Farmersburg, Indiana

Coordinates: 39°15′12″N 87°22′53″W / 39.25333°N 87.38139°W / 39.25333; -87.38139
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Farmersburg, Indiana
Location of Farmersburg in Sullivan County, Indiana.
Location of Farmersburg in Sullivan County, Indiana.
Coordinates: 39°15′12″N 87°22′53″W / 39.25333°N 87.38139°W / 39.25333; -87.38139
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountySullivan
TownshipCurry
Area
 • Total0.74 sq mi (1.92 km2)
 • Land0.74 sq mi (1.92 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation564 ft (172 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total1,069
 • Density1,438.76/sq mi (555.53/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
47850
Area code812
FIPS code18-22738[3]
GNIS feature ID449655
Websitehttp://townoffarmersburg.com

Farmersburg is a town in Curry Township, Sullivan County, Indiana, United States. The population was 1,118 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Terre Haute Metropolitan Statistical Area. The town is adjacent to the Vigo County line and is overshadowed by several large TV and radio transmitter towers.

History[edit]

Farmersburg was founded in 1853 under the name Ascension.[4] A post office was established under this name in 1855, and was renamed to Farmersburg in 1882. The post office is still currently operating.[5]


Government[edit]

The Town of Farmersburg lies within Sullivan County, Indiana. Farmersburg is governed by an elected four-member Town Council and Clerk-Treasurer. The Town Council President acts as the "de facto" mayor of the town. Law enforcement in Farmersburg is the priority of the Farmersburg Town Marshal's Office, consisting of the Marshal and his\her deputies. The Marshal is also responsible for all animal and code enforcement. The Marshal is assisted by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.

Geography[edit]

Farmersburg is located at 39°15′12″N 87°22′53″W / 39.25333°N 87.38139°W / 39.25333; -87.38139 (39.253321, -87.381489).[6]

According to the 2010 census, Farmersburg has a total area of 0.74 square miles (1.92 km2), all land.[7]

Notable People[edit]

The tiny town has had a lot of athletic talent of all sports. Primarily, it seems it's baseball/softball programs. It has even produced some collage/pro athletes from Connor Strain (Evansville/LA Dodgers) which was an outstanding pitcher and batter to Cole Johnson (RHIT) Adara Crooks (ISU) and Katelynn Kennedy (SMWC) who was poised to be one of the best pitchers in the state.

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Farmersburg has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[8]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
1880237
189030127.0%
1900625107.6%
19101,11578.4%
19201,1412.3%
1930993−13.0%
19401,0051.2%
19501,0241.9%
19601,0270.3%
1970962−6.3%
19801,24028.9%
19901,159−6.5%
20001,1801.8%
20101,118−5.3%
20201,069−4.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[10] of 2010, there were 1,118 people, 466 households, and 306 families living in the town. The population density was 1,510.8 inhabitants per square mile (583.3/km2). There were 548 housing units at an average density of 740.5 per square mile (285.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.9% White, 0.6% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 466 households, of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.2% were married couples living together, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.3% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.98.

The median age in the town was 38.7 years. 25.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.8% were from 25 to 44; 26.6% were from 45 to 64; and 15.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.0% male and 52.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,180 people, 479 households, and 340 families living in the town. The population density was 1,626.4 inhabitants per square mile (628.0/km2). There were 538 housing units at an average density of 741.5 per square mile (286.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.54% White, 0.08% African American, 0.68% Native American, 0.34% Asian, and 1.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.59% of the population.

There were 479 households, out of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.0% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 26.0% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,478, and the median income for a family was $33,854. Males had a median income of $31,719 versus $20,100 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,873. About 10.3% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.2% of those under age 18 and 8.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Farmersburg has a public library, a branch of the Sullivan County Public Library.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 16, 2022.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ "Farmersburg, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved August 29, 2016.
  5. ^ "Sullivan County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on September 11, 2016. Retrieved August 29, 2016.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  7. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved July 16, 2015.
  8. ^ Climate Summary for Farmersburg, Indiana
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 11, 2012.
  11. ^ "Locations". Sullivan County Public Library. Retrieved March 15, 2018.

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