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Saint Leon, Indiana
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Location of Saint Leon in the state of Indiana
Location of Saint Leon in the state of Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County Dearborn
Township Kelso
Area
 • Total 6.99 sq mi (18.10 km2)
 • Land 6.98 sq mi (18.08 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 678
 • Estimate 
(2012)
674
 • Density 97.1/sq mi (37.5/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 812

Saint Leon is a town in Kelso Township, Dearborn County, Indiana, United States. The population was 678 at the 2010 census.

History

A post office was established at Saint Leon in 1852, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1955. The town was likely named for St. Leon Bembo.

Geography

Saint Leon is located at 39°17′14″N 84°58′2″W / 39.28722°N 84.96722°W / 39.28722; -84.96722 (39.287360, -84.967108).

According to the 2010 census, St. Leon has a total area of 6.989 square miles (18.10 km2), of which 6.98 square miles (18.08 km2) (or 99.87%) is land and 0.009 square miles (0.02 km2) (or 0.13%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 254
1890 368 44.9%
1900 369 0.3%
1910 261 −29.3%
1920 257 −1.5%
1930 276 7.4%
1940 276 0.0%
1950 288 4.3%
1960 319 10.8%
1970 435 36.4%
1980 515 18.4%
1990 493 −4.3%
2000 387 −21.5%
2010 678 75.2%
Est. 2015 669 −1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 678 people, 252 households, and 182 families residing in the town. The population density was 97.1 inhabitants per square mile (37.5/km2). There were 263 housing units at an average density of 37.7 per square mile (14.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.1% White, 0.1% African American, 0.6% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.3% of the population.

There were 252 households of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.1% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.8% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.23.

The median age in the town was 36.2 years. 26.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.9% were from 25 to 44; 26.2% were from 45 to 64; and 13.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.0% male and 50.0% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 387 people, 133 households, and 109 families residing in the town. The population density was 54.0 people per square mile (20.9/km²). There were 139 housing units at an average density of 19.4 per square mile (7.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.74% White and 0.26% Asian.

There were 133 households out of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.4% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.3% were non-families. 15.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the town, the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 107.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $39,821, and the median income for a family was $52,000. Males had a median income of $42,500 versus $19,107 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,225. About 5.7% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.6% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

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