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Overview

Introduction to Martinsville, Indiana

Martinsville, Indiana, in Morgan county, is 18 miles N of Bloomington, Indiana and 27 miles SW of Indianapolis, Indiana. The city is included in the Indianapolis metropolitan area.

Martinsville History

Eugene Shireman, a Martinsville entrepreneur, started the Grassyfork Fisheries in 1899 by transforming his swamp land into fisheries. Martinsville was once nicknamed the 'Goldfish Capital of the World,' and fisheries form an important part of the city's commerce to this day. The community was named in honor of John Martin, the county commissioner.

Martinsville and nearby Attractions

  • Monroe County Historical Museum
  • Saint Martins Church
  • Hill Dale Cemetery
  • Spring Lake
  • McCormick's Creek State Park

Things To Do In Martinsville

While in Martinsville, one can visit the Indiana University Art Museum, the William Hammond Mathers Museum and the Monroe County Historical Museum. McCormick's Creek State Park, located on the White River, has facilities for camping, hiking, playing tennis and swimming. There is also a nature center and several picnic areas in this park.

Martinsville Transportation

Indianapolis International Airport is close by.

Martinsville Higher Education

Higher educational opportunities are provided by Indiana University-Bloomington, the University of Indianapolis and Ivy Tech State College-Central Indiana.

People

Total Population 11,739
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 15.4%
Employed Population 16+ 4,658
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 41.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.1%
Median Earnings25+ $25,740
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,004
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,375

Wealth

Median Family Income $41,574
% Above Poverty Level 75.1%
% Below Poverty Level 24.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 4.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 29%
Median Gross Rent $686
Median House Value $91,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.7%
US/American 0%
English 13.1%
Irish 11.4%

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

Martinsville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles N of Bloomington, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 27 miles SW of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Morgan
Metro Area Indianapolis
Standard Zip Codes 46151
Phone Area Codes 765
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.427
Longitude -86.428

Martinsville 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 MARTINSVILLE 2 SW
Distance 2.2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 66 F
Annual Precip 43 inches
Station BLOOMINGTON INDIANA UNIV
Distance 18.7 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 64 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 44.9 inches
Station SPENCER
Distance 20.7 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 35 F
Apr Temp 37 to 62 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 65 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Centerton (46151)

Lake Edgewood (46151)

Paradise Lake (46151)

Waverly (46151)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brooklyn 1,635 $57,600
Gosport 740 $51,375
Monrovia 1,725 $63,833
Mooresville 9,508 $60,689
Morgantown 889 $38,750
Paragon 791 $42,656

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

Martinsville Public Libraries

Library
Morgan County Pl
110 S JEFFERSON ST
Martinsville, Indiana
(765) 342-3451
Library Web Site

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Martinsville Hospitals

MORGAN HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER
(Government - Local)
2209 JOHN R WOODEN DR
(765) 349-6502
Emergency Service: No

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MARTINSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
1360 E GRAY ST
765-342-5571
Serves 1,478 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.5

H ROBERT HAMMONS SCHOOL
1360 E GRAY
765-342-5571
A Non-traditional School
Serves 25 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.5

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