Introduction to Clarksville, Indiana

Clarksville, Indiana, in Clark county, is 2 miles N of Louisville, Kentucky. Part of the surrounding Louisville metro area, Clarksville is home to some 21,400 residents.

Clarksville History

Clarksville was founded in 1783 by American Revolutionary War General George Rogers Clark, after whom the town was named. General Clark used this area as his base for operations during the war and established a post here in 1778. Clarksville is also home to the Falls of the Ohio State Park and the Colgate clock, which is one of the largest clocks in the world.

Clarksville and nearby Attractions

  • Falls of the Ohio State Park
  • Howard Steamboat Museum
  • Louisville Slugger Museum
  • Portland Museum
  • Louisville Zoological Garden
  • Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom

Things To Do In Clarksville

Clarksville offers a number of recreational facilities both for its visitors and residents. You can visit the Falls of the Ohio State Park and observe the 386 million year old fossils of plant and marine life. The Lapping Park offers facilities for golf and softball. It also has scenic picnic shelters and hiking trails.

Clarksville Transportation

Air transportation is available from Louisville International Airport.

Clarksville Higher Education

Indiana University-Southeast and Jefferson Community College are very close to the town.


Total Population 21,579
Male Share of the Population 46%
Female Share of the Population 54%
Senior Citizens 15.9%
Employed Population 16+ 10,093
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 42.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.7%
Median Earnings25+ $31,099
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $24,384
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,239


Median Family Income $53,923
% Above Poverty Level 84.7%
% Below Poverty Level 15.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%


People Living Alone 35.6%
Median Gross Rent $739
Median House Value $112,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 29.3%
US/American 0%
English 7.5%
Irish 12.4%

Clarksville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 2 miles N of Louisville, Kentucky
County Clark
Metro Area Louisville
Standard Zip Codes 47129
P.O. Box Zip Codes 47131
Phone Area Codes 812
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.296
Longitude -85.76

Clarksville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 8 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 41 F
Apr Temp 46 to 67 F
Jul Temp 70 to 87 F
Oct Temp 49 to 68 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches
Distance 27.9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 42 to 66 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 68 F
Annual Precip 45.1 inches
Distance 31.1 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 40 F
Apr Temp 38 to 67 F
Jul Temp 62 to 88 F
Oct Temp 40 to 69 F
Annual Precip 48 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Cementville (47129)

Jeff (47129)

Jeffersonvlle (47129, 47131)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Charlestown 7,802 $51,604
Georgetown 3,036 $73,417
Jeffersonville 45,869 $62,167
New Albany 36,496 $47,220
Sellersburg 8,004 $70,811
Utica 828 $65,375
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Student/teacher ratio: 15.5

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