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Mount Carmel, Indiana
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Location of Mount Carmel in Franklin County, Indiana.
Location of Mount Carmel in Franklin County, Indiana.
Country United States
State Indiana
County Franklin
Township Springfield
Area
 • Total 0.04 sq mi (0.11 km2)
 • Land 0.04 sq mi (0.11 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,020 ft (311 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 76
 • Density 1,727.27/sq mi (670.56/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 18-51354
GNIS feature ID 0439534

Mount Carmel is a town in Springfield Township, Franklin County, Indiana, United States. The population was 86 at the 2010 census.

History

Mount Carmel was founded in 1837. The town took its name from the Mt. Carmel Presbyterian Church.

A post office was established at Mount Carmel in 1840, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1906.

Geography

Mount Carmel is located at 39°24′27″N 84°52′32″W / 39.40750°N 84.87556°W / 39.40750; -84.87556.

According to the 2010 census, Mount Carmel has a total area of 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 182
1890 142 −22.0%
1900 153 7.7%
1910 142 −7.2%
1920 127 −10.6%
1930 150 18.1%
1940 120 −20.0%
1950 134 11.7%
1960 142 6.0%
1970 128 −9.9%
1980 151 18.0%
1990 108 −28.5%
2000 106 −1.9%
2010 86 −18.9%
2020 76 −11.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 86 people, 31 households, and 25 families living in the town. The population density was 1,720.0 inhabitants per square mile (664.1/km2). There were 32 housing units at an average density of 640.0 per square mile (247.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.7% White and 2.3% from two or more races.

There were 31 households, of which 45.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 22.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 19.4% were non-families. 16.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 2.96.

The median age in the town was 35 years. 31.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 11.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.3% were from 25 to 44; 22.1% were from 45 to 64; and 11.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 45.3% male and 54.7% female.

Notable people

  • Mary Louisa Chitwood (1832-1855), writer
  • Brent Hood, Town Marshal (1996–present)
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