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Overview

Introduction to Huntingburg, Indiana

Huntingburg, Indiana, in Dubois county, is 37 miles N of Owensboro, Kentucky (center to center) and 65 miles W of Louisville, Kentucky. There are an estimated 5,598 people in the city.

Huntingburg History

The city of Huntingburg is located in southwestern Indiana. Capt. Frederick Geiger's son, Jacob Geiger, came to the region to hunt bears. He liked the place and decided to establish a permanent home. In 1837, Jacob purchased 1,920 acres and became one of the earliest settlers of present day Huntingburg. Huntingburg has been nicknamed as "Hollywood of the Midwest" because movies like, "A League of Their Own", "Hard Rain", and "Soul of the Game" were filmed here.

Huntingburg and Nearby Attractions

  • Indiana Railway Museum
  • Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
  • Holiday World
  • Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden
  • Southside Park
  • Glendale State Fish and Wildlife Area

Things To Do In Huntingburg

There are numerous interesting places to visit in and near Huntingburg. Holiday World has the world's tallest water ride. The Lincoln Amphitheatre, built in order to commemorate Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday, is also situated near Huntingburg. Museums in the area include the Indiana Railway Museum, Pigeon Roost State Historic Site, and Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial. Opportunites for outdoor recreation are available at Glendale State Fish and Wildlife Area, Jackson State Recreation Area, and Lick Fork State Recreation Area.

Huntingburg Transportation

Louisville International-Standiford Field Airport is near the city.

Huntingburg Higher Education

The closest colleges to Huntingburg include Brescia University, Henderson Community College, and Ivy Tech Community College - Southwest.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,414
Male Share of the Population53.4%
Female Share of the Population46.6%
Senior Citizens13.4%
Employed Population 16+3,095
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married53.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.5%
Median Earnings25+$30,699
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,574
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,237

Wealth

Median Family Income$57,935
% Above Poverty Level82.4%
% Below Poverty Level17.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone29.2%
Median Gross Rent$544
Median House Value$98,900

Ancestry

German38.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)38.4%
Irish11.4%
English6%
French Except Basque1.9%
Italian1.1%
Scottish0.6%
Polish0.6%
Portuguese0.6%
Austrian0.6%
Welsh0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Swedish0.1%
Canadian0.1%
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Huntingburg Almanac

CategoryValue
County Dubois County
Standard Zip Codes47542
Phone Area Codes812
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Vincennes
Approximate Latitude38.29
Approximate Longitude-86.95

Huntingburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSAINT MEINRAD
Distance11.8 miles
Jan Temp24 to 41 F
Apr Temp44 to 68 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp46 to 70 F
Annual Precip46.6 inches
StationBOONVILLE 1 S
Distance25 miles
Jan Temp23 to 41 F
Apr Temp44 to 68 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp46 to 70 F
Annual Precip47.1 inches
StationSHOALS HIWAY 50 BRIDGE
Distance26.8 miles
Jan Temp19 to 37 F
Apr Temp40 to 65 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 68 F
Annual Precip47.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dale1,601$50,625
Ferdinand2,119$74,408
Gentryville348$50,625
Holland750$50,833
Jasper15,790$70,839
Santa Claus2,726$78,750

Huntingburg Public Libraries

Huntingburg Public Library
419 NORTH JACKSON STREET
Huntingburg, Indiana
(812) 683-2052

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Huntingburg Public Schools

Cedar Crest Intermediate School
4770 S State Rd 162
ZIP: 47542
(812) 634-2006
Middle
Total Enrollment 196
Huntingburg Elementary School
501 W Sunset Dr
ZIP: 47542
(812) 683-1172
Primary
Total Enrollment 636
Southridge High School
1110 S Main St
ZIP: 47542
(812) 683-2272
High
Total Enrollment 554
Southridge Middle School
1112 S Main St
ZIP: 47542
(812) 683-3372
Middle
Total Enrollment 399
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