Whiteland is a town in Pleasant and Franklin townships, Johnson County, Indiana, United States. The population was 4,169 at the 2010 census.
Whiteland is located in north/central Johnson County approximately 19 miles (31 km) south of Indianapolis in Johnson County, which is one of the counties circling the capital city itself and therefore considered part of the Indianapolis metropolitan area. Major access roads to get to Whiteland are I-65 (Exit 95 is the Whiteland Exit). South on U.S. 31 from Indianapolis and North from Columbus.
Whiteland was incorporated on May 3, 1886; however, the town was beginning to blossom as early as 1858. Three businesses formed the center of Whiteland. When the first plat was laid out, it consisted of 40 lots. Today, Whiteland has approximately 1,600 lots.
Formal education began when the first school house was built in 1869 and served as the town's school until the 1950s. In 1957, a new high school was built. The Class of 1958 was the first class to graduate from the new Whiteland High School. In 1965, Clark High School and Whiteland High School united to form Clark-Pleasant Community School Corporation and what is now known as Whiteland Community High School. The old Clark High School became Clark Elementary School and additional schools Break-O-Day Elementary School, Whiteland Elementary School and Clark-Pleasant Middle School were built and opened later in the 1960s and '70s. Clark-Pleasant Intermediate School was added to the district as of 2004 and Pleasant Crossing Elementary School is the newest addition, completed in the winter of 2007.
As of the census of 2010, there were 4,169 people, 1,468 households, and 1,163 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,294.7 inhabitants per square mile (499.9 /km2). There were 1,558 housing units at an average density of 483.9 per square mile (186.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.0% White, 0.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.6% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.
There were 1,468 households out of which 41.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.2% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 20.8% were non-families. 15.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.15.
The median age in the town was 37.3 years. 27.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.1% were from 25 to 44; 28.5% were from 45 to 64; and 8.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.1% male and 50.9% female.
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