Thorncreek Township, Whitley County, Indiana

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Thorncreek Township
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St. Matthew's United Methodist Church on State Road 9
Whitley County Indiana Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Tri-Lakes Highlighted 1876526.svg
Location of Tri-Lakes in Whitley County, Indiana.
Coordinates: 41°13′16″N85°29′03″W / 41.22111°N 85.48417°W / 41.22111; -85.48417 Coordinates: 41°13′16″N85°29′03″W / 41.22111°N 85.48417°W / 41.22111; -85.48417
Country United States
State Indiana
County Whitley
Government
  Type Indiana township
Area
  Total 36.05 sq mi (93.4 km2)
  Land 35.17 sq mi (91.1 km2)
  Water 0.87 sq mi (2.3 km2)  2.41%
Elevation [1] 876 ft (267 m)
Population (2010)
  Total 4,166
  Density 118.4/sq mi (45.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
  Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46725
Area code(s) 260
GNIS feature ID 453893

Thorncreek Township is one of nine townships in Whitley County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 4,166 and it contained 1,894 housing units. [2]

A civil township is a widely used unit of local government in the United States that is subordinate to a county. The term town is used in New England, New York, and Wisconsin to refer to the equivalent of the civil township in these states. Specific responsibilities and the degree of autonomy vary based on each state. Civil townships are distinct from survey townships, but in states that have both, the boundaries often coincide and may completely geographically subdivide a county. The U.S. Census Bureau classifies civil townships as minor civil divisions. Currently, there are 20 states with civil townships.

Whitley County, Indiana County in the United States

Whitley County is a rural county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of the 2015 census, the population was 33,330. Whitley County is the 49th largest county in Indiana. The county seat is Columbia City. The county has the highest county number (92) on Indiana license plates, as it is alphabetically the last in the state's list of counties.

Indiana State of the United States of America

Indiana is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern and Great Lakes regions of North America. Indiana is the 38th largest by area and the 17th most populous of the 50 United States. Its capital and largest city is Indianapolis. Indiana was admitted to the United States as the 19th U.S. state on December 11, 1816. Indiana borders Lake Michigan to the northwest, Michigan to the north, Ohio to the east, Kentucky to the south and southeast, and Illinois to the west.

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The township has two main population clusters. The southern edge of the township consists of the unincorporated northern suburban developments of Columbia City; and in the extreme northeastern part of the township there are the unincorporated settlements in the area known as "Tri-Lakes". With a population in excess of 3,000 with no incorporated area, the entire township is a census-designated place under the name of Tri-Lakes.

Columbia City, Indiana City in Indiana, United States

Columbia City is a city in Columbia Township, Whitley County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 8,750 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Whitley County.

A census-designated place (CDP) is a concentration of population defined by the United States Census Bureau for statistical purposes only. CDPs have been used in each decennial census since 1980 as the counterparts of incorporated places, such as self-governing cities, towns, and villages, for the purposes of gathering and correlating statistical data. CDPs are populated areas that generally include one officially designated but currently unincorporated small community, for which the CDP is named, plus surrounding inhabited countryside of varying dimensions and, occasionally, other, smaller unincorporated communities as well. CDPs include small rural communities, colonias located along the U.S. border with Mexico, and unincorporated resort and retirement communities and their environs.

Geography

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.05 square miles (93.4 km2), of which 35.17 square miles (91.1 km2) (or 97.56%) is land and 0.87 square miles (2.3 km2) (or 2.41%) is water. [2] Lakes in this township include Catfish Lake, Cedar Lake, Cedar Lake, Crooked Lake, Karen Lake, Little Cedar Lake, Little Crooked Lake, Metzger Pond, Round Lake and Shriner Lake. The streams of Sell Branch and Thorn Creek run through this township.

Unincorporated towns

Cresco, Indiana Unincorporated community in Indiana, United States

Cresco is an unincorporated community in Thorncreek Township, Whitley County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.

Five Points, Whitley County, Indiana Unincorporated community in Indiana, United States

Five Points is an unincorporated community in Thorncreek Township, Whitley County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.

(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)

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Noble Township, Noble County, Indiana Township in Indiana, United States

Noble Township is one of thirteen townships in Noble County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 3,094 and it contained 1,642 housing units.

Green Township, Noble County, Indiana Township in Indiana, United States

Green Township is one of thirteen townships in Noble County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 2,123 and it contained 734 housing units.

Smith Township, Whitley County, Indiana Township in Indiana, United States

Smith Township is one of nine townships in Whitley County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 5,327 and it contained 2,244 housing units.

Cemeteries

The township contains one cemetery, Stough.

Major highways

Airports and landing strips

Demographics

Historical population
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U.S. Decennial Census [3]

As of the census [4] of 2000, there were 3,925 people, 1,480 households, and 1,164 families residing in the township. The population density was 111.6 people per square mile (43.1/km²). There were 1,652 housing units at an average density of 47.0/sq mi (18.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.88% White, 0.08% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 0.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.61% of the population.

Population density A measurement of population numbers per unit area or volume

Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume; it is a quantity of type number density. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and most of the time to humans. It is a key geographical term. In simple terms population density refers to the number of people living in an area per kilometer square.

There were 1,480 households out of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.2% were married couples living together, 4.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.3% were non-families. 17.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 28.3% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 108.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $52,429, and the median income for a family was $56,473. Males had a median income of $42,068 versus $25,054 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,590. None of the families and 1.8% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

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