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Census Data for Moores Hill ...

Population ...

The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2017 and it gave Moores Hill a population of 611 people.

The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, which gave Moores Hill a population of 597 people.

The town of Moores Hill is located in Dearborn County. The 2010 Census gave Dearborn County a population of 50,047 people. This means that Moores Hill had 1.19% of the county's total population, making it Dearborn's 6th most populous community.

At the same time, Indiana had a population of 6,483,802 people.

Area ...

When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a town like Moores Hill, they draw a boundary around the area in which they are going to conduct their count - this defines the sampling area (usually shaped as a polygon). The shape of the sampling area can be quite complex and it's important to keep in mind that the boundaries of the sampling area may or may not match the recognized boundaries of the town.

Things like the population, area and housing for Moores Hill reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Moores Hill might be different, it's best to check with the U.S. Census Bureau to resolve any difference between the two.

The 2010 Census shows that the sampling area for Moores Hill has a total area of 0.54 square miles [1.4 km²].

Dearborn County has a land area of 305 square miles [790 km²]. At 0.54 square miles [1.4 km²], Moores Hill has 0.18% of the county's total land area.

Not only does the sampling area define boundaries, it also has a GPS location (latitude & longitude) that indicates a point within the sampling area (usually the center of the polygon, known as the centroid). At the time of the 2010 Census, the sampling area was located at:

Lat:   39° 6' 42"   (or 39.11°)             [Map]

Lon:   -85° 5' 25"   (or -85.09°)

More information on this topic and the changes between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census can be found in the section for our Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Population Density ...

Using the population (597 people) and land area (0.54 square miles [1.4 km²]) values from the 2010 Census, Moores Hill had a population density of 1,107 people per square mile [427.6 people/km²].

In comparison, the 2000 Census shows Moores Hill had a population of 635 people and a land area of 0.48 square miles [1.2 km²]. This gives a population density of 1,336 people per square mile [516 people/km²]

NOTE: Be aware that when comparing population density between the 2000 and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Moores Hill. You need to be careful when making such a comparison, the differences are likely to lead to an incorrect comparison. More information about the changes can be found in the section Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Housing Units ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Moores Hill had 252 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 597 people, this averages 2.37 people per Housing Unit.

The 2010 Census shows Moores Hill had a land area of 0.54 square miles [1.4 km²]. This translates to 467.5 Housing Units per square mile [180.5 housing units/km²].

From the Census of 2000: Moores Hill had 234 Housing Units, a population of 635 people and a land area of 0.48 square miles [1.2 km²]. This gives a density of 2.71 people per Housing Unit and 492.6 Housing Units per square mile [190.2 housing units/km²].

NOTE: Repeating the caution above (under Population Density), be aware that when comparing Housing Units between the 2000 and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Moores Hill and you need to be careful when comparing numbers between the censuses. More information about these differences can be found in the section called Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Dearborn County ...

The town of Moores Hill<4> is located in Dearborn County.

The county had a population of 50,047 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 597 people, Moores Hill represented 1.19% of the county's total.

In addition, where the town of Moores Hill has a population density of 1,107 people per square mile [427.6 people/km²], Dearborn County averages 164.1 people per square mile [63.3 people/km²].

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Dearborn County.

Population Rings for Moores Hill ...

To help identify the number of people who live in Moores Hill and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Moores Hill. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<5>

  Radius   No of
  Since 2010    
5 mi   [8 km]22,467-1.16%
10 mi   [16 km]712,302-0.46%
15 mi   [24 km]1329,729-0.35%
20 mi   [32 km]2349,969+2.73%
25 mi   [40 km]3070,294+2.49%
30 mi   [48 km]60236,532+2.68%

Census-to-Census Observations ...

Introduction ...

When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for Moores Hill, they start by specifying the boundaries of the area to be counted. This area (or sampling area) is a polygon and its shape can be quite complex - it may or may not match the geographical boundaries of Moores Hill. It's important to note that from one Census to the next, the shape and location of the polygon can change. If you need precision or details about the methodology of the Census, you should visit the U.S. Census Bureau for a definitive answer.

