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Overview

Introduction to Huntingburg, Indiana

Huntingburg, Indiana, in Dubois county, is 37 miles N of Owensboro, Kentucky (center to center) and 65 miles W of Louisville, Kentucky. There are an estimated 5,598 people in the city.

Huntingburg History

The city of Huntingburg is located in southwestern Indiana. Capt. Frederick Geiger's son, Jacob Geiger, came to the region to hunt bears. He liked the place and decided to establish a permanent home. In 1837, Jacob purchased 1,920 acres and became one of the earliest settlers of present day Huntingburg. Huntingburg has been nicknamed as "Hollywood of the Midwest" because movies like, "A League of Their Own", "Hard Rain", and "Soul of the Game" were filmed here.

Huntingburg and Nearby Attractions

  • Indiana Railway Museum
  • Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
  • Holiday World
  • Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden
  • Southside Park
  • Glendale State Fish and Wildlife Area

Things To Do In Huntingburg

There are numerous interesting places to visit in and near Huntingburg. Holiday World has the world's tallest water ride. The Lincoln Amphitheatre, built in order to commemorate Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday, is also situated near Huntingburg. Museums in the area include the Indiana Railway Museum, Pigeon Roost State Historic Site, and Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial. Opportunites for outdoor recreation are available at Glendale State Fish and Wildlife Area, Jackson State Recreation Area, and Lick Fork State Recreation Area.

Huntingburg Transportation

Louisville International-Standiford Field Airport is near the city.

Huntingburg Higher Education

The closest colleges to Huntingburg include Brescia University, Henderson Community College, and Ivy Tech Community College - Southwest.

People

Total Population 6,489
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 15%
Employed Population 16+ 3,143
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 54.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.4%
Median Earnings25+ $25,714
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,081
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,514

Wealth

Median Family Income $62,165
% Above Poverty Level 80.7%
% Below Poverty Level 19.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 4.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 1%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.6%
Median Gross Rent $571
Median House Value $96,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.8%
US/American 0%
English 7.6%
Irish 11.5%

Huntingburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 37 miles N of Owensboro, Kentucky (center to center)
Nearest Large City 65 miles W of Louisville, Kentucky
County Dubois
Standard Zip Codes 47542
Phone Area Codes 812
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.298
Longitude -86.955

Huntingburg 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 SAINT MEINRAD
Distance 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 41 F
Apr Temp 44 to 68 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 46 to 70 F
Annual Precip 46.6 inches
Station BOONVILLE 1 S
Distance 25 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 41 F
Apr Temp 44 to 68 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 70 F
Annual Precip 47.1 inches
Station SHOALS HIWAY 50 BRIDGE
Distance 26.8 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 40 to 65 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 68 F
Annual Precip 47.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Bretzville (47542)

Duff (47542)

Johnsburg (47542)

Maltersville (47542)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dale 1,834 $48,971
Ferdinand 1,984 $69,922
Gentryville 294 $47,500
Holland 712 $47,083
Jasper 15,177 $64,528
Santa Claus 2,821 $78,750

Huntingburg Public Libraries

Library
Huntingburg Pl
419 N JACKSON ST
Huntingburg, Indiana
(812) 683-2052
Library Web Site

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Huntingburg Hospitals

ST JOSEPH'S HOSPITAL OF HUNTINGBURG, INC
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1900 MEDICAL ARTS DRIVE
(812) 683-2121
Emergency Service: Yes

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Huntingburg High Schools

SOUTHRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL
1110 S MAIN ST
812-683-2272
Serves 547 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.4

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