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Borden, Indiana

Borden is a town in Wood Township, Clark County, Indiana, United States. The population was 818 at the 2000 census. The town's official name was New Providence until December 29, 1994.


The town was founded in the 1820s and was originally called New Providence, after the capital of Rhode Island. In the late 1800s the Borden Institute was founded by William W. Borden as a college. The town honored him by renaming the town, unofficially, Borden. The town became officially known as Borden in 1994. In the early 2000s, William W. Borden High School underwent an expansion project when a new building was built in place of the parking lot. A new parking lot was built at the old Borden Park. The town then built a new park on the east end of Borden, near the Flexcel plant, along Muddy Fork. It includes basketball courts, a walking path along the fork, and a war memorial for local residents who served in the military.

Borden is served by the CSX (formally Monon) rail system. Borden is the home of seven-time ARCA champion Frank Kimmel.

In the 1960s several dams were constructed along the tributaries leading to Muddy Fork, which runs through the town. This helped keep Borden from being flooded during heavy rains. On April 3, 1974, a massive F4 tornado struck the west side of Borden before moving into nearby Daisy Hill, killing one person. On May 27, 2004, an F2 tornado struck the northern edge of the town, doing damage to the trees on the hillside but fortunately causing no deaths or injuries.


Borden is located at (38.470665, -85.947025).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 818 people, 331 households, and 231 families residing in the town. The population density was 736.4 people per square mile (284.5/km²). There were 355 housing units at an average density of 319.6/sq mi (123.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.41% White, 0.61% Native American, 0.49% Asian, and 0.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.49% of the population.

There were 331 households out of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.2% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 34.2% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 101.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $40,962, and the median income for a family was $44,868. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $20,800 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,417. About 10.3% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.3% of those under age 18 and 19.0% of those age 65 or over.


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