Fort Branch, Indiana

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Fort Branch is the largest town and second largest community in Gibson County, Indiana, United States after Princeton. The population was 2,320 at the 2000 census and 3,420 at the 2005 update.



Fort Branch is located at 38°14′49″N 87°34′34″W / 38.24694°N 87.57611°W / 38.24694; -87.57611 (38.246872, -87.576003)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.7 square miles (1.9 km²), all of it land. However, since 2000, the town of Fort Branch has had two annexations to bring the total area to 2.1 square miles (1.9 km²) sq miles and a population of 4,275 as of 2007. Like Haubstadt and Owensville, Fort Branch has seen a great deal of development since 2000.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,320 people, 985 households, and 647 families residing in the town. The population density was 3,131.0 people per square mile (1,210.5/km²). There were 1,051 housing units at an average density of 1,418.4/sq mi (548.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.53% White, 0.26% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.30% from other races, and 0.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.69% of the population.

There were 985 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.3% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% 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 2.95.

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