Hendricks County, Indiana

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Hendricks County, Indiana
Hendricks County Indiana Courthouse.jpg
Hendricks County courthouse in Danville, Indiana
Map of Indiana highlighting Hendricks County
Location in the state of Indiana
Map of the United States highlighting Indiana
Indiana's location in the U.S.
Founded1824
Named forWilliam Hendricks
SeatDanville
Largest townPlainfield
Area
 • Total408.78 sq mi (1,059 km2)
 • Land406.91 sq mi (1,054 km2)
 • Water1.87 sq mi (5 km2), 0.46%
Population
 • (2010)145,448
 • Density356/sq mi (137.47/km²)
Congressional district4th
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4
Websitewww.co.hendricks.in.us
Footnotes: Indiana county number 32
 
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Hendricks County, Indiana
Hendricks County Indiana Courthouse.jpg
Hendricks County courthouse in Danville, Indiana
Map of Indiana highlighting Hendricks County
Location in the state of Indiana
Map of the United States highlighting Indiana
Indiana's location in the U.S.
Founded1824
Named forWilliam Hendricks
SeatDanville
Largest townPlainfield
Area
 • Total408.78 sq mi (1,059 km2)
 • Land406.91 sq mi (1,054 km2)
 • Water1.87 sq mi (5 km2), 0.46%
Population
 • (2010)145,448
 • Density356/sq mi (137.47/km²)
Congressional district4th
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4
Websitewww.co.hendricks.in.us
Footnotes: Indiana county number 32

Hendricks County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 145,448.[1] The county seat is Danville.[2]

Hendricks County is the third largest county within the Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area. Hendricks County is currently the second fastest growing county in Indiana and 85th in the nation.[3][4]

History[edit]

Hendricks County was formed in 1824. It was is named for Indiana Governor William Hendricks, who was serving at the time the County was formed.[5][6]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 408.78 square miles (1,058.7 km2), of which 406.91 square miles (1,053.9 km2) (or 99.54%) is land and 1.87 square miles (4.8 km2) (or 0.46%) is water.[7]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Climate[edit]

Danville, Indiana
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Average max. and min. temperatures in °F
Precipitation totals in inches
Source: The Weather Channel[8]

In recent years, average temperatures in Danville have ranged from a low of 18 °F (−8 °C) in January to a high of 86 °F (30 °C) in July, although a record low of −27 °F (−33 °C) was recorded in January 1994 and a record high of 106 °F (41 °C) was recorded in July 1936. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 2.41 inches (61 mm) in February to 4.42 inches (112 mm) in July.[8]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
18303,975
184011,264183.4%
185014,08325.0%
186016,95320.4%
187020,27719.6%
188022,98113.3%
189021,498−6.5%
190021,292−1.0%
191020,840−2.1%
192020,291−2.6%
193019,725−2.8%
194020,1512.2%
195024,59422.0%
196040,89666.3%
197053,97432.0%
198069,80429.3%
199075,7178.5%
2000104,09337.5%
2010145,44839.7%
Est. 2013153,8795.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
1790-1960[10] 1900-1990[11]
1990-2000[12] 2010-2013[1]
Age and gender distribution in Hendricks County

As of the census[13] of 2000, there were 104,093 people, 37,275 households, and 29,074 families residing in the county. The population density was 255 people per square mile (98/km²). There were 39,229 housing units at an average density of 96 per square mile (37/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.71% White, 1.12% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.66% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. 1.12% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 25.1% were of German, 23.6% American, 13.7% English and 11.4% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 37,275 households out of which 39.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.10% were married couples living together, 7.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.00% were non-families. 18.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.00% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 32.30% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 9.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 100.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $55,208, and the median income for a family was $61,689. Males had a median income of $43,820 versus $29,340 for females. The per capita income for the county was $23,129. About 2.80% of families and 3.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.20% of those under age 18 and 7.40% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

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.[14][15]

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, collecting revenue, and managing the day-to-day functions of the county government.[14][15]

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 a four-year term. In some cases, court decisions can be appealed to the state level circuit court.[15]

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 serves a term of four years and oversees a different part of county government. Members elected to county government positions are required to declare party affiliations and to be residents of the county.[15]

Hendricks County is part of Indiana's 4th congressional district; Indiana Senate districts 23 and 24;[16] and Indiana House of Representatives districts 28, 40, 47 and 91.[17]

Notable people[edit]

Towns[edit]

Townships[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hendricks County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-20. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Hendricks County ranks 85th in population growth
  4. ^ Counties in Indiana
  5. ^ "Profile for Hendricks County, Indiana, IN". ePodunk. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  6. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 154. 
  7. ^ "Census 2010 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 
  8. ^ a b "Monthly Averages for Danville, Indiana". The Weather Channel. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  9. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 10, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 10, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 10, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 10, 2014. 
  13. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  14. ^ a b Indiana Code. "Title 36, Article 2, Section 3". IN.gov. Retrieved 2008-09-16. 
  15. ^ a b c d Indiana Code. "Title 2, Article 10, Section 2". IN.gov. Retrieved 2008-09-16. 
  16. ^ "Indiana Senate Districts". State of Indiana. Retrieved 2011-07-14. 
  17. ^ "Indiana House Districts". State of Indiana. Retrieved 2011-07-14. 
  18. ^ "Chase A. Clark". National Governors Association. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 

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Coordinates: 39°46′N 86°31′W / 39.77°N 86.51°W / 39.77; -86.51