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Reynolds, Indiana
The Reynolds water tower
The Reynolds water tower
Location of Reynolds in White County, Indiana.
Location of Reynolds in White County, Indiana.
Country United States
State Indiana
County White
Township Honey Creek
 • Total 0.55 sq mi (1.43 km2)
 • Land 0.55 sq mi (1.43 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
699 ft (213 m)
 • Total 531
 • Density 960.22/sq mi (370.44/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 219
FIPS code 18-63918
GNIS feature ID 441922

Reynolds is a town in Honey Creek Township, White County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 533 at the 2010 census.


Reynolds was platted in 1854 when the railroad was extended to that point. The town was named for Benjamin Reynolds, one of its founders. A post office has been in operation at Reynolds since 1853. Reynolds was incorporated as a town in 1875.


Reynolds is located at 40°45′0″N 86°52′25″W / 40.75000°N 86.87361°W / 40.75000; -86.87361 (40.750051, -86.873716).

According to the 2010 census, Reynolds has a total area of 0.55 square miles (1.42 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 15
1870 306 1,940.0%
1880 370 20.9%
1890 348 −5.9%
1900 398 14.4%
1910 377 −5.3%
1920 379 0.5%
1930 362 −4.5%
1940 408 12.7%
1950 499 22.3%
1960 547 9.6%
1970 641 17.2%
1980 632 −1.4%
1990 528 −16.5%
2000 547 3.6%
2010 533 −2.6%
2020 531 −0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

Mean prices in 2008: All housing units: $189,808; Detached houses: $191,528; Townhouses or other attached units: $186,187; Mobile homes: $116,429

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 533 people, 215 households, and 151 families living in the town. The population density was 969.1 inhabitants per square mile (374.2/km2). There were 244 housing units at an average density of 443.6 per square mile (171.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 91.4% White, 0.2% African American, 2.1% Native American, 5.3% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.9% of the population.

There were 215 households, of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.8% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.93.

The median age in the town was 38.8 years. 24.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.5% were from 25 to 44; 26.3% were from 45 to 64; and 16.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.3% male and 52.7% female.

BioTown, USA

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In 2005, the Indiana State Department of Agriculture began a program to make Reynolds an energy self-sufficient community, able to subsist almost entirely on locally produced alternative energy. Called "BioTown, USA", the pilot project involved converting local vehicles to run on ethanol and biodiesel fuels and converting animal waste into electricity and natural gas.

Reynolds was selected to become BioTown, USA because of its size, its easy accessibility by road and by rail, and its proximity to both large-scale livestock farms and to Purdue University (Purdue is located in West Lafayette, Indiana). This process has been slow but Reynolds still holds the title.

Reynolds Town Festival

A tradition that started 4 years in September, now every year the town of Reynolds rolls out the red carpet to fun. Activities at the festival include a parade, live music, car show, multiple vendors from the surrounding community, and the softball classic. During the time the streets of Reynolds are shut to down cars and opened up for pedestrians and 4-wheelers. The night is always capped off by a beautiful fireworks display.

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