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Overview

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.

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.

People

Total Population 5,340
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 21%
Employed Population 16+ 2,180
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 46.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $48,023
% Above Poverty Level 82%
% Below Poverty Level 18%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 0.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.8%
Median Gross Rent $585
Median House Value $64,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.4%
US/American 0%
English 12.1%
Irish 14%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station SHAKAMAK STATE PARK
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
Station FREELANDVILLE
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
Station WASHINGTON 1 NNW
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Bloomfield 2,507 $49,139
Dugger 799 $53,083
Jasonville 2,370 $31,029
Lyons 784 $43,393
Newberry 161 $51,750
Sandborn 385 $48,750

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

Linton Public Libraries

Library
Margaret Cooper Pl
110 E VINCENNES ST
Linton, Indiana
(812) 847-7802

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Linton Hospitals

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

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Linton High Schools

LINTON-STOCKTON HIGH SCHOOL
10 NE 'H' ST
812-847-6024
Serves 371 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.2

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