Straughn, Indiana

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Straughn is a town in Dudley Township, Henry County, Indiana, United States. The population was 263 at the 2000 census.



Straughn is located at 39°48′30″N 85°17′25″W / 39.80833°N 85.29028°W / 39.80833; -85.29028 (39.808340, -85.290395)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 263 people, 94 households, and 73 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,882.2 people per square mile (725.3/km²). There were 103 housing units at an average density of 737.1/sq mi (284.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.62% White, and 0.38% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.38% of the population.

There were 94 households out of which 38.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.0% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.3% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.30.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 83.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,944, and the median income for a family was $33,906. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,693. About 11.1% of families and 15.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.6% of those under the age of eighteen and 5.3% of those sixty five or over.

Raintree County

Straughn is the real name of the fictional town of Waycross in the novel Raintree County by Ross Lockridge, Jr..

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