Shoals, Indiana

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Shoals, Indiana

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High Points

Shoals strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Indiana):

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Affordability of Rents
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Comparative Profile of Shoals, Indiana

Comparing Shoals to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Indiana (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 9 10
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 7 5
Racial Diversity 6 7
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 1
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 3 1
Median Family Income 2 1
People Above Poverty 2 1
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 6 7
Short Commute Times 5 5
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Public Transportation Use 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Rents 9 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 5
Housing Recently Built 6 8

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Shoals Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 37 miles SW of Bloomington, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 62 miles NW of Louisville, Kentucky
County Martin
Standard Zip Codes 47581
Phone Area Codes 812
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.666
Longitude -86.791

Shoals Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.5 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 40 to 65 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 68 F
Annual Precip 47.6 inches
Distance 14 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 39 F
Apr Temp 44 to 67 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 69 F
Annual Precip 48.2 inches
Station PAOLI
Distance 18.5 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 65 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 40 to 68 F
Annual Precip 47.5 inches
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Shoals Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 807 100%
Male 405 50.2%
Female 402 49.8%
Under 18 137 17%
18+ 670 83%
65+ 185 22.9%
Median Age 44.3
Average Family Size 2.65
White 787 97.5%
African-American 7 0.9%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 10 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 12 1.5%

Estimated Shoals Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 817
Growth 10
Growth % 1.2%

Shoals Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 37.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.8%
German 13.7%
English 11.4%
Irish 6.6%
Italian 2.1%
Scotch-Irish 1.7%
French (except Basque) 1%
Dutch 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Polish 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Cale (47581)
Dover Hill (47581)
East Shoals (47581)
Halbert (47581)
Hindostan Falls (47581)
Indian Springs (47581)
Ironton (47581)
Rollins (47581)
Trinity Springs (47581)
Willow Valley (47581)
Windom (47581)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Shoals 807 $31,964
Alfordsville 112 $55,000
Cannelburg 140 $37,917
French Lick 1,941 $36,583
Loogootee 2,741 $37,625
Montgomery 368 $44,205
West Baden Springs 618 $40,357

Shoals Public Libraries

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Shoals High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 368 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.4

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