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Location of Whiteland in Johnson County, Indiana
|Township||Pleasant, Franklin, Clark|
|• 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)|
|• Density||840.46/sq mi (324.53/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0445970|
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.
Whiteland was platted in 1863 by Joel B. White and others.
Whiteland is located at(39.549336, -86.086100).
According to the 2010 census, Whiteland has a total area of 3.22 square miles (8.34 km2), all land.
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.
|U.S. Decennial 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.
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.
- George Crowe, professional baseball player
- Guilford M. Wiley, politician
- Bob Glidden, professional Drag Racer
- Norm Gabehart, politician, town manager
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