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Encyclopedia > Clark County, Indiana

Clark County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of 2005, the population was 101,592. The county seat is Jeffersonville6. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A state of the United States is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Jeffersonville is a city located in Clark County, Indiana, along the Ohio River. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 974 km² (376 mi²). 971 km² (375 mi²) of it is land and 3 km² (1 mi²) of it (0.31%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Adjacent counties

Scott County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. ... Trimble County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. ... Oldham County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Floyd County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Washington County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ...

History

Clark County was formed in 1801. It is named for Gen. George Rogers Clark, who captured the Northwest Territory for Virginia during the Revolutionary War. It was initially divided into three townships. Clark as painted by Matthew Harris Jouett in 1825 George Rogers Clark (November 19, 1752 – February 13, 1818) was the preeminent American military leader on the northwestern frontier during the American Revolutionary War. ... The Northwest Territory, also known as the Old Northwest and the Territory North West of the Ohio, was a governmental region within the early United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a war fought primarily between Great Britain and revolutionaries within thirteen of her North American colonies. ...


Jeffersonville was the original county seat, from 1802-1811. Charlestown would become the county seat in 1811, but in 1878 the county seat returned to Jeffersonville due to its growth.


Demographics

Clark County
Population by year

2000 96,472
1990 87,777
1980 88,838
1970 75,876
1960 62,795
1950 48,330
1940 31,020
1930 30,764
1920 29,381
1910 30,260
1900 31,835
1890 30,259
1880 28,610
1870 24,770
1860 20,502
1850 15,828
1840 14,595
1830 10,686
1820 8,709
1810 5,670

As of the census² of 2000, there were 96,472 people, 38,751 households, and 26,544 families residing in the county. The population density was 99/km² (257/mi²). There were 41,176 housing units at an average density of 42/km² (110/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.30% White, 6.63% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.59% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.79% from other races, and 1.40% from two or more races. 1.86% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ...


There were 38,751 households out of which 31.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.10% were married couples living together, 12.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.50% were non-families. 26.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.95. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not include all significant viewpoints. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 30.60% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 12.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.70 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $40,111, and the median income for a family was $47,412. Males had a median income of $32,197 versus $24,033 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,936. About 6.00% of families and 8.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.20% of those under age 18 and 7.50% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns

Borden is a town located in Clark County, Indiana. ... Charlestown is a city located in Clark County, Indiana. ... Clarksville is a town in Clark County, Indiana, along the Ohio River. ... Henryville is a census-designated place located in Clark County, Indiana. ... Jeffersonville is a city located in Clark County, Indiana, along the Ohio River. ... Memphis is a census-designated place located in Clark County, Indiana. ... New Washington is a census-designated place located in Clark County, Indiana. ... Oak Park is a census-designated place located in Clark County, Indiana. ... Sellersburg is a small farm town in Clark County, Indiana, United States. ... Utica is a town located in Clark County, Indiana. ...

See also

  • Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
  • Louisville-Elizabethtown-Scottsburg, KY-IN Combined Statistical Area

The Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area is the 43rd largest Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in the United States. ... The Louisville-Elizabethtown-Scottsburg, KY-IN CSA The Louisville-Elizabethtown-Scottsburg, KY-IN Combined Statistical Area is the 31st largest Combined Statistical Area (CSA) of the United States. ...

External links

  • Clark County government

References

  • Forstall, Richard L. (editor) (1996). Population of states and counties of the United States: 1790 to 1990 : from the twenty-one decennial censuses. United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Population Division. ISBN 0-934213-48-8. 
State of Indiana
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East Central Indiana | Michiana | Nine‑County Region | Northern Indiana | Northwest Indiana | Southern Indiana | Wabash Valley Image File history File links Flag_of_Indiana. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A state of the United States is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... Location in the state of Indiana Coordinates: County Marion Founded 1821  - Mayor Bart Peterson (D) Area    - City  372 sq mi (963. ... Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, site of first U.S. capital. ... This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... East Central Indiana is a region in Indiana east of Indianapolis, Indiana, and borders the Ohio state line. ... Michiana is a region in northern Indiana and southwest Michigan centered around the city of South Bend, Indiana. ... The Nine-County Region (Metro Indianapolis Area) is an informal name to an area comprising (not surprisingly) nine counties in the center of the U.S. state of Indiana with a population of almost 2 million residents. ... Northern Indiana is the region of Indiana including 26 counties bordering parts of Illinois, Michigan, and Ohio. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 38th 94,321 km² 225 km 435 km 1. ... Southern Indiana, in the United States, is notable because it is culturally and geographically more similar to the South than it is to the rest of the state of Indiana. ... The Wabash Valley is a region with parts in both Illinois and Indiana. ...

