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Greencastle, Indiana

Greencastle is a city located in Putnam County, Indiana. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 9,880. The city is the county seat of Putnam County6.

Table of contents
1 Colleges and Universities
2 Geography
3 Demographics

Colleges and Universities

DePauw University is located in Greencastle.


Greencastle is located at 39°38'32" North, 86°51'22" West (39.642297, -86.855988)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.9 km² (5.3 mi²). 13.7 km² (5.3 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.93% water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 9,880 people, 3,353 households, and 2,038 families residing in the city. The population density is 719.8/km² (1,864.6/mi²). There are 3,532 housing units at an average density of 257.3/km² (666.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 93.91% White, 2.67% African American, 0.25% Native American, 1.36% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.68% from other races, and 1.05% from two or more races. 1.43% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 3,353 households out of which 30.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.1% are married couples living together, 11.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 39.2% are non-families. 34.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.28 and the average family size is 2.93.

In the city the population is spread out with 20.2% under the age of 18, 27.3% from 18 to 24, 22.2% from 25 to 44, 15.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 27 years. For every 100 females there are 88.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 82.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $29,798, and the median income for a family is $41,250. Males have a median income of $30,940 versus $20,889 for females. The per capita income for the city is $15,351. 9.8% of the population and 7.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 9.8% are under the age of 18 and 11.3% are 65 or older.