La Paz, Indiana

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La Paz is a town in North Township, Marshall County, Indiana, United States. The population was 489 at the 2000 census. The town was founded in 1873 and was named for La Paz, Bolivia. At the time of its founding, it was served by the Chicago branch of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, now CSX. The B&O named a coach La Paz in 1949 to honor the City of La Paz.

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Geography

La Paz is located at 41°27′28″N 86°18′32″W / 41.457914°N 86.309011°W / 41.457914; -86.309011.[3] It is located on U.S. Highway 31, just to the north of where it intersects with U.S. Highway 6.

United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 489 people, 209 households, and 136 families residing in the town. The population density was 948.6 people per square mile (363.1/km²). There were 225 housing units at an average density of 436.5/sq mi (167.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.73% White, 0.20% African American, 0.82% Native American, 1.02% from other races, and 1.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.25% of the population.

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