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.


Total Population 6,446
Male Share of the Population 53.2%
Female Share of the Population 46.8%
Senior Citizens 13.8%
Employed Population 16+ 2,987
Age of the Population 34


% of people married 50.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $49,412
% Above Poverty Level 77.8%
% Below Poverty Level 22.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation 1%


People Living Alone 30.2%
Median Gross Rent $549
Median House Value $95,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 37.5%
US/American 0%
English 6.7%
Irish 11.3%

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

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


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

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
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
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 1,789 $48,981
Ferdinand 2,092 $68,365
Gentryville 344 $50,000
Holland 738 $48,750
Jasper 15,538 $67,469
Santa Claus 2,671 $80,324

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

Huntingburg Public Libraries

Huntingburg Pl
Huntingburg, Indiana
(812) 683-2052
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Huntingburg Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(812) 683-2121
Emergency Service: Yes

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Huntingburg High Schools

1110 S MAIN ST
Serves 547 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.4

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