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Roann, Indiana
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Location of Roann in Wabash County, Indiana.
Location of Roann in Wabash County, Indiana.
Country United States
State Indiana
County Wabash
Township Paw Paw
Area
 • 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)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 441
 • Density 1,934.21/sq mi (748.36/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
46974
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-64998
GNIS feature ID 442128

Roann is a town in Paw Paw Township, Wabash County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 479 at the 2010 census.

Roann Community Center, Roann, Indiana
Roann Community Center

History

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.

Geography

Roann is located at 40°54′40″N 85°55′25″W / 40.91111°N 85.92361°W / 40.91111; -85.92361 (40.910973, -85.923565).

According to the 2010 census, Roann has a total area of 0.23 square miles (0.60 km2), all land.

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Roann from the air, looking west

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 350
1890 582 66.3%
1900 631 8.4%
1910 447 −29.2%
1920 414 −7.4%
1930 395 −4.6%
1940 429 8.6%
1950 492 14.7%
1960 478 −2.8%
1970 509 6.5%
1980 548 7.7%
1990 447 −18.4%
2000 400 −10.5%
2010 479 19.8%
2020 441 −7.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 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.

Community Events

Each September, Roann holds the Covered Bridge Festival.


Education

The town has a lending library, the Roann-Paw Paw Township Public Library.

Notable people

  • Dall Fields, classical bassoonist
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