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Center township, IN map Land area: 41.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.8 sq. mi.
Population: 167,055 (all urban)
Males: 83,837  (50.2%)
Females: 83,218  (49.8%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 159,054 (78,706 owner occupied, 80,348 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

51%
State:

29%


Races in Center township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 51.9%
  • Black: 40.6%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3%
  • Asian: 0.6%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.1%
  • Two or more races: 1.3%
  • Some other race: 0.2%

Median age of males: 32.9
Median age of females: 34.3

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Average household size: 2.40

Center township:

2.4 people
Indiana:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.16

Estimated median household income in 2009: $26,763 ($26,435 in 1999)
This township:

$26,763
Indiana:

$45,424

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $479 (lower quartile is $384, upper quartile is $596)
Here:

$479
State:

$545

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $71,023 (it was $57,100 in 2000)
Center township:

$71,023
Indiana:

$123,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $51,607 - $91,645

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $87,885
Here:

$87,885
State:

$155,412

Townhouses or other attached units: $124,925
Here:

$124,925
State:

$141,472

In 2-unit structures: $47,866
Here:

$47,866
State:

$103,490

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $81,373
Here:

$81,373
State:

$111,630

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $115,262
Here:

$115,262
State:

$131,334

Mobile homes: $135,732
Here:

$135,732
State:

$33,761

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $27,878
Here:

$27,878
State:

$52,440
Population density: 3993 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

24.4%
Whole state:

9.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

12.1%
Whole state:

4.2%

Cities in this township include: Indianapolis.


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Number of foreign born residents: 6,609 (23% naturalized citizens)

Center township:  4.0%
State:  3.1%

49% of Center township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 76% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 47% lived in Indiana.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 116503
  • Northeast: 2936
  • Midwest: 10925
  • South: 26247
  • West: 2975

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $43,700

Center township, Indiana satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 9.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

People in group quarters in Center township, Indiana:

  • 3,377 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 1,379 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 877 people in nursing homes
  • 521 people in state prisons
  • 345 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 311 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 244 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 232 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 169 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 165 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 139 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 130 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 118 people in halfway houses
  • 80 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 79 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 69 people in religious group quarters
  • 28 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 20 people in other group homes
  • 19 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally ill

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 45,539
  • One, attached: 9,059
  • Two: 5,831
  • 3 or 4: 3,807
  • 5 to 9: 2,905
  • 10 to 19: 2,758
  • 20 to 49: 3,314
  • 50 or more: 4,889
  • Mobile homes: 189
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 34

Median worth of mobile homes: $55,800


Housing units in Center township with a mortgage: 19,718 (2,483 second mortgage, 1,954 home equity loan, 90 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 10,160

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 457
  • 1995 to 1998: 1,399
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,283
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,254
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,903
  • 1960 to 1969: 8,936
  • 1950 to 1959: 12,572
  • 1940 to 1949: 13,566
  • 1939 or earlier: 33,955

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Center township, Indiana:

  • 1 room: 58
  • 2 rooms: 250
  • 3 rooms: 896
  • 4 rooms: 3,074
  • 5 rooms: 10,351
  • 6 rooms: 8,547
  • 7 rooms: 4,249
  • 8 rooms: 2,244
  • 9 or more rooms: 2,445

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Center township, Indiana:

  • 1 room: 1,506
  • 2 rooms: 2,805
  • 3 rooms: 6,981
  • 4 rooms: 7,583
  • 5 rooms: 7,391
  • 6 rooms: 4,888
  • 7 rooms: 1,700
  • 8 rooms: 715
  • 9 or more rooms: 493

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Center township:

  • no bedroom: 136
  • 1 bedroom: 1,639
  • 2 bedrooms: 12,038
  • 3 bedrooms: 13,815
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,592
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 894

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Center township:

  • no bedroom: 2,306
  • 1 bedroom: 11,887
  • 2 bedrooms: 11,543
  • 3 bedrooms: 6,990
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,082
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 254

Cars and other vehicles available in Center township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 3,521
  • 1 vehicle: 12,242
  • 2 vehicles: 11,565
  • 3 vehicles: 3,510
  • 4 vehicles: 815
  • 5 or more vehicles: 461

Cars and other vehicles available in Center township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 10,587
  • 1 vehicle: 16,498
  • 2 vehicles: 5,642
  • 3 vehicles: 986
  • 4 vehicles: 166
  • 5 or more vehicles: 183

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Center township:

  • United States or American (13.4%)
  • German (10.0%)
  • Irish (6.7%)
  • English (4.2%)
  • African (2.0%)
  • Italian (1.6%)
  • French (except Basque) (1.0%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Mexico (59%)
  • United Kingdom (3%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (3%)
  • Germany (2%)
  • Honduras (2%)
  • Other Western Africa (2%)
  • Philippines (2%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 43,048 (66%)
  • Carpooled: 12,283 (19%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 4,893 (8%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 9 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 9 (0%)
  • Railroad: 7 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 18 (0%)
  • Taxi: 105 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 35 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 363 (1%)
  • Walked: 2,735 (4%)
  • Other means: 535 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,199 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (81%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

People in group quarters in Center township, Indiana:

  • 3,377 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 1,379 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 877 people in nursing homes
  • 521 people in state prisons
  • 345 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 311 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 244 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 232 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 169 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 165 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 139 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 130 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 118 people in halfway houses
  • 80 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 79 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 69 people in religious group quarters
  • 28 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 20 people in other group homes
  • 19 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally ill

92.9% of residents of Center township speak English at home.
5.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (40% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 13% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (49% speak English very well, 40% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (69% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 159,109
  • In family households: 123,001 (20,318 male householders, 16,520 female householders)
    19,195 spouses, 47,445 children (43,282 natural, 1,432 adopted, 2,731 stepchildren), 6,823 grandchildren, 2,119 brothers or sisters, 1,312 parents, 3,233 other relatives, 6,036 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 36,108 (15,033 male householders (11,545 living alone)), 14,277 female householders (12,348 living alone)), 6,798 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 7,946 (6,256 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 13,881 2-persons, 9,187 3-persons, 6,593 4-persons, 4,004 5-persons, 1,879 6-persons, 1,294 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 23,893 1-person, 4,565 2-persons, 585 3-persons, 147 4-persons, 78 5-persons, 17 6-persons, 25 7-or-more-persons,

15,508 married couples with children.
19,371 single-parent households (3,504 men, 15,867 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,666
Here:

13.1%
Indiana:

11.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 775
Here:

9.3%
Indiana:

8.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,094
Here:

18.6%
Indiana:

23.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Center township:

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