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Grant County, Indiana
Map of Indiana highlighting Grant County
Location in the state of Indiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Indiana
Indiana's location in the U.S.
Seat Marion
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

415 sq mi (1,074 km²)
414 sq mi (1,072 km²)
1 sq mi (2 km²), 0.20%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

73,403
74/sq mi (28/km²)
Founded 1831
Named for Samuel and Moses Grant
Congressional district 5th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Grant County Courthhouse, Marion, Indiana.JPG
Grant County Courthouse in Marion, Indiana

Grant County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of 2000, the population was 73,403. The county seat is Marion[1]. Important paleontological discoveries dating from the Pliocene epoch have been made at Pipe Creek Sinkhole in Grant County.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 415 square miles (1,074 km²), of which 414 square miles (1,072 km²) is land and 1 square mile (2 km²) (0.20%) is water.

Marion from the air.
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Adjacent counties

Grant County, Indiana, is one of the few counties in the United States to border as many as 9 counties. Indiana actually has 2 such counties, with nearby Allen County also bordering 9 counties. Allen and Grant Counties share Huntington and Wells Counties as common neighbors.

History

Grant County was formed in 1831. It was named for Captains Samuel and Moses Grant of Kentucky.[2]

Government

The county government is a constitutional body, and is granted specific powers by the Constitution of Indiana, and by the Indiana Code.

County Council: The county council is the legislative branch of the county government and controls all the spending and revenue collection in the county. Representatives are elected from county districts. The council members serve four year terms. They are responsible for setting salaries, the annual budget, and special spending. The council also has limited authority to impose local taxes, in the form of an income and property tax that is subject to state level approval, excise taxes, and service taxes.[3][4]

Board of Commissioners: The executive body of the county is made of a board of commissioners. The commissioners are elected county-wide, in staggered terms, and each serves a four year term. One of the commissioners, typically the most senior, serves as president. The commissioners are charged with executing the acts legislated by the council, the collection of revenue, and managing the day-to-day functions of the county government.[3][4]

Court: The county maintains a small claims court that can handle some civil cases. The judge on the court is elected to a term of four years and must be a member of the Indiana Bar Association. The judge is assisted by a constable who is also elected to terms of four years. In some cases, court decisions can be appealed to the state level circuit court.[4]

County Officials: The county has several other elected offices, including sheriff, coroner, auditor, treasurer, recorder, surveyor and circuit court clerk. Each of these elected officers serve terms of four years and oversee different parts of the county government. Members elected to any county government position are required to declare a party affiliation and be a resident of the county.[4]

Demographics

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 73,403 people, 28,319 households, and 19,568 families residing in the county. The population density was 177 people per square mile (68/km²). There were 30,560 housing units at an average density of 74 per square mile (28/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 89.23% White, 7.19% Black or African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.02% from other races, and 1.53% from two or more races. 2.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 23.0% were of American, 21.0% German, 11.7% English and 7.9% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 28,319 households out of which 29.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.70% were married couples living together, 11.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.90% were non-families. 26.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.60% under the age of 18, 11.80% from 18 to 24, 25.80% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 15.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 92.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,162, and the median income for a family was $44,304. Males had a median income of $100,767 versus $23,801 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,003. About 8.40% of families and 11.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.10% of those under age 18 and 8.70% of those age 65 or over.

Grant County
Population by year

2000 73,403
1990 74,169
1980 80,934
1970 83,955
1960 75,741
1950 62,156
1940 55,813
1930 51,066
1920 51,353
1910 51,426
1900 54,693
1890 31,493
1880 23,618
1870 18,487
1860 15,797
1850 11,092
1840 4,875

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Cities and towns

Townships

Other places

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. 

Coordinates: 40°31′N 85°39′W / 40.52°N 85.65°W / 40.52; -85.65


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Grant County, Indiana
Map
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Grant County.png
Location in the state of Indiana
Map of the USA highlighting Indiana
Indiana's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1831
Seat Marion
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.20%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

73403
Time zone Eastern : UTC{{{UTC offset}}}/{{{DST offset}}}
Named for: Samuel and Moses Grant

Grant County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana, United States. As of 2000, the population was 73,403. The county seat is Marion6. Important paleontological discoveries dating from the Pliocene epoch have been made at Pipe Creek Sinkhole in Grant County.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,074 km² (415 sq mi). 1,072 km² (414 sq mi) of it is land and 2 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.20%) is water.

Marion from the air.

Adjacent counties

Grant County, Indiana, is one of the few counties in the United States to border as many as 9 counties. Indiana actually has 2 such counties, with nearby Allen County also bordering 9 counties. Incidentally, Allen and Grant Counties share Huntington and Wells Counties as common neighbors.

History

Grant County was formed in 1831. It was named for Captains Samuel and Moses Grant of Kentucky.

Demographics

Grant County
Population by year

2000 73,403
1990 74,169
1980 80,934
1970 83,955
1960 75,741
1950 62,156
1940 55,813
1930 51,066
1920 51,353
1910 51,426
1900 54,693
1890 31,493
1880 23,618
1870 18,487
1860 15,797
1850 11,092
1840 4,875

As of the census² of 2000, there were 73,403 people, 28,319 households, and 19,568 families residing in the county. The population density was 68/km² (177/sq mi). There were 30,560 housing units at an average density of 28/km² (74/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 89.23% White, 7.19% Black or African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.02% from other races, and 1.53% from two or more races. 2.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 23.0% were of American, 21.0% German, 11.7% English and 7.9% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 28,319 households out of which 29.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.70% were married couples living together, 11.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.90% were non-families. 26.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.60% under the age of 18, 11.80% from 18 to 24, 25.80% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 15.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 92.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,162, and the median income for a family was $44,304. Males had a median income of $33,767 versus $23,801 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,003. About 8.40% of families and 11.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.10% of those under age 18 and 8.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Townships

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. 

Coordinates: 40°31′N 85°39′W / 40.52, -85.65

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