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Lapel, Indiana
Location of Lapel in Madison County, Indiana.
Location of Lapel in Madison County, Indiana.
Country United States
State Indiana
County Madison
Township Stony Creek
Area
 • Total 10.37 sq mi (26.85 km2)
 • Land 10.37 sq mi (26.85 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
860 ft (262 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 2,325
 • Density 224.23/sq mi (86.58/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
46051
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-42228
GNIS feature ID 0437628

Lapel is a town in Stony Creek Township, Madison County, Indiana, United States. It is part of the Anderson, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,068 at the 2010 census.

History

Lapel was platted in 1876 when the railroad was extended to that point.

Geography

Lapel is located at 40°4′5″N 85°50′51″W / 40.06806°N 85.84750°W / 40.06806; -85.84750 (40.068006, -85.847478).

According to the 2010 census, Lapel has a total area of 1.38 square miles (3.57 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 869
1910 1,045 20.3%
1920 1,079 3.3%
1930 1,140 5.7%
1940 1,146 0.5%
1950 1,389 21.2%
1960 1,772 27.6%
1970 1,796 1.4%
1980 1,881 4.7%
1990 1,742 −7.4%
2000 1,855 6.5%
2010 2,068 11.5%
2020 2,325 12.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,068 people, 803 households, and 578 families living in the town. The population density was 1,498.6 inhabitants per square mile (578.6/km2). There were 850 housing units at an average density of 615.9 per square mile (237.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.7% White, 0.2% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 803 households, of which 38.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.0% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 2.99.

The median age in the town was 37.3 years. 27.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.2% were from 25 to 44; 25.9% were from 45 to 64; and 12.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.3% male and 51.7% female.

Education

Lapel contains an elementary school, a junior high school and a high school. A new high school building was finished in December 2007. Lapel schools are a part of the Frankton-Lapel School Corporation in central Madison County.

Lapel has a public library, a branch of the Anderson Public Library.

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