Introduction to Scottsburg, Indiana

Scottsburg, Indiana, in Scott county, is 29 miles N of Louisville, Kentucky. The city benefits from easy access to nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Louisville metropolitan area. Scottsburg has a population of approximately 6,040.

Scottsburg History

With the building of the Jeffersonville, Madison, and Indianapolis Railroad, Scottsburg was established in 1871. The town was named in honor of the President of the railroad, Horace Scott. The county was named after General Charles Scott, who fought in the Revolutionary War and was also an early governor of Kentucky.

Scottsburg and Nearby Attractions

  • Forest Discovery Center
  • Clifty Falls State Park
  • Corydon Capitol Historic Site
  • Cathedral Gardens
  • Kentucky State Capitol

Things To Do In Scottsburg

Scottsburg has numerous parks and wildlife sanctuaries nearby, including Clifty Falls State Park, Crosley State Fish and Wildlife Area, Deam Lake State Recreation Area, and Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge. Popular historical sites nearby are Corydon Capitol Historic Site, Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site, and the Governor's Mansion. Forest Discovery Center and Stevens Museum are also not far from Scottsburg.

Scottsburg Transportation

Louisville International-Standiford Field is nearby.

Scottsburg Higher Education

Colleges nearby include Bellarmine University, Hanover College and Indiana University Southeast.


Total Population 6,700
Male Share of the Population 46.9%
Female Share of the Population 53.1%
Senior Citizens 17.5%
Employed Population 16+ 2,470
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 41.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.9%
Median Earnings25+ $30,648
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,443
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,750


Median Family Income $46,165
% Above Poverty Level 72.6%
% Below Poverty Level 27.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 0.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 34.1%
Median Gross Rent $666
Median House Value $96,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.6%
US/American 0%
English 9.1%
Irish 11%

Scottsburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 29 miles N of Louisville, Kentucky
County Scott
Metro Area Louisville
Standard Zip Codes 47170
Phone Area Codes 812
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.685
Longitude -85.77

Scottsburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 1 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 20.3 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 39 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 67 F
Annual Precip 46 inches
Station SEYMOUR 2 N
Distance 21.8 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 67 F
Annual Precip 46.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Austin 4,294 $37,849
Borden 681 $59,659
Charlestown 7,802 $51,604
Crothersville 1,573 $46,250
Hanover 3,682 $45,000
Little York 199 $43,125

Scottsburg Public Libraries

Scott County Pl
Scottsburg, Indiana
(812) 752-2751
Library Web Site

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Scottsburg Hospitals

(Government - Local)
(812) 752-8500
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 16.5

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