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Town of Sellersburg
Town
Motto: "A Town Of Opportunity"
Location of Sellersburg in the state of Indiana
Location of Sellersburg in the state of Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County Clark
Township Silver Creek
Area
 • Total 3.97 sq mi (10.28 km2)
 • Land 3.94 sq mi (10.20 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation 486 ft (148 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 6,128
 • Estimate (2012) 6,147
 • Density 1,555.3/sq mi (600.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47172
Area code(s) 812 & 930
FIPS code 18-68670
GNIS feature ID 0449730
Website http://www.sellersburg.org/

Sellersburg is a town located within Silver Creek Township, Clark County, Indiana, United States. It had a population of 6,128 at time of the 2010 census. Sellersburg is located along Interstate 65, about 15 minutes north of Louisville.

History

Sellersburg takes its name from its founder, Moses Sellers, who laid out the town in 1846. Sellersburg incorporated in 1890. The first post office at Sellersburg was established in 1854, at which time the name was spelled Sellersburgh.

Geography

Sellersburg grew up at 38°23′13″N 85°45′27″W / 38.38694°N 85.7575°W / 38.38694; -85.7575 (38.386823, -85.757543). According to the 2010 census, Sellersburg has a total area of 3.97 square miles (10.28 km2), of which 3.94 square miles (10.20 km2) (or 99.24%) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) (or 0.76%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 169
1890 508 200.6%
1900 761 49.8%
1910 676 −11.2%
1920 915 35.4%
1930 1,050 14.8%
1940 1,121 6.8%
1950 1,664 48.4%
1960 2,679 61.0%
1970 3,177 18.6%
1980 3,211 1.1%
1990 5,745 78.9%
2000 6,071 5.7%
2010 6,128 0.9%
Est. 2015 8,659 41.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2013 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,300 people, 1,700 households, and 1,500 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,555.3 inhabitants per square mile (600.5/km2). There were 2,595 housing units at an average density of 658.6 per square mile (254.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 94.2% White, 0.8% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 2.9% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.5% of the population.

There were 2,443 households of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.6% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.5% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% 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 2.96.

The median age in the town was 38 years. 24.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.1% were from 25 to 44; 26.4% were from 45 to 64; and 14.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.6% male and 51.4% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 6,072 people, 2,407 households, and 1,757 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,515.8 people per square mile (584.5/km²). There were 2,535 housing units at an average density of 632.9/sq mi (244.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.48% White, 1.04% Hispanic or Latino of any race, 0.28% Native American, 0.25% African American, 0.16% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races.

There were 2,407 households out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.0% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the town, the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $39,832, and the median income for a family was $46,512. Males had a median income of $30,977 versus $21,974 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,648. About 4.1% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.2% of those under age 18 and 2.6% of those age 65 or over.


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