This is the Smallest Town in the State of Indiana
Indiana is full of small towns, but this town happens to be the smallest in the state.
Small towns are really a hot topic lately. When it comes to Indiana, we have no shortage of them. Everyone has small-town pride nowadays. As someone who is from a small town in Indiana, I am proud of where I come from. Boonville, Indiana is a great place to raise a family and to call home. I don't care what anyone says. In the past, we have covered many of these small towns in articles such as the worst small towns in Indiana, an Indiana small town that makes you feel like you are in a Hallmark movie, the best must-visit small town in Indiana, and HGTV naming this Indiana town as the most charming in the state.
You probably participated in the 2020 U.S. Census, which is completed every decade. The results aren’t out yet, but yearly estimates are completed annually, so we used the official 2019 Census info for each state. It gets even more complicated, though, when you consider what the definition of a “town” is in the first place. An incorporated town has legal municipal boundaries, a charter from the state, and local laws and government, but the Census also recognizes areas it calls Census Designated Places, town-like areas that aren’t incorporated. Even beyond that, the Census says that “not everyone resides in a place,” which seems nonsensical. But the Census notes that some people live “outside of any place, either in small settlements, in the open countryside, or in the densely settled fringe of large cities in areas that were built up, but not identifiable as places.” If that sounds complicated, that’s because it is. So for this list, we’re sticking with incorporated towns.
So, which town is the smallest in Indiana? Let's find out!
The Smallest Town in Indiana is...
Readers Digest found that the smallest town in Indiana has a shockingly low population. It's gotta be a town where everyone knows everyone because there are less than 30 people that live in the town total. Heck, most of those people are probably family.
Here's what Readers Digest says:
With just 22 people living here, this “town” is really more of a neighborhood, with the tree-lined, dead-end road of River Forest Street winding past well-tended houses to the White River. Close to the bigger town of Anderson, River Forest is about 40 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Not a bad suburb to live in!
As previously stated, this data was based on 2019 Census data, but after a little digging, the 2020 Census data shows that the town has actually grown since then. The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 26. So, four more people live in the town. Not a big jump, but a jump nonetheless.
You can take a look at the smallest town in each state by clicking here.