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Ligonier, Indiana
City
City of Ligonier
Downtown Ligonier.
Downtown Ligonier.
Motto: "City Of Murals"
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County Noble
Township Perry
Area
 • Total 2.31 sq mi (5.98 km2)
 • Land 2.31 sq mi (5.98 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation 869 ft (265 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,405
 • Estimate (2012) 4,388
 • Density 1,906.9/sq mi (736.3/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46767
Area code(s) 260
FIPS code 18-43686
GNIS feature ID 0437883
Website http://ligonier-in.org/

Ligonier is a city in Perry Township, Noble County, Indiana, United States. The population was 4,405 at the 2010 census.

History

Ligonier was platted in 1835. The city was named for John Ligonier, a British army officer.

The Ligonier Historical Museum is located in the 1889 building of the Ahavas Sholem Synagogue, one of the few surviving 19th-century synagogues in the United States.

In 1940, a post office mural was completed by Fay E. Davis as a work commissioned through the federal Section of Painting and Sculpture, later called the Section of Fine Arts, of the Treasury Department. The mural, Cutting Timber, depicts lumberjacks felling trees and removing them by oxcart.

The Ahavas Shalom Reform Temple, Ligonier Historic District, and Jacob Straus House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

Ligonier is located at 41°27′51″N 85°35′29″W / 41.46417°N 85.59139°W / 41.46417; -85.59139 (41.464247, -85.591258).

According to the 2010 census, Ligonier has a total area of 2.31 square miles (5.98 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 1,514
1880 2,010 32.8%
1890 2,195 9.2%
1900 2,231 1.6%
1910 2,173 −2.6%
1920 2,037 −6.3%
1930 2,064 1.3%
1940 2,178 5.5%
1950 2,375 9.0%
1960 2,595 9.3%
1970 3,034 16.9%
1980 3,134 3.3%
1990 3,443 9.9%
2000 4,357 26.5%
2010 4,405 1.1%
Est. 2015 4,405 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census
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Ligonier town clock.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 4,405 people, 1,333 households, and 978 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,906.9 inhabitants per square mile (736.3/km2). There were 1,550 housing units at an average density of 671.0 per square mile (259.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 69.6% White, 0.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 26.6% from other races, and 2.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 51.5% of the population.

There were 1,333 households of which 49.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.6% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.26 and the average family size was 3.83.

The median age in the city was 28.5 years. 34.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.3% were from 25 to 44; 19.5% were from 45 to 64; and 8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.8% male and 50.2% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 4,357 people, 1,390 households, and 1,021 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,936.7 people per square mile (747.7/km²). There were 1,483 housing units at an average density of 659.2 per square mile (254.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 73.24% White, 0.53% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 24.70% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 33.30% of the population.

There were 1,390 households out of which 39.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 21.4% 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 3.08 and the average family size was 3.52.

In the city, the population was spread out with 31.4% under the age of 18, 13.0% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 17.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 103.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,546, and the median income for a family was $42,757. Males had a median income of $31,596 versus $23,938 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,448. About 7.5% of families and 14.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.7% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.

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