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Overview

Introduction to Frankfort, Indiana

Frankfort, Indiana, in Clinton county, is 21 miles SE of Lafayette, Indiana and 40 miles NW of Indianapolis, Indiana. The people of the city are in the Lafayette metropolitan area.

Frankfort History

John Nicholas and William Pence were the earliest settlers in this area. They settled here in 1829. The following year they donated 60 acres of land to the county commissioners. William Douglas laid out the Town of Frankfurt on this tract of land, and the plat was filed in June of 1830.

Frankfort and nearby Attractions

  • Frankfort Country Club
  • Frankfort TPA Park
  • Dorner Park
  • Gem City Park
  • Cool Lake Golf Club
  • Broadview Lake Campground

Things To Do In Frankfort

There are countless opportunities for outdoor recreation in and around Frankfort. A number of golf courses are also nearby. Local TPA park has a public pool and other facilities like playgrounds, picnic spots and paved walking paths. The most anticipated local festival is the Hot Dog Festival, which is celebrated every July.

Frankfort Transportation

Indianapolis International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Frankfort Higher Education

Higher education can be obtained from Purdue University, Butler University and Ivy Tech State College.

People

Total Population 16,467
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 13.5%
Employed Population 16+ 6,987
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 44.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.9%
Median Earnings25+ $25,738
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,896
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,820

Wealth

Median Family Income $48,741
% Above Poverty Level 82.9%
% Below Poverty Level 17.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 31.1%
Median Gross Rent $643
Median House Value $81,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 37.4%
US/American 0%
English 8.5%
Irish 11.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Frankfort Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles SE of Lafayette, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 40 miles NW of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Clinton
Metro Area Lafayette
Standard Zip Codes 46041
Phone Area Codes 765
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.279
Longitude -86.51

Frankfort 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 FRANKFORT DISPOSAL PLANT
Distance 1.5 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 39.6 inches
Station DELPHI 3 S
Distance 20.8 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 33 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches
Station WHITESTOWN
Distance 21.1 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 40 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 41.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Hillisburg (46041)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Colfax 820 $48,516
Kirklin 791 $43,304
Michigantown 434 $60,000
Mulberry 1,362 $60,417
Rossville 1,623 $51,083
Thorntown 1,648 $49,286

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Frankfort Public Libraries

Library
Frankfort-clinton County Cont Pl
208 W CLINTON ST
Frankfort, Indiana
(765) 654-8746
Library Web Site

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Frankfort Hospitals

ST VINCENT FRANKFORT HOSPITAL, INC
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
1300 S JACKSON ST
(765) 656-3000
Emergency Service: Yes

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FRANKFORT SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
1 S MAISH RD
765-654-8545
Serves 916 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.3

CLINTON PRAIRIE JR-SR HS
2400 S CR 450 W
765-659-3305
Serves 537 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.6

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