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Location of Roann in Wabash County, Indiana.
|• Total||0.23 sq mi (0.59 km2)|
|• Land||0.23 sq mi (0.59 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||755 ft (230 m)|
|• Density||1,934.21/sq mi (748.36/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||442128|
There are two theories on how the town of Roann got its name. One source claims that the community was named for Roanne, France. Another tells a legend about how a father saw his daughter on a boat in a dangerous current and was shouting at her "Row, Ann!"
The Roann post office has been in operation since 1866.
The Thomas J. Lewis House, Roann Covered Bridge, Roann Historic District, and Roann-Paw Paw Township Public Library are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Roann is located at(40.910973, -85.923565).
According to the 2010 census, Roann has a total area of 0.23 square miles (0.60 km2), all land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 479 people, 186 households, and 130 families living in the town. The population density was 2,082.6 inhabitants per square mile (804.1/km2). There were 208 housing units at an average density of 904.3 per square mile (349.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.5% White, 0.6% Native American, 0.4% Asian, and 0.4% from two or more races.
There were 186 households, of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.1% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.10.
The median age in the town was 35.6 years. 28% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.9% were from 25 to 44; 21.4% were from 45 to 64; and 16.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 45.9% male and 54.1% female.
Each September, Roann holds the Covered Bridge Festival.
The town has a lending library, the Roann-Paw Paw Township Public Library.
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