Crandall, Indiana

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Crandall is a town in Jackson Township, Harrison County, Indiana, United States. The population was 131 at the 2000 census.



Crandall is located at 38°17′16″N 86°03′57″W / 38.287907°N 86.065800°W / 38.287907; -86.065800.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 131 people, 56 households, and 38 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,276.6 people per square mile (505.8/km²). There were 62 housing units at an average density of 604.2/sq mi (239.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.24% White, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.76% of the population.

There were 56 households out of which 26.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 32.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the town the population was spread out with 19.8% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 29.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $33,333, and the median income for a family was $41,250. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $17,292 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,224. There were 7.5% of families and 9.6% of the population living below the poverty line, including 8.0% of under eighteens and 23.8% of those over 64.


Crandall was laid out in 1872 by its namesake, Cornelius F. Crandall [4]. Cornelius persuaded the builders of the Southern Railway (US) to move the planned route for their line through the area from its original surveyed path north of the present day State Highway 64 to its present path through the town of Crandall[5]. Cornelius later moved to Texas where he founded Crandall, Texas [6] [7].

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