Francisco, Indiana

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Francisco is a town in Center Township, Gibson County, Indiana, United States. The population was 543 at the 2000 census. It was founded in 1851. Local tradition says the town was named for its first settler, a Spanish laborer working on the Wabash and Erie Canal who built a shack in the area.



Francisco is located at 38°20′0″N 87°26′50″W / 38.333333°N 87.44722°W / 38.333333; -87.44722 (38.333360, -87.447314)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.4 km²), all of it land.

Francisco is located on State Highway 64 between Princeton and Oakland City.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 543 people, 233 households, and 150 families residing in the town. The population density was 995.5 people per square mile (381.2/km²). There were 249 housing units at an average density of 456.5/sq mi (174.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.26% White, 0.55% African American and 0.18% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.37% of the population.

There were 233 households out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.2% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.90.

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