Westport, Indiana

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Westport is a town located in Sand Creek Township, Decatur County, Indiana. The population was 1,515 at the 2000 census. The town was founded in 1836. A covered bridge, built in 1880, is located about 1.5 miles east of town.



Westport is located at 39°10′34″N 85°34′27″W / 39.17611°N 85.57417°W / 39.17611; -85.57417 (39.176143, -85.574167)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.5 km²), of which, 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²) of it is land and 0.75% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,515 people, 606 households, and 426 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,142.7 people per square mile (439.8/km²). There were 659 housing units at an average density of 497.0/sq mi (191.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.21% White, 0.07% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.20% of the population.

There were 606 households out of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,500, and the median income for a family was $47,826. Males had a median income of $31,890 versus $27,621 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,298. About 6.5% of families and 10.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.7% of those under age 18 and 3.0% of those age 65 or over.

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