Veedersburg, Indiana facts for kids
Main St. and W 2nd (Route 136)
Fountain County's location in Indiana
|Named for||Peter S. Veeder|
|• Total||2.72 sq mi (7.04 km2)|
|• Land||2.72 sq mi (7.04 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||633 ft (193 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||2,169|
|• Density||801.5/sq mi (309.5/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0449742|
Veedersburg is a newer name for the old town of Chambersburg, which was first settled by early inhabitants Jonathan Birch and John Colvert, on the north fork of Coal Creek in the spring of 1823. It was first located in Cain Township, but became part of the newer township of Van Buren in 1841.Veedersburg was founded in 1871. It was named for one of its founders, Peter S. Veeder. Veedersburg was incorporated as a town in 1872.
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,180 people, 878 households, and 605 families residing in the town. The population density was 801.5 inhabitants per square mile (309.5/km2). There were 967 housing units at an average density of 355.5 per square mile (137.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 94.8% White, 0.1% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 3.6% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.2% of the population.
There were 878 households of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.1% were non-families. 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.94.
The median age in the town was 39.2 years. 25.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.9% were from 25 to 44; 25.7% were from 45 to 64; and 16.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.6% male and 51.4% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,299 people, 921 households, and 652 families residing in the town. The population density was 846.4 people per square mile (326.3/km²). There were 996 housing units at an average density of 366.7 per square mile (141.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.91% White, 0.09% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.39% from other races, and 0.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.74% of the population.
There were 921 households out of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 25.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.96.
In the town, the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.8 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $35,944, and the median income for a family was $39,770. Males had a median income of $31,315 versus $21,285 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,435. About 9.3% of families and 10.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.8% of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over.
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