Grabill, Indiana

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Grabill, Indiana
Grabill, Indiana.jpg
Location of Grabill in Allen County, Indiana.
Location of Grabill in Allen County, Indiana.
Coordinates: 41°12′36″N 84°58′6″W / 41.21000°N 84.96833°W / 41.21000; -84.96833Coordinates: 41°12′36″N 84°58′6″W / 41.21000°N 84.96833°W / 41.21000; -84.96833
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyAllen
TownshipCedar Creek
Area
 • Total0.64 sq mi (1.67 km2)
 • Land0.64 sq mi (1.67 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
817 ft (249 m)
Population
 • Total1,053
 • Estimate 
(2018)[3]
1,129
 • Density1,720.06/sq mi (663.82/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (EST)
ZIP code
46741
Area code(s)260
FIPS code18-28494[4]
GNIS feature ID0435251[5]
Websitewww.grabill.net

Grabill is a town in Cedar Creek Township, Allen County, Indiana, United States. The population was 1,053 at the 2010 census. Today it is known for the presence of antique stores and Amish farms. An incorporated town, Grabill has two community parks within the corporate limits.

History[edit]

A post office was established at Grabill in 1902.[6]

Grabill had its start as a town when the Wabash Railroad was extended to that point.[7] Grabill was named for its first postmaster, Joseph A. Grabill.[8]

Geography[edit]

Grabill is located at 41°12′36″N 84°58′6″W / 41.21000°N 84.96833°W / 41.21000; -84.96833 (41.210049, -84.968358).[9] According to the 2010 census, Grabill has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.55 km2), all land.[10]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930276
19402884.3%
195037028.5%
196049533.8%
197057015.2%
198065815.4%
199075114.1%
20001,11348.2%
20101,053−5.4%
Est. 20181,129[3]7.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

2010 census[edit]

At the 2010 census there were 1,053 people, 403 households, and 276 families living in the town. The population density was 1,755.0 inhabitants per square mile (677.6/km2). There were 443 housing units at an average density of 738.3 per square mile (285.1/km2). The racial makup of the town was 96.8% White, 0.6% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6%.[2]

Of the 403 households 37.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 13.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.5% were non-families. 27.5% of households were one person and 9.9% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.22.

The median age in the town was 32.8 years. 30.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.9% were from 25 to 44; 21.7% were from 45 to 64; and 11.3% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

At the 2000 census there were 1,113 people, 420 households, and 307 families living in the town. The population density was 1,805.1 people per square mile (693.1/km²). There were 442 housing units at an average density of 716.9 per square mile (275.3/km²). The racial makup of the town was 98.65% White, 0.18% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.09% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.99%.[4]

Of the 420 households 45.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.6% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.9% were non-families. 24.5% of households were one person and 8.8% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.19.

The age distribution was 32.3% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 33.8% from 25 to 44, 17.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% 65 or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.8 males.

The median household income was $42,240 and the median family income was $48,500. Males had a median income of $36,293 versus $24,688 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,252. About 5.5% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.4% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The town is served by East Allen County Schools: Cedarville Elementary School, Leo Elementary School, and Leo Junior/Senior High School.[12][13]

Grabill has a public library, a branch of the Allen County Public Library.[14]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 28, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved February 16, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "Allen County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 26 August 2014.
  7. ^ Griswold, Bert Joseph; Taylor, Mrs. Samuel R. (1917). The Pictorial History of Fort Wayne, Indiana: A Review of Two Centuries of Occupation of the Region about the Head of the Maumee River. Robert O. Law Company. p. 664.
  8. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 148. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. This town was named for Joseph A. Grabill...
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  10. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. Retrieved 2015-07-16.
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  12. ^ "District Boundary Map" (PDF). East Allen County Schools. Retrieved 2020-04-03.
  13. ^ "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Grabill town, IN" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2020-04-04.
  14. ^ "Homepage". Allen County Public Library. Retrieved 4 March 2018.

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