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Vevay

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Vevay is a town located in Jefferson Township, Switzerland County, Indiana, United States, along the Ohio River. It is the county seat of Switzerland County. The population was 1,683 at the 2010 census.HistoryVevay was founded in 1802 by Swiss immigrants intending on cultivating grapes and producing wine. It was named after the Swiss town of Vevey. Vevay has a reputation as being home of the first commercial winery in the United States. When Switzerland County was formed in 1814, Vevay was made the county seat.Vevay was incorporated as a town in 1836.GeographyVevay is located at , along the Ohio River and Indiana State Road 56/156.According to the 2010 census, Vevay has a total area of 1.547sqmi, of which 1.45sqmi is land and 0.097sqmi is water.ClimateThe climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Vevay has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 1,683 people, 725 households, and 393 families residing in the town. The population density was 1160.7PD/sqmi. There were 826 housing units at an average density of 569.7/sqmi. The racial makeup of the town was 97.1% White, 0.5% African American, 0.5% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.
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