Marengo, Indiana facts for kids
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Location of Marengo in Crawford County, Indiana.
|• Total||0.77 sq mi (2.01 km2)|
|• Land||0.77 sq mi (2.01 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||597 ft (182 m)|
|• Density||1,071.06/sq mi (413.32/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0451197|
Marengo is a town in Liberty Township, Crawford County, Indiana, United States. The population was 828 at the 2010 census. One of the tourist attractions and sources of revenue for the town is Marengo Cave, a U.S. National Landmark. Originally discovered in 1883 by two schoolchildren, today it offers guided tours.
Marengo was originally called Big Springs, and under the latter name was platted in 1839.
The name Marengo commemorates the Battle of Marengo.
Marengo was devastated by an F3 tornado in 2004, resulting in damage to nearly 75 percent of the town and the death of one resident.
Marengo is located at 38°22′14″N 86°20′36″W / 38.37056°N 86.34333°W (38.370579, -86.343425).
According to the 2010 census, Marengo has a total area of 0.77 square miles (1.99 km2), all land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 828 people, 354 households, and 213 families living in the town. The population density was 1,075.3 inhabitants per square mile (415.2/km2). There were 408 housing units at an average density of 529.9 per square mile (204.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.4% White, 0.1% African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.5% Pacific Islander, 0.5% from other races, and 2.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.
There were 354 households, of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.8% were married couples living together, 15.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.8% were non-families. 36.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 3.02.
The median age in the town was 36.2 years. 26.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24% were from 25 to 44; 24% were from 45 to 64; and 14.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.8% male and 52.2% female.
- The movie Madison (2001), starring Jim Caviezel and Jake Lloyd, shot a scene in downtown Marengo.
- The movie Fire from Below (2008), starring Kevin Sorbo, filmed at Marengo Cave.
- The Marengo Warehouse and Distribution Center, an underground facility, has space leased by the United States Department of Defense as well as the Centers for Disease Control, whose contract specified that the contents of their space did not have to be revealed to the warehouse management.
Points of interest
- In Spanish: Marengo (Indiana)