Farmersburg, Indiana

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Farmersburg is a town in Curry Township, Sullivan County, Indiana, United States. The population was 1,180 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Terre Haute Metropolitan Statistical Area. The town is adjacent to the Vigo County line and is overshadowed by several large TV and radio transmitter towers.



Farmersburg is located at 39°15′12″N 87°22′53″W / 39.25333°N 87.38139°W / 39.25333; -87.38139 (39.253321, -87.381489)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,180 people, 479 households, and 340 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,626.4 people per square mile (624.1/km²). There were 538 housing units at an average density of 741.5/sq mi (284.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.54% White, 0.08% African American, 0.68% Native American, 0.34% Asian, and 1.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.59% of the population.

There were 479 households out of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.0% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,478, and the median income for a family was $33,854. Males had a median income of $31,719 versus $20,100 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,873. About 10.3% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.2% of those under age 18 and 8.4% of those age 65 or over.

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