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Pulaski County, Indiana
County
Pulaski County Courthouse in Winamac
Pulaski County Courthouse in Winamac
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Indiana's location in the U.S.
Indiana's location in the U.S.
Country  United States
State  Indiana
Established February 7, 1835
Named for Count Casimir Pulaski
Area
 • Total 434.53 sq mi (1,125.4 km2)
 • Land 433.65 sq mi (1,123.1 km2)
 • Water 0.88 sq mi (2.3 km2)
Area rank 25th largest county in Indiana
Elevation 705 ft (215 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 13,402
 • Estimate (2013) 13,007
 • Rank 84th largest county in Indiana
2,237th largest county in U.S.
 • Density 30.9/sq mi (11.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP Codes 46366, 46374, 46511, 46939, 46960, 46978, 46985, 46996, 47946, 47957, 47959-60
Area code 574
Congressional district 2nd
Indiana Senate districts 5th and 18th
Indiana House of Representatives districts 16th and 20th
FIPS code 18-131
GNIS feature ID 0446852
U.S. and State Routes

US 35.svg US 421.svg Indiana 14.svg Indiana 39.svg
Indiana 114.svg Indiana 119.svg Indiana 143.svg


Airport

Arens Field


Waterway Tippecanoe River
Website www.pulaskionline.org
  • Indiana county number 66
Demographics (2010)
White Black Asian
97.2% 0.7% 0.2%
Islander Native Other Hispanic
(any race)
0.0% 0.3% 1.6% 2.4%

Pulaski County (/pʊˈlæsk/ puu-LASK-eye) is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. According to the 2010 U.S. census, the population was 13,402. The county seat is Winamac.

History

Pulaski County was organized in 1835.

Geography

According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 434.53 square miles (1,125.4 km2), of which 433.65 square miles (1,123.1 km2) (or 99.80%) is land and 0.88 square miles (2.3 km2) (or 0.20%) is water.

Major highways

  • US 35.svg U.S. Route 35
  • US 421.svg U.S. Route 421
  • Indiana 14.svg Indiana State Road 14
  • Indiana 39.svg Indiana State Road 39
  • Indiana 114.svg Indiana State Road 114
  • Indiana 119.svg Indiana State Road 119
  • Indiana 143.svg Indiana State Road 143

Railroads

  • CSX Transportation

Adjacent counties

Municipalities

Towns

The municipalities in Pulaski County, and their populations as of the 2010 Census, are:

Census-designated places

Townships

The 12 townships of Pulaski County, with their populations as of the 2010 Census, are:

  • Beaver – 516
  • Cass – 878
  • Franklin – 715
  • Harrison – 628
  • Indian Creek – 691
  • Jefferson – 545
  • Monroe – 4,019
  • Rich Grove – 921
  • Salem – 1,399
  • Tippecanoe – 1,104
  • Van Buren – 911
  • White Post – 1,075

Climate and weather

Weather chart for Winamac, Indiana
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3.9
 
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2.6
 
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temperatures in °F
precipitation totals in inches
source: The Weather Channel

In recent years, average temperatures in Winamac have ranged from a low of 14 °F (−10 °C) in January to a high of 84 °F (29 °C) in July, although a record low of −29 °F (−34 °C) was recorded in January 1985 and a record high of 102 °F (39 °C) was recorded in June 1988. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 1.68 inches (43 mm) in February to 4.09 inches (104 mm) in June.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 561
1850 2,595 362.6%
1860 5,711 120.1%
1870 7,801 36.6%
1880 9,851 26.3%
1890 11,233 14.0%
1900 14,033 24.9%
1910 13,312 −5.1%
1920 12,385 −7.0%
1930 11,195 −9.6%
1940 12,056 7.7%
1950 12,493 3.6%
1960 12,837 2.8%
1970 12,534 −2.4%
1980 13,258 5.8%
1990 12,643 −4.6%
2000 13,755 8.8%
2010 13,402 −2.6%
Est. 2015 12,889 −3.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 13,402 people, 5,282 households, and 3,707 families residing in the county. The population density was 30.9 inhabitants per square mile (11.9/km2). There were 6,060 housing units at an average density of 14.0 per square mile (5.4/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 97.2% white, 0.7% black or African American, 0.3% American Indian, 0.2% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 2.4% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 32.4% were German, 12.2% were Irish, 8.6% were English, and 8.2% were American.

Of the 5,282 households, 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.8% were non-families, and 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.97. The median age was 41.7 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $47,697 and the median income for a family was $50,903. Males had a median income of $43,624 versus $27,131 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,491. About 13.4% of families and 17.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.5% of those under age 18 and 8.3% of those age 65 or over.


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