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Universal, Indiana
Water tower in Universal
Water tower in Universal
Location of Universal in Vermillion County, Indiana.
Location of Universal in Vermillion County, Indiana.
Coordinates: 39°37′18″N 87°27′11″W / 39.62167°N 87.45306°W / 39.62167; -87.45306Coordinates: 39°37′18″N 87°27′11″W / 39.62167°N 87.45306°W / 39.62167; -87.45306
Country United States
State Indiana
County Vermillion
Township Clinton
Area
 • Total 0.36 sq mi (0.93 km2)
 • Land 0.36 sq mi (0.93 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
581 ft (177 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 362
 • Estimate 
(2019)
344
 • Density 955.56/sq mi (368.85/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
47884
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-77912
GNIS feature ID 445146

Universal is a town in Clinton Township, Vermillion County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 362 at the 2010 census.

History

Universal was founded in 1911 as a mining community. The town took its name from the nearby Universal Mines. A post office has been in operation at Universal since 1912.

Geography

Universal is located in the far southern part of the county, just to the west of Indiana State Road 63.

According to the 2010 census, Universal has a total area of 0.36 square miles (0.93 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 1,570
1930 642 −59.1%
1940 603 −6.1%
1950 479 −20.6%
1960 424 −11.5%
1970 462 9.0%
1980 428 −7.4%
1990 392 −8.4%
2000 419 6.9%
2010 362 −13.6%
2019 (est.) 344 −5.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 362 people, 151 households, and 103 families living in the town. The population density was 1,005.6 inhabitants per square mile (388.3/km2). There were 176 housing units at an average density of 488.9 per square mile (188.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 99.4% White, 0.3% African American, and 0.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 151 households, of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.4% were married couples living together, 19.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.8% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.82.

The median age in the town was 38.8 years. 27.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.6% were from 25 to 44; 26% were from 45 to 64; and 15.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.5% male and 52.5% female.

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