Alamo, Indiana

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Alamo is a town in Ripley Township, Montgomery County, Indiana, United States. The population was 137 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Alamo is located at 39°59′1″N 87°3′18″W / 39.98361°N 87.055°W / 39.98361; -87.055 (39.983709, -87.055078)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²), all of it land.

History

Alamo was settled in 1826 and in 1827, Nathan Truax and Mr. Boyce, a surveyor, platted the city. It became a small trading center for nearby farms. In 1859 a road connected Alamo to Crawfordsville and the Yountsville Covered Bridge was built.[4] The town was named for the Alamo Mission in San Antonio, Texas.[5]

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 137 people, 46 households, and 32 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,388.6 people per square mile (881.6/km²). There were 53 housing units at an average density of 924.0/sq mi (341.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 89.05% White, 1.46% African American, 0.73% Native American, 1.46% from other races, and 7.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.46% of the population.

There were 46 households out of which 45.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.8% were married couples living together, 17.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.3% were non-families. 28.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.98 and the average family size was 3.64.

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