Cannelton, Indiana

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Cannelton is a city in Troy Township, Perry County, Indiana, along the Ohio River. The population was 1,209 at the 2000 census. Cannelton, which is the smallest incorporated city in the state, was formerly the county seat of Perry County[3] until the seat was relocated to Tell City. The name Cannelton was adopted in 1844 is derived from the cannel coal that was once mined in the area.



Cannelton is located at 37°54′36″N 86°44′24″W / 37.91°N 86.74°W / 37.91; -86.74 (37.910134, -86.739931)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (4.0 km²), of which, 1.5 square miles (3.8 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (4.52%) is water. Cannelton is home to Cannelton High School


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,209 people, 509 households, and 297 families residing in the city. The population density was 816.0 people per square mile (315.4/km²). There were 577 housing units at an average density of 389.4/sq mi (150.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.01% White, 0.08% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.50% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.58% of the population.

There were 509 households out of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.5% were non-families. 38.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 3.08.

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