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Overview

Introduction to Rushville, Indiana

Rushville, Indiana, in Rush county, is 36 miles S of Anderson, Indiana (center to center) and 39 miles E of Indianapolis, Indiana. There are 5,995 residents in the city.

Rushville History

The city of Rushville, which is located in the Rushville Township, is the county seat of Rush County. The county was named after Dr. Benjamin Rush, who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776. It was formed in 1882. In 1940, Wendell Willkie campaigned for the presidential election against Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was from Rushville.

Rushville and Nearby Attractions

  • James Whitcomb Riley House (Greenfield)
  • Grover Museum
  • Greenburg Reservoir State Fishing Area
  • McMaze Indiana
  • Whitewater Canal State Historic Site

Things To Do In Rushville

Golfing opportunities are available at Antler Pointe Golf Club in Rushville. Popular parks include Laughlin Park, Mahoning Valley Camp, and the Memorial Park. Well known museums include Grover Museum and the James Whitcomb Riley Birthplace & Museum. A trip to historical sites such as James Whitcomb Riley House (Greenfield) and Whitewater Canal State Historic Site, may be planned. The Greenburg Reservoir State Fishing Area has provisions for boating, fishing, canoeing, hiking, mountain biking, and hunting.

Rushville Transportation

Flights are available at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

Rushville Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Anderson University, Bethany Theological Seminary, and Butler University.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,267
Male Share of the Population47.5%
Female Share of the Population52.5%
Senior Citizens18.4%
Employed Population 16+2,743
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married45.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.9%
Median Earnings25+$31,073
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,906
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,143

Wealth

Median Family Income$44,890
% Above Poverty Level79.9%
% Below Poverty Level20.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone30.7%
Median Gross Rent$657
Median House Value$81,800

Ancestry

German22.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.6%
Irish10.3%
English9.2%
Italian2%
French Except Basque1.3%
Dutch0.9%
Polish0.7%
Swedish0.6%
Scottish0.4%
Czech0.3%
Slovene0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
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Rushville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Rush County
Standard Zip Codes46173
Phone Area Codes765
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Indianapolis
Approximate Latitude39.61
Approximate Longitude-85.44

Rushville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationRUSHVILLE SEWAGE PLANT
Distance0.7 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
StationGREENFIELD
Distance20.2 miles
Jan Temp17 to 34 F
Apr Temp40 to 62 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 65 F
Annual Precip43.4 inches
StationINDIANAPOLIS SE SIDE
Distance33.9 miles
Jan Temp18 to 33 F
Apr Temp41 to 61 F
Jul Temp65 to 84 F
Oct Temp43 to 65 F
Annual Precip40.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Carthage767$45,833
Dunreith216$47,500
Glenwood291$46,607
Knightstown2,105$54,000
Lewisville359$48,125
Morristown1,190$55,139

Rushville Public Libraries

Rushville Public Library
130 WEST THIRD STREET
Rushville, Indiana
(765) 932-3496

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Rushville Hospitals

Rush Memorial Hospital
(Government - Local)
1300 N Main St
(765) 932-7513

Rushville Public Schools

Benjamin Rush Middle Sch
1601 N Sexton St
ZIP: 46173
(765) 932-2968
Middle
Total Enrollment 417
Rushville Consolidated High Sch
1201 Lions Path
ZIP: 46173
(765) 932-3901
High
Total Enrollment 757
Rushville Elementary School East
390 W 16th St
ZIP: 46173
(765) 938-1616
Primary
Total Enrollment 293
Rushville Elementary School West
410 W 16 St
ZIP: 46173
(765) 938-1509
Primary
Total Enrollment 317

Rushville Private Schools

St Mary Catholic School
226 E 5th St
ZIP: 46173
Elementary
Total Enrollment 62
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