Patoka, Indiana

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Patoka is a town in White River Township, Gibson County, Indiana, United States. The population was 749 at the 2000 census. The town's name comes from an Indian word meaning "log on bottom".


Patoka is located at 38°24′20″N 87°35′11″W / 38.40556°N 87.58639°W / 38.40556; -87.58639 (38.405536, -87.586260)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 749 people, 308 households, and 217 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,064.2 people per square mile (413.1/km²). There were 338 housing units at an average density of 480.2/sq mi (186.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.06% White, 1.74% African American, 0.40% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.27% of the population.

There were 308 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 16.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 103.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,208, and the median income for a family was $40,227. Males had a median income of $33,636 versus $18,681 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,587. About 9.6% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.5% of those under age 18 and 17.5% of those age 65 or over.


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