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English is a town in and the county seat of Sterling Township, Crawford County, Indiana, United States.[3] The population was 673 at the 2000 census, making it one of Indiana's smallest county seats.



English is located at 38°20′8″N 86°27′38″W / 38.33556°N 86.46056°W / 38.33556; -86.46056 (38.335626, -86.460564)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.9 km²), all of it land.

The town historically was located at the confluence of two small rivers, Bird Dog Creek and Brownstown Creek, with the Blue River, Indiana, before the town's relocation.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 673 people, 294 households, and 171 families residing in the town. The population density was 220.5 people per square mile (85.2/km²). There were 341 housing units at an average density of 111.7/sq mi (43.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.66% White, 1.19% Native American, 0.15% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.59% of the population.

There were 294 households out of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.9% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.8% were non-families. 38.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 83.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $20,870, and the median income for a family was $27,708. Males had a median income of $25,000 versus $18,971 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,065. About 24.0% of families and 33.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 54.9% of those under age 18 and 25.2% of those age 65 or over.

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