Introduction to Rushville, Indiana

Rushville, Indiana, in Rush county, is 36 miles S of Anderson, Indiana (center to center) and 39 miles E of Indianapolis, Indiana. There are 5,995 residents in the city.

Rushville History

The city of Rushville, which is located in the Rushville Township, is the county seat of Rush County. The county was named after Dr. Benjamin Rush, who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776. It was formed in 1882. In 1940, Wendell Willkie campaigned for the presidential election against Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was from Rushville.

Rushville and Nearby Attractions

  • James Whitcomb Riley House (Greenfield)
  • Grover Museum
  • Greenburg Reservoir State Fishing Area
  • McMaze Indiana
  • Whitewater Canal State Historic Site

Things To Do In Rushville

Golfing opportunities are available at Antler Pointe Golf Club in Rushville. Popular parks include Laughlin Park, Mahoning Valley Camp, and the Memorial Park. Well known museums include Grover Museum and the James Whitcomb Riley Birthplace & Museum. A trip to historical sites such as James Whitcomb Riley House (Greenfield) and Whitewater Canal State Historic Site, may be planned. The Greenburg Reservoir State Fishing Area has provisions for boating, fishing, canoeing, hiking, mountain biking, and hunting.

Rushville Transportation

Flights are available at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

Rushville Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Anderson University, Bethany Theological Seminary, and Butler University.


Total Population 6,192
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 17.5%
Employed Population 16+ 2,746
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 43.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.7%
Median Earnings25+ $31,168
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,107
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,048


Median Family Income $43,446
% Above Poverty Level 77.7%
% Below Poverty Level 22.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%


People Living Alone 32.3%
Median Gross Rent $616
Median House Value $81,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.5%
US/American 0%
English 9.5%
Irish 10.3%

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

Rushville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 36 miles S of Anderson, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 39 miles E of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Rush
Standard Zip Codes 46173
Phone Area Codes 765
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.609
Longitude -85.446

Rushville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 0.7 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 39 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 42.3 inches
Distance 20.2 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 43.4 inches
Distance 33.9 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 33 F
Apr Temp 41 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 40.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Carthage 794 $36,667
Dunreith 208 $45,625
Glenwood 309 $45,893
Knightstown 2,123 $49,792
Lewisville 382 $47,321
Morristown 1,264 $55,588

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

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Rushville High Schools

Serves 785 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.9

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