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Overview

Introduction to Greensburg, Indiana

Greensburg, Indiana, in Decatur county, is 46 miles SE of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Greensburg History

The Indian Treaty of St. Mary's allowed the U.S. Government to acquire a tract of land that came to be known as the New Purchase in 1819. John Fugit and Griffy Griffith settled down in this region soon after that. The area comprising Decatur County was separated from this tract in 1821. Following the establishment of a court and consequently a government in 1822, the county seat of Greensburg was chosen. The area was named by Thomas Hendrick'ss wife, whose home was in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.

Greensburg and nearby Attractions

  • Whitewater Canal State Historic Site
  • Grover Museum
  • Fellowship Church
  • South Park Cemetery
  • Decatur County Historical Museum

Things To Do In Greensburg

The city of Greensburg provides easy access to the Grover Museum, the Milan '54 Museum and the Decatur County Historical Museum. The Whitewater Canal State Historic Site has a horse-drawn canal boat and a mill that are still in operation. In addition, there are annual festivals hosted by Greensburg including the Apple Fest, the Fiddlefest, and the Tree City Fall Festival.

Greensburg Transportation

Columbus Muni Airport provides air transportation facilities.

Greensburg Higher Education

The University of Indianapolis, Ivy Tech State College-Central Indiana and Ivy Tech State College-East Central are all nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,107
Male Share of the Population47.6%
Female Share of the Population52.4%
Senior Citizens16.4%
Employed Population 16+5,922
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married48.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.4%
Median Earnings25+$32,732
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,810
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,569

Wealth

Median Family Income$55,842
% Above Poverty Level84%
% Below Poverty Level16%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work3%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone29.4%
Median Gross Rent$749
Median House Value$113,000

Ancestry

German35%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.8%
Irish14%
English8.3%
Italian4.1%
Scottish0.9%
French Except Basque0.8%
Polish0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Lithuanian0.5%
Dutch0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Swedish0.3%
African0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Brazilian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Greensburg Almanac

CategoryValue
County Decatur County
Standard Zip Codes47240
Phone Area Codes812
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Indianapolis
Approximate Latitude39.34
Approximate Longitude-85.48

Greensburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationGREENSBURG
Distance1.2 miles
Jan Temp19 to 34 F
Apr Temp42 to 62 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp44 to 65 F
Annual Precip43.7 inches
StationRUSHVILLE SEWAGE PLANT
Distance18.3 miles
Jan Temp17 to 34 F
Apr Temp39 to 62 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip42.3 inches
StationCOLUMBUS
Distance25.1 miles
Jan Temp19 to 37 F
Apr Temp41 to 64 F
Jul Temp65 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 67 F
Annual Precip41.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Batesville6,417$76,351
Hartsville378$60,750
Millhousen142$79,375
Napoleon160$52,250
St. Paul1,111$48,125
Westport1,247$51,731

Greensburg Public Libraries

Greensburg-decatur County Contractual Public Library
1110 EAST MAIN STREET
Greensburg, Indiana
(812) 663-2826

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Greensburg Hospitals

Decatur County Memorial Hospital
(Government - Local)
720 N Lincoln St
(812) 663-4331

Greensburg Public Schools

Greensburg Community High Sch
1000 E Central Ave
ZIP: 47240
(812) 663-7176
High
Total Enrollment 716
Greensburg Community Jr High
505 E Central Ave
ZIP: 47240
(812) 663-7523
Middle
Total Enrollment 583
Greensburg Elementary
900 N Big Blue Ave
ZIP: 47240
(812) 663-8112
Primary
Total Enrollment 984
North Decatur Elementary Sch
3300 N Sr 3
ZIP: 47240
(812) 663-9215
Primary
Total Enrollment 575
North Decatur Jr-sr High Sch
3172 N Sr 3
ZIP: 47240
(812) 663-4204
High
Total Enrollment 567
South Decatur Elementary Sch
9302 S Cr 420 W
ZIP: 47240
(812) 591-3115
Primary
Total Enrollment 514
South Decatur Jr-sr High Sch
8885 S Sr 3
ZIP: 47240
(812) 591-3330
High
Total Enrollment 477

Greensburg Private Schools

Good Shepherd Christian Academy
209 W Washington St
ZIP: 47240
Elementary
Total Enrollment 33
Riverside Amish School
2994 W County Road 650 N
ZIP: 47240
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
St Mary Elementary School
210 S East St
ZIP: 47240
Elementary
Total Enrollment 152
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