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New Whiteland, Indiana
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Location of New Whiteland in Johnson County, Indiana
Location of New Whiteland in Johnson County, Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County Johnson
Township Pleasant
Area
 • Total 1.45 sq mi (3.76 km2)
 • Land 1.45 sq mi (3.76 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
807 ft (246 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 5,550
 • Density 3,819.68/sq mi (1,474.81/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
46184
Area code(s) 317
FIPS code 18-53874
GNIS feature ID 0440125
Welcome to New Whiteland sign
Welcome to New Whiteland sign
New Whiteland Town Hall
New Whiteland Town Hall

New Whiteland is a town in Pleasant Township, Johnson County, Indiana, United States. The population was 5,550 at the 2020 census.

History

New Whiteland had its start when U.S. Route 31 in Indiana was rerouted through the area. It was incorporated as a town in 1954.

On January 19, 1994, the temperature in New Whiteland fell to -36 °F (-38 °C), the coldest temperature ever recorded in the state of Indiana.

Geography

New Whiteland is located at 39°33′36″N 86°5′51″W / 39.56000°N 86.09750°W / 39.56000; -86.09750 (39.560104, -86.097387).

According to the 2010 census, New Whiteland has a total area of 1.46 square miles (3.78 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 3,488
1970 4,200 20.4%
1980 4,502 7.2%
1990 4,097 −9.0%
2000 4,579 11.8%
2010 5,472 19.5%
2020 5,550 1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 5,472 people, 1,905 households, and 1,489 families living in the town. The population density was 3,747.9 inhabitants per square mile (1,447.1/km2). There were 2,015 housing units at an average density of 1,380.1 per square mile (532.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.6% White, 0.4% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 1,905 households, of which 43.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 21.8% were non-families. 17.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.22.

The median age in the town was 33.7 years. 29.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.6% were from 25 to 44; 22.6% were from 45 to 64; and 10.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.6% male and 51.4% female.

Education

New Whiteland is served by the Clark-Pleasant Community School Corporation, including Break-O-Day Elementary School in New Whiteland, Clark-Pleasant Middle School in Greenwood, and Whiteland Community High School in Whiteland.

New Whiteland has a public library, a branch of the Johnson County Public Library.

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