Trafalgar, Indiana facts for kids
Indian Creek High School in Trafalgar
Location of Trafalgar in the state of Indiana
|• Total||2.64 sq mi (6.84 km2)|
|• Land||2.64 sq mi (6.84 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||827 ft (252 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||1,137|
|• Density||417.0/sq mi (161.0/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0444851|
This town is 20 miles (32 km) south of Indianapolis.
It is the home of the transmitters for WTTV, WTTS-FM, WFCI-FM and WHZN.
Col. Avery M. Buckner is credited for platting a town, in the early 1850s, along a short-lived flat bar railroad that ran between Franklin, and Martinsville. First named Liberty, the name was changed to Trafalgar. Soon Ezekiel W. Morgan came to town to open a store. Denied a site near the railroad, he bought land in a nearby village founded by George Bridges.
In 1868, the railroad was rebuilt as the Fairland and Martinsville branch of the Big Four. The post office (and town name) was moved to Morgan’s store. By 1870, the “old” and “new” Trafalgars had grown together and were briefly incorporated as one. The current town of Trafalgar was reincorporated in 1946. By the 90s, the town had grown 266%! The name of the town commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar.
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According to the 2010 census, Trafalgar has a total area of 2.64 square miles (6.84 km2), all land.
As of the 2010 census, the town had 1,101 people that comprised 385 households and 292 families. The population density was 417.0 inhabitants per square mile (161.0/km2). There were 419 housing units at an average density of 158.7 per square mile (61.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.3% White, 0.9% African American, 0.9% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.
There were 385 households of which 46.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.2% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.24.
The median age in the town was 34.2 years. 30.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.8% were from 25 to 44; 23.5% were from 45 to 64; and 8.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.3% male and 50.7% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 798 people, 263 households, and 208 families residing in the town. The population density was 619.2 people per square mile (238.8/km²). There were 286 housing units at an average density of 221.9 per square mile (85.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.75% White, 0.63% Native American, 0.50% Asian, and 0.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.88% of the population.
There were 263 households out of which 52.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.9% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.9% were non-families. 18.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.99 and the average family size was 3.39.
In the town, the population was spread out with 35.2% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 36.3% from 25 to 44, 12.9% from 45 to 64, and 8.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.1 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $50,357, and the median income for a family was $54,531. Males had a median income of $38,438 versus $22,083 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,079. About 3.5% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.3% of those under age 18 and 9.7% of those age 65 or over.
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