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Bremen (/ˈbrmən/ BREE-mən) is a town in German Township, Marshall County, Indiana, United States. The population was 4,588 at the 2010 census.

Town of Bremen, Indiana
Bremen, Indiana from the air
Bremen, Indiana from the air
Nickname(s): 
B-Town
Motto(s): 
"A Good Town"
Location of Bremen in Marshall County, Indiana.
Location of Bremen in Marshall County, Indiana.
Coordinates: 41°26′50″N 86°08′58″W / 41.44722°N 86.14944°W / 41.44722; -86.14944Coordinates: 41°26′50″N 86°08′58″W / 41.44722°N 86.14944°W / 41.44722; -86.14944
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyMarshall
TownshipGerman
Area
 • Total2.72 sq mi (7.04 km2)
 • Land2.71 sq mi (7.03 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation853 ft (260 m)
Population
 • Total4,588
 • Estimate 
(2017)[4]
4,516
 • Density1,663.35/sq mi (642.12/km2)
Demonym(s)Bremenite
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
46506
Area code574
FIPS code[2][5]18-07318
GNIS ID[2][5]431479
Websitewww.townofbremen.com

Contents

HistoryEdit

Bremen was platted and laid out in 1851. A large portion of the early settlers being natives of Germany caused the name Bremen to be selected.[6]

The Bremen Water Tower and Dietrich-Bowen House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[7][8]

GeographyEdit

Bremen is located at 41°26′50″N 86°08′58″W / 41.447109°N 86.149342°W / 41.447109; -86.149342.[9] It is at an elevation of 854 feet.

According to the 2010 census, Bremen has a total area of 2.72 square miles (7.04 km2), all land.[10]

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
18801,028
18901,0764.7%
19001,67155.3%
19102,00820.2%
19202,0843.8%
19302,1051.0%
19402,1793.5%
19502,66422.3%
19603,02613.6%
19703,48715.2%
19803,5652.2%
19904,72532.5%
20004,486−5.1%
20104,5882.3%
Est. 20174,516[4]−1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

2010 censusEdit

As of the 2010 census,[3] there were 4,588 people, 1,736 households, and 1,155 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,686.8 inhabitants per square mile (651.3/km2). There were 1,922 housing units at an average density of 706.6 per square mile (272.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 86.5% White, 0.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 11.1% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18.0% of the population.

There were 1,736 households of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.5% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.5% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.20.

The median age in the town was 36.6 years. 27.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25% were from 25 to 44; 23.2% were from 45 to 64; and 16% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.8% male and 52.2% female.

2000 censusEdit

As of the 2000 census,[12] there were 4,486 people, 1,689 households, and 1,177 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,967.8 people per square mile (759.7/km²). There were 1,791 housing units at an average density of 785.6 per square mile (303.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 91.42% White, 0.16% African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 6.53% from other races, and 1.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.02% of the population.

There were 1,689 households out of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.3% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.14.

 
Bremen's town hall.

In the town, the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $40,185, and the median income for a family was $47,768. Males had a median income of $32,443 versus $21,902 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,073. About 4.2% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.4% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over.

CommerceEdit

Bremen supports light and heavy industry in the form of fiberglass and custom cabinet manufacturing, RV and van painting, and roller bearing manufacture. Much of its industry supports the large RV manufacturing in the area, especially in nearby Nappanee and Elkhart.

 
Bremen's historic water tower.

EducationEdit

The town has a lending library, the Bremen Public Library.[13]

Notable peopleEdit

 
Lake of the Woods, just southwest of Bremen.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Dec 30, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Feature ID 431479". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved June 30, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  5. ^ a b "FIPS55 Data: Indiana". FIPS55 Data. United States Geological Survey. February 23, 2006. Archived from the original on June 18, 2006. Retrieved June 30, 2014.
  6. ^ McDonald, Daniel (1908). A Twentieth Century History of Marshall County, Indiana, Volume 1. Lewis Publishing Company. p. 124.
  7. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
  8. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 1/07/13 through 1/11/13. National Park Service. 2013-01-18.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  10. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-13.
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  12. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  13. ^ "Indiana public library directory" (PDF). Indiana State Library. Retrieved 10 March 2018.

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