West Baden Springs, Indiana

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West Baden Springs is a town in French Lick Township, Orange County, Indiana, United States. The population was 618 at the 2000 census. It is the birthplace of NBA legend Larry Bird.



West Baden Springs is located at 38°34′1″N 86°36′42″W / 38.56694°N 86.61167°W / 38.56694; -86.61167 (38.567018, -86.611601)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 618 people, 263 households, and 175 families residing in the town. The population density was 577.8 people per square mile (223.0/km²). There were 292 housing units at an average density of 273.0/sq mi (105.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.50% White, 2.10% African American, 0.81% Native American, 0.81% Asian, 1.13% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.07% of the population.

There were 263 households out of which 24.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.1% were non-families. 29.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.7% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 26.5% 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 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,750, and the median income for a family was $40,357. Males had a median income of $29,444 versus $19,375 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,532. About 10.3% of families and 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.8% of those under age 18 and 13.5% of those age 65 or over.

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