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Wilkinson, Indiana
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Location of Wilkinson in Hancock County, Indiana.
Location of Wilkinson in Hancock County, Indiana.
Country United States
State Indiana
County Hancock
Township Brown
Area
 • Total 0.19 sq mi (0.49 km2)
 • Land 0.19 sq mi (0.49 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,001 ft (305 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 414
 • Density 2,178.95/sq mi (841.09/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
46186
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-84302
GNIS feature ID 0446041

Wilkinson is a town in Brown Township, Hancock County, Indiana, United States. The population was 449 at the 2010 census.

Located in the northeast corner of Hancock County, the town sits along Indiana State Road 109, which runs north to Anderson and south to I-70 and Knightstown. Wilkinson is about 30 miles east of Indianapolis, and about 12 miles northeast of Greenfield.

History

Wilkinson was platted in 1883 by Elnathan and Thomas B. Wilkinson. The Wilkinson post office was established in 1883.

Geography

Wilkinson is located at 39°53′5″N 85°36′30″W / 39.88472°N 85.60833°W / 39.88472; -85.60833 (39.884810, -85.608241).

According to the 2010 census, Wilkinson has a total area of 0.23 square miles (0.60 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 324
1930 316 −2.5%
1940 336 6.3%
1950 365 8.6%
1960 388 6.3%
1970 480 23.7%
1980 493 2.7%
1990 446 −9.5%
2000 356 −20.2%
2010 449 26.1%
2020 414 −7.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 449 people, 176 households, and 133 families living in the town. The population density was 1,952.2 inhabitants per square mile (753.7/km2). There were 197 housing units at an average density of 856.5 per square mile (330.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 99.3% White and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 176 households, of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.0% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.4% were non-families. 19.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.83.

The median age in the town was 39.7 years. 25.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.9% were from 25 to 44; 26.4% were from 45 to 64; and 14.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 51.7% male and 48.3% female.

Notable people

World War I ace Harvey Weir Cook was born and raised in Wilkinson; Indianapolis International Airport's main terminal is named in Colonel H. Weir Cook's honor.

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