Salamonia, Indiana facts for kids
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Location of Salamonia in Jay County, Indiana.
|• Total||0.73 sq mi (1.90 km2)|
|• Land||0.73 sq mi (1.90 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||971 ft (296 m)|
|• Density||206.00/sq mi (79.54/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0442867|
Salamonia is a town in Madison Township, Jay County, Indiana, United States. The population was 157 at the 2010 census. The town is situated along the Salamonie River, near its headwaters in Northern Indiana.
Salamonia was originally called Lancaster, and under the latter name was platted in 1839. When the first post office was established there, it was discovered there was another Lancaster, Indiana, and the town was renamed Salamonia, in order to avoid repetition. Salamonia was incorporated as a town in 1867.
Salamonia is located at 40°22′55″N 84°51′58″W / 40.38194°N 84.86611°W (40.382046, -84.866044).
According to the 2010 census, Salamonia has a total area of 0.37 square miles (0.96 km2), all land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 157 people, 52 households, and 40 families living in the town. The population density was 424.3 inhabitants per square mile (163.8/km2). There were 61 housing units at an average density of 164.9 per square mile (63.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.7% White, 0.6% Native American, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.
There were 52 households, of which 42.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.5% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 23.1% were non-families. 19.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.02 and the average family size was 3.50.
The median age in the town was 30.5 years. 33.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.9% were from 25 to 44; 26.8% were from 45 to 64; and 7.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.7% male and 50.3% female.