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Steuben County, Indiana
Map
Map of Indiana highlighting Steuben County
Location in the state of Indiana
Map of the USA highlighting Indiana
Indiana's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1837
Seat Angola
Largest City Angola
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

322.47 sq mi (835 km²)
308.94 sq mi (800 km²)
13.53 sq mi (35 km²), 4.20%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

34,185
111/sq mi (42.75/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Named for: Baron Frederick von Steuben
Indiana county number 76

Steuben County is a county located in the northeast corner of the U.S. state of Indiana. The county was named after Baron von Steuben, a Prussian military officer who helped train the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.

Today, the county contains a state park and 105 lakes of various sizes. Some of the larger lakes are Lake James, Lake George, Clear Lake, Jimmerson Lake, Lake Gage, and Crooked Lake. As of 2010, the county population was 34,185. The county seat is Angola.

History

Steuben County was officially created in 1837 from LaGrange County, and named for Baron Frederick von Steuben, an officer of the American Revolutionary War.

Geography

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Steuben County and its lakes

According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 322.47 square miles (835.2 km2), of which 308.94 square miles (800.2 km2) (or 95.80%) is land and 13.53 square miles (35.0 km2) (or 4.20%) is water.

Cities and towns

Unincorporated towns

Townships

  • Clear Lake
  • Fremont
  • Jackson
  • Jamestown
  • Millgrove
  • Otsego
  • Pleasant
  • Richland
  • Salem
  • Scott
  • Steuben
  • York

Adjacent counties

Indiana-Michigan-Ohio Tri-Point Marker
Steuben County touches the states of Michigan and Ohio.

Major highways

  • Indiana Toll Road logo 1968.png I-80.svg I-90.svg Indiana Toll Road (Interstate 80 and Interstate 90)
  • I-69.svg Interstate 69
  • US 20.svg U.S. Route 20
  • Indiana 1.svg State Road 1
  • Indiana 120.svg State Road 120
  • Indiana 127.svg State Road 127
  • Indiana 327.svg State Road 327
  • Indiana 427.svg State Road 427
  • Indiana 827.svg State Road 827

Attractions

  • Pokagon State Park, a popular state park with year-round activities is located entirely in the county.

Climate and weather

Weather chart for Angola, Indiana
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temperatures in °F
precipitation totals in inches
source: The Weather Channel

In recent years, average temperatures in Angola have ranged from a low of 14 °F (−10 °C) in January to a high of 82 °F (28 °C) in July, although a record low of −27 °F (−33 °C) was recorded in January 1981 and a record high of 106 °F (41 °C) was recorded in July 1936. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 1.83 inches (46 mm) in February to 4.08 inches (104 mm) in August.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 2,578
1850 6,104 136.8%
1860 10,374 70.0%
1870 12,854 23.9%
1880 14,645 13.9%
1890 14,478 −1.1%
1900 15,219 5.1%
1910 14,274 −6.2%
1920 13,360 −6.4%
1930 13,386 0.2%
1940 13,740 2.6%
1950 17,087 24.4%
1960 17,184 0.6%
1970 20,159 17.3%
1980 24,694 22.5%
1990 27,446 11.1%
2000 33,214 21.0%
2010 34,185 2.9%
Est. 2015 34,372 0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 34,185 people, 13,310 households, and 9,153 families residing in the county. The population density was 110.7 inhabitants per square mile (42.7/km2). There were 19,377 housing units at an average density of 62.7 per square mile (24.2/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 96.8% white, 0.5% black or African American, 0.5% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 0.9% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 2.9% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 37.8% were German, 12.6% were English, 10.5% were Irish, and 8.2% were American.

Of the 13,310 households, 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.2% were non-families, and 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.94. The median age was 40.2 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $47,697 and the median income for a family was $57,154. Males had a median income of $40,833 versus $29,614 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,950. About 7.7% of families and 10.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.4% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over.

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