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Newtown
Newtown
Newtown
Location of Newtown in Fountain County, Indiana.
Location of Newtown in Fountain County, Indiana.
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Coordinates: 40°12′17″N 87°8′57″W / 40.20472°N 87.14917°W / 40.20472; -87.14917Coordinates: 40°12′17″N 87°8′57″W / 40.20472°N 87.14917°W / 40.20472; -87.14917
Country United States
State Indiana
County Fountain
Township Richland
Area
 • Total 0.50 sq mi (1.31 km2)
 • Land 0.50 sq mi (1.31 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
725 ft (221 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 256
 • Estimate 
(2019)
243
 • Density 482.14/sq mi (186.08/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
47969
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-53694
GNIS feature ID 0440152

Newtown is a town in Richland Township, Fountain County, Indiana, United States. The population was 256 at the 2010 census.

History

Newtown was platted in 1829. The Newtown post office was established in 1831.

Geography

Newtown is located at 40°12′17″N 87°8′57″W / 40.20472°N 87.14917°W / 40.20472; -87.14917 (40.204762, -87.149105).

According to the 2010 census, Newtown has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.29 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 329
1930 264 −19.8%
1940 293 11.0%
1950 287 −2.0%
1960 321 11.8%
1970 286 −10.9%
1980 277 −3.1%
1990 243 −12.3%
2000 162 −33.3%
2010 256 58.0%
2019 (est.) 243 −5.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 256 people, 93 households, and 67 families living in the town. The population density was 512.0 inhabitants per square mile (197.7/km2). There were 107 housing units at an average density of 214.0 per square mile (82.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.3% White, 2.0% African American, 0.8% Native American, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.

There were 93 households, of which 38.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.0% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.18.

The median age in the town was 35.4 years. 28.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.9% were from 25 to 44; 25.8% were from 45 to 64; and 8.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 56.3% male and 43.8% female.

Notable people

  • Hiram Orlando Fairchild, Wisconsin lawyer and legislator
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