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Angola, Indiana

Angola
City
Downtown Angola's traffic circle (or roundabout-- nicknamed
Downtown Angola's traffic circle (or roundabout-- nicknamed "The Mound"), looking east. The monument in the center is dedicated to those who served in the American Civil War. The building with the cupola is the Steuben County courthouse, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Motto: "Proud Of Our Past Planning For Our Future"
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Indiana
County Steuben
Township Pleasant
Government
 • Mayor Richard "Dick" Hickman (D)
Area[1]
 • Total 6.39 sq mi (16.55 km2)
 • Land 6.34 sq mi (16.42 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
Elevation[2] 1,063 ft (324 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 8,612
 • Estimate (2012)[4] 8,591
 • Density 1,358.4/sq mi (524.5/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46703
Area code 260
FIPS code[2][5] 18-01666
GNIS ID[2][5] 430179
Website http://www.angolain.org

Angola is a city in Pleasant Township, Steuben County, Indiana, United States. The population was 8,612 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Steuben County.[6] Angola was founded by Thomas Gale and Cornelius Gilmore on June 28, 1838. Angola is home to Trine University. The town is served by I-69 and the Indiana Toll Road (I-80 and I-90).

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • Climate 2
  • Demographics 3
    • 2010 census 3.1
    • 2000 census 3.2
  • The Monument 4
  • Media 5
    • Radio stations 5.1
    • Television stations 5.2
    • Newspapers 5.3
  • School District 6
  • Notable natives & residents 7
  • See also 8
  • References 9
  • External links 10

Geography

The center of Angola is located at , at the intersection of U.S. 20 and State Road 127. These roads are known locally to the citizens of Angola as North and South Wayne street and West and East Maumee street.

According to the 2010 census, the city has a total area of 6.39 square miles (16.6 km2), of which 6.34 square miles (16.4 km2) (or 99.22%) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) (or 0.78%) is water.[7]

Climate

The National Weather Service reports that Angola's average January temperatures are a maximum of 28.8 °F (−1.8 °C) and a minimum of 13.7 °F (−10.2 °C). Average July temperatures are a maximum of 82.0 °F (27.8 °C) and a minimum of 60.4 °F (15.8 °C). There are an average of 7.5 days with highs of 90 °F (32 °C) or higher. There an average of 28.1 days with highs of 32 °F (0 °C) or lower and an average of 2.3 days with lows of 0 °F (−18 °C) or lower. The record high temperature was 106 °F (41 °C) on July 13, 1936. The record low temperature was −27 °F (−33 °C) on January 4, 1981.

Average annual precipitation is 37.27 inches (947 mm). There are an average of 119.4 days with measurable precipitation. The wettest year was 1950 with 52.48 inches (1,333 mm) and the driest year was 1971 with 24.07 inches (611 mm). The most precipitation in one month was 12.23 inches (311 mm) in May 1943. The most precipitation in 24 hours was 5.00 inches (127 mm) on July 9, 1951.

Average annual snowfall is 34.7 inches (880 mm). There are an average of 22.0 days with measurable snowfall. The snowiest season was 1981-82 with 74.9 inches (1,900 mm). The most snowfall in one month was 31.5 inches (800 mm) in January 1999, including the record 24-hour snowfall of 14.3 inches (360 mm) on January 3, 1999.[8]

Climate data for Angola, Indiana
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 31.0
(−0.6)
33.2
(0.7)
43.7
(6.5)
57.4
(14.1)
69.3
(20.7)
78.8
(26)
83.0
(28.3)
81.1
(27.3)
74.4
(23.6)
62.3
(16.8)
47.1
(8.4)
34.5
(1.4)
57.98
(14.43)
Average low °F (°C) 15.9
(−8.9)
16.5
(−8.6)
25.4
(−3.7)
36.5
(2.5)
47.3
(8.5)
57.3
(14.1)
61.3
(16.3)
59.5
(15.3)
52.4
(11.3)
41.4
(5.2)
30.9
(−0.6)
20.5
(−6.4)
38.74
(3.75)
Precipitation inches (mm) 2.2
(56)
2.0
(51)
2.8
(71)
3.5
(89)
3.8
(97)
3.7
(94)
3.7
(94)
3.5
(89)
3.2
(81)
2.8
(71)
2.9
(74)
2.6
(66)
36.6
(930)
Source: Weatherbase[9]
Angola's water tower.

Demographics

2010 census

As of the 2010 census,[3] there were 8,612 people, 3,111 households, and 1,815 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,358.4 inhabitants per square mile (524.5/km2). There were 3,499 housing units at an average density of 551.9 per square mile (213.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.6% White, 1.4% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 2.1% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.3% of the population.

