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Summitville, Indiana
Location of Summitville in Madison County, Indiana.
Location of Summitville in Madison County, Indiana.
Country United States
State Indiana
County Madison
Township Van Buren
Area
 • Total 0.57 sq mi (1.47 km2)
 • Land 0.57 sq mi (1.47 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
883 ft (269 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 989
 • Density 1,747.35/sq mi (674.80/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
46070
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-74132
GNIS feature ID 0444402

Summitville is a town in Van Buren Township, Madison County, Indiana, United States. It is part of the Anderson, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 967 at the 2010 census.

History

Summitville was laid out in 1867. It was named for its lofty elevation.

The Joseph & Lucinda Thawley House was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.

Geography

Summitville is located at 40°20′14″N 85°38′35″W / 40.33722°N 85.64306°W / 40.33722; -85.64306 (40.337361, -85.642985).

According to the 2010 census, Summitville has a total area of 0.49 square miles (1.27 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 400
1890 752 88.0%
1900 1,432 90.4%
1910 1,387 −3.1%
1920 1,001 −27.8%
1930 1,017 1.6%
1940 991 −2.6%
1950 1,061 7.1%
1960 1,048 −1.2%
1970 1,104 5.3%
1980 1,085 −1.7%
1990 1,010 −6.9%
2000 1,090 7.9%
2010 967 −11.3%
2020 989 2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 967 people, 378 households, and 268 families living in the town. The population density was 1,973.5 inhabitants per square mile (762.0/km2). There were 430 housing units at an average density of 877.6 per square mile (338.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.6% White, 0.7% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.4% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.

There were 378 households, of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.1% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.01.

The median age in the town was 39.6 years. 25.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.2% were from 25 to 44; 27.9% were from 45 to 64; and 13.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.9% male and 50.1% female.

Education

Summitville is a part of the Madison-Grant United School Corporation. Summitville is home to an elementary school, Summitville Elementary School. Students move on to Madison-Grant Junior High School and Madison-Grant High School near Fairmount.

Summitville has a public library, a branch of the North Madison County Public Library System.

Notable people

Summitville was the birthplace of former game show announcer Jay Stewart.

Roy Danforth, class of 1954 from Summitville High School, was the basketball coach at Syracuse & Tulane Universities. He coached Syracuse to the final four in the 1975 NCAA tournament. He is a member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.

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