Introduction to New Albany, Indiana

New Albany, Indiana, in Floyd county, is 4 miles NW of Louisville, Kentucky. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Louisville metropolitan area with.

New Albany History

Three brothers from Albany, New York - Abner, Joel, and Nathaniel Scribner - visited the Falls of the Ohio in 1813. They purchased land here and named it after their hometown. John Graham platted the city of New Albany on the Scribner brother's land. New Albany was initially incorporated as a town in 1817. At that time, it was a part of Clark County. New Albany was later reincorporated as a city in 1839.

New Albany and nearby Attractions

  • Carnegie Center for Art & History
  • Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site
  • Filson Museum
  • Louisville Zoo
  • Hill Brook
  • Falling Run Park

Things To Do In New Albany

Places of historic interest near New Albany include the Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site, the Thomas Edison House and the Locust Grove. There are a number of museums in the neighborhood too. Among these are the Filson Museum, which houses exhibits on antebellum portraiture and regional history, the Kentucky Museum of Arts and Design, the Frazier Historical Arms Museum and the J.B. Speed Art Museum. The various creeks and brooks around the city are popular tourist haunts too. One can also enjoy shopping at the New Albany Mall and the Colonial Manor Shopping Center. The Louisville Zoo and Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom are also nearby.

New Albany Transportation

Louisville International-Standiford Field Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

New Albany Higher Education

Local institutes of higher education are Indiana University-Southeast and the Charles A. Prosser School of Technology. Other institutes nearby include Jefferson Community College, Sullivan University, Bellarmine University and the University of Louisville.


Total Population 36,582
Male Share of the Population 47.3%
Female Share of the Population 52.7%
Senior Citizens 14.5%
Employed Population 16+ 17,052
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 38.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.5%
Median Earnings25+ $31,121
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,004
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,326


Median Family Income $49,681
% Above Poverty Level 78.4%
% Below Poverty Level 21.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation 1.8%


People Living Alone 35.5%
Median Gross Rent $697
Median House Value $112,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.2%
US/American 0.1%
English 10%
Irish 12.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

New Albany Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 4 miles NW of Louisville, Kentucky
County Floyd
Metro Area Louisville
Standard Zip Codes 47150
P.O. Box Zip Codes 47151
Phone Area Codes 812
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.285
Longitude -85.824

New Albany Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 8.6 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 41 F
Apr Temp 46 to 67 F
Jul Temp 70 to 87 F
Oct Temp 49 to 68 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches
Distance 28.8 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 42 to 66 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 68 F
Annual Precip 45.1 inches
Distance 34.4 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 40 F
Apr Temp 38 to 67 F
Jul Temp 62 to 88 F
Oct Temp 40 to 69 F
Annual Precip 48 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clarksville 21,627 $55,280
Georgetown 3,084 $77,422
Jeffersonville 46,259 $62,590
Lanesville 604 $57,375
Sellersburg 8,675 $70,613
Utica 711 $54,583

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Student/teacher ratio: 21.2

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