Williams Creek, Indiana

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Williams Creek is an affluent town in Washington Township, Marion County, Indiana. It is located about 8 miles (13 km) north of downtown Indianapolis and is slightly northeast of the neighboring Town of Meridian Hills. Williams Creek was originally planned as an exclusive community for the wealthy in 1925, and it was incorporated as a town in 1932. The population was 413 at the 2000 census. It has existed as an "included town" since 1970, when it was incorporated into Indianapolis as part of Unigov. It is part of Indianapolis, but retains a functioning town government under IC 36-3-1-11[3]. Williams Creek remains an exclusive wooded residential enclave for the wealthy. It was also where American writer Kurt Vonnegut's parents lived, when he wrote a letter home from Europe[4] after surviving the bombing of Dresden as a POW.

Geography

Williams Creek is located at 39°54′5″N 86°8′58″W / 39.90139°N 86.14944°W / 39.90139; -86.14944 (39.901439, -86.149371)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 413 people, 157 households, and 127 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,221.1 people per square mile (469.0/km²). There were 163 housing units at an average density of 481.9/sq mi (185.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.58% White, 0.24% African American, 0.73% Asian, 0.24% from other races, and 1.21% from two or more races.

There were 157 households out of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.8% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.1% were non-families. 12.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 3.9% from 18 to 24, 18.6% from 25 to 44, 36.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 87.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $172,996, and the median income for a family was $186,766. Males had a median income of $100,000 versus $49,583 for females. The per capita income for the town was $82,132. None of the families and 1.2% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

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