Sulphur Springs, Indiana

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Sulphur Springs is a town in Jefferson Township, Henry County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2000 census, the town population was 346.

Geography

Sulphur Springs is located at 40°0′19″N 85°26′41″W / 40.00528°N 85.44472°W / 40.00528; -85.44472 (40.005340, -85.444701)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 346 people, 139 households, and 102 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,145.0 people per square mile (445.3/km²). There were 147 housing units at an average density of 486.5/sq mi (189.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.84% White, 0.58% Native American (two people), 0.29% Asian (one person), and 0.29% from two or more races (one person). Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.58% of the population (two people).

There were 139 households out of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.7% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.6% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 16.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 86.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $46,328, and the median income for a family was $49,000. Males had a median income of $42,250 versus $23,214 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,838. About 3.8% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of 18 or 65 or over.

Sulphur Springs Christian Church, a congregation of about 125 people in 2007, is located on the western edge of town. Previously affiliated with the United Church of Christ, Sulphur Springs Christian Church is now a member of the Conservative Christian Congregational Conference. Information about this church can be found at: www.sulphurspringscc.org. Information about the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference can be found at: www.ccccusa.com.

In 1897, according to Scientific American Magazine, a Sulphur Springs man named William S Woods invented a new kind of railroad crossing signal.

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