Pine Village, Indiana

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Pine Village, Indiana
Town
Lafayette Street at the intersection of 26 and 55
Lafayette Street at the intersection of 26 and 55
Pine Village, Indiana is located in Warren County, Indiana
Pine Village, Indiana
Pine Village, Indiana
Pine Village, Indiana is located in Indiana
Pine Village, Indiana
Pine Village, Indiana
Pine Village, Indiana is located in the US
Pine Village, Indiana
Pine Village, Indiana
Coordinates: 40°27′0″N 87°15′14″W / 40.45000°N 87.25389°W / 40.45000; -87.25389Coordinates: 40°27′0″N 87°15′14″W / 40.45000°N 87.25389°W / 40.45000; -87.25389
Country United States
State Indiana
County Warren
Township Adams
Founded 1851
Founded by Isaac and John Metsker
Named for Big Pine Creek
Area[1]
 • Total 0.12 sq mi (0.31 km2)
 • Land 0.12 sq mi (0.31 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation[2] 692 ft (211 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 217
 • Estimate (2016)[4] 208
 • Density 1,733.33/sq mi (667.23/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code 47975
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-60084[5]
GNIS feature ID 441164

Pine Village is a town in Adams Township, Warren County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[6] The population was 217 at the 2010 census.[3]

History[edit]

The town was founded at the location of a trading post called Pine Village, which may have been named for a lone pine tree that stood on the bluff of Pine Creek, or it may have been named for the creek itself.[7] The town was laid out in 1851 by Isaac and John R. Metsker, and the plat map was made by county surveyor Perrin Kent. The Methodist Church was already there; it was built several years earlier.[8]

The post office at Pine Village has been in operation since 1854.[9]

Rail service[edit]

Rail service reached the town in the 1870s. The year 1883 witnessed the completion of a north/south Chicago and Great Southern Railway (later the Chicago and Indiana Coal Railway) line between Attica and Fair Oaks, some 50 miles (80 km) to the north. The line later was later part of the Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad. It came to be known as the "Coal Road" for the large quantities of coal transported along it. When the C&EI floundered in the early 1920s, Charles F. Propst purchased the Coal Road and in October 1922 incorporated it as the Chicago, Attica and Southern Railroad. The CA&S was placed in receivership on August 5, 1931, and incremental abandonment occurred over subsequent years.[10] The line through Pine Village was scrapped in the fall of 1945, and the rails were pulled up using a Belgian horse and a block and tackle.[11]

Professional football[edit]

During the mid-1910s, Pine Village hosted a prominent professional football team.

Geography[edit]

Map of Pine Village

Pine Village is located at the intersection of State Road 55 and State Road 26, near Big Pine Creek.[12] It is about 20 miles (32 km) west of Lafayette and about 14 miles (23 km) east of the Illinois border. According to the 2010 census, Pine Village has a total area of 0.12 square miles (0.31 km2), all land.[13]

The area on the east side of Pine Village near the railroad, consisting of a grain elevator and some homes, was known as Oklahoma[11] and is located at 40°26′59″N 87°14′42″W / 40.44972°N 87.24500°W / 40.44972; -87.24500 (Oklahoma).

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900279
191035226.2%
1920301−14.5%
19303237.3%
1940303−6.2%
19503112.6%
1960309−0.6%
1970291−5.8%
1980257−11.7%
1990134−47.9%
200025590.3%
2010217−14.9%
Est. 2016208[4]−4.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[14]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 143 people, 60 households, and 41 families residing here.[15] The population density was 1,027.6 inhabitants per square mile (396.8/km2). There were 70 housing units at an average density of 503.0 per square mile (194.2/km2).[16] The racial makeup was 98.6% white, 0.7% black or African American, 0.0% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 0.7% of the population.[15] In terms of ancestry, 32.8% were German, 13.9% were Swedish, 11.5% were Irish, 9.8% were American, and 9.8% were English.[17]

Of the 60 households, 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.0% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.7% were non-families, and 28.3% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.85. The median age was 46.1 years.[15]

The median income for a household was $48,750 and the median income for a family was $62,083. Males had a median income of $58,750 versus $36,250 for females. The per capita income for was $26,957. About 17.4% of families and 17.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.0% of those under age 18 and 0.0% of those age 65 or over.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 28, 2017.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-10.
  3. ^ a b "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-11-24.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "USGS detail on Pine Village". Retrieved 2007-09-23.
  7. ^ Baker, Ronald L.; Carmony, Marvin (1975). Indiana Place Names. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press. p. 130.
  8. ^ A History of Warren County, Indiana. Warren County Historical Society. 1966. p. 6.
  9. ^ "Warren County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved July 10, 2016.
  10. ^ Sulzer, Elmer G. (1998). "The Old Coal Road". Ghost Railroads of Indiana. Indiana University Press. ISBN 0-253-33483-7.
  11. ^ a b Rhode, Robert T. (2002). "A Walk Around Pine Village in the Early 1920s". A History of Warren County, Indiana. Warren County Historical Society.
  12. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  13. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
  14. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  15. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-10.
  16. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-10.
  17. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-10.
  18. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-10.