Whitewater, Indiana

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Whitewater is a town in Franklin Township, Wayne County, Indiana, United States. The population was 78 at the 2000 census.



Whitewater is located at 39°56′37″N 84°49′49″W / 39.94361°N 84.83028°W / 39.94361; -84.83028 (39.943503, -84.830332)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 78 people, 28 households, and 25 families residing in the town. The population density was 976.0 people per square mile (376.4/km²). There were 32 housing units at an average density of 400.4/sq mi (154.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White.

There were 28 households, out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.0% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 10.7% were non-families. 7.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79, and the average family size was 2.84.

In the town, the population was spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 122.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,875, and the median income for a family was $33,125. Males had a median income of $43,250 versus $26,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,987. There were 9.5% of families and 6.7% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.


Whitewater has the distinction of being "incorporated" which means, unlike other towns its size, that there actually is a town board, and although it is a very small community it still has street lights and sidewalks.

The last business in Whitewater was Wolf's Union 76 gas station. It consisted of a small garage and two gas pumps that were bordering Whitewater Road. It closed in May 1992.

The general store is still standing though it has not been in business for many years. It is at the corner of Whitewater Road and 227.

The barber shop was auctioned off and razed in 1995; it had been abandoned for quite some time.

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