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Cicero, Indiana

Cicero, Indiana
Town
Cicero
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Indiana
County Hamilton
Township Jackson
Area[1]
 • Total 2.12 sq mi (5.49 km2)
 • Land 1.71 sq mi (4.43 km2)
 • Water 0.41 sq mi (1.06 km2)
Elevation 833 ft (254 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 4,812
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 4,873
 • Density 2,814.0/sq mi (1,086.5/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC-5)
ZIP code 46034
Area code(s) 317
FIPS code 18-12628[4]
GNIS feature ID 0432518[5]
Website http://www.ciceroin.org

Cicero is a town in Jackson Township, Hamilton County, Indiana, United States, north of Indianapolis. The population was 4,812 at the 2010 census.

Cicero is notable for welcoming teenaged AIDS activist Ryan White to its community in 1987.[6] White is buried in Cicero.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
    • 2010 census 3.1
    • 2000 census 3.2
  • School systems 4
  • Media 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

History

Cicero was founded in 1835.[7] The town took its named from Cicero Creek.[8] The first post office in Jackson Township was established at Cicero in 1839.[9]

Geography

Cicero is located on the northeast shore of Morse Reservoir, at (40.127568, -86.018375).[10]

According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 2.12 square miles (5.5 km2), of which 1.71 square miles (4.4 km2) (or 80.66%) is land and 0.41 square miles (1.1 km2) (or 19.34%) is water.[1]

Demographics

Cicero is largely a lakeside community.

2010 census

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 4,812 people, 1,952 households, and 1,381 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,814.0 inhabitants per square mile (1,086.5/km2). There were 2,167 housing units at an average density of 1,267.3 per square mile (489.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.8% White, 0.6% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.

There were 1,952 households of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.3% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.89.

The median age in the town was 39.8 years. 25.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.6% were from 25 to 44; 31% were from 45 to 64; and 11.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.

2000 census

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 4,303 people, 1,716 households, and 1,257 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,877.8 people per square mile (1,107.6/km²). There were 1,811 housing units at an average density of 1,211.2 per square mile (466.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.89% White, 0.19% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.63% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.12% of the population.

There were 1,716 households out of which 36.0% had children living with them, 59.2% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.7% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.4% under the of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 8.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $54,561, and the median income for a family was $60,559. Males had a median income of $39,131 versus $29,574 for females. The per capita income for the town was $23,169. About 0.7% of families and 1.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 2.8% of those age 65 or over.

School systems

Cicero is served by Hamilton Heights School Corporation, Indiana Academy[11] and Cicero Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School.[12]

Media

The plot of the episode entitled "The Kids Are All Right" from the TV series Supernatural took place in the town of Cicero, Indiana.

Cicero Seventh-day Adventist Church[13] is the home of the Hope for Life television ministry, with Pastors Vic Van Schaik and Aaron Clark.[14]

References

  1. ^ a b "Places: Indiana". 2010 Census Gazetteer Files.  
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  3. ^ "Population Estimates".  
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  6. ^ Pohlen, Jerome (1 June 2008). Progressive Nation: A Travel Guide with 400+ Left Turns and Inspiring Landmarks. Chicago Review Press. p. 248.  
  7. ^ "Hamilton County History Timeline". Carmel Clay Historical Society. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  8. ^ Exploring Indiana Highways: Trip Trivia. Exploring America's Highway. 2007. p. 265.  
  9. ^ Shirts, Augustus Finch (1901). A History of the Formation, Settlement and Development of Hamilton County, Indiana: From the Year 1818 to the Close of the Civil War. p. 202. 
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  11. ^ * Indiana Academy
  12. ^ * Cicero Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School
  13. ^ * Cicero Seventh-day Adventist Church
  14. ^ Hope for Life Media Ministry

External links

  • HomeTown Television Channel 19
  • Town of Cicero, Indiana website
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