Culver, Indiana

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Town of Culver, Indiana
Location of Culver in Marshall County, Indiana.
Location of Culver in Marshall County, Indiana.
Coordinates: 41°13′2″N 86°25′18″W / 41.21722°N 86.42167°W / 41.21722; -86.42167Coordinates: 41°13′2″N 86°25′18″W / 41.21722°N 86.42167°W / 41.21722; -86.42167
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyMarshall
TownshipUnion
Area
 • Total1.16 sq mi (3.0 km2)
 • Land1.16 sq mi (3.0 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
764 ft (233 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,353
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
1,461
 • Density1,261.66/sq mi (487.13/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
46511
Area code(s)574
FIPS code18-16300[3]
GNIS feature ID0433239[4]
Websitehttp://www.townofculver.org/

Culver is a town in Marshall County, Indiana, United States. Culver is part of Union Township, which also includes the communities of Burr Oak, Hibbard, Maxinkuckee and Rutland. The population of Culver was 1,353 at the 2010 United States Census.

History[edit]

Culver was originally called Union Town, and under the latter name was laid out in 1844.[5] It was later renamed for Henry Harrison Culver, head of the Culver Academies.[6]

The Culver Commercial Historic District and Forest Place Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[7] One of the buildings covered in the National Register is the post office, which contains a mural completed by Jessie Hull Mayer as part of the Section of Painting and Sculpture′s projects, later called the Section of Fine Arts, of the Treasury Department. Arrival of the Mail in Culver was completed in 1938 and featured students from the military academy and other residents looking at their mail.[8][9]

Geography[edit]

Culver is located at 41°13′2″N 86°25′18″W / 41.21722°N 86.42167°W / 41.21722; -86.42167 (41.217340, -86.421726).[10]

According to the 2010 census, Culver has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.33 km2), all land.[11]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900505
191081060.4%
19201,08033.3%
19301,50239.1%
19401,6056.9%
19501,563−2.6%
19601,558−0.3%
19701,78314.4%
19801,601−10.2%
19901,404−12.3%
20001,5399.6%
20101,353−12.1%
2019 (est.)1,461[2]8.0%
US Decennial Census[12]

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census,[13] there were 1,353 people, 598 households, and 354 families in the town. The population density was 1,503.3 inhabitants per square mile (580.4/km2). There were 897 housing units at an average density of 996.7 per square mile (384.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.8% White, 1.2% African American, 0.4% Asian, 0.9% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population.

There were 598 households, of which 25.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.1% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.8% were non-families. 37.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.77.

The median age in the town was 47.7 years. 19.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.6% were from 25 to 44; 29.6% were from 45 to 64; and 25.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 45.4% male and 54.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census,[14] there were 1,539 people, 655 households, and 410 families in the town. The population density was 1,961.7 people per square mile (761.8/km2). There were 932 housing units at an average density of 1,188.0 per square mile (461.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.04% White, 0.91% African American, 0.65% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.71% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.21% of the population.

There were 655 households, out of which 26.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.4% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.88.

The town population contained 22.5% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 23.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $33,047, and the median income for a family was $46,190. Males had a median income of $34,583 versus $24,453 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,938. About 8.5% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.5% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The town has a lending library, the Culver-Union Township Public Library.[15]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 US Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. Retrieved July 16, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". US Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "US Census website". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 31 January 2008.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 25 October 2007. Retrieved 31 January 2008.
  5. ^ McDonald, Daniel (1908). A Twentieth Century History of Marshall County, Indiana. Lewis Publishing Co. p. 125.
  6. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 107. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. The present name is for the founder of Culver Military Academy, Henry Harrison Culver.
  7. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  8. ^ Carlisle, John C. (2014). "The Culver Post Office Mural". Culver Library. Culver, Indiana: Culver-Union Township Public Library. Archived from the original on 5 October 2015. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  9. ^ Thayer, Laura (20 November 1995). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Culver Commercial Historic District". Washington, D. C.: National Park Service. p. 8. Archived from the original on 17 March 2017. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". US Census Bureau. 12 February 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2011.
  11. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 13 February 2020. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  12. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  13. ^ "US Census website". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2012.
  14. ^ "US Census website". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 31 January 2008.
  15. ^ "Indiana public library directory" (PDF). Indiana State Library. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  16. ^ "Memorial Funeral Home | Fanwood NJ Funeral Home & Cremation". www.fanwoodmemorial.com. Retrieved 2021-08-24.

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