Introduction to Greencastle, Indiana

Located in Putnam county, Greencastle, Indiana, is 31 miles E of Terre Haute, Indiana (center to center) and 38 miles W of Indianapolis, Indiana. The city has a population of 9,880 residents.

Greencastle History

Greencastle was founded in 1821 by Ephraim Dukes and named after Greencastle, Pennsylvania. It was incorporated into the state in 1822. The city became the county seat of Putnam county in 1823. The county was named in honor of Israel Putnam, a war hero of the French and Indian War. Putnam also served as a General during the Revolutionary War. The DePauw University was established in Greencastle during the 1830s.

Greencastle and nearby Attractions

  • Billie Creek Village
  • Ben - Hur Museum
  • Cataract Falls State Recreation Area
  • Eugene V. Debs Home
  • Turkey Run State Park

Things To Do In Greencastle

The Cataract Falls State Recreation Area, Turkey Run State Park, and Raccoon Lake State Recreation Area are close by. The Billie Creek Village and Ben - Hur Museum showcase the heritage of the city. The Robe Ann Park offers many recreational opportunities, and is close to the Sherwood Church. In addition, Greencastle hosts the Fair on the Square every year in the month of May.

Greencastle Transportation

Terre Haute International Airport - Hulman Field is the closest airport to the city.

Greencastle Higher Education

Depauw University is the closest higher education school to the city. Others in the area include Indiana University - Bloomington, Ivy Tech State College - Wabash Valley, and Butler University.


Total Population 10,314
Male Share of the Population 47%
Female Share of the Population 53%
Senior Citizens 13.1%
Employed Population 16+ 3,945
Age of the Population 25


% of people married 31.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.4%
Median Earnings25+ $32,869
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,824
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,455


Median Family Income $51,678
% Above Poverty Level 87.3%
% Below Poverty Level 12.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 22.8%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 29.2%
Median Gross Rent $688
Median House Value $105,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.6%
US/American 0%
English 8%
Irish 19.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Greencastle Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 31 miles E of Terre Haute, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 38 miles W of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Putnam
Standard Zip Codes 46135
Phone Area Codes 765
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.644
Longitude -86.864

Greencastle Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 4.4 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 66 F
Annual Precip 44.2 inches
Distance 21.4 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 43 to 66 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 44.9 inches
Distance 25.5 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 35 F
Apr Temp 37 to 62 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 65 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Limedale (46135)

Manhattan (46135)

Morton (46135)

Mount Meridian (46135)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Amo 508 $56,750
Bainbridge 841 $55,739
Cloverdale 1,794 $49,702
Coatesville 618 $43,750
Fillmore 659 $48,250
Stilesville 206 $52,083

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Greencastle High Schools

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Serves 667 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.8

Serves 620 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.9

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