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Overview

Introduction to Seymour, Indiana

Seymour, Indiana, in Jackson county, is 37 miles E of Bloomington, Indiana and 49 miles N of Louisville, Kentucky. The city is home to some 18,101 residents.

Seymour History

Seymour was first settled in in 1816 by James Shields and his family. The Jeffersonville, Madison and Indianapolis Railroads first entered the city in the 1840s and ran through Shields farm. The Ohio and Mississippi Railroad arrived in the area during the 1850s. The city was named after John Seymour, the surveyor of the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad. Seymour is the site of the first train robbery in the world, which was committed on October 6, 1866.

Seymour and nearby Attractions

  • Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge
  • Katie's Playground
  • Freeman Air Museum
  • Southern Indiana Center for the Arts
  • Stevens Museum
  • Jefferson County Historical Society Museum

Things To Do In Seymour

The city of Seymour includes several park areas and playgrounds. You can visit Shields Park, Gaiser Park, Freeman Field, One Chamber Square, West Side Park, Kessler Park and Kasting Park. The Muscatatuk National Wildlife Preserve and the Freeman Air Museum are also worth visiting. The Starve Hollow State Recreation Area is also close to the city. In addition, Seymour organizes several recreational events and programs throughout the year, including Oktoberfest and the Victory over Japan Day Parade.

Seymour Transportation

The nearest major airport is Columbus Municipal.

Seymour Higher Education

Opportunities for higher studies are offered by many local colleges and universities including Indiana University- Southeast, Jefferson Community College and Sullivan University.

People

Total Population 18,686
Male Share of the Population 49.4%
Female Share of the Population 50.6%
Senior Citizens 13.5%
Employed Population 16+ 8,263
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 49.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17%
Median Earnings25+ $31,157
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,714
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,395

Wealth

Median Family Income $52,006
% Above Poverty Level 82.6%
% Below Poverty Level 17.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.5%
Median Gross Rent $728
Median House Value $98,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 26.3%
US/American 0%
English 7.2%
Irish 8.7%

Seymour Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 37 miles E of Bloomington, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 49 miles N of Louisville, Kentucky
County Jackson
Standard Zip Codes 47274
Phone Area Codes 812
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.959
Longitude -85.89

Seymour 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 SEYMOUR 2 N
Distance 1.8 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
Station COLUMBUS
Distance 16.7 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 64 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 41.9 inches
Station GREENSBURG
Distance 34.2 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 34 F
Apr Temp 42 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 44 to 65 F
Annual Precip 43.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Lutheran Lake (47274)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Austin 4,294 $37,849
Brownstown 2,960 $50,048
Crothersville 1,573 $46,250
Elizabethtown 561 $34,091
Jonesville 111 $46,875
North Vernon 6,736 $43,390

Seymour Public Libraries

Library
Jackson County Pl
303 W 2ND ST
Seymour, Indiana
(812) 522-3412
Library Web Site

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Seymour Hospitals

SCHNECK MEDICAL CENTER
(Government - Local)
411 WEST TIPTON STREET
(812) 522-2349
Emergency Service: Yes

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1350 W 2ND ST
812-522-4384
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Student/teacher ratio: 20.7

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