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Cannelton, Indiana

Cannelton is a city in Troy Township, Perry County, Indiana, along the Ohio River. The population was 1,209 at the 2000 census. Cannelton is the former county seat of Perry County. The current county seat is Tell City, Indiana. The name was adopted in 1844 is derived from the cannel coal once mined in the area,


Cannelton is located at (37.910134, -86.739931).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (4.0 km²), of which, 1.5 square miles (3.8 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (4.52%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 1,209 people, 509 households, and 297 families residing in the city. The population density was 816.0 people per square mile (315.4/km²). There were 577 housing units at an average density of 389.4/sq mi (150.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.01% White, 0.08% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.50% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.58% of the population.

There were 509 households out of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.5% were non-families. 38.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 11.2% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,361, and the median income for a family was $37,188. Males had a median income of $26,940 versus $20,174 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,578. About 14.9% of families and 16.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.1% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over.

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