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Warrick County, Indiana
Map
Map of Indiana highlighting Warrick County
Location in the state of Indiana
Map of the USA highlighting Indiana
Indiana's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded April 30, 1813
Seat Boonville
Largest City Boonville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

391.05 sq mi (1,013 km²)
384.82 sq mi (997 km²)
6.24 sq mi (16 km²), 1.60%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

59,689
136/sq mi (53/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: http://www.warrickcounty.gov/
Named for: Jacob Warrick
 
  • Indiana county number 87
  • Ninth oldest county in Indiana

Warrick County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of 2010, the population was 59,689. The county seat is Boonville. It was organized in 1813 and was named for Captain Jacob Warrick, an Indiana militia company commander killed in the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811. It is one of the ten fastest-growing counties in Indiana.

Warrick County is the eastern part of the Evansville, INKY Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Warrick County was formed by statute, March 9, 1813, effective April 1, 1813. Knox County was affected by this formation. Warrick County boundaries began at the mouth of the Wabash River; then up the Wabash River with the meanders thereof to the mouth of the White River; then up the White River with the meanders thereof to the Forks of the White River; then up White River East Fork to where the line between Sections 20 and 29, Township 1 North, Range 4 West, strikes the same; then with that line to the then Gibson County line; then with that line dividing Gibson and Knox Counties to the Ohio River; then down the Ohio River, to the place of beginning. The same was divided into two separate and distinct counties, by a line beginning on the Wabash River, known as Rector's Base Line (was surveyed by William Rector on the line between Townships 4 South and 5 South, from New Harmony, Posey County, and Alton, Crawford County, Indiana), and with that line east until it intersects the then Gibson County line and that tract of land falling within the southern division thereof was Warrick County.

Geography

According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 391.05 square miles (1,012.8 km2), of which 384.82 square miles (996.7 km2) (or 98.41%) is land and 6.24 square miles (16.2 km2) (or 1.60%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

Cities and towns

Unincorporated towns

Townships

  • Anderson
  • Boon
  • Campbell
  • Greer
  • Hart
  • Lane
  • Ohio
  • Owen
  • Pigeon
  • Skelton

Major highways

  • I-64
  • I-69
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Climate and weather

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

In recent years, average temperatures in Boonville have ranged from a low of 23 °F (−5 °C) in January to a high of 89 °F (32 °C) in July, although a record low of −24 °F (−31 °C) was recorded in January 1994 and a record high of 101 °F (38 °C) was recorded in July 1999. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 2.71 inches (69 mm) in September to 5.08 inches (129 mm) in March.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 1,749
1830 2,877 64.5%
1840 6,321 119.7%
1850 8,811 39.4%
1860 13,261 50.5%
1870 17,653 33.1%
1880 20,162 14.2%
1890 21,161 5.0%
1900 22,329 5.5%
1910 21,911 −1.9%
1920 19,862 −9.4%
1930 18,230 −8.2%
1940 19,435 6.6%
1950 21,527 10.8%
1960 23,577 9.5%
1970 27,972 18.6%
1980 41,474 48.3%
1990 44,920 8.3%
2000 52,383 16.6%
2010 59,689 13.9%
Est. 2015 61,897 3.7%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 59,689 people, 22,505 households, and 17,009 families residing in the county. The population density was 155.1 inhabitants per square mile (59.9/km2). There were 24,203 housing units at an average density of 62.9 per square mile (24.3/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 95.0% white, 1.6% Asian, 1.3% black or African American, 0.2% American Indian, 0.5% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.6% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 35.3% were German, 15.4% were Irish, 13.4% were American, and 12.5% were English.

Of the 22,505 households, 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.7% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 24.4% were non-families, and 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.02. The median age was 39.7 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $47,697 and the median income for a family was $73,583. Males had a median income of $51,961 versus $32,885 for females. The per capita income for the county was $29,737. About 3.9% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.4% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over.


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