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Remington, Indiana
Panhandle Railway Station.
Panhandle Railway Station.
Official seal of Remington, Indiana
Location of Remington in Jasper County, Indiana.
Location of Remington in Jasper County, Indiana.
Country United States
State Indiana
County Jasper
Township Carpenter
Platted 1860
 • Total 3.84 sq mi (9.95 km2)
 • Land 3.81 sq mi (9.88 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)
735 ft (224 m)
 • Total 1,356
 • Density 355.53/sq mi (137.26/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Eastern Standard Time (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (EST)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 219
FIPS code 18-63756
GNIS feature ID 0441891

Remington is a town in Carpenter Township, Jasper County, Indiana, United States. The population was 1,185 at the 2010 census.


Remington was first laid out in 1860 by Jesse H. Fordice. It was originally called Carpenter Station, after Carpenter's Creek where a railroad station had been established, around which the town grew. The name was later changed to Remington, after the founder of the general store. The main trade was in grain, as the area consisted of excellent prairie farmland; the town's position on the Pittsburgh, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad made it a good location for such trade. The first grain elevator was built in 1870 by Church and Hartley; the second was built by the Hathaway Brothers in 1872; and in 1879, James Irvin built a third. In 1883 the population was about 900.

Remington Water Tower and Town Hall was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.


Remington is located about 90 miles northwest of Indianapolis and about 90 miles southeast of Chicago. It is about a mile west of Interstate 65; U.S. Route 24 and U.S. Route 231 pass through the town. Remington is located is the EST Time Zone.

According to the 2010 census, Remington has a total area of 1.02 square miles (2.64 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 390
1880 761 95.1%
1890 940 23.5%
1900 1,120 19.1%
1910 982 −12.3%
1920 1,044 6.3%
1930 879 −15.8%
1940 869 −1.1%
1950 1,053 21.2%
1960 1,207 14.6%
1970 1,127 −6.6%
1980 1,268 12.5%
1990 1,247 −1.7%
2000 1,323 6.1%
2010 1,185 −10.4%
2020 1,356 14.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
Remington Water Tower Indiana
Original 1897 water tank

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,185 people, 503 households, and 329 families living in the town. The population density was 1,161.8 inhabitants per square mile (448.6/km2). There were 569 housing units at an average density of 557.8 per square mile (215.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.5% White, 0.6% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.3% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.1% of the population.

There were 503 households, of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.6% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.91.

The median age in the town was 39.8 years. 24.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.2% were from 25 to 44; 27.3% were from 45 to 64; and 16.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.8% male and 51.2% female.


The town has a lending library, the Remington-Carpenter Township Public Library.

Notable people

  • Frances Janssen, All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player and Northern Indiana Historical Society researcher
  • David H. Patton, Doctor of Medicine and U.S. Representative from Indiana
  • Randall Tobias, chief executive officer of Eli Lily and Company.

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