Largest cities

Anderson | Bloomington | Carmel | Columbus | East Chicago | Elkhart | Evansville | Fishers | Fort Wayne | Gary | Goshen | Greenwood | Hammond | Indianapolis | Jeffersonville | Kokomo | Lafayette | Lawrence | Marion | Merrillville | Michigan City | Mishawaka | Muncie | New Albany | Noblesville | Portage | Richmond | South Bend | Terre Haute | Valparaiso | West Lafayette The following is the list of incorporated cities in Indiana as of January 1, 2004: Alexandria, Indiana Anderson, Indiana Angola, Indiana Attica, Indiana Auburn, Indiana Aurora, Indiana Batesville, Indiana Bedford, Indiana Beech Grove, Indiana Berne, Indiana Bicknell, Indiana Bloomington, Indiana Bluffton, Indiana Boonville, Indiana Brazil, Indiana Butler, Indiana Cannelton, Indiana... Anderson is a city located in Madison County, Indiana. ... Location in the state of Indiana Coordinates: County Monroe Mayor Mark Kruzan Area    - City 51. ... Carmel (IPA: ) is a city in Hamilton County, Indiana, United States. ... Columbus is the county seat of Bartholomew County, Indiana. ... East Chicago is a city in Lake County, Indiana, opposite Chicago, Illinois. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Nickname: River City Location in the state of Indiana Country United States State Indiana County Vanderburgh Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel Area    - City 105. ... Town of Fishers flag Fishers (IPA: ), located in Hamilton County, Indiana, is a town of population 52,390 (according to a special census conducted in 2004). ... Nickname: The Summit City Location in the state of Indiana, USA Coordinates: Country United States State Indiana County Allen Founded October 22, 1794 Incorporated February 22, 1840  - Mayor Graham Richard (D)  - City Clerk Sandra Kennedy (D)  - City Council John N. Crawford (R) Samuel J. Talarico, Jr (R) John Shoaff (D... This article is about the city in Indiana, for other uses of Gary, see Gary (disambiguation). ... Goshen (IPA: ) is a city of about 30,000 located about 100 miles east of Chicago, Illinois and 30 miles east of South Bend, Indiana in north-central Indiana. ... Greenwood (IPA: ) is a city in Johnson County, Indiana, United States. ... Location in the state of Indiana Coordinates: County Lake Mayor Thomas McDermott, Jr. ... Location in the state of Indiana Coordinates: County Marion Founded 1821  - Mayor Bart Peterson (D) Area    - City  372 sq mi (963. ... Jeffersonville is a city located in Clark County, Indiana, along the Ohio River. ... Kokomo (IPA: ) is the county seat of Howard CountyGR6, Indiana, United States, Indianas 13th largest city. ... Lafayette (IPA: ) is a city in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, 63 miles (101 km) northwest of Indianapolis. ... Lawrence is a city located in Marion County, Indiana. ... Marion (IPA: ) is a city in Grant County, Indiana, United States. ... Location in the state of Indiana Coordinates: County Lake Area    - City 86. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Mishawaka (IPA: ) is a city on the St. ... Muncie (IPA: ) is a city in Delaware County in east central Indiana, best known as the home of Ball State University and the birthplace of the Ball Corporation. ... New Albany is a city in Floyd County, Indiana, situated along the Ohio River opposite Louisville, Ky. ... Noblesville (IPA: ) is a city in Hamilton County, Indiana, United States. ... Location in the state of Indiana Coordinates: County Porter Area    - City 71. ... Richmond (IPA: ) is a city in east central Indiana, which borders Ohio. ... Location in the state of Indiana Coordinates: County St. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Valparaiso is a city in Porter County, Indiana, USA. The population was 27,428 at the 2000 census. ... West Lafayette (IPA: ) is a city in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, United States, 65 miles (105km) northwest of Indianapolis. ...

