Brook, Indiana

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Brook is a town located in Iroquois Township, Newton County, Indiana. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 1,062.

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Geography

Brook is located at 40°51'58" North, 87°21'57" West (40.866026, -87.365812)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.7 km²), of which, 0.7 square miles (1.7 km²) of it is land and 1.49% is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,062 people, 397 households, and 292 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,607.2 people per square mile (621.3/km²). There were 423 housing units at an average density of 640.2/sq mi (247.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.05% White, 0.28% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 2.92% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. 8.66% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 397 households out of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.2% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.2% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 91.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $34,881, and the median income for a family was $38,958. Males had a median income of $31,339 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,826. 7.9% of the population and 4.6% of families were below the poverty line. 12.1% of those under the age of 18 and 8.7% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Culture

The Iroquois Conservation Club hosts an annual fishing contest for children under the age of 18 and their parents.

Education

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