Gosport, Indiana

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Gosport is a town in Wayne Township
Wayne Township, Owen County, Indiana
Wayne Township is one of thirteen townships in Owen County, Indiana, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 1,599.-Geography:According to the United States Census Bureau, Wayne Township covers an area of...

, Owen County
Owen County, Indiana
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, Indiana
Indiana
Indiana is a US state, admitted to the United States as the 19th on December 11, 1816. It is located in the Midwestern United States and Great Lakes Region. With 6,483,802 residents, the state is ranked 15th in population and 16th in population density. Indiana is ranked 38th in land area and is...

, United States
United States
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. The population was 826 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Bloomington, Indiana
Bloomington, Indiana
Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of Monroe County in the southern region of the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 80,405 at the 2010 census....

 Metropolitan Statistical Area
Bloomington, Indiana metropolitan area
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.

Geography


Gosport is located at 39.349684°N 86.665508°W.

According to the United States Census Bureau
United States Census Bureau
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, the town has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1 km²), all of it land.

Demographics


As of the census
Census
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of 2000, there were 715 people, 273 households, and 190 families residing in the town. The population density
Population density
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 was 1,868.6 people per square mile (726.5/km²). There were 301 housing units at an average density of 786.7 per square mile (305.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.60% White, 0.42% African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.14% Asian, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.24% of the population.

There were 273 households out of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.7% were married couples
Marriage
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 living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% were non-families. 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 84.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,833, and the median income for a family was $34,545. Males had a median income of $32,396 versus $18,667 for females. The per capita income
Per capita income
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 for the town was $14,101. About 14.4% of families and 17.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.4% of those under age 18 and 4.4% of those age 65 or over.