Patriot, Indiana

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Patriot is a town in Posey Township, Switzerland County, Indiana, along the Ohio River. The population was 202 at the 2000 census.



Patriot is located at 38°50′18″N 84°49′40″W / 38.83833°N 84.82778°W / 38.83833; -84.82778 (38.838215, -84.827764)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²), of which, 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (15.38%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 202 people, 73 households, and 60 families residing in the town. The population density was 906.7 people per square mile (354.5/km²). There were 108 housing units at an average density of 484.8/sq mi (189.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.02% White, 0.50% African American, 0.50% Native American, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic of any race were 0.99% of the population.

There were 73 households out of which 38.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.0% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.8% were non-families. 13.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 7.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 114.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 113.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,500, and the median income for a family was $38,438. Males had a median income of $29,135 versus $26,071 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,866. About 6.0% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.6% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

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