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Noble County, Indiana
Map
Map of Indiana highlighting Noble County
Location in the state of Indiana
Map of the USA highlighting Indiana
Indiana's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1836
Seat Albion
Largest City Kendallville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

417.43 sq mi (1,081 km²)
410.84 sq mi (1,064 km²)
6.59 sq mi (17 km²), 1.58%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

47,536
116/sq mi (44.64/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: http://nobleco.squarespace.com/
Named for: Governor Noah Noble
Indiana county number 57

Noble County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of 2010, the population was 47,536. The county seat is Albion. The county is divided into 13 townships which provide local services.

Noble County comprises the Kendallville, IN Micropolitan Statistical Area and is included in the Fort Wayne-Huntington-Auburn, IN Combined Statistical Area.

History

Noble County was formed in 1836. It was named for Governor Noah Noble. The original settlers in Noble County were settlers from New England known as "Yankee's", these were people descended from the English Puritans who settled New England in the 1600s. They were part of a wave of New Englanders who migrated west to what was then the Northwest Territory during the early 1800s. This migration was sparked as a result of the completion of the Erie Canal and conclusion of the Black Hawk War. They founded the towns of Kendallville and Albion.

Geography

According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 417.43 square miles (1,081.1 km2), of which 410.84 square miles (1,064.1 km2) (or 98.42%) is land and 6.59 square miles (17.1 km2) (or 1.58%) is water. Sand Hill (1073 feet/327 metres), the second-highest named point in Indiana, is located in Noble County.

Communities

Cities

Towns

Census-designated place

Other unincorporated places

Townships

  • Albion
  • Allen
  • Elkhart
  • Green
  • Jefferson
  • Noble
  • Orange
  • Perry
  • Sparta
  • Swan
  • Washington
  • Wayne
  • York

Major highways

  • US 6.svg U.S. Route 6
  • US 33.svg U.S. Route 33
  • Indiana 3.svg Indiana State Road 3
  • Indiana 5.svg Indiana State Road 5
  • Indiana 8.svg Indiana State Road 8
  • Indiana 9.svg Indiana State Road 9
  • Indiana 109.svg Indiana State Road 109
  • Indiana 205.svg Indiana State Road 205

Climate and weather

Weather chart for Albion, Indiana
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temperatures in °F
precipitation totals in inches
source: The Weather Channel

In recent years, average temperatures in Albion have ranged from a low of 14 °F (−10 °C) in January to a high of 83 °F (28 °C) in July, although a record low of −24 °F (−31 °C) was recorded in January 1994 and a record high of 103 °F (39 °C) was recorded in June 1988. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 1.80 inches (46 mm) in February to 4.44 inches (113 mm) in June.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 2,702
1850 7,946 194.1%
1860 14,915 87.7%
1870 20,389 36.7%
1880 22,956 12.6%
1890 23,359 1.8%
1900 23,533 0.7%
1910 24,009 2.0%
1920 22,470 −6.4%
1930 22,404 −0.3%
1940 22,776 1.7%
1950 25,075 10.1%
1960 28,162 12.3%
1970 31,382 11.4%
1980 35,443 12.9%
1990 37,877 6.9%
2000 46,275 22.2%
2010 47,536 2.7%
Est. 2015 47,733 0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 47,536 people, 17,355 households, and 12,591 families residing in the county. The population density was 115.7 inhabitants per square mile (44.7/km2). There were 20,109 housing units at an average density of 48.9 per square mile (18.9/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 92.5% white, 0.4% black or African American, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 5.2% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 9.6% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 32.2% claimed German, 11.1% claimed American, 9.8% claimed Irish, and 8.5% claimed English.

Of the 17,355 households, 35.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.2% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.5% were non-families, and 22.9% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.16. The median age was 37.1 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $47,697 and the median income for a family was $53,959. Males had a median income of $40,335 versus $29,887 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,783. About 7.6% of families and 11.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.4% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.


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