Medora, Indiana

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Medora is a town in Carr Township, Jackson County, Indiana, United States. The population was 565 at the 2000 census. Medora is noted for its 438-foot (134 m) long triple span covered bridge, the longest covered bridge in the United States.


Medora is located at 38°49′29″N 86°10′14″W / 38.82472°N 86.17056°W / 38.82472; -86.17056 (38.824665, -86.170679).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 565 people, 239 households, and 163 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,773.5 people per square mile (681.7/km²). There were 257 housing units at an average density of 806.7/sq mi (310.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.65% White, and 0.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.88% of the population.

There were 239 households out of which 29.7% had children who were under the age of 18 living with them, 45.6% were married couples living together, 18.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.4% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 86.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,813, and the median income for a family was $31,111. Males had a median income of $23,646 versus $20,288 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,262. About 7.2% of families and 10.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.7% of those under age 18 and 13.2% of those age 65 or over.



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