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Overview

Introduction to Scottsburg, Indiana

Scottsburg, Indiana, in Scott county, is 29 miles N of Louisville, Kentucky. The city benefits from easy access to nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Louisville metropolitan area.

Scottsburg History

With the building of the Jeffersonville, Madison, and Indianapolis Railroad, Scottsburg was established in 1871. The town was named in honor of the President of the railroad, Horace Scott. The county was named after General Charles Scott, who fought in the Revolutionary War and was also an early governor of Kentucky.

Scottsburg and Nearby Attractions

  • Forest Discovery Center
  • Clifty Falls State Park
  • Corydon Capitol Historic Site
  • Cathedral Gardens
  • Kentucky State Capitol

Things To Do In Scottsburg

Scottsburg has numerous parks and wildlife sanctuaries nearby, including Clifty Falls State Park, Crosley State Fish and Wildlife Area, Deam Lake State Recreation Area, and Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge. Popular historical sites nearby are Corydon Capitol Historic Site, Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site, and the Governor's Mansion. Forest Discovery Center and Stevens Museum are also not far from Scottsburg.

Scottsburg Transportation

Louisville International-Standiford Field is nearby.

Scottsburg Higher Education

Colleges nearby include Bellarmine University, Hanover College and Indiana University Southeast.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,671
Male Share of the Population47.9%
Female Share of the Population52.1%
Senior Citizens17.1%
Employed Population 16+2,951
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married47.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.1%
Median Earnings25+$33,920
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,769
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,783

Wealth

Median Family Income$62,765
% Above Poverty Level82.8%
% Below Poverty Level17.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone31.8%
Median Gross Rent$747
Median House Value$98,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.4%
English15.3%
German14.7%
Irish10.3%
Scottish2.7%
Polish2.2%
Norwegian1.1%
Welsh0.6%
Greek0.4%
French Except Basque0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Italian0.1%
African0.1%
Swedish0.1%
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Scottsburg Almanac

CategoryValue
County Scott County
Standard Zip Codes47170
Phone Area Codes812
Time Zone
Approximate Latitude38.68
Approximate Longitude-85.78

Scottsburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSCOTTSBURG
Distance1 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
StationMADISON SEWAGE PLANT
Distance20.3 miles
Jan Temp23 to 39 F
Apr Temp43 to 65 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp45 to 67 F
Annual Precip46 inches
StationSEYMOUR 2 N
Distance21.8 miles
Jan Temp19 to 37 F
Apr Temp40 to 64 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 67 F
Annual Precip46.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Austin3,938$38,925
Borden818$60,469
Charlestown7,990$51,074
Crothersville1,457$51,750
Hanover3,525$47,880
Little York177$45,625

Scottsburg Public Libraries

Scott County Public Library
108 SOUTH MAIN STREET
Scottsburg, Indiana
(812) 752-2751

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Scottsburg Hospitals

Scott County Memorial Hospital Aka Scott Memorial
(Government - Local)
1451 N Gardner St
(812) 752-3456

Scottsburg Public Schools

Johnson Elementary School
4235 E Sr 256
ZIP: 47170
(812) 752-8923
Primary
Total Enrollment 221
Scottsburg Elem School
49 N Hyland St
ZIP: 47170
(812) 752-8922
Primary
Total Enrollment 480
Scottsburg Middle School
425 S 3rd St
ZIP: 47170
(812) 752-8926
Middle
Total Enrollment 594
Scottsburg Senior High School
500 S Gardner
ZIP: 47170
(812) 752-8927
High
Total Enrollment 858
Vienna-finley Elem Sch
445 Ivan Rogers Dr
ZIP: 47170
(812) 752-8925
Primary
Total Enrollment 310
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