Bruceville, Indiana

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Bruceville is a town in Washington Township, Knox County, Indiana, United States. The population was 469 at the 2000 census.



Bruceville is located at 38°45′25″N 87°24′54″W / 38.75694°N 87.415°W / 38.75694; -87.415 (38.756984, -87.415001)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²), all of it land.


Bruceville was named for the Bruce family. William Bruce (ca. 1776 - 1853) settled here in 1805. Bruce led the local militia during Tecumseh's War in 1811. The streets of the town were laid out in 1829.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 469 people, 199 households, and 141 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,597.2 people per square mile (624.4/km²). There were 221 housing units at an average density of 752.6/sq mi (294.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.51% White, 0.21% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.21% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.43% of the population.

There were 199 households out of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $24,028, and the median income for a family was $33,036. Males had a median income of $27,292 versus $17,857 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,829. About 12.6% of families and 14.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.3% of those under age 18 and 11.0% of those age 65 or over.

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