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New Market, Indiana
Town
Country United States
State Indiana
County Montgomery
Township Brown, Scott, Union
Area
 • Total 0.28 sq mi (0.73 km2)
 • Land 0.28 sq mi (0.73 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 804 ft (245 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 636
 • Estimate (2012) 640
 • Density 2,271.4/sq mi (877.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47965
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-53262
GNIS feature ID 0449700

New Market is a town in Montgomery County, Indiana, United States, which was platted in 1872. The population was 636 at the 2010 census.

History

The town of New Market was platted in 1872 by Joseph White Sr.,Carson Wray Sr., Joseph Kelsey and William K. White, during the construction of the S.C.L&W. railway through the area. The construction of the line was to serve the cities of Frankfort, Crawfordsville and Terre Haute. In southern Montgomery County it passed through the communities of New Market, Waveland, Brownsvalley and Crawfordsville and Lake Holiday. The line was later sold to the Pennsylvania Railroad and abandoned in the 1970s.

In 1893, during the run-up to prohibition, citizens of New Market burned a saloon owned by Jake Feel; a second saloon, owned by Joe Haskins, was burned in December 1894. //reference Chicago Daily Tribune December 22, 1984, page 1, column 6 - "Burn a Saloon and Boast of It"//

Geography

New Market is located at 39°57′7″N 86°55′15″W / 39.95194°N 86.92083°W / 39.95194; -86.92083 (39.951943, -86.920766).

According to the 2010 census, New Market has a total area of 0.27 square miles (0.70 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 119
1910 334
1920 403 20.7%
1930 330 −18.1%
1940 323 −2.1%
1950 370 14.6%
1960 578 56.2%
1970 640 10.7%
1980 608 −5.0%
1990 614 1.0%
2000 659 7.3%
2010 636 −3.5%
Est. 2015 630 −0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 636 people, 238 households, and 179 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,271.4 inhabitants per square mile (877.0/km2). There were 257 housing units at an average density of 917.9 per square mile (354.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 99.1% White, 0.2% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 0.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 238 households of which 39.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.8% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.08.

The median age in the town was 36.5 years. 29.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.7% were from 25 to 44; 24.9% were from 45 to 64; and 14.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 659 people, 241 households, and 187 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,059.2 people per square mile (795.1/km²). There were 248 housing units at an average density of 774.9 per square mile (299.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.15% of the population.

New market in 1972b
Photo from New Market's Cenntenial Parade, August 1972

There were 241 households out of which 41.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.8% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.4% were non-families. 19.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the town, the population was spread out with 30.0% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 88.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $45,385, and the median income for a family was $48,864. Males had a median income of $38,036 versus $21,563 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,937. None of the families and 0.5% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

Organizations

New Market Community Volunteer Fire Department & S&W Rescue

Ew Market Community Volunteer Fire Department & SW Rescue engine
Engine 601 - 1991 Ford FMC

Climate

This climatic region has large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Dfa"(Hot Summer Continental Climate).


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