Montezuma, Indiana

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Montezuma is a town in Reserve and Wabash townships, Parke County, Indiana, United States. The population was 1,179 at the 2000 census.



Montezuma is located at 39°47′32″N 87°22′13″W / 39.79222°N 87.37028°W / 39.79222; -87.37028 (39.792172, -87.370328)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²), all of it land. Montezuma is the birthplace of Gordon Allport (1897–1967), a noted personality theorist.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,179 people, 476 households, and 343 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,908.1 people per square mile (734.2/km²). There were 527 housing units at an average density of 852.9/sq mi (328.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.95% White, 1.95% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.17% Asian, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.76% of the population.

There were 476 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.3% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.9% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% 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 2.83.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 99.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,111, and the median income for a family was $35,313. Males had a median income of $29,803 versus $19,219 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,754. About 16.9% of families and 20.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.5% of those under age 18 and 16.0% of those age 65 or over.

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