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Overview

Introduction to Clarksville, Indiana

Clarksville, Indiana, in Clark county, is 2 miles N of Louisville, Kentucky. Clarksville is part of the surrounding Louisville metro area.

Clarksville History

Clarksville was founded in 1783 by American Revolutionary War General George Rogers Clark, after whom the town was named. General Clark used this area as his base for operations during the war and established a post here in 1778. Clarksville is also home to the Falls of the Ohio State Park and the Colgate clock, which is one of the largest clocks in the world.

Clarksville and nearby Attractions

  • Falls of the Ohio State Park
  • Howard Steamboat Museum
  • Louisville Slugger Museum
  • Portland Museum
  • Louisville Zoological Garden
  • Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom

Things To Do In Clarksville

Clarksville offers a number of recreational facilities both for its visitors and residents. You can visit the Falls of the Ohio State Park and observe the 386 million year old fossils of plant and marine life. The Lapping Park offers facilities for golf and softball. It also has scenic picnic shelters and hiking trails.

Clarksville Transportation

Air transportation is available from Louisville International Airport.

Clarksville Higher Education

Indiana University-Southeast and Jefferson Community College are very close to the town.

Demographics

People

Total Population21,812
Male Share of the Population47.6%
Female Share of the Population52.4%
Senior Citizens17.4%
Employed Population 16+10,753
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married42.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.9%
Median Earnings25+$31,306
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,870
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,357

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,650
% Above Poverty Level90%
% Below Poverty Level10%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone37.2%
Median Gross Rent$758
Median House Value$112,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.1%
Irish11.4%
English7.7%
French Except Basque2.6%
Scottish2.2%
Dutch1.9%
Polish1.6%
Italian1.5%
Norwegian0.8%
Swedish0.6%
Canadian0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Swiss0.4%
African0.4%
Romanian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Bulgarian0.3%
Greek0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Finnish0.1%
Russian0.1%
German0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
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Clarksville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Clark County
Standard Zip Codes47129
P.O. Box Zip Codes47131
Phone Area Codes812
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Indianapolis
Approximate Latitude38.31
Approximate Longitude-85.76

Clarksville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLOUISVILLE STANDIFORD AP
Distance8 miles
Jan Temp25 to 41 F
Apr Temp46 to 67 F
Jul Temp70 to 87 F
Oct Temp49 to 68 F
Annual Precip44.5 inches
StationSCOTTSBURG
Distance27.9 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp42 to 66 F
Jul Temp65 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 68 F
Annual Precip45.1 inches
StationSHELBYVILLE 1 E
Distance31.1 miles
Jan Temp19 to 40 F
Apr Temp38 to 67 F
Jul Temp62 to 88 F
Oct Temp40 to 69 F
Annual Precip48 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Charlestown7,990$51,074
Georgetown3,152$79,464
Jeffersonville46,415$62,153
New Albany36,622$51,510
Sellersburg8,722$74,722
Utica614$56,111

Clarksville Hospitals

Kentuckiana Medical Center Llc
(Proprietary)
4601 Medical Plaza Way
(812) 280-3300

Clarksville Public Schools

Clarksville Elementary School
700 N Randolph Ave
ZIP: 47129
(812) 282-1447
Primary
Total Enrollment 509
Clarksville Middle School
101 Ettel Ln
ZIP: 47129
(812) 282-8235
Middle
Total Enrollment 402
Clarksville Senior High Sch
800 Dr Dot Lewis Dr
ZIP: 47129
(812) 282-8231
High
Total Enrollment 446
Parkwood Elementary School
748 Spicewood Dr
ZIP: 47129
(812) 945-2387
Primary
Total Enrollment 570

Clarksville Private Schools

Our Lady Of Providence Jr-sr High School
707 Providence Way
ZIP: 47129
Secondary
Total Enrollment 531
St Anthony Elementary School
320 N Sherwood Ave
ZIP: 47129
Elementary
Total Enrollment 284
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