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Overview

Introduction to Jeffersonville, Indiana

Jeffersonville, Indiana, in Clark county, is 2 miles NE of Louisville, Kentucky. The city is part of the Louisville metropolitan statistical area.

Jeffersonville History

Fort Finney was built in this area in 1786 to protect the town and its people from Native Americans. A settlement grew around this fort. It was renamed Fort Steuben in 1791, honoring Baron Von Steuben. It is not clear when the community adapted the name Jeffersonville. According to some sources, it may have been named so in 1801. In 1802, Jeffersonville was declared the county seat of Clark County. The settlement got its first post office in 1803.

Jeffersonville and nearby Attractions

  • Grisamore House
  • Schimpff's Confectionery
  • Warder Park
  • Howard Steamboat Museum
  • Jeffboat
  • Quartermaster Depot

Things To Do In Jeffersonville

The city offers excellent shopping and dining opportunities through its numerous and varied restaurants and shopping centers. There are several historically significant areas in Jeffersonville, like the Jeffersonville Historic District, Jeffersonville's Central Business District and the downtown river front. There is an eclectic assortment of mid-to-late 19th century architectural styles in these areas. Schimpff's Confectionery is another popular spot, which has been in business since 1891 and is renowned for its handmade candies.

Jeffersonville Transportation

Louisville International Airport is nearby.

Jeffersonville Higher Education

The city is very close to Jefferson Community College, Sullivan University and Bellarmine University.

Demographics

People

Total Population46,415
Male Share of the Population48%
Female Share of the Population52%
Senior Citizens13.6%
Employed Population 16+22,040
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married45.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.8%
Median Earnings25+$35,879
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,573
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,756

Wealth

Median Family Income$62,153
% Above Poverty Level88.9%
% Below Poverty Level11.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone30.2%
Median Gross Rent$766
Median House Value$126,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)32.1%
German18.8%
Irish13.9%
English8.2%
Italian3%
French Except Basque2.2%
Scottish1.2%
Polish1.2%
Dutch0.8%
Welsh0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Romanian0.4%
West Indian0.4%
African0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Czech0.2%
Greek0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Jeffersonville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Clark County
Standard Zip Codes47190, 47130, 47129
P.O. Box Zip Codes47131
Company Zip Codes47132, 47133, 47134, 47144, 47199
Phone Area Codes812
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Indianapolis
Approximate Latitude38.3
Approximate Longitude-85.72

Jeffersonville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLOUISVILLE STANDIFORD AP
Distance6.5 miles
Jan Temp25 to 41 F
Apr Temp46 to 67 F
Jul Temp70 to 87 F
Oct Temp49 to 68 F
Annual Precip44.5 inches
StationSCOTTSBURG
Distance29.3 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp42 to 66 F
Jul Temp65 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 68 F
Annual Precip45.1 inches
StationSHELBYVILLE 1 E
Distance29.7 miles
Jan Temp19 to 40 F
Apr Temp38 to 67 F
Jul Temp62 to 88 F
Oct Temp40 to 69 F
Annual Precip48 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Charlestown7,990$51,074
Clarksville21,812$54,650
Georgetown3,152$79,464
New Albany36,622$51,510
Sellersburg8,722$74,722
Utica614$56,111

Jeffersonville Public Libraries

Jeffersonville Township Public Library
211 EAST COURT AVENUE
Jeffersonville, Indiana
(812) 285-5630

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Jeffersonville Hospitals

Clark Memorial Hospital
(Government - Local)
1220 Missouri Ave
(812) 283-2142
Wellstone Regional Hospital
(Proprietary)
2700 Vissing Park Rd
(812) 284-8000

Jeffersonville Public Schools

Bridgepoint Elementary School
420 Ewing Ln
ZIP: 47130
(812) 288-4858
Primary
Total Enrollment 398
Clark County Middle/high School
2710 E 10th St
ZIP: 47130
(812) 288-4837
High
Total Enrollment 105
Jeffersonville High School
2315 Allison Ln
ZIP: 47130
(812) 282-6601
High
Total Enrollment 2051
Maple Elementary School
429 Division St
ZIP: 47130
(812) 288-4860
Primary
Total Enrollment 244
Northaven Elementary School
1907 Oak Ridge Dr
ZIP: 47130
(812) 288-4865
Primary
Total Enrollment 446
Old Corden Porter School
630 Meigs Ave
ZIP: 47130
(812) 288-4821
Other
Total Enrollment 57
Parkview Middle School
1600 Brigman Ave
ZIP: 47130
(812) 288-4844
Middle
Total Enrollment 785
River Valley Middle School
2220 Veterans Pky
ZIP: 47130
(812) 288-4848
Middle
Total Enrollment 855
Riverside Elementary School
17 Laurel Dr
ZIP: 47130
(812) 288-4868
Primary
Total Enrollment 496
Spring Hill Elementary School
201 E 15th St
ZIP: 47130
(812) 288-4874
Primary
Total Enrollment 220
Thomas Jefferson Elem Sch
2710 Hamburg Pike
ZIP: 47130
(812) 288-4855
Primary
Total Enrollment 371
Utica Elementary School
210 Maplehurst Dr
ZIP: 47130
(812) 288-4878
Primary
Total Enrollment 510
W E Wilson Elementary
2915 Charlestown Pk
ZIP: 47130
(812) 288-4888
Primary
Total Enrollment 554

Jeffersonville Private Schools

Sacred Heart School
1842 E 8th St
ZIP: 47130
Elementary
Total Enrollment 151
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