Area ...

The sampling area (or polygon) given for the 2010 Census is 13.46% larger than the 2000 Census.

The 2010 Census shows that the total area for Moores Hill was 0.54 square miles [1.4 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of the area is covered by water.

The 2000 Census shows a total area of 0.48 square miles [1.2 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of the area is covered by water.

Location ...

While generally coinciding with the GPS location (latitude/longitude) of Moores Hill, the latitude and longitude given by the Census Bureau actually indicates the GPS location of the polygon for Moores Hill.

For the 2010 Census, the location was given as:

Lat:   39.111681°   (or 39°6'42" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -85.090392°   (or -85°5'25" W)

For the 2000 Census, the location given was:

Lat:   39.112623°   (or 39°6'45" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -85.088524°   (or -85°5'18" W)

The difference indicates that the U.S. Census Bureau moved the location of the polygon for the 2010 Census 630 feet to the southwest<6> of the location that was used in the 2000 Census.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) have assigned a unique GNIS identifier (#2396779) to Moores Hill. This identifier also marks a GSP point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of Moores Hill. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:

Lat:   39.111684°   (or 39°6'42" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -85.090390°   (or -85°5'25" W)

The GSP location given for the 2010 Census lies 1.23 feet to the southwest<7> of the point given by the GNIS for Moores Hill. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Moores Hill.

Miscellaneous Information for Moores Hill ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has used one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Dearborn County or the town of Moores Hill:

The GNIS Codes ...

The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Moores Hill:

GNIS ID for Moores Hill: 2396779

GNIS ID for Dearborn County: 450344

GNIS ID for Indiana: 448508

The FIPS Codes ...

An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):

State Code: 18 (Indiana)

County Code: 029 (Dearborn County)

Place Code: 50958 (Moores Hill)

State & County Code: 18/029 (Indiana / Dearborn County)

State & Place Code: 18/50958 (Indiana / Moores Hill)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Moores Hill is located in Census Region #2 (the Midwest Region) and Division #3 (the East North-Central Division).

The US Postal Service ZIP Code ...

While some people have used a ZIP code to identify a community, the purpose of the ZIP code was to make mail delivery more efficient by grouping addresses together. Although the ZIP Code doesn't specifically identify a town like Moores Hill, it does identify addresses that are in (or near) Moores Hill. It's important to remember that the boundaries of a ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned or overlapped with other ZIP Codes.

The ZIP code for Moores Hill: 47032<8>

Census ZCTA Codes ...

The US Census Bureau created statistical entities that they call ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) and these ZCTAs are frequently confused with the ZIP codes that come from the US Postal Service (USPS).

ZCTAs were first created for the 2000 Census and at that time, they were based upon the USPS ZIP codes. While largely covering the same areas, the boundaries of a ZCTA do not necessarily match the boundaries of a postal ZIP code with the same number. For example, while a postal ZIP code can cross a county or state line, a Census ZCTA can not. They should be treated as separate entities with no correlation between them.

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Moores Hill.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Indiana

About Dearborn County

About Indiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website of the U.S. Census Bureau

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Moores Hill. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Dearborn County:

The official website for State of Indiana:

The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Footnotes ...

<1>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2017.

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<2>Every 10 years (eg- 1990, 2000, 2010), the US Census Bureau conducts a Constitutionally-mandated count (or enumeration) of people living within the United States. This count is called a Decennial Census. The last Decennial Census was the 2010 Census, with the next one planned for 2020.

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<3>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<4>It's a common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Moores Hill may originally have been Moore's Hill. Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Moores Hill might be written as Moore Hill. For more information, please visit our Genealogy Helper Page for Moores Hill.

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<5>The communities in our count are those provided by the 2010 Census, so keep in mind that our population rings will only include the people living in those communities. Smaller communities usually don't participate directly in the Census and therefore they won't be included. While our count is a close approximation, it shouldn't be considered as a complete or accurate count.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the 2010 Census location is 123 degrees and a distance of 630 feet.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the GNIS point is 152 degrees and a distance of 1.23 feet.

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<8>When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Moores Hill or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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