi (2.90 km2)
 • Land 1.12 sq mi (2.90 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 682 ft (208 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,879
 • Estimate (2012) 1,913
 • Density 1,677.7/sq mi (647.8/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 46347
Area code(s) 219
FIPS code 18-40518
GNIS feature ID 0437448

Kouts is a town in Pleasant Township, Porter County, Indiana. The population was 1,879 at the 2010 census. Since 2000, Kouts has had a population growth of 10.66 percent. Bernhardt Kautz moved here from Pennsylvania, before the arrival of the railroads, and established a farm where the town now sits. With the arrival of the Chicago and St. Louis Railroad in 1865, Kautz and his brother-in-law H.A. Wright laid out the town and established a store. Known as Kouts Station, the town grew slowly until the Chicago and Erie Railroad intersected the line in Kouts. Soon, Kouts became the social and economic center of the township.

Geography

Kouts is located at 41°18′56″N 87°1′39″W / 41.31556°N 87.0275°W / 41.31556; -87.0275 (41.315434, -87.027536).

According to the 2010 census, Kouts has a total area of 1.12 square miles (2.90 km2), all land.

Transportation

  • State Route 8 goes west to Hebron and east through LaCrosse to Marshall County.
  • State Route 49 goes north past Valparaiso to end at the Indiana Dunes State Park on Lake Michigan and south to State Route 14 in central Jasper County.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 214
1930 583
1940 732 25.6%
1950 718 −1.9%
1960 1,007 40.3%
1970 1,388 37.8%
1980 1,619 16.6%
1990 1,603 −1.0%
2000 1,698 5.9%
2010 1,879 10.7%
Est. 2015 1,967 4.7%
Source: US Census Bureau

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,879 people, 719 households, and 524 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,677.7 inhabitants per square mile (647.8/km2). There were 753 housing units at an average density of 672.3 per square mile (259.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.6% White, 0.3% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.1% of the population.

There were 719 households of which 37.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.2% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.1% were non-families. 22.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.09.

The median age in the town was 35.5 years. 27.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 32.2% were from 25 to 44; 21% were from 45 to 64; and 13.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.


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