Jasonville, Indiana

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Jasonville is a city in Greene County, Indiana, United States. The population was 2,490 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Bloomington, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

Jasonville, Indiana is rich in history including a big fire in 1914, a booming mining community of the past, and the establishment of Shakamak State Park. The Jasonville motto is "Gateway to Shakamak" as Shakamak State Park is only 3 short miles from the town. For a very informative history of Jasonville, IN based on the book by Ben Sink and Edited by former Postmaster Max Griffith visit The Jasonville Story. The site includes several old photographs from the past.

Geography

Jasonville is located at 39°9′41″N 87°12′4″W / 39.16139°N 87.20111°W / 39.16139; -87.20111 (39.161511, -87.201027)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,490 people, 970 households, and 615 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,912.0 people per square mile (739.5/km²). There were 1,116 housing units at an average density of 856.9/sq mi (331.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.27% White, 0.08% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.00% of the population.

There were 970 households out of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.5% were non-families. 31.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.08.

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