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Frankfort, Indiana

Frankfort, Indiana
City
Clinton County Courthouse in Frankfort
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Indiana
County Clinton
Township Center
Founded 1830
Incorporated 1846
Named for Frankfurt am Main
Government
 • Mayor Chris McBarnes (Republican (politician)#United States)
Area[1]
 • Total 6.31 sq mi (16.34 km2)
 • Land 6.31 sq mi (16.34 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 850 ft (259 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 16,422
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 16,276
 • Density 2,602.5/sq mi (1,004.8/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46041
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-25324[4]
GNIS feature ID 0434761[5]
Website frankfort-in.gov

Frankfort is a city in Clinton County, Indiana, United States. The population was 16,422 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Clinton County.[6]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
    • 2010 census 3.1
    • 2000 census 3.2
  • Notable people 4
  • Schools 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

History

Brothers John, William and Nicholas Pence, previously of Warren County, Ohio, settled on the land on which Frankfort now stands in 1869, having entered it from the government in 1867 and 1868. In 1860, the brothers donated 60 acres (240,000 m2) of the land to the county commissioners, a donation which led to the establishment of the county seat at that site rather than in Jefferson, a community which had also been vying for the honor. The new town was named Frankfort at the brothers' request and honors their German great-grandparents' home of Frankfurt am Main.[7]

The town of Frankfort was laid off on the 60-acre (240,000 m2) tract by William Douglass, the county agent, and the

  • Frankfort Main Street
  • Zion Apostolic Tabernacle
  • City of Frankfort, Indiana website
  • The Nickel Plate Roundhouse, Frankfort, Indiana website
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External links

  1. ^ a b "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1".  
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  3. ^ "Population Estimates".  
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  6. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  7. ^ Claybaugh, Joseph (1913). "City of Frankfort". History of Clinton County, Indiana. Indianapolis: A. W. Bowen & Company. 
  8. ^ Claybaugh, Joseph (1913). "Civil History". History of Clinton County, Indiana. Indianapolis: A. W. Bowen & Company. 
  9. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places.  
  10. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

References

In the fall of 2013 Ivy Tech opened a campus in Frankfort on a site that once housed The Frankfort Times, the local newspaper.

  • Community Schools of Frankfort

Public

Schools

Notable people

The median income for a household in the city was $33,275, and the median income for a family was $42,686. Males had a median income of $32,092 versus $23,722 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,393. About 8.8% of families and 11.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.1% of those under age 18 and 10.9% of those age 65 or over.

There were 6,279 households out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.5% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. In the city the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 19.1% from 45 to 64, and. 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.0 males.

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 16,662 people, 6,279 households, and 4,175 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,240.5 people per square mile (1,251.6/km²). There were 6,682 housing units at an average density of 1,299.6 per square mile (501.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 70.08% White, 0.47% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 7.84% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.53% of the population.

2000 census

The median age in the city was 33.5 years. 28.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.4% were from 25 to 44; 22.8% were from 45 to 64; and 13.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.3% male and 50.7% female.

There were 5,835 households of which 38.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.0% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.9% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.26.

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 16,422 people, 5,835 households, and 3,972 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,602.5 inhabitants per square mile (1,004.8/km2). There were 6,551 housing units at an average density of 1,038.2 per square mile (400.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 71.9% White, 0.6% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 13.1% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 27.0% of the population.

2010 census

Demographics

According to the 2010 census, Frankfort has a total area of 6.31 square miles (16.34 km2), all land.[1]

Geography

In addition to Old Stoney, the Christian Ridge Historic District, Clinton County Courthouse, Charles H. and Emma Condon House, Frankfort Commercial Historic District, and South Frankfort Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[9]

The youngest elected Mayor of Frankfort was Robert Keene at the age of 21 when he took office in January 1922 just one month prior to the fire at Old Stoney on February 24, 1922. At the time of the fire, Old Stoney was used as the High School. Today, Old Stoney is used as City Hall.

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