Linton, Indiana

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Linton, Indiana

Introduction to Linton, Indiana

Linton, Indiana, in Greene county, is 32 miles SE of Terre Haute, Indiana (center to center) and 74 miles SW of Indianapolis, Indiana. The city has a population of approximately 5,774.

Linton History

The town of Linton, which is located in the Stockton Township, was named after politician, Col. William Linton. Linton, which was essentially a coal-mining town in the southeast of Terre Haute, was established because of the entrepreneurial activities of John W. Wines, who sold goods in the area in 1831. He opened a general store in 1837, and later on a horse mill and a tannery. The town was officially incorporated and named in June 1850.

Linton and Nearby Attractions

  • Shakamak State Park
  • Indiana Railway Museum
  • Eugene V. Debs Home
  • Holiday World
  • Indianapolis Zoo

Things To Do In Linton

Linton has a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities. Places to visit include Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area (a migratory bird refuge), Hillenbrand Fish & Wildlife Area, and Piankeshaw Trails Educational Park. The Greene-Sullivan State Forest has provisions for boating, fishing, hunting, camping, as well as sports like archery. Golfers may enjoy a game at Bolton Wood Golf Course and Phil Harris Golf Course. Nearby parks include Linton City Parks, Shakamak State Park, and Redbird State Riding Area.

Linton Transportation

Terre Haute International-Hulman Field Airport is a major airport nearby.

Linton Higher Education

Indiana State University, Ivy Tech Community College - Wabash Valley and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology are some of the colleges near Linton.

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High Points

Linton strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Indiana):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Linton Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Linton Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Linton, Indiana

Comparing Linton to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Indiana (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 10
Age of the Population 9 10
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 4
Well-Paid Single Men 3 2
Male Share of the Population 2 2
Racial Diversity 1 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 3
Average Household Size 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 4 3
People in Middle Class or Better 3 2
Median Family Income 2 1
College Educated Adults 1 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 8 8
Working at Home 5 6
Short Commute Times 2 2
Public Transportation Use 2 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 9
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 7
Housing Recently Built 4 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 6

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Linton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 32 miles SE of Terre Haute, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 74 miles SW of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Greene
Standard Zip Codes 47441
Phone Area Codes 812
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.034
Longitude -87.165

Linton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 42.8 inches
Distance 14.2 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 36 F
Apr Temp 43 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 43.9 inches
Distance 25.5 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 39 F
Apr Temp 45 to 67 F
Jul Temp 68 to 88 F
Oct Temp 47 to 69 F
Annual Precip 46.1 inches
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Linton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,774 100%
Male 2,686 46.5%
Female 3,088 53.5%
Under 18 1,310 22.7%
18+ 4,464 77.3%
65+ 1,285 22.3%
Median Age 40.9
Average Family Size 2.87
White 5,676 98.3%
African-American 5 0.1%
Asian 14 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 14 0.2%
Other 14 0.2%
Mixed Race 50 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 72 1.2%

Estimated Linton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 5,808
Growth 34
Growth % 0.6%

Linton Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 34.7%
German 17.8%
Irish 11.7%
English 10.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.3%
French (except Basque) 2.7%
Scotch-Irish 2.7%
Scottish 2.7%
Dutch 2.1%
Italian 1.6%
European 1.2%
Lithuanian 0.7%
Norwegian 0.6%
Serbian 0.6%
British 0.3%
Danish 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Island City (47441)
Stockton (47441)
Vicksburg (47441)
Victoria (47441)
West Linton (47441)
Whites Crossing (47441)
Wright (47441)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Linton 5,774 $36,138
Bloomfield 2,542 $42,656
Dugger 955 $39,583
Jasonville 2,490 $29,485
Lyons 748 $30,139
Newberry 206 $45,833
Sandborn 451 $47,031

Linton Public Libraries

Margaret Cooper Pl
Linton, Indiana
(812) 847-7802

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Linton Hospitals

(Government - Local)
RR 1, BOX 1000
(812) 847-2281
Emergency Service: Yes

Wal-mart in Linton

(As of 2006)
2251 E. States Hwy 54
(812) 847-2127
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Linton High Schools (2004)

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Serves 371 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.2

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