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New Carlisle, Indiana
New Carlisle from the air, looking East
Location of New Carlisle in the state of Indiana
|• Total||2.09 sq mi (5.41 km2)|
|• Land||2.09 sq mi (5.41 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||810 ft (247 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||890.4/sq mi (343.8/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||452704|
New Carlisle is a suburban town in Olive Township, St. Joseph County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 1,861 at the 2010 Census. It is part of the South Bend–Mishawaka, IN-MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area.
- See also: New Carlisle Historic District
New Carlisle was originally known as Bourissa Hills. This was named after Lazarus Bourissa, a Potawatamie graduate of the Carey Mission who had been granted this section of land by the treaty that moved most of the Potawatamie to the west. It was platted under the name of New Carlisle, by Richard Risley Carlisle, who had come from Philadelphia, in 1835. The New Carlisle post office has been in operation since 1837.
The New Carlisle Historic District and Jeremiah Service House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
New Carlisle is located at(41.704134, -86.504636).
According to the 2010 census, New Carlisle has a total area of 2.08 square miles (5.39 km2), all land.
"A nice place to visit, A great place to live" is written on the curve before the viaduct, and is taken as the town motto.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,861 people, 719 households, and 520 families residing in the town. The population density was 890.4 inhabitants per square mile (343.8/km2). There were 795 housing units at an average density of 380.4 per square mile (146.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.0% White, 0.8% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.
There were 719 households of which 39.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.3% were married couples living together, 15.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.7% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.04.
The median age in the town was 36.1 years. 28.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.2% were from 25 to 44; 26.8% were from 45 to 64; and 11.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.9% male and 52.1% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,505 people, 608 households, and 403 families residing in the town. The population density was 820.3 people per square mile (317.5/km²). There were 633 housing units at an average density of 345.0 per square mile (133.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.01% White, 0.47% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.33% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.13% of the population.
There were 609 households out of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.8% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.6% were non-families. 28.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.07.
In the town, the population was spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 86.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.4 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $36,542, and the median income for a family was $45,147. Males had a median income of $37,500 versus $22,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,597. About 4.1% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.0% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.
The South Shore Line had a New Carlisle stop until 1994, when a number of stations with low ridership were eliminated from its schedule. Today, the closest South Shore Line station is located in the nearby Hudson Lake, an unincorporated town in LaPorte County. The closest Amtrak station is located in South Bend, Indiana. While the South Bend public transit system served the town in the past, this has not been the case in decades.
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