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Whiteland, Indiana
Town of Whiteland Town Hall.jpg
Location of Whiteland in Johnson County, Indiana
Location of Whiteland in Johnson County, Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County Johnson
Township Pleasant, Franklin, Clark
Area
 • Total 5.49 sq mi (14.21 km2)
 • Land 5.47 sq mi (14.17 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Elevation
794 ft (242 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 4,599
 • Density 840.46/sq mi (324.53/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
46184
Area code(s) 317
FIPS code 18-83816
GNIS feature ID 0445970
Whiteland, Indiana Post Office
Whiteland, Indiana Post Office

Whiteland is a town in Pleasant, Franklin and Clark townships, Johnson County, Indiana, United States. The population was 4,599 at the 2020 census.

Whiteland is located in north/central Johnson County approximately 19 miles (31 km) south of Indianapolis in Johnson County, which is one of the counties circling the capital city itself and therefore considered part of the Indianapolis metropolitan area. Major access roads to get to Whiteland are I-65 (exit 95 is the Whiteland exit), south on U.S. 31 from Indianapolis and north from Columbus.

History

Whiteland was platted in 1863 by Joel B. White and others.

Geography

Whiteland is located at 39°32′58″N 86°5′10″W / 39.54944°N 86.08611°W / 39.54944; -86.08611 (39.549336, -86.086100).

According to the 2010 census, Whiteland has a total area of 3.22 square miles (8.34 km2), all land.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Whiteland has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 230
1890 212 −7.8%
1900 334 57.5%
1910 343 2.7%
1920 388 13.1%
1930 419 8.0%
1940 403 −3.8%
1950 465 15.4%
1960 1,368 194.2%
1970 1,492 9.1%
1980 1,956 31.1%
1990 2,446 25.1%
2000 3,958 61.8%
2010 4,169 5.3%
2020 4,599 10.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 4,169 people, 1,468 households, and 1,163 families living in the town. The population density was 1,294.7 inhabitants per square mile (499.9/km2). There were 1,558 housing units at an average density of 483.9 per square mile (186.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.0% White, 0.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.6% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 1,468 households, of which 41.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.2% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 20.8% were non-families. 15.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.15.

The median age in the town was 37.3 years. 27.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.1% were from 25 to 44; 28.5% were from 45 to 64; and 8.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.1% male and 50.9% female.

Education

Formal education began when the first schoolhouse was built in 1869 and served as the town's school until the 1950s. In 1957, a new high school was built. The Class of 1958 was the first class to graduate from the new Whiteland High School. In 1965, Clark High School and Whiteland High School united to form Clark-Pleasant Community School Corporation and what is now known as Whiteland Community High School. The old Clark High School became Clark Elementary School and additional schools Break-O-Day Elementary School and Whiteland Elementary School were built between the 1960s and '70s. In 1971 the Clark-Pleasant Middle school opened housing 6th, 7th and 8th grades. That building is now used as the Math and Science building for the High School. Clark-Pleasant Intermediate School was added to the district as of 2004 but it is now known to be Grassy Creek Elementary. Pleasant Crossing Elementary School is the newest addition, completed in the winter of 2007. Then the Clark-Pleasant Middle School was finished in 2011 and is known as one of the largest middle schools in the state.

Notable people

  • George Crowe, professional baseball player
  • Guilford M. Wiley, politician
  • Bob Glidden, professional Drag Racer
  • Norm Gabehart, politician, town manager
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