West College Corner, Indiana

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West College Corner, also known as just College Corner, is a town in Union Township, Union County, Indiana about five miles northwest of Oxford, Ohio. The population was 634 at the 2000 census. The town is bordered on the east by the state line with Ohio. Across it is the town of College Corner, Ohio. The town's public school is bisected by the state line and is operated jointly with the Ohio authorities. It owes its name to the Ohio town, which was in the northwestern corner of the "College Township", the survey township designated by the Ohio General Assembly as the site of the state college that became Miami University. This survey township was later organized as a civil township, Oxford Township.


West College Corner is located at 39°34′10″N 84°49′3″W / 39.56944°N 84.8175°W / 39.56944; -84.8175 (39.569451, -84.817497)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 634 people, 242 households, and 164 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,410.4 people per square mile (941.5/km²). There were 272 housing units at an average density of 1,034.1/sq mi (403.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.26% White, 0.63% Native American, 0.16% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.16% of the population.

There were 242 households out of which 37.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.2% were non-families. 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the town the population was spread out with 31.7% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 98.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $34,625, and the median income for a family was $37,083. Males had a median income of $28,472 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,528. About 14.0% of families and 16.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.5% of those under age 18 and 14.6% of those age 65 or over.

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