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Lagro, Indiana
Town
St. Patricks Catholic Church, founded in 1836 on the Wabash & Erie Canal
St. Patricks Catholic Church, founded in 1836 on the Wabash & Erie Canal
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County Wabash
Township Lagro
Area
 • Total 0.60 sq mi (1.55 km2)
 • Land 0.59 sq mi (1.53 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 705 ft (215 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 415
 • Estimate (2012) 409
 • Density 703.4/sq mi (271.6/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC-5)
ZIP code 46941
Area code(s) 260
FIPS code 18-40896
GNIS feature ID 449680

Lagro is a town in Lagro Township, Wabash County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 415 at the 2010 census.

History

The community was named after Le Gris, a Miami Chief. The Lagro post office has been in operation since 1893.

St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.

Geography

Lagro is located at 40°50′16″N 85°43′40″W / 40.83778°N 85.72778°W / 40.83778; -85.72778 (40.837758, -85.727721), along the Wabash River opposite the mouth of the Salamonie River.

According to the 2010 census, Lagro has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.55 km2), of which 0.59 square miles (1.53 km2) (or 98.33%) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) (or 1.67%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 293
1860 594 102.7%
1870 519 −12.6%
1880 600 15.6%
1890 549 −8.5%
1900 456 −16.9%
1910 463 1.5%
1920 515 11.2%
1930 467 −9.3%
1940 542 16.1%
1950 545 0.6%
1960 763 40.0%
1970 552 −27.7%
1980 549 −0.5%
1990 496 −9.7%
2000 454 −8.5%
2010 415 −8.6%
Est. 2015 407 −1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 415 people, 156 households, and 110 families residing in the town. The population density was 703.4 inhabitants per square mile (271.6/km2). There were 184 housing units at an average density of 311.9 per square mile (120.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.9% White, 1.7% Native American, 0.5% Asian, and 1.0% from two or more races.

There were 156 households of which 35.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.5% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 14.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.5% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16% 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 3.11.

The median age in the town was 36.6 years. 26% of residents were under the age of 18; 11.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.8% were from 25 to 44; 26.2% were from 45 to 64; and 11.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 54.2% male and 45.8% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 454 people, 166 households, and 122 families residing in the town. The population density was 758.7 people per square mile (292.2/km²). There were 183 housing units at an average density of 305.8 per square mile (117.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.90% White, 0.66% Native American, and 0.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.22% of the population.

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Lagro from the air.

There were 166 households out of which 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.8% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the town, the population was spread out with 30.4% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 116.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 119.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $34,327, and the median income for a family was $39,375. Males had a median income of $37,188 versus $18,056 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,186. About 3.9% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.5% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over.


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