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Spurgeon is a town in Monroe Township, Pike County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[6] The population was 207 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Jasper Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Spurgeon, Indiana
Spurgeon, Indiana.jpg
Location of Spurgeon in Pike County, Indiana.
Location of Spurgeon in Pike County, Indiana.
Coordinates: 38°15′13″N 87°15′28″W / 38.25361°N 87.25778°W / 38.25361; -87.25778Coordinates: 38°15′13″N 87°15′28″W / 38.25361°N 87.25778°W / 38.25361; -87.25778
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyPike
TownshipMonroe
Area
 • Total0.17 sq mi (0.45 km2)
 • Land0.17 sq mi (0.45 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation502 ft (153 m)
Population
 • Total207
 • Estimate 
(2016)[4]
201
 • Density1,148.57/sq mi (442.50/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
47584
Area code(s)812
FIPS code18-72440[5]
GNIS feature ID444435

Contents

HistoryEdit

Spurgeon was originally called Pleasantville, and under the latter name was laid out in 1860.[7] A post office has been in operation under the name Spurgeon since 1867.[8]

GeographyEdit

Spurgeon is located at 38°15′13″N 87°15′28″W / 38.25361°N 87.25778°W / 38.25361; -87.25778 (38.253669, -87.257718).[9]

According to the 2010 census, Spurgeon has a total area of 0.18 square miles (0.47 km2), all land.[10]

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1930375
1940360−4.0%
1950327−9.2%
1960269−17.7%
19702855.9%
1980250−12.3%
1990149−40.4%
200022752.3%
2010207−8.8%
Est. 2016201[4]−2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

2010 censusEdit

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 207 people, 78 households, and 57 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,150.0 inhabitants per square mile (444.0/km2). There were 87 housing units at an average density of 483.3 per square mile (186.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.7% White, 3.9% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.4% of the population.

There were 78 households of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.3% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.9% were non-families. 20.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.02.

The median age in the town was 40.4 years. 25.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.3% were from 25 to 44; 34.3% were from 45 to 64; and 10.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 51.2% male and 48.8% female.

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 227 people, 93 households, and 62 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,299.1 people per square mile (515.6/km²). There were 101 housing units at an average density of 578.0 per square mile (229.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.12% White, 0.44% from other races, and 0.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.32% of the population.

There were 93 households out of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the town, the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 17.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,429, and the median income for a family was $44,375. Males had a median income of $27,031 versus $19,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,850. About 3.2% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.0% of those under the age of eighteen and 5.3% of those sixty five or over.

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. ^ "Spurgeon, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2017-02-26.
  7. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 310. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. The village was laid out as Pleasantville in 1860...
  8. ^ "Pike County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  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 2015-07-25.
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.