Claypool, Indiana

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Claypool is a town in Clay Township, Kosciusko County, Indiana, United States. The population was 311 at the 2000 census.



Claypool is located at 41°7′44″N 85°52′51″W / 41.12889°N 85.88083°W / 41.12889; -85.88083 (41.128829, -85.880876)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4 square miles (0.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 311 people, 112 households, and 88 families residing in the town. The population density was 861.7 people per square mile (333.5/km²). There were 127 housing units at an average density of 351.9/sq mi (136.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.75% White, 0.96% Native American, 0.96% from other races, and 0.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.29% of the population.

There were 112 households out of which 41.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.4% were non-families. 17.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the town the population was spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 10.6% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 99.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $33,833, and the median income for a family was $34,792. Males had a median income of $29,583 versus $18,333 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,021. About 7.9% of families and 9.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.0% of those under age 18 and 11.1% of those age 65 or over.


Claypool was founded in 1873.

Claypool was previously an important rail transportation hub because it was located at the junction of the Big Four and the Nickel Plate railroad lines.

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