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CENSUS DATA

The United States Constitution mandates that a census be taken at least once every ten years, and that the number of members of the United States House of Representatives from each state be apportioned accordingly. Census statistics are also used for apportioning federal funding for many social and economic programs.

There are two forms of questionnaire used to collect information for the census, long and short. The long form questions about matters such as daily commute times, housing unit factors, etc. has been replaced by the American Community Survey (ACS). Computer algorithms (based on complex sampling rules) determined which form was mailed to a given household, with one in six receiving the long form. This was supplemented by census workers going door to door to talk to those who failed to return the forms. In addition to a simple count of residents, the Census Bureau collects a variety of statistics, on topics ranging from ethnicity to the presence of indoor plumbing. The data collected by every question is either required to enforce some federal law (such as the Voting Rights Act) or to administer some federal program. The United States Congress gives approval to every question asked on the census.

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CENSUS DATA

Location
Total Population
Median Age
Average Household Size
Median Household Income
Per Capita Income
Alexandria
6,260
34.7
2.48
$21,958
$10,278
Anderson
59,734
36.1
2.28
$23,221
$12,161
Chesterfield
2,969
36.5
2.30
$27,652
$12,772
Edgewood
1,988
45.5
2.27
$43,050
$21,322
Elwood
9,737
37
2.50
$21,842
$10,214
Frankton
1,905
35
2.53
$26,515
$11,207
Ingalls
1,168
33.9
2.77
$23,409
$10,572
Lapel
1,855
35.4
2.48
$28,553
$12,165
Markleville
383
37.6
2.72
$29,306
$11,610
Orestes
334
34
2.59
$18,977
$8,765
Pendleton
3,873
35.9
2.41
$29,167
$13,369
Summitville
1,090
34.1
2.60
$25,109
$10,668
Madison Co
133,358
37.4
2.41
$27,435
$12,811
Indiana
6,080,485
35.2
2.53
$28,797
$13,149

 

 
 

Population Characteristics:

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