New Washington, Indiana

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New Washington is a census-designated place (CDP) in Clark County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2000 census, the CDP population was 547.

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Geography

New Washington is located at 38°33′45″N 85°32′29″W / 38.5625°N 85.54139°W / 38.5625; -85.54139 (38.562575, -85.541524)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.2 square miles (13.5 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 547 people, 228 households, and 163 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 104.8 people per square mile (40.5/km²). There were 253 housing units at an average density of 48.5/sq mi (18.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 99.63% White and 0.37% African American.

There were 228 households out of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.8% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.5% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 20.7% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 85.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $37,368, and the median income for a family was $42,292. Males had a median income of $31,359 versus $14,750 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $19,343. About 2.3% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.3% of those under age 18 and 16.9% of those age 65 or over.

History

The village was laid out by David Copple, Bala Johnson,Joseph B Dean and the Welsh Adam Keller in 1815. A post office opened in 1819.

New Washington was also the home of the defunct Marble Hill Nuclear Power Plant. It was first proposed in 1973 by Public Service of Indiana and was finally closed due to overwhelming expenditures.

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