Garrett, Indiana

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Garrett is a city in Keyser Township, DeKalb County, Indiana, United States. The population was 5,760 at the 2005 census. Founded in 1875, Garrett was named for John W. Garrett (1820–1884), president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad from 1858 to 1884.

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Geography

Garrett is located at 41°20′52″N 85°8′1″W / 41.34778°N 85.13361°W / 41.34778; -85.13361 (41.347903, -85.133700)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.1 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,803 people, 2,185 households, and 1,516 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,856.5 people per square mile (715.8/km²). There were 2,364 housing units at an average density of 756.3/sq mi (291.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.47% White, 0.29% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 0.62% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.07% of the population.

There were 2,185 households out of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.15.

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