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Overview

Introduction to Greensburg, Indiana

Greensburg, Indiana, in Decatur county, is 46 miles SE of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Greensburg History

The Indian Treaty of St. Mary's allowed the U.S. Government to acquire a tract of land that came to be known as the New Purchase in 1819. John Fugit and Griffy Griffith settled down in this region soon after that. The area comprising Decatur County was separated from this tract in 1821. Following the establishment of a court and consequently a government in 1822, the county seat of Greensburg was chosen. The area was named by Thomas Hendrick'ss wife, whose home was in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.

Greensburg and nearby Attractions

  • Whitewater Canal State Historic Site
  • Grover Museum
  • Fellowship Church
  • South Park Cemetery
  • Decatur County Historical Museum

Things To Do In Greensburg

The city of Greensburg provides easy access to the Grover Museum, the Milan '54 Museum and the Decatur County Historical Museum. The Whitewater Canal State Historic Site has a horse-drawn canal boat and a mill that are still in operation. In addition, there are annual festivals hosted by Greensburg including the Apple Fest, the Fiddlefest, and the Tree City Fall Festival.

Greensburg Transportation

Columbus Muni Airport provides air transportation facilities.

Greensburg Higher Education

The University of Indianapolis, Ivy Tech State College-Central Indiana and Ivy Tech State College-East Central are all nearby.

People

Total Population 12,054
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 15.6%
Employed Population 16+ 5,857
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 47.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.2%
Median Earnings25+ $33,492
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,313
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,609

Wealth

Median Family Income $54,754
% Above Poverty Level 81.1%
% Below Poverty Level 18.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 33.5%
Median Gross Rent $729
Median House Value $108,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.7%
US/American 0%
English 6.3%
Irish 13.4%

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

Greensburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 46 miles SE of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Decatur
Standard Zip Codes 47240
Phone Area Codes 812
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.337
Longitude -85.483

Greensburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station GREENSBURG
Distance 1.2 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
Station RUSHVILLE SEWAGE PLANT
Distance 18.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 39 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 42.3 inches
Station COLUMBUS
Distance 25.1 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 64 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 41.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Adams (47240)

Burney (47240)

Enochsburg (47240)

Kingston (47240)

Lake McCoy (47240)

Sandusky (47240)

Williamstown (47240)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Batesville 6,398 $78,269
Hartsville 363 $60,833
Millhousen 155 $78,750
Napoleon 189 $52,500
St. Paul 1,112 $46,406

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

Greensburg Public Libraries

Library
Greensburg-decatur County Cont Pl
1110 E MAIN ST
Greensburg, Indiana
(812) 663-2826
Library Web Site

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Greensburg Hospitals

DECATUR COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Government - Local)
720 NORTH LINCOLN STREET
(812) 663-4331
Emergency Service: Yes

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Greensburg High Schools

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GREENSBURG COMMUNITY HIGH SCH
1000 E CENTRAL AVE
812-663-7176
Serves 616 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.3

NORTH DECATUR JR-SR HIGH SCH
3172 N SR 3
812-663-4204
Serves 562 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.3

SOUTH DECATUR JR-SR HIGH SCH
8885 S SR 3
812-591-3330
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 447 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.1

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