Batesville, Indiana

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Batesville, Indiana

Introduction to Batesville, Indiana

Batesville, Indiana, in Ripley county, is 35 miles W of Hamilton, Ohio (center to center) and 42 miles W of Cincinnati, Ohio. As of the 2000 census, 6,033 people lived in Batesville.

Batesville History

The city of Batesville was founded by George H. Dunn in 1852, in order to begin the John Callahan Trust Company, which was established to buy land to create new towns. Batesville was named after Joshua Bates, who platted the city, which was then a town. The first major builder in Batesville was Henry Boehringer, a German immigrant.

Batesville and Nearby Attractions

  • Milan '54 Museum
  • Whitewater Canal State Historic Site
  • Brush Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area
  • Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
  • McMaze Indiana

Things To Do In Batesville

People in Batesville have access to many recreational activities. They may tour the Sisters of St. Francis Motherhouse and Chapel, visit the Michaela Farms or explore the Weberding's hand-carving wood shop. Walking or biking at Brum Woods, or fishing at Memorial Pool may also be enjoyed. Golfers can play at Hillcrest, Cricket Ridge or North Branch Golf Course. Other attractions of Batesville are McMaze Indiana, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, and the Newport Aquarium.

Batesville Transportation

Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Batesville Higher Education

Colleges nearby include Art Academy of Cincinnati, Bethany Theological Seminary, and Cincinnati Christian University.

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High Points

Batesville strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Indiana):

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Batesville Low Violent Crime
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 7% Batesville Well-Paid Single Men
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Batesville Low Property Crime
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 8% Batesville Well-Paid Single Women
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 9% Batesville People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 9% Batesville Low Rate of Poverty
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 10% Batesville College Educated Adults
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 10% Batesville Median Family Income
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 10% Batesville Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Batesville, Indiana

Comparing Batesville to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Indiana (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 8
Well-Paid Single Men 8 10
Well-Paid Single Women 8 10
Female Share of the Population 6 7
Senior Citizens 5 5
Male Share of the Population 5 5
Age of the Population 5 6
Racial Diversity 3 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 9
Average Household Size 7 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 10
People in Middle Class or Better 8 10
Median Family Income 7 10
College Educated Adults 7 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 10
Short Commute Times 9 10
Walking and Biking to Work 6 7
Public Transportation Use 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 2
Housing Recently Built 7 9
Affordability of Rents 6 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 6
People Living Alone 5 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 10 10

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Batesville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 35 miles W of Hamilton, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 42 miles W of Cincinnati, Ohio
County Ripley
Standard Zip Codes 47006
Phone Area Codes 812
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.311
Longitude -85.222

Batesville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13.2 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 64 F
Jul Temp 62 to 87 F
Oct Temp 40 to 67 F
Annual Precip 43.3 inches
Station MILAN 5 NE
Distance 13.6 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 65 F
Annual Precip 43.9 inches
Distance 15.1 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 34 F
Apr Temp 42 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 44 to 65 F
Annual Precip 43.7 inches
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Batesville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,033 100%
Male 2,885 47.8%
Female 3,148 52.2%
Under 18 1,721 28.5%
18+ 4,312 71.5%
65+ 831 13.8%
Median Age 35.9
Average Family Size 3.19
White 5,862 97.2%
African-American 1 0%
Asian 68 1.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 0.1%
Other 55 0.9%
Mixed Race 39 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 74 1.2%

Estimated Batesville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 6,407
Growth 374
Growth % 6.2%

Batesville Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 57.8%
US/American 11.1%
Irish 8.9%
English 6.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.2%
French (except Basque) 2%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
Italian 1.3%
Scottish 1.3%
European 1%
Dutch 0.8%
Polish 0.6%
Norwegian 0.5%
Swedish 0.4%
Canadian 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
British 0.3%
Finnish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Batesville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Cross Roads (47006)
Huntersville (47006)
West Brook Acres (47006)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Batesville 6,033 $58,590
Laurel 579 $33,625
Millhousen 136 $41,250
Napoleon 238 $43,295
Oldenburg 647 $56,042
Osgood 1,669 $35,750
Sunman 805 $44,167

Batesville Public Libraries

Batesville Memorial Pl
Batesville, Indiana
(812) 934-4706
Library Web Site

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More Information for Librarians

Batesville Hospitals

(Government - Local)
(812) 934-6624
Emergency Service: Yes

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