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Ferdinand is a town in Ferdinand Township, Dubois County, Indiana, United States. The population was 2,157 at the 2010 census. It was founded in 1840 by Joseph Kundek and named after the Emperor Ferdinand I of Austria.Ferdinand is part of the Jasper Micropolitan Statistical Area.HistoryThe town of Ferdinand was settled by mostly German-speaking people from central Europe. At one time Ferdinand was known as the wooden shoe village.At the end of the 19th century, Ferdinand contained many businesses, including a machine works, a brick works, brewery, several taverns, and a dairy.In 1867, the Monastery of Immaculate Conception was founded in Ferdinand.Ferdinand was incorporated as a town in 1905.In 1906, the Ferdinand News was established as the local newspaper.Just prior to World War II the Civilian Conservation Corps created the Ferdinand State Forest.GeographyFerdinand is located at .According to the 2010 census, Ferdinand has a total area of 2.31sqmi, of which 2.27sqmi is land and 0.04sqmi is water.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 2,157 people, 823 households, and 566 families residing in the town. The population density was 950.2PD/sqmi. There were 866 housing units at an average density of 381.5/sqmi. The racial makeup of the town was 98.2% White, 0.1% African American, 0.2% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.
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