Counties

Adams | Allen | Bartholomew | Benton | Blackford | Boone | Brown | Carroll | Cass | Clark | Clay | Clinton | Crawford | Daviess | De Kalb | Dearborn | Decatur | Delaware | Dubois | Elkhart | Fayette | Floyd | Fountain | Franklin | Fulton | Gibson | Grant | Greene | Hamilton | Hancock | Harrison | Hendricks | Henry | Howard | Huntington | Jackson | Jasper | Jay | Jefferson | Jennings | Johnson | Knox | Kosciusko | Lagrange | Lake | LaPorte | Lawrence | Madison | Marion | Marshall | Martin | Miami | Monroe | Montgomery | Morgan | Newton | Noble | Ohio | Orange | Owen | Parke | Perry | Pike | Porter | Posey | Pulaski | Putnam | Randolph | Ripley | Rush | Saint Joseph | Scott | Shelby | Spencer | Starke | Steuben | Sullivan | Switzerland | Tippecanoe | Tipton | Union | Vanderburgh | Vermillion | Vigo | Wabash | Warren | Warrick | Washington | Wayne | Wells | White | Whitley List of Indiana counties: Adams County Allen County Bartholomew County Benton County Blackford County Boone County Brown County Carroll County Cass County Clark County Clay County Clinton County Crawford County Daviess County Dearborn County Decatur County DeKalb County Delaware County Dubois County Elkhart County Fayette County Floyd County Fountain County... Adams County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. ... Allen County is the largest county (by area) located in the U.S. state of Indiana. ... Location in the state of Indiana Formed 1821 Seat Columbus Area  - Total  - Water 1,060 km² (409 mi²) 7 km² (3 mi²) 0. ... Benton County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Blackford County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Boone County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Brown County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Carroll County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Cass County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Clay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. ... Clinton County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Crawford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. ... Daviess County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... DeKalb County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Dearborn County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Decatur County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. ... Delaware County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Dubois County is a county located in the state of Indiana, and was established in 1817. ... Elkhart County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Fayette County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Floyd County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Fountain County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Brookville from the northeast. ... Fulton County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Gibson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. ... Grant County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana, United States. ... Greene County is a county located in the state of Indiana, and determined by the U.S. Census Bureau to include the mean center of U.S. population in 1930. ... County seat building in downtown Noblesville. ... Hancock County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. ... Harrison County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Hendricks County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. ... Henry County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Howard County is one of 92 counties in the U.S. state of Indiana. ... Huntington County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Jackson County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Jasper County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Jay County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. ... Jennings County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Johnson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. ... Knox County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Kosciusko County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Historic county courthouse in Lagrange, built in the 1870s. ... Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. ... LaPorte County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Lawrence County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Madison County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. ... Marion County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. ... Marshall County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Martin County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Miami County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Monroe County is a county located in the state of Indiana, and determined by the U.S. Census Bureau to include the mean center of U.S. population in 1910. ... Montgomery County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Morgan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. ... Newton County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Noble County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Ohio County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Orange County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Parke County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Perry County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Pike County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. ... Porter County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. ... Posey County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Pulaski County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Putnam County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Randolph County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. ... Ripley County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Rushville from the air. ... St. ... Scott County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Shelby County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Spencer County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Starke County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Steuben County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Sullivan County is a county located in the state of Indiana, and determined by the U.S. Census Bureau to include the mean center of U.S. population in 1940. ... Tippecanoe County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Tipton County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Liberty from the air, looking west. ... Vanderburgh County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Vermillion County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Vigo County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Wabash County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Warren County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Warrick County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Washington County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Richmond is the county seat. ... Wells County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... White County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Whitley County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ...


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Clark County, Indiana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (373 words)
Clark County is a county located in the state of Indiana.
In the county the population is spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 30.60% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 12.30% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county is $40,111, and the median income for a family is $47,412.
Clark County, Indiana - encyclopedia article about Clark County, Indiana. (2078 words)
Clark County is a county Originally, in continental Europe, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count.
Clark was once regarded as one of the great American military heroes—hailed as the conqueror of the Northwest Territory at the apex of his fame—but his star has since faded considerably.
Jefferson County was organized in 1780 and one of the first three counties formed out of the original Kentucky County, which was still part of Virginia at the time (the other two being Fayette and Lincoln).
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