- Ferdinand, Indiana
official_name = Town of Ferdinand, Indiana
mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Location in the state of
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Dubois
subdivision_type3 = Township
subdivision_name3 = Ferdinand
area_magnitude = 1 E6
area_total_km2 = 5.8
area_land_km2 = 5.8
area_water_km2 = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 2277
population_density_km2 = 392.5
timezone = EST
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EST
utc_offset_DST = -5
area_total_sq_mi = 2.2
area_land_sq_mi = 2.2
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
elevation_m = 164
elevation_ft = 538
latd = 38 |latm = 13 |lats = 31 |latNS = N
longd = 86 |longm = 51 |longs = 40 |longEW = W
postal_code = 47532
area_code = 812
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 18-22990GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0434450GR|3
Ferdinand is a town in Ferdinand Township, Dubois County,
Indiana, United States. The population was 2,277 at the 2000 census. It was founded in 1840 by Joseph Kundek and named after Ferdinand I of Austria.
The town of Ferdinand was settled by mostly German speaking people from central Europe. At one time Ferdinand was known as the wooden shoe village.
At the end of the 19th century Ferdinand contained many business including a machine works, a brick works, brewery, several taverns, and a dairy.
In 1867 the Monastary of Immaculate Conception was founded in Ferdinand.
In 1906 the Ferdinand News was established as the local newspaper.
Just prior to WWII the Civilian Conservation Corp created the Ferdinand State Forest.
Ferdinand is located at coor dms|38|13|31|N|86|51|40|W|city (38.225392, -86.860996)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.8 km²), all of it land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 2,277 people, 808 households, and 569 families residing in the town. The population densitywas 1,017.3 people per square mile (392.5/km²). There were 845 housing units at an average density of 377.5/sq mi (145.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.03% White, 0.04% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.31% from other races, and 0.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.61% of the population.
There were 808 households out of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.9% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% were non-families. 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.09.
In the town the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 20.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 78.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.3 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $41,326, and the median income for a family was $52,065. Males had a median income of $34,205 versus $23,646 for females. The
per capita incomefor the town was $18,335. About 3.4% of families and 9.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.2% of those under age 18 and 16.1% of those age 65 or over.
Attractions in Ferdinand include:
* Monastery Immaculate Conception, the monastery of The Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand
* Ferdinand State Forest
* [http://www.sedubois.k12.in.us/fphs/ Forest Park Junior/Senior High School]
* [http://www.sedubois.k12.in.us/ferdelm/ Ferdinand Elementary]
* [http://www.ferdinandindiana.org Official Town Web site]
* [http://www.thedome.org Monastery Immaculate Conception]
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