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Overview

Introduction to Greencastle, Indiana

Located in Putnam county, Greencastle, Indiana, is 31 miles E of Terre Haute, Indiana (center to center) and 38 miles W of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Greencastle History

Greencastle was founded in 1821 by Ephraim Dukes and named after Greencastle, Pennsylvania. It was incorporated into the state in 1822. The city became the county seat of Putnam county in 1823. The county was named in honor of Israel Putnam, a war hero of the French and Indian War. Putnam also served as a General during the Revolutionary War. The DePauw University was established in Greencastle during the 1830s.

Greencastle and nearby Attractions

  • Billie Creek Village
  • Ben - Hur Museum
  • Cataract Falls State Recreation Area
  • Eugene V. Debs Home
  • Turkey Run State Park

Things To Do In Greencastle

The Cataract Falls State Recreation Area, Turkey Run State Park, and Raccoon Lake State Recreation Area are close by. The Billie Creek Village and Ben - Hur Museum showcase the heritage of the city. The Robe Ann Park offers many recreational opportunities, and is close to the Sherwood Church. In addition, Greencastle hosts the Fair on the Square every year in the month of May.

Greencastle Transportation

Terre Haute International Airport - Hulman Field is the closest airport to the city.

Greencastle Higher Education

Depauw University is the closest higher education school to the city. Others in the area include Indiana University - Bloomington, Ivy Tech State College - Wabash Valley, and Butler University.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,413
Male Share of the Population45.5%
Female Share of the Population54.5%
Senior Citizens14.6%
Employed Population 16+4,221
Age of the Population27

Families

% of people married30.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.2%
Median Earnings25+$32,164
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,629
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,061

Wealth

Median Family Income$49,736
% Above Poverty Level87.2%
% Below Poverty Level12.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work26%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone30.9%
Median Gross Rent$712
Median House Value$99,200

Ancestry

German22.8%
Irish15.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.6%
English8.4%
Polish3.6%
Italian3.5%
Scottish2.5%
Dutch1.4%
French Except Basque1.4%
Swedish0.9%
Norwegian0.7%
Russian0.5%
Serbian0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Finnish0.4%
Jamaican0.3%
West Indian0.3%
African0.3%
Slovene0.3%
Greek0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Guyanese0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Ugandan0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Greencastle Almanac

CategoryValue
County Putnam County
Standard Zip Codes46135
Phone Area Codes765
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Indianapolis
Approximate Latitude39.64
Approximate Longitude-86.84

Greencastle Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationGREENCASTLE 5 E
Distance4.4 miles
Jan Temp18 to 34 F
Apr Temp42 to 63 F
Jul Temp65 to 86 F
Oct Temp44 to 66 F
Annual Precip44.2 inches
StationROCKVILLE
Distance21.4 miles
Jan Temp19 to 36 F
Apr Temp43 to 66 F
Jul Temp65 to 87 F
Oct Temp45 to 68 F
Annual Precip44.9 inches
StationSPENCER
Distance25.5 miles
Jan Temp15 to 35 F
Apr Temp37 to 62 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp38 to 65 F
Annual Precip45.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Amo598$56,875
Bainbridge852$57,841
Cloverdale1,900$54,808
Coatesville572$60,750
Fillmore611$51,875
Stilesville213$48,750

Greencastle Public Libraries

Putnam County Public Library
103 EAST POPLAR STREET
Greencastle, Indiana
(765) 653-2755

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Greencastle Hospitals

Putnam County Hospital
(Government - Local)
1542 S Bloomington St
(765) 655-2620

Greencastle Public Schools

Area 30 Career Center
1 N Calbert Way Suite A
ZIP: 46135
(765) 653-3515
High
Central Elementary School
1888 E Us Hwy 40
ZIP: 46135
(765) 653-6175
Primary
Total Enrollment 362
Deer Meadow Primary Sch
1000 Deer Meadow Ln
ZIP: 46135
(765) 653-3518
Primary
Total Enrollment 304
Greencastle Middle School
400 Percy L Julian Dr
ZIP: 46135
(765) 653-9774
Middle
Total Enrollment 440
Greencastle Senior High Sch
910 E Washington St
ZIP: 46135
(765) 653-9711
High
Total Enrollment 592
Martha J Ridpath Elem Sch
711 Central Ave
ZIP: 46135
(765) 653-3315
Primary
Total Enrollment 215
South Putnam High School
1780 E Us Hwy 40
ZIP: 46135
(765) 653-3148
High
Total Enrollment 367
South Putnam Middle School
1780 E Us Hwy 40
ZIP: 46135
(765) 653-3148
Middle
Total Enrollment 301
Tzouanakis Intermediate Sch
500 Linwood Dr
ZIP: 46135
(765) 653-4700
Primary
Total Enrollment 438

Greencastle Private Schools

Peace Lutheran School
1421 S Bloomington St
ZIP: 46135
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Rescare Residential Program
1306 S Bloomington St
ZIP: 46135
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 61
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