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City of Angola, Indiana
—  City  —
Downtown Angola's traffic circle (or roundabout), looking east. The monument in the center is dedicated to those who served in the American Civil War. The building with the cupola is the Steuben County courthouse, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 41°38′13″N 85°0′3″W / 41.63694°N 85.00083°W / 41.63694; -85.00083Coordinates: 41°38′13″N 85°0′3″W / 41.63694°N 85.00083°W / 41.63694; -85.00083
Country United States
State Indiana
County Steuben
Township Pleasant
Government
 - Mayor Richard M. "Dick" Hickman (D)
Area
 - Total 4.2 sq mi (11.0 km2)
 - Land 4.2 sq mi (11.0 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 1,063 ft (324 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 7,344
 Density 1,736.1/sq mi (670.3/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46703
Area code(s) 260
FIPS code 18-01666[1]
GNIS feature ID 0430179[2]
Website http://www.angolain.org
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1870 1,072
1880 1,280 19.4%
1890 1,840 43.8%
1900 2,141 16.4%
1910 2,610 21.9%
1920 2,650 1.5%
1930 2,665 0.6%
1940 3,141 17.9%
1950 5,081 61.8%
1960 4,746 −6.6%
1970 5,117 7.8%
1980 5,486 7.2%
1990 5,824 6.2%
2000 7,344 26.1%

Angola is a city in Pleasant Township, Steuben County, Indiana, United States. The population was 7,344 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Steuben County [3]. Angola was founded by Thomas Gale and Cornelius Gilmore. Angola is home to Trine University. The town is served by I-69 and the Indiana Toll Road (I-80 and I-90).

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Geography

Angola, IN 46703 is located at 41°38′13″N 85°0′3″W / 41.63694°N 85.00083°W / 41.63694; -85.00083, at the intersection of U.S. 20 and State Road 127. They are known to the citizens of Angola as North and South Wayne street and West and East Maumee street.

Angola's water tower.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.2 square miles (11.0 km²), of which, 4.2 square miles (11.0 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.47%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 7,344 people, 2,769 households, and 1,578 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,736.4 people per square mile (670.3/km²). There were 3,012 housing units at an average density of 712.1/sq mi (274.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.00% White, 0.82% African American, 0.44% Native American, 1.23% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.92% from other races, and 1.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.89% of the population.

There were 2,769 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.0% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.0% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 20.7% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 17.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 105.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,925, and the median income for a family was $43,848. Males had a median income of $32,031 versus $23,258 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,750. About 8.1% of families and 10.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.5% of those under age 18 and 13.2% of those age 65 or over.

The Monument

The most popular landmark in Angola is the civil war monument. At 70 feet tall it is the second tallest monument in the state.

Built in 1917 by E.M. Heltzer, it has four statues at the bottom for the branches of the military and the peace loving Columbia with a flag facing east. The monument is the center for the town's celebrations and the symbol of the town of Angola.

Media

Radio stations

Television Stations

Newspapers

Community Web Sites

School District

Angola is located within the Metropolitan School District of Steuben County. MSD of Steuben County operates the following schools:

Just north of Angola, on State Road 127, the rural past has made way for big-box stores.

Notable natives & former residents

  • Edward Ralph May, 1819–1852, the only member of the Indiana Constitutional Convention of 1850 to vote for African American suffrage, practiced law in Angola from 1843 to 1852.
  • Hagood Hardy, 1937–1997, Canadian-American jazz musician and composer, was born in Angola.
  • Theodore Dreiser Holmes, noted creator.
  • Lloy Ball, Olympic gold medalist
  • Lewis A. Jackson, African-American aviator

See also

  • Fun Spot Park, one of the few amusement parks in the state of Indiana. Due to the economic downturn the family owned park has decided to close its doors, citing declining visitors and growing insurance costs.

References

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