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Owensville, Indiana
Town
Town of Owensville
Owensville, Indiana.jpg
Location of Owensville in the state of Indiana
Location of Owensville in the state of Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County Gibson
Township Montgomery
Area
 • Total 0.59 sq mi (1.53 km2)
 • Land 0.59 sq mi (1.53 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 509 ft (155 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,284
 • Estimate (2015) 1,304
 • Density 2,176.3/sq mi (840.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 47665
Area code(s) 812, 930
FIPS code 18-57528
GNIS feature ID 0440801
Major State Roads Indiana 65.svgIndiana 165.svgIndiana 168.svg
Website http://owensville.org/1.html

For communities with a similar name, see Owensville (disambiguation).

Owensville is the third largest town and fifth largest community in Gibson County, Indiana, United States. The population was 1,284 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Evansville, Indiana, Metropolitan Area.

History

Owensville was established in 1817 by Phillip Briscoe, when he filed the town plat consisting of fifty two parcels and five out-parcels. A fire in 1876 destroyed many of the wood framed businesses on the eastern side of the town square. It was not until 1881 that Owensville incorporated.

On February 28, 2017, an EF3 wedge tornado, originating in Crossville, Illinois, passed to the south of the town, destroying or heavily damaging several structures along Indiana 65. The highway was closed for several days as power crews replaced several large power poles.

Geography

Owensville is located at 38°16′18″N 87°41′26″W / 38.27167°N 87.69056°W / 38.27167; -87.69056 (38.271769, -87.690652).

According to the 2010 census, Owensville has a total area of 0.59 square miles (1.53 km2), all land.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Owensville has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps, although areas just north of town have a humid continental climate.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 235
1860 491 108.9%
1870 522 6.3%
1880 685 31.2%
1890 759 10.8%
1900 1,019 34.3%
1910 1,237 21.4%
1920 1,239 0.2%
1930 1,056 −14.8%
1940 1,188 12.5%
1950 1,110 −6.6%
1960 1,121 1.0%
1970 1,056 −5.8%
1980 1,261 19.4%
1990 1,053 −16.5%
2000 1,322 25.5%
2010 1,284 −2.9%
Est. 2015 1,285 0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,284 people, 510 households, and 337 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,176.3 inhabitants per square mile (840.3/km2). There were 567 housing units at an average density of 961.0 per square mile (371.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.9% White, 0.2% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.2% Asian, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 510 households of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.9% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the town was 40.6 years. 24% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.5% were from 25 to 44; 24.8% were from 45 to 64; and 19.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.5% male and 52.5% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,322 people, 523 households, and 359 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,665.3 people per square mile (1,020.9/km²). There were 565 housing units at an average density of 1,139.1 per square mile (436.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.18% White, 0.23% African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.53% from other races, and 0.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.13% of the population.

There were 523 households out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% were non-families. 28.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the town, the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 21.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 89.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $34,306, and the median income for a family was $40,263. Males had a median income of $35,294 versus $23,897 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,916. About 5.2% of families and 8.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.7% of those under age 18 and 8.1% of those age 65 or over.

Highways - Local Names

  • Indiana 65.svg Indiana State Road 65 - First, Brummitt, and Mill Streets from north to south.
  • Indiana 165.svg Indiana State Road 165 - Brummitt Street west of Mill Street.
  • Indiana 168.svg Indiana State Road 168 - Walnut Street east of Mill Street.

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