Chesterfield, Indiana

Chesterfield is a town in the U.S. state of Indiana which lies in Union Township, Madison County and Salem Township, Delaware County. The population was 2,490 at the 2020 census. It is part of the Anderson, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Chesterfield, Indiana
Town of Chesterfield
Chesterfield, Indiana.jpg
Location of Chesterfield in Delaware County and Madison County, Indiana.
Location of Chesterfield in Delaware County and Madison County, Indiana.
Coordinates: 40°6′44″N 85°35′47″W / 40.11222°N 85.59639°W / 40.11222; -85.59639Coordinates: 40°6′44″N 85°35′47″W / 40.11222°N 85.59639°W / 40.11222; -85.59639
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountiesMadison, Delaware
TownshipsUnion, Salem
Area
 • Total1.37 sq mi (3.54 km2)
 • Land1.37 sq mi (3.54 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
909 ft (277 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total2,490[1]
 • Density1,818.85/sq mi (702.51/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (EST)
ZIP Code
46017
Area code765
FIPS code18-12376[3]
GNIS feature ID0432454[4]
Websitechesterfield.in.gov

HistoryEdit

Chesterfield was originally named West Union, and in 1830 changed to Chesterfield.[5] It was renamed Chesterfield in 1834.[6]

The Chesterfield Spiritualist Camp District and George Makepeace House are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.[7]

 
Aerial view of Chesterfield facing southwest

GeographyEdit

Chesterfield is located at 40°6′44″N 85°35′47″W / 40.11222°N 85.59639°W / 40.11222; -85.59639 (40.112193, -85.596324).[8]

According to the 2010 census, Chesterfield has a total area of 1.32 square miles (3.42 km2), all land.[9]

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870203
1880150−26.1%
1910285
192031911.9%
193046044.2%
194058126.3%
19501,08686.9%
19602,588138.3%
19703,00116.0%
19802,701−10.0%
19902,7301.1%
20002,9698.8%
20102,547−14.2%
20202,490−2.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2020 censusEdit

As of the census[1] of 2020, there were 2,490 people, 1,098 households, and 404 families living in the town. The population density was 1,817.5 inhabitants per square mile (701.7/km2). There were 1,225 housing units at an average density of 894.2 per square mile (345.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 91.2% White, 1.2% African American, 0.6% Asian, 1.1% from other races, and 5.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.6% of the population.

There were 1,098 households, of which 21.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.6% were married couples living together, 27.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 20.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 7.6% were non-families. 47.8% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 3.06.

31.7% of the population had never been married. 47.1% of residents were married and not separated, 7.6% were widowed, 12.9% were divorced, and 0.7% were separated.

The median age in the town was 41.6. 5.7% of residents were under the age of 5; 21.0% of residents were under the age of 18; 79.0% were age 18 or older; and 21.0% were age 65 or older. 13.2% of the population were veterans.

The most common language spoken at home was English with 97.3% speaking it at home, 2.5% spoke Spanish at home and 0.2% spoke an Asian or Pacific Islander language at home. 1.3% of the population were foreign born.

The median household income in Chesterfield was $44,219, 21.3% less than the median average for the state of Indiana. 14.1% of the population were in poverty, including 24.8% of residents under the age of 18. The poverty rate for the town was 1.2% higher than that of the state. 21.3% of the population was disabled and 10.9% had no healthcare coverage. 48.9% of the population had attained a high school or equivalent degree, 21.0% had attended college but received no degree, 11.5% had attained an Associate's degree or higher, 8.1% had attained a Bachelor's degree or higher, and 4.9% had a graduate or professional degree. 5.6% had no degree. 54.3% of Chesterfield residents were employed, working a mean of 38.6 hours per week. The median gross rent in Chesterfield was $887 and the homeownership rate was 64.6%. 127 housing units were vacant at a density of 92.7 per square mile (35.8/km2).

2010 censusEdit

As of the census[11] of 2010, there were 2,547 people, 1,090 households, and 663 families living in the town. The population density was 1,929.5 inhabitants per square mile (745.0/km2). There were 1,275 housing units at an average density of 965.9 per square mile (372.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.4% White, 0.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.

There were 1,090 households, of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.3% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.2% were non-families. 32.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.89.

The median age in the town was 39.5 years. 22.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.5% were from 25 to 44; 26.3% were from 45 to 64; and 17.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.5% male and 51.5% female.

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,969 people, 1,269 households, and 808 families living in the town. The population density was 2,586.5 inhabitants per square mile (998.7/km2). There were 1,365 housing units at an average density of 1,189.1 per square mile (459.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.42% White, 0.40% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.30% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.38% of the population.

There were 1,269 households, out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.3% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 24.2% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,143, and the median income for a family was $47,222. Males had a median income of $35,412 versus $22,966 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,738. About 2.9% of families and 5.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.9% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.

TransportEdit

Chesterfield is served by a variety of major roads.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Chesterfield town, Indiana - Census Bureau Profile". Archived from the original on May 2, 2022. Retrieved May 2, 2022.
  2. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 16, 2022.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ Forkner, John La Rue (1914). History of Madison County, Indiana: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People and Its Principal Interests, Volume 1. Lewis Publishing Company. p. 129.
  6. ^ Forkner, John La Rue; Dyson, Byron H. (1897). Historical Sketches and Reminiscences of Madison County, Indiana. Wilson, Humprheys & Co. p. 973.
  7. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. Retrieved 2015-07-14.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11.

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