There were 3,111 households of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.7% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.7% were non-families. 33.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.99.

The median age in the city was 30.3 years. 22.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 21.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24% were from 25 to 44; 19.6% were from 45 to 64; and 13% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.6% male and 49.4% female.

2000 census

As of the 2000 census,[10] there were 7,344 people, 2,769 households, and 1,578 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,736.4 people per square mile (670.3/km²). There were 3,012 housing units at an average density of 712.1 per square mile (274.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.00% White, 0.82% African American, 0.44% Native American, 1.23% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.92% from other races, and 1.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.89% of the population.

There were 2,769 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.0% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.0% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 20.7% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 17.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 105.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,925, and the median income for a family was $43,848. Males had a median income of $32,031 versus $23,258 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,750. About 8.1% of families and 10.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.5% of those under age 18 and 13.2% of those age 65 or over.

The Monument

The most popular landmark in Angola is the Monument, referred to by locals as "The Mound" or the 'Circle'.

Built in 1917 by E.M. Heltzer, The Monument commemorates the Civil War. It has statues for all four branches of the military. On top is the statue of Columbia, facing east. It cost $17,000 in 1917, over $1,000,000 if it were built today. The Monument is the center of many town celebrations and festivities. It was unveiled on Thursday, September 13, 1917 at 1PM to much fanfare. On the Monument are plaques with the names of the 1,278 men from Steuben County who fought in the war. Per capita, more men from Steuben County enlisted for the war than any other county in Indiana. The monument underwent a renovation in 1993 and was re-dedicated during Fourth of July ceremonies.

Media

Radio stations

Television stations

Newspapers

The Herald Republican, the daily newspaper based in Angola and serving Steuben County, was formed through the merger of two longstanding weekly newspapers in Angola, the Steuben Republican (first published in May 1857) and The Angola Herald (January 1876). The newspapers consolidated their printing plants in 1925 and their ownership in the 1960s (in the Willis family), eventually merging into one publication in 1980. Two years later they were sold to Home News Enterprises, which expanded the paper to a twice-weekly format in 1989, and then in August 2001 to KPC Media Group of Kendallville, Indiana, which converted The Herald Republican to a daily in September 2001.[11]

School District

Angola is located within the Metropolitan School District of Steuben County. MSD of Steuben County operates the following schools:

  • Carlin Park Elementary - Cardinals
  • Hendry Park Elementary - Road Runners
  • Ryan Park Elementary - Rhinos
  • Pleasant Lake Elementary - Patriots
  • Angola Middle School - Yellow Jackets
  • Angola High School - Hornets
  • Educational Opportunity Center
Just north of Angola, on State Road 127, the rural past has made way for big-box stores.

Notable natives & residents

  • Edward Ralph May, 1819–1852, the only member of the Indiana Constitutional Convention of 1850 to vote for African American suffrage, practiced law in Angola from 1843 to 1852
  • Lewis Blaine Hershey, 1893-1977 United States Four Star General, Second Director of the Selective Service
  • Hagood Hardy, 1937–1997, Canadian-American jazz musician and composer
  • Lloy Ball, Olympic gold medalist
  • Raymond E. Willis, U.S. Senator
  • Brian Cardinal, NBA basketball player
  • John Barnes, American science fiction writer [12]
  • Tyler Anderson, Butler University basketball player [13]

See also

  • Fun Spot Park, one of the few amusement parks in the state of Indiana. Due to the economic downturn the family owned park has decided to close its doors, citing declining visitors and growing insurance costs.

References

  1. ^ "Places (2010)" ( 
  2. ^ a b c "Feature ID 430179".  
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  4. ^ "Population Estimates".  
  5. ^ a b "FIPS55 Data: Indiana". FIPS55 Data.  
  6. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  7. ^ "Places: Indiana". 2010 Census Gazetteer Files.  
  8. ^ http://mcc.sws.uiuc.edu/climate_midwest/mwclimate_data_summaries.htm#
  9. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Angola, Indiana". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.
  10. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  11. ^ "About Us — KPC Media Group Inc.". KPCNews.com. Retrieved June 20, 2012. 
  12. ^ http://www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/barnes_john
  13. ^ http://www.butler.edu/admission/student-perspectives/blogs/blue2/tag/ty-anderson/

External links

  • City of Angola, Indiana website
  • Angola Chamber of Commerce
  • Metropolitan School District of Steuben County
  • Downtown Angola website
  • Angola Renaissance Faire
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