Carbon, Indiana

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Carbon is a town in Van Buren Township, Clay County, Indiana, United States. The population was 334 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Terre Haute Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Carbon is located at 39°35′56″N 87°6′27″W / 39.59889°N 87.1075°W / 39.59889; -87.1075 (39.598974, -87.107510)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 334 people, 122 households, and 86 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,109.4 people per square mile (806.0/km²). There were 136 housing units at an average density of 858.9/sq mi (328.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.70% White, and 0.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.20% of the population.

There were 122 households out of which 41.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.28.

In the town the population was spread out with 31.4% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 16.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,208, and the median income for a family was $37,656. Males had a median income of $25,341 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,089. About 15.5% of families and 14.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.3% of those under age 18 and 24.2% of those age 65 or over.


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