Southport, Indiana

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Southport is a city in Marion County, Indiana, United States. The population was 1,852 at the 2000 census. It was founded in the 19th century as a place of loading, unloading, embarkation, and debarkation by teamsters driving goods north to Indianapolis, making it a true "port", even though it is completely landlocked.[citation needed]

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Geography

Southport is located at 39°39′41″N 86°7′7″W / 39.66139°N 86.11861°W / 39.66139; -86.11861 (39.661259, -86.118515)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.7 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,852 people, 733 households, and 521 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,886.2 people per square mile (1,117.3/km²). There were 769 housing units at an average density of 1,198.4/sq mi (463.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.54% White, 0.38% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.86% Asian, 1.30% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.38% of the population.

There were 733 households out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.8% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.7 males.

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