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Encyclopedia > Montezuma, Indiana

Montezuma is a town located in Parke County, Indiana. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 1,179.


Montezuma is located at 39°47'32" North, 87°22'13" West (39.792172, -87.370328)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.6 km˛ (0.6 mi˛). 1.6 km˛ (0.6 mi˛) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,179 people, 476 households, and 343 families residing in the town. The population density is 734.2/km˛ (1,908.1/mi˛). There are 527 housing units at an average density of 328.2/km˛ (852.9/mi˛). The racial makeup of the town is 96.95% White, 1.95% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. 0.76% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 476 households out of which 30.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.3% are married couples living together, 14.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.9% are non-families. 23.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.46 and the average family size is 2.83.

In the town the population is spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 99.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $31,111, and the median income for a family is $35,313. Males have a median income of $29,803 versus $19,219 for females. The per capita income for the town is $13,754. 20.1% of the population and 16.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 29.5% of those under the age of 18 and 16.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=39.792172&longitude=-87.370328&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=39.792172&lon=-87.370328&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-87.370328&lat=39.792172&w=750&h=500)

  Results from FactBites:
Town of Montezuma, Indiana (56 words)
Montezuma is located in Parke County, in west-central Indiana.
It is approximately 70 miles west of Indianapolis, Indiana, and 25 miles north of Terre Haute, Indiana.
Montezuma has approximately 530 families and 1179 residents within the town limits.
Montezuma is located in Parke County, Indiana which is in west central Indiana.
Montezuma is 70 mile west of Indianapolis, IN and 25 mile north of Terre Haute, IN.
Montezuma is home to a stretch of the historic Erie Canal which traveled in conjunction with the Wabash River.
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