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Poseyville, Indiana
Town
Town of Poseyville
Downtown Poseyville
Downtown Poseyville
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County Posey
Township Robb
Area
 • Total 0.65 sq mi (1.68 km2)
 • Land 0.65 sq mi (1.68 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation 440 ft (134 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,045
 • Estimate (2012) 1,031
 • Density 1,607.7/sq mi (620.7/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 47633
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-61416
GNIS feature ID 0441477

Poseyville is a town in Robb Township, Posey County, Indiana, United States. The population was 1,045 at the 2010 census.

Poseyville, Indiana
Photo from Small Town Indiana photo survey.

History

Poseyville was originally called Palestine, and under the latter name was laid out in 1840. A post office has been in operation under the name Poseyville since 1843. The present name is derived from Posey County.

The Bozeman-Waters National Bank was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.

Geography

Poseyville is located at 38°10′9″N 87°47′1″W / 38.16917°N 87.78361°W / 38.16917; -87.78361 (38.169290, -87.783632).

According to the 2010 census, Poseyville has a total area of 0.65 square miles (1.68 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, Poseyville has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 213
1890 571
1900 628 10.0%
1910 780 24.2%
1920 881 12.9%
1930 810 −8.1%
1940 948 17.0%
1950 1,005 6.0%
1960 997 −0.8%
1970 1,035 3.8%
1980 1,247 20.5%
1990 1,089 −12.7%
2000 1,187 9.0%
2010 1,045 −12.0%
Est. 2015 1,029 −1.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,045 people, 454 households, and 296 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,607.7 inhabitants per square mile (620.7/km2). There were 494 housing units at an average density of 760.0 per square mile (293.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.9% White, 0.3% Native American, 0.2% Asian, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.2% of the population.

There were 454 households of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.8% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.88.

The median age in the town was 44.1 years. 23% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.3% were from 25 to 44; 30.7% were from 45 to 64; and 18.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,187 people, 458 households, and 315 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,788.2 people per square mile (694.4/km²). There were 490 housing units at an average density of 738.2 per square mile (286.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.07% White, 0.08% African American, 0.34% Native American, and 0.51% from two or more races.

There were 458 households out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.9% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the town, the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 19.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,604, and the median income for a family was $48,417. Males had a median income of $34,444 versus $22,292 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,815. About 2.8% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.5% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.

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