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Winslow, Indiana
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Location of Winslow in Pike County, Indiana.
Location of Winslow in Pike County, Indiana.
Country United States
State Indiana
County Pike
Township Patoka
Area
 • Total 0.70 sq mi (1.81 km2)
 • Land 0.69 sq mi (1.78 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
443 ft (135 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 764
 • Density 1,112.08/sq mi (429.15/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Eastern (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (EDT)
ZIP code
47598
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-84968
GNIS feature ID 446190

Winslow is a town in Patoka Township, Pike County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 864 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Jasper Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Winslow was laid out in 1837. The town was named after William Winslow Hathaway, son of an early settler. A post office has been in operation at Winslow since 1839.

Geography

Winslow is located at 38°22′56″N 87°12′50″W / 38.38222°N 87.21389°W / 38.38222; -87.21389 (38.382302, -87.213849).

According to the 2010 census, Winslow has a total area of 0.639 square miles (1.66 km2), of which 0.63 square miles (1.63 km2) (or 98.59%) is land and 0.009 square miles (0.02 km2) (or 1.41%) is water.

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, Winslow has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 199
1900 536
1910 932 73.9%
1920 1,140 22.3%
1930 1,175 3.1%
1940 1,382 17.6%
1950 1,322 −4.3%
1960 1,089 −17.6%
1970 1,030 −5.4%
1980 1,017 −1.3%
1990 875 −14.0%
2000 881 0.7%
2010 864 −1.9%
2020 764 −11.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 864 people, 333 households, and 241 families living in the town. The population density was 1,371.4 inhabitants per square mile (529.5/km2). There were 397 housing units at an average density of 630.2 per square mile (243.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.8% White, 0.1% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.

There were 333 households, of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.3% were married couples living together, 15.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.6% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.01.

The median age in the town was 38.6 years. 26.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.2% were from 25 to 44; 25.7% were from 45 to 64; and 15.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 46.9% male and 53.1% female.

Education

Winslow has a public library, a branch of the Pike County Public Library.

Notable people

The town of Winslow was home to Richard "Dick" Farley and the town's main bridge bears his name. Farley was a basketball player for the Winslow Eskimos and went on to play for Indiana University and the Detroit Pistons. Richard Farley died in Terre Haute, Indiana in the 1970s of cancer.

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