Introduction to Jeffersonville, Indiana

Jeffersonville, Indiana, in Clark county, is 2 miles NE of Louisville, Kentucky. The city is part of the Louisville metropolitan statistical area.

Jeffersonville History

Fort Finney was built in this area in 1786 to protect the town and its people from Native Americans. A settlement grew around this fort. It was renamed Fort Steuben in 1791, honoring Baron Von Steuben. It is not clear when the community adapted the name Jeffersonville. According to some sources, it may have been named so in 1801. In 1802, Jeffersonville was declared the county seat of Clark County. The settlement got its first post office in 1803.

Jeffersonville and nearby Attractions

  • Grisamore House
  • Schimpff's Confectionery
  • Warder Park
  • Howard Steamboat Museum
  • Jeffboat
  • Quartermaster Depot

Things To Do In Jeffersonville

The city offers excellent shopping and dining opportunities through its numerous and varied restaurants and shopping centers. There are several historically significant areas in Jeffersonville, like the Jeffersonville Historic District, Jeffersonville's Central Business District and the downtown river front. There is an eclectic assortment of mid-to-late 19th century architectural styles in these areas. Schimpff's Confectionery is another popular spot, which has been in business since 1891 and is renowned for its handmade candies.

Jeffersonville Transportation

Louisville International Airport is nearby.

Jeffersonville Higher Education

The city is very close to Jefferson Community College, Sullivan University and Bellarmine University.


Total Population 46,259
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 13.3%
Employed Population 16+ 21,987
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 45.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.7%
Median Earnings25+ $36,294
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,947
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,262


Median Family Income $62,590
% Above Poverty Level 88.8%
% Below Poverty Level 11.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%


People Living Alone 30.3%
Median Gross Rent $750
Median House Value $126,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 31.1%
US/American 0%
English 8.7%
Irish 13.5%

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

Jeffersonville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 2 miles NE of Louisville, Kentucky
County Clark
Metro Area Louisville
Standard Zip Codes 47129, 47130
P.O. Box Zip Codes 47131
Company Zip Codes 47132, 47133, 47134, 47144, 47199
Phone Area Codes 812
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.277
Longitude -85.737

Jeffersonville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 6.5 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 29.3 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 29.7 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, Jeffersonville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Cementville (47130, 47129)

Jeff (47129, 47130)

Jeffersonvlle (47131, 47129, 47130)

Watson (47130)

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 7,906 $51,451
Clarksville 21,627 $55,280
Georgetown 3,084 $77,422
New Albany 36,582 $49,681
Sellersburg 8,675 $70,613
Utica 711 $54,583

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

Jeffersonville Public Libraries

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Jeffersonville, Indiana
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Jeffersonville Hospitals

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Jeffersonville High Schools

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Serves 1,888 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.8

A Non-traditional School
Serves 47 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.8

A Special Education School
Serves 31 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.2

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