Dillsboro, Indiana

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Dillsboro is a town in Clay Township, Dearborn County, Indiana, United States. The population was 1,436 at the 2000 census. It was founded in 1830 and named after James Dill, a general in the war of 1812 who beforehand had achieved limited success as a hotel clerk.



Dillsboro is located at 39°01′02″N 85°03′32″W / 39.017095°N 85.058838°W / 39.017095; -85.058838.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,436 people, 550 households, and 352 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,421.6 people per square mile (549.0/km²). There were 584 housing units at an average density of 578.1/sq mi (223.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.19% White, 0.07% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 0.42% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.11% of the population.

There were 550 households out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.0% were non-families. 31.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 18.5% from 45 to 64, and 24.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 81.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.8 males.

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