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New Carlisle is a suburban town in Olive Township, St. Joseph County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[6] The population was 1,861 at the 2010 Census. It is part of the South BendMishawaka, IN-MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

New Carlisle, Indiana
New Carlisle from the air, looking East
New Carlisle from the air, looking East
Location of New Carlisle in St. Joseph County, Indiana.
Location of New Carlisle in St. Joseph County, Indiana.
Coordinates: 41°42′15″N 86°30′17″W / 41.70417°N 86.50472°W / 41.70417; -86.50472Coordinates: 41°42′15″N 86°30′17″W / 41.70417°N 86.50472°W / 41.70417; -86.50472
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountySt. Joseph
TownshipOlive
Area
 • Total2.08 sq mi (5.40 km2)
 • Land2.08 sq mi (5.40 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation810 ft (247 m)
Population
 • Total1,861
 • Estimate 
(2016)[4]
1,865
 • Density894.48/sq mi (345.39/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
46552
Area code(s)574
FIPS code18-52704[5]
GNIS feature ID452704

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HistoryEdit

New Carlisle was originally known as Bourissa Hills.[7] This was named after Lazarus Bourissa, a Potawatamie graduate of the Carey Mission who had been granted this section of land by the treaty that moved most of the Potawatamie to the west. It was platted under the name of New Carlisle, by Richard Risley Carlisle, who had come from Philadelphia, in 1835.[7] The New Carlisle post office has been in operation since 1837.[8]

The New Carlisle Historic District and Jeremiah Service House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[9]

GeographyEdit

New Carlisle is located at 41°42′15″N 86°30′17″W / 41.70417°N 86.50472°W / 41.70417; -86.50472 (41.704134, -86.504636).[10]

According to the 2010 census, New Carlisle has a total area of 2.08 square miles (5.39 km2), all land.[11]

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1880530
189060714.5%
1900597−1.6%
19106122.5%
1920609−0.5%
193071817.9%
19407474.0%
195098331.6%
19601,37640.0%
19701,4344.2%
19801,4390.3%
19901,4460.5%
20001,5054.1%
20101,86123.7%
Est. 20161,865[4]0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[12]

2010 censusEdit

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 1,861 people, 719 households, and 520 families residing in the town. The population density was 890.4 inhabitants per square mile (343.8/km2). There were 795 housing units at an average density of 380.4 per square mile (146.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.0% White, 0.8% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 719 households of which 39.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.3% were married couples living together, 15.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.7% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% 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 3.04.

The median age in the town was 36.1 years. 28.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.2% were from 25 to 44; 26.8% were from 45 to 64; and 11.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.9% male and 52.1% female.

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,505 people, 608 households, and 403 families residing in the town. The population density was 820.3 people per square mile (317.5/km²). There were 633 housing units at an average density of 345.0 per square mile (133.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.01% White, 0.47% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.33% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.13% of the population.

 
New Carlisle area map
 
The historic district of New Carlisle is listed on the National Register of Historic Places

There were 609 households out of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.8% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.6% were non-families. 28.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the town, the population was spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,542, and the median income for a family was $45,147. Males had a median income of $37,500 versus $22,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,597. About 4.1% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.0% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.

EducationEdit

New Carlisle is home to three of five schools in the New Prairie United School Corporation. New Prairie High School has an enrollment of approximately 875 students and is one of 27 high schools that received exemplary status according to the scores of the 2006 ISTEP tests. It is the only school in LaPorte, Elkhart, and Marshall counties to receive this honor. The other schools in New Carlisle that are part of the NPUSC are New Prairie Middle School, and Olive Township Elementary School.

The town has a lending library, the New Carlisle-Olive Township Public Library.[13]

TransportationEdit

The South Shore Line had a New Carlisle stop until 1994,[14] when a number of stations with low ridership were eliminated from its schedule. Today, the closest South Shore Line station is located in the nearby Hudson Lake, an unincorporated town in LaPorte County. The closest Amtrak station is located in South Bend, Indiana. While the South Bend public transit system served the town in the past, this has not been the case in decades.

ReligionEdit

The Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God is located just south of New Carlisle at 32787 Early Road. The monastery, in the care of Mother Macrina, is under the jurisdiction of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America.

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 28, 2017.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "New Carlisle, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2016-11-06.
  7. ^ a b "New Carlisle: The Story Of Our Town". historicnewcarlisle.org. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
  8. ^ "Saint Joseph County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
  9. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  11. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
  12. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  13. ^ "Indiana public library directory" (PDF). Indiana State Library. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  14. ^ Dodson, Paul (June 17, 1994). "South Shore Railroad Will Close 7 Flagstops". South Bend, IN: South Bend Tribune. p. B2.
  15. ^ "Home - South Bend Table Tennis Center". sbttc.org. Retrieved 26 May 2015.