Bremen, Indiana

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Bremen, Indiana from the air.

Bremen [BREE-men] is a town located in Marshall County, Indiana. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 4,486.

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Geography

Bremen is located at 41°26'50" North, 86°8'58" West (41.447109, -86.149342)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.9 km² (2.3 mi²). 5.9 km² (2.3 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.

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Bremen's historic water tower.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 4,486 people, 1,689 households, and 1,177 families residing in the town. The population density is 759.7/km² (1,967.8/mi²). There are 1,791 housing units at an average density of 303.3/km² (785.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 91.42% White, 0.16% African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 6.53% from other races, and 1.16% from two or more races. 12.02% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,689 households out of which 34.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% are married couples living together, 9.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.3% are non-families. 26.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.59 and the average family size is 3.14.

In the town the population is spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.9 males.

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Bremen's town hall.

The median income for a household in the town is $40,185, and the median income for a family is $47,768. Males have a median income of $32,443 versus $21,902 for females. The per capita income for the town is $17,073. 6.5% of the population and 4.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 7.4% of those under the age of 18 and 5.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Commerce

Bremen supports light and heavy industry in the form of fiberglass and custom cabinet manufacturing, RV and van painting, and roller bearing manufacture. Much of its industry supports the large RV manufacturing in the area, especially in nearby Nappanee and Elkhart.

History

Founded in the mid-19th century, Bremen remains a traditional Midwestern small town. Its most famous resident was Otis R. "Doc" Bowen, MD, who became governor of Indiana and later Secretary of Health and Human Services under Ronald Reagan.

Historically, Bremen was home to the Leman spearmint refinery, which left its mark in various ways, including the town's nickname of "Mint City."

External links

Bremen, Germany Template:Geolinks-US-cityscalefr:Bremen (Indiana)

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