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Overview

Introduction to Elwood, Indiana

Located in Madison county, Elwood, Indiana, is 14 miles NW of Anderson, Indiana (center to center) and 39 miles NE of Indianapolis, Indiana. The city is considered part of the Indianapolis metropolitan area.

Elwood History

Elwood was originally known as Quincy and founded by Mark Simmons, James Anderson, and J. B. Frazier. The first school was built in 1853. The Cincinnati and Chicago Railroad entered the area in 1857. The city was renamed Elwood on June 15, 1869, after the son of a settler called Jesse B. Fraiser. Elwood was originally incorporated into the state in 1872, as a town. Later, in 1891, it was reincorporated as a city; William DeHority was elected as the first mayor of the city.

Elwood and nearby Attractions

  • Greentown Glass Museum
  • Seiberling Mansion
  • Fairmount Historical Museum
  • Mounds State Park
  • Indiana Transportation Museum
  • Red Bridge State Recreation Area

Things To Do In Elwood

The Indiana Transportation Museum, Elwood Haynes Museum, Greentown Glass Museum, James Dean Memorial Gallery, and Automotive Heritage Museum are located in the city. The Callaway Park is nearby. The Red Bridge State Recreation Area, Mounds State Park, Summit Lake State Park, and Pearson Mill State Recreation Area offer many recreational opportunities. The annual Glass Festival is organized by the residents of Elwood in the month of August.

Elwood Transportation

The closest airport to the city is Anderson Municipal Airport - Darlington Field.

Elwood Higher Education

Schools for higher education are available at the Anderson University, Ball State University, and Indiana Wesleyan University.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,489
Male Share of the Population50.4%
Female Share of the Population49.6%
Senior Citizens14.6%
Employed Population 16+3,524
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married45.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher10.3%
Median Earnings25+$26,303
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,142

Wealth

Median Family Income$40,228
% Above Poverty Level75.8%
% Below Poverty Level24.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.9%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone26.8%
Median Gross Rent$695
Median House Value$68,800

Ancestry

German23.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.9%
Irish13.5%
English5.2%
Italian2%
Dutch1.2%
Polish1.2%
Welsh1%
French Except Basque0.9%
Scottish0.8%
Greek0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Brazilian0.5%
Swedish0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Arab0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Elwood Almanac

CategoryValue
County Madison County
Standard Zip Codes46036
Phone Area Codes765
Time Zone
Approximate Latitude40.27
Approximate Longitude-85.83

Elwood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationELWOOD WASTEWATER PLANT
Distance0.8 miles
Jan Temp15 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 61 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp40 to 65 F
Annual Precip39.9 inches
StationTIPTON 5 SW
Distance15.1 miles
Jan Temp15 to 32 F
Apr Temp36 to 60 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp40 to 64 F
Annual Precip37.1 inches
StationKOKOMO 3 WSW
Distance21.6 miles
Jan Temp15 to 31 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip41.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alexandria5,060$53,107
Atlanta826$55,625
Frankton1,819$58,958
Orestes456$50,000
Summitville933$42,031
Tipton5,217$53,505

Elwood Public Libraries

North Madison County Public Library System
1600 MAIN STREET
Elwood, Indiana
(765) 552-5001

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Elwood Hospitals

St Vincent Mercy Hospital
(Non-profit)
1331 S A St
(765) 552-4594

Elwood Public Schools

Elwood Elementary School
940 N 19th St
ZIP: 46036
(765) 552-7381
Primary
Total Enrollment 462
Elwood Intermediate School
1207 N 19th St
ZIP: 46036
(765) 552-7378
Primary
Total Enrollment 439
Elwood Jr-sr High School
1137 N 19th St
ZIP: 46036
(765) 552-9854
High
Total Enrollment 658
John H Hinds Career Center
1105 N 19th St
ZIP: 46036
(765) 552-9881
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