Burnettsville, Indiana

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Burnettsville, Indiana
Location of Burnettsville in White County, Indiana.
Location of Burnettsville in White County, Indiana.
Coordinates: 40°45′39″N 86°35′39″W / 40.76083°N 86.59417°W / 40.76083; -86.59417Coordinates: 40°45′39″N 86°35′39″W / 40.76083°N 86.59417°W / 40.76083; -86.59417
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyWhite
TownshipJackson
Area
 • Total0.74 sq mi (1.93 km2)
 • Land0.74 sq mi (1.93 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation712 ft (217 m)
Population
 • Total346
 • Estimate 
(2019)[4]
339
 • Density455.65/sq mi (175.94/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (EST)
ZIP code
47926
Area code(s)574
FIPS code18-09316[5]
GNIS feature ID431852

Burnettsville is a town in Jackson Township, White County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[6] The population was 346 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Burnettsville was laid out in 1854,[7] and was named after the nearby Burnetts Stream.[8]

A post office was first established in the community under the name Burnett's Creek,[9] which ran from 1837 to 1922.[10]

Geography[edit]

Burnettsville is located at 40°45′39″N 86°35′39″W / 40.76083°N 86.59417°W / 40.76083; -86.59417 (40.760885, -86.594267).[11]

According to the 2010 census, Burnettsville has a total area of 0.75 square miles (1.94 km2), all land.[12]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860222
187027021.6%
18802969.6%
189047961.8%
19004973.8%
1910489−1.6%
19205175.7%
1930402−22.2%
19404368.5%
19504574.8%
1960452−1.1%
197051012.8%
1980496−2.7%
1990401−19.2%
2000373−7.0%
2010346−7.2%
2019 (est.)339[4]−2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[13]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 346 people, 153 households, and 101 families living in the town. The population density was 461.3 inhabitants per square mile (178.1/km2). There were 170 housing units at an average density of 226.7 per square mile (87.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.3% White, 0.3% African American, 0.3% Asian, and 1.2% from two or more races.

There were 153 households, of which 24.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.3% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.0% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.77.

The median age in the town was 42.8 years. 21.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.3% were from 25 to 44; 30.3% were from 45 to 64; and 17.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 46.5% male and 53.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 373 people, 155 households, and 113 families living in the town. The population density was 504.6 people per square mile (194.6/km2). There were 160 housing units at an average density of 216.5 per square mile (83.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.93% White, and 1.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.80% of the population.

There were 155 households, out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.6% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 22.5% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,563, and the median income for a family was $45,625. Males had a median income of $30,982 versus $21,667 for females. The per capita income for the town was $22,005. About 6.6% of families and 9.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.7% of those under age 18 and 11.5% of those age 65 or over.

Annual events[edit]

Each year Burnettsville holds its Community Day on the fourth Saturday of September. The day's events include the Fireman's Breakfast, garage sales, 5K-10k Bee Bumble race, 1k-Bee Stingers race (for the kids) Ron's famous Ham and Beans, Cake Walk, over 60 vendors, entertainment on the stage all day, kids games, bounce house, balloons, parade, and fish fry. This and other events are held in the maintained old Burnettsville High School Gym, locally known as the "Bee Hive", the teams being known as the Burnettsville "Bees", before the consolidation of the White County Schools in 1962.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 16, 2020.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-06.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  5. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "Burnettsville, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2016-07-06.
  7. ^ Hamelle, W. H. (1915). A Standard History of White County, Indiana: An Authentic Narrative of the Past, with an Extended Survey of Modern Developments in the Progress of Town and Country. Unigraphic. p. 230.
  8. ^ "Profile for Burnettsville, IN". ePodunk. Retrieved 6 July 2016.
  9. ^ Counties of White and Pulaski, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. 1883. p. 144.
  10. ^ "White County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 6 July 2016.
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  12. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. Retrieved 2015-07-13.
  13. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.