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Newburgh, Indiana

Newburgh is a town located in Warrick County, Indiana. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 3,088.

Table of contents
1 Geography
2 Demographics
3 History


Newburgh is located at 37°56'48" North, 87°24'13" West (37.946579, -87.403735)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.5 km² (1.4 mi²). 3.5 km² (1.4 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 3,088 people, 1,369 households, and 889 families residing in the town. The population density is 876.7/km² (2,274.6/mi²). There are 1,478 housing units at an average density of 419.6/km² (1,088.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 97.38% White, 1.17% African American, 0.03% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. 0.58% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,369 households out of which 27.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.8% are married couples living together, 9.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.0% are non-families. 29.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.24 and the average family size is 2.79.

In the town the population is spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $41,581, and the median income for a family is $53,854. Males have a median income of $41,538 versus $24,662 for females. The per capita income for the town is $24,537. 2.5% of the population and 0.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 0.0% are under the age of 18 and 5.1% are 65 or older.


John Sprinkle landed here in the spring of 1803, thirteen years before Indiana entered the Union as the 19th state. Sprinkle started the first settlement in what is now Warrick County. Originally called Sprinklesburg, later Newburgh (in 1837), the community grew to be the largest riverport between Cincinnati and New Orleans by 1850.

On July 18, 1862, Newburgh was the first town north of the Mason-Dixon line to be captured by the Confederate forces during the War Between the States. Brig. General Adam R. Johnson, with a guerrilla band, crossed the Ohio River and confiscated supplies and ammunition without a shot being fired.