Marengo, Indiana

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Marengo is a town in Liberty Township, Crawford County, Indiana, United States. The population was 829 at the 2000 census. One of the tourist attractions and sources of revenue for the town is Marengo Cave, a U.S. National Landmark. Originally discovered in 1883 by two school children, it today offers guided tours.

Marengo was devastated by an F3 tornado in 2004, resulting in damage to nearly 75 percent of the town and the death of one resident.[3]



Marengo is located at 38°22′14″N 86°20′36″W / 38.37056°N 86.34333°W / 38.37056; -86.34333 (38.370579, -86.343425)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 829 people, 363 households, and 218 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,083.5 people per square mile (415.7/km²). There were 403 housing units at an average density of 526.7/sq mi (202.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.31% White, 0.24% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 0.60% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.09% of the population.

There were 363 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.2% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.9% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 89.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.0 males.

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