Lawrenceburg, Indiana

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Lawrenceburg, Indiana
—  City  —
Lawrenceburg from the air, looking northwest. Tanner's Creek Generating Station is at bottom left,
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 39°5′46″N 84°51′28″W / 39.09611°N 84.85778°W / 39.09611; -84.85778Coordinates: 39°5′46″N 84°51′28″W / 39.09611°N 84.85778°W / 39.09611; -84.85778
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyDearborn
Government
 • MayorDennis Carr (D)
Area
 • Total5.21 sq mi (13.5 km2)
 • Land4.94 sq mi (12.8 km2)
 • Water0.27 sq mi (0.7 km2)  5.18%
Elevation479 ft (146 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total5,042
 • Density956.1/sq mi (369.2/km2)
Time zoneEST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code47025
Area code(s)812
FIPS code18-42462[1]
GNIS feature ID0437674[2]
Websitehttp://lawrenceburg-in.com/
 
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Lawrenceburg, Indiana
—  City  —
Lawrenceburg from the air, looking northwest. Tanner's Creek Generating Station is at bottom left,
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 39°5′46″N 84°51′28″W / 39.09611°N 84.85778°W / 39.09611; -84.85778Coordinates: 39°5′46″N 84°51′28″W / 39.09611°N 84.85778°W / 39.09611; -84.85778
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyDearborn
Government
 • MayorDennis Carr (D)
Area
 • Total5.21 sq mi (13.5 km2)
 • Land4.94 sq mi (12.8 km2)
 • Water0.27 sq mi (0.7 km2)  5.18%
Elevation479 ft (146 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total5,042
 • Density956.1/sq mi (369.2/km2)
Time zoneEST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code47025
Area code(s)812
FIPS code18-42462[1]
GNIS feature ID0437674[2]
Websitehttp://lawrenceburg-in.com/

Lawrenceburg is a city in Dearborn County, Indiana, United States. The population was 5,042 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat and largest city of Dearborn County[3].[4] Lawrenceburg is located in southeast Indiana, on the Ohio River west of Cincinnati.

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History

Founded in 1802, Lawrenceburg was named for the maiden name of founder Samuel C. Vance's wife.[5]

Geography

Lawrenceburg is located at 39°5′46″N 84°51′28″W / 39.09611°N 84.85778°W / 39.09611; -84.85778 (39.096015, -84.857783)[6].

According to the 2010 census, the city has a total area of 5.21 square miles (13.5 km2), of which 4.94 square miles (12.8 km2) (or 94.82%) is land and 0.27 square miles (0.70 km2) (or 5.18%) is water.[7]

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,685 people, 1,914 households, and 1,140 families residing in the city. The population density was 956.1 people per square mile (369.2/km²). There were 2,162 housing units at an average density of 441.2 per square mile (170.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.81% White The two largest ethnic groups in Lawrenceburg and Lawrenceburg Township are 29% German Americans, and 19% Irish Americans, 4.18% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 1.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.85% of the population.

There were 1,914 households out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.2% were married couples living together, 18.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.4% were non-families. 34.4% 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 2.28 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 11.5% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 88.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,306, and the median income for a family was $37,978. Males had a median income of $31,543 versus $21,985 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,656. About 10.3% of families and 14.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.9% of those under age 18 and 23.8% of those age 65 or over.

Economy

Industry

Lawrenceburg is home to the Tanners Creek Power Station, now AEP. Lawrenceburg Distillers Indiana, formerly Seagram's, operates within Lawrenceburg, and produces various alcoholic beverages. Another industry located within Lawrenceburg is Anchor Glass Container (formerly Thatcher Glass).

Lawrenceburg is also home to Perfect North Slopes, a ski area located off Route 1. It boasts hills for skiing, snowboarding, and snowing tubing. It has been family owned and operated by the Perfect Family for many years and is open throughout the winter months (weather pending).

Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg (formerly Argosy Casino) is found in Lawrenceburg, and is the closest Indiana riverboat casino to downtown Cincinnati.

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