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Winamac, Indiana
Town
Pulaski County Courthouse
Pulaski County Courthouse
Motto: "Built On The Tippecanoe River"
Location of Winamac in the state of Indiana
Location of Winamac in the state of Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County Pulaski
Township Monroe
Area
 • Total 1.36 sq mi (3.52 km2)
 • Land 1.36 sq mi (3.52 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 709 ft (216 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,490
 • Estimate (2012) 2,439
 • Density 1,830.9/sq mi (706.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern(EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46996
Area code(s) 574
FIPS code 18-84734
GNIS feature ID 0446163
Website http://townofwinamac.com/

Winamac is a town in Monroe Township, Pulaski County, Indiana, United States. The population was 2,490 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Pulaski County.

History

The town's name came from the Potawatomi word for "catfish." It was selected as the county seat in 1839. Winamac was incorporated as a town in 1868.

Pulaski County Courthouse, Dr. George W. Thompson House, and Vurpillat's Opera House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

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According to the 2010 census, Winamac has a total area of 1.36 square miles (3.52 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 206
1870 906 339.8%
1880 835 −7.8%
1890 1,215 45.5%
1900 1,684 38.6%
1910 1,607 −4.6%
1920 1,684 4.8%
1930 1,679 −0.3%
1940 1,835 9.3%
1950 2,166 18.0%
1960 2,375 9.6%
1970 2,341 −1.4%
1980 2,370 1.2%
1990 2,262 −4.6%
2000 2,418 6.9%
2010 2,490 3.0%
Est. 2015 2,402 −3.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,490 people, 1,028 households, and 617 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,830.9 inhabitants per square mile (706.9/km2). There were 1,140 housing units at an average density of 838.2 per square mile (323.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.2% White, 0.5% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.3% of the population.

There were 1,028 households of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.8% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.0% were non-families. 36.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the town was 38.8 years. 23.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.2% were from 25 to 44; 25.6% were from 45 to 64; and 16.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.8% male and 51.2% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,418 people, 988 households, and 607 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,872.5 people per square mile (723.7/km²). There were 1,079 housing units at an average density of 835.6 per square mile (322.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.39% White, 0.70% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 1.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.28% of the population.

There were 988 households out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.5% were non-families. 34.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the town, the population was spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 21.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 86.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,413, and the median income for a family was $43,824. Males had a median income of $29,667 versus $22,461 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,447. About 5.3% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.9% of those under age 18 and 11.7% of those age 65 or over.


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