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Shamrock Lakes, Indiana
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Shamrock Lake Estates
Location of Shamrock Lakes in Blackford County, Indiana.
Location of Shamrock Lakes in Blackford County, Indiana.
Country United States
State Indiana
County Blackford
Township Licking
 • Type town board
 • Total 0.32 sq mi (0.83 km2)
 • Land 0.26 sq mi (0.68 km2)
 • Water 0.06 sq mi (0.14 km2)
883 ft (269 m)
 • Total 222
 • Density 844.11/sq mi (325.78/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-68976
GNIS feature ID 0446655

Shamrock Lakes is a town in Licking Township, Blackford County, Indiana, United States. It was incorporated on May 21, 1973—and was the first community in Indiana to do so in 50 years. The small town consists of a group of six lakes that were created between 1960 and 1965, and the first lake was originally intended to be a water supply for a farmer's cattle. The community was listed on the front page of USA Today as one of only five places in the United States named after Ireland's clover emblem, the shamrock. The town's population was 231 at the 2010 census.

Shamrock Lakes from the air, looking northeast.


Shamrock Lakes is located at 40°24′41″N 85°25′37″W / 40.41139°N 85.42694°W / 40.41139; -85.42694 (40.411484, -85.426863).

According to the 2010 census, Shamrock Lakes has a total area of 0.316 square miles (0.82 km2), of which 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2) (or 82.28%) is land and 0.056 square miles (0.15 km2) (or 17.72%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 206
1990 207 0.5%
2000 168 −18.8%
2010 231 37.5%
2020 222 −3.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 231 people, 94 households, and 74 families residing in the town. The population density was 888.5 inhabitants per square mile (343.1/km2). There were 101 housing units at an average density of 388.5 per square mile (150.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.7% White and 1.3% Asian.

There were 94 households, of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.1% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 21.3% were non-families. 19.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.78.

The median age in the town was 48.8 years. 20.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.8% were from 25 to 44; 39.4% were from 45 to 64; and 15.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.5% male and 51.5% female.

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