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The Town of Fort Branch had a population of 2,777 as of July 1, 2016. Fort Branch ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fort Branch is located at latitude 38.2458 and longitude -87.5732 in Gibson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Fort Branch (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Gibson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 449 feet.

The Town of Fort Branch (GNIS ID: 2396941) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Fort Branch is located within Township of Union, a minor civil division (MCD) of Gibson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fort Branch population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Fort Branch, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,777
Population in Households 2,777
Population in Familes 2,259
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,548
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 1,166
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 770
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,258 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 851 (67.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 314 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 92 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $109,119
Average Home Value $123,472


Median Household Income $48,668
Average Household Income $60,427
Per Capita Income $25,288
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.03% 0.27%
Households 0.05% 0.26%
Families -0.08% 0.1%
Median Household Income   2.96%
Per Capita Income   2.27%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Fort Branch, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Branch to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 180 74th
Population Density1 # 46 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 444 35th
Median Household Income # 336 51st
Per Capita Income # 213 69th

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