Edwardsport, Indiana

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Edwardsport is a town in Vigo Township, Knox County, Indiana, United States. The population was 363 at the 2000 census. It was founded in 1839 and was named after Edward Wilkins, a founding father. It was an early flatboat landing site.



Edwardsport is located at 38°48′41″N 87°15′6″W / 38.81139°N 87.25167°W / 38.81139; -87.25167 (38.811322, -87.251670)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 363 people, 151 households, and 104 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,305.3 people per square mile (500.6/km²). There were 170 housing units at an average density of 611.3/sq mi (234.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.80% White, 0.55% African American, 0.28% Native American, and 1.38% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.65% of the population.

There were 151 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 100.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,750, and the median income for a family was $31,979. Males had a median income of $26,979 versus $17,917 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,541. About 15.6% of families and 20.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.5% of those under age 18 and 8.9% of those age 65 or over.

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