Coatesville, city (1990 pop. 11,038), Chester co., SE Pa., on Brandywine Creek, in a farm area; settled c.1717, inc. as a city 1916. It has been a steel center since 1810. Joseph Hergesheimer wrote about this region in The Three Black Pennys. The National Iron and Steel Heritage Museum and the Lukens National Historic District are in Coatesville. The Revolutionary battle of Brandywine (Sept. 11, 1777) was fought to the south of the city; the area is now a state park.

Coatesville is a town in Clay Township, Hendricks County, Indiana, United States. The population was 516 at the 2000 census.


Coatesville is located at (39.687378, -86.669246).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 516 people, 185 households, and 145 families residing in the town. The population density was 776.7 people per square mile (301.9/km²). There were 201 housing units at an average density of 302.6/sq mi (117.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.64% White, 0.19% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.19% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.39% of the population.

There were 185 households out of which 42.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.9% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.6% were non-families. 19.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the town the population was spread out with 32.0% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $40,357, and the median income for a family was $47,000. Males had a median income of $31,842 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,387. About 3.0% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.6% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over.


On March 26, 1948 (Good Friday) a tornado destroyed most of the town, killing 14 residents. Damage and fatalities were widespread across west-central Indiana, and overall, 20 people perished.


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