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Overview

Introduction to Linton, Indiana

Linton, Indiana, in Greene county, is 32 miles SE of Terre Haute, Indiana (center to center) and 74 miles SW of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Linton History

The town of Linton, which is located in the Stockton Township, was named after politician, Col. William Linton. Linton, which was essentially a coal-mining town in the southeast of Terre Haute, was established because of the entrepreneurial activities of John W. Wines, who sold goods in the area in 1831. He opened a general store in 1837, and later on a horse mill and a tannery. The town was officially incorporated and named in June 1850.

Linton and Nearby Attractions

  • Shakamak State Park
  • Indiana Railway Museum
  • Eugene V. Debs Home
  • Holiday World
  • Indianapolis Zoo

Things To Do In Linton

Linton has a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities. Places to visit include Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area (a migratory bird refuge), Hillenbrand Fish & Wildlife Area, and Piankeshaw Trails Educational Park. The Greene-Sullivan State Forest has provisions for boating, fishing, hunting, camping, as well as sports like archery. Golfers may enjoy a game at Bolton Wood Golf Course and Phil Harris Golf Course. Nearby parks include Linton City Parks, Shakamak State Park, and Redbird State Riding Area.

Linton Transportation

Terre Haute International-Hulman Field Airport is a major airport nearby.

Linton Higher Education

Indiana State University, Ivy Tech Community College - Wabash Valley and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology are some of the colleges near Linton.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,305
Male Share of the Population48%
Female Share of the Population52%
Senior Citizens21.3%
Employed Population 16+2,136
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married45.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.8%
Median Earnings25+$28,304
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,412
Median Earnings With High School Degree$19,205

Wealth

Median Family Income$49,159
% Above Poverty Level78.8%
% Below Poverty Level21.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home0.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation2.8%

Housing

People Living Alone36.3%
Median Gross Rent$557
Median House Value$63,800

Ancestry

German20.5%
Irish16.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.4%
English12.1%
Dutch6.5%
French Except Basque3%
Scottish1.9%
Italian1.8%
Welsh1.4%
Polish0.6%
Swiss0.3%
Swedish0.2%
Greek0.2%
Czech0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Linton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Greene County
Standard Zip Codes47441
Phone Area Codes812
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Indianapolis
Approximate Latitude39.03
Approximate Longitude-87.15

Linton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSHAKAMAK STATE PARK
Distance10.2 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp42 to 64 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp44 to 67 F
Annual Precip42.8 inches
StationFREELANDVILLE
Distance14.2 miles
Jan Temp20 to 36 F
Apr Temp43 to 63 F
Jul Temp66 to 86 F
Oct Temp44 to 67 F
Annual Precip43.9 inches
StationWASHINGTON 1 NNW
Distance25.5 miles
Jan Temp23 to 39 F
Apr Temp45 to 67 F
Jul Temp68 to 88 F
Oct Temp47 to 69 F
Annual Precip46.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bloomfield2,284$50,313
Dugger793$53,920
Jasonville2,219$32,432
Lyons717$42,813
Newberry181$53,000
Sandborn450$52,000

Linton Public Libraries

Linton Public Library
95 SE 1ST STREET
Linton, Indiana
(812) 847-7802

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Linton Hospitals

Greene County General Hospital
(Government - Local)
1185 N 1000 W
(812) 847-2281

Linton Public Schools

Greene-sullivan Sp Ed Sch
77 'a' St Ne
ZIP: 47441
(812) 847-8497
Other
Linton-stockton Elementary
900 4th St Ne
ZIP: 47441
(812) 847-6039
Primary
Total Enrollment 694
Linton-stockton High School
10 Ne H St
ZIP: 47441
(812) 847-6024
High
Total Enrollment 378
Linton-stockton Jr High Sch
109 Ne I St
ZIP: 47441
(812) 847-6022
Middle
Total Enrollment 340

Linton Private Schools

Calvary Christian School
9825 W State Road 54
ZIP: 47441
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 13
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