Bicknell, Indiana

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Bicknell, Indiana

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Bicknell Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 12% Bicknell Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Bicknell, Indiana

Comparing Bicknell 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 8 6
Female Share of the Population 7 8
Senior Citizens 7 8
Age of the Population 6 9
Male Share of the Population 4 3
Racial Diversity 3 4
Well-Paid Single Men 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 4 3
Portion of People Married 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 3 1
People in Middle Class or Better 2 1
People Above Poverty 1 1
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 6
Public Transportation Use 6 6
Short Commute Times 5 4
Working at Home 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
Affordability of Rents 7 9
People Living Alone 7 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 4
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Bicknell Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 48 miles S of Terre Haute, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 91 miles NW of Louisville, Kentucky
County Knox
Standard Zip Codes 47512
Phone Area Codes 812
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.774
Longitude -87.307

Bicknell Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.4 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 36 F
Apr Temp 43 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 43.9 inches
Distance 9.4 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 39 F
Apr Temp 45 to 67 F
Jul Temp 68 to 88 F
Oct Temp 47 to 69 F
Annual Precip 46.1 inches
Distance 26.4 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 39 F
Apr Temp 44 to 67 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 69 F
Annual Precip 48.2 inches
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Bicknell Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,378 100%
Male 1,599 47.3%
Female 1,779 52.7%
Under 18 856 25.3%
18+ 2,522 74.7%
65+ 587 17.4%
Median Age 38.2
Average Family Size 2.95
White 3,315 98.1%
African-American 15 0.4%
Asian 5 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 0.2%
Other 2 0.1%
Mixed Race 30 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 20 0.6%

Estimated Bicknell Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,284
Growth -94
Growth % -2.8%

Bicknell 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
US/American 32.4%
German 20.9%
Irish 10.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.3%
English 8.9%
French (except Basque) 3.8%
Scottish 2.8%
Italian 2%
Dutch 1.9%
Polish 1.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.6%
European 1.5%
Serbian 1.4%
Greek 0.7%
Norwegian 0.6%
Canadian 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Indian Creek Settlement (47512)
Jonestown (47512)

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)
Bicknell 3,378 $32,935
Bruceville 469 $33,036
Edwardsport 363 $31,979
Oaktown 633 $37,222
Plainville 513 $45,455
Sandborn 451 $47,031
Wheatland 504 $36,818

Bicknell Public Libraries

Bicknell-vigo Twp Pl
201 W 2ND ST
Bicknell, Indiana
(812) 735-2317
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Bicknell High Schools (2004)

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10890 N SR 159
Serves 498 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.1

11110 N SR 159
A Non-traditional School

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