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Westville, Indiana water tower, built in the 1930s
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Location of Westville in LaPorte County, Indiana.
|• Total||3.25 sq mi (8.42 km2)|
|• Land||3.25 sq mi (8.42 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||794 ft (242 m)|
|• Density||1,617.04/sq mi (624.34/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0445865|
Westville is a town in New Durham Township, LaPorte County, Indiana, United States. The population was 5,853 at the 2010 census. It is included in the Michigan City, Indiana-La Porte, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area. Westville is located in Northwest Indiana, also known as The Region.
Westville was platted in 1851, and incorporated as a town in 1864. It was a station and shipping point at the junction of two railroads.
The Everel S. Smith House was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.
According to the 2010 census, Westville has a total area of 3.09 square miles (8.00 km2), all land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 5,853 people, 1,093 households, and 705 families living in the town. The population density was 1,894.2 inhabitants per square mile (731.4/km2). There were 1,186 housing units at an average density of 383.8 per square mile (148.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 72.1% White, 25.1% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 1.6% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.3% of the population.
There were 1,093 households, of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.1% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.5% were non-families. 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.97.
The median age in the town was 33.1 years. 12% of residents were under the age of 18; 13.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 47.3% were from 25 to 44; 21.4% were from 45 to 64; and 5.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 76.9% male and 23.1% female.
The town has a lending library, the Westville-New Durham Township Public Library. Westville residents may also request a free library card from any La Porte County Public Library branch. Purdue University Northwest's other campus, formerly Purdue North Central, is in Westville.
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