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Overview

Introduction to Seymour, Indiana

Seymour, Indiana, in Jackson county, is 37 miles E of Bloomington, Indiana and 49 miles N of Louisville, Kentucky.

Seymour History

Seymour was first settled in in 1816 by James Shields and his family. The Jeffersonville, Madison and Indianapolis Railroads first entered the city in the 1840s and ran through Shields farm. The Ohio and Mississippi Railroad arrived in the area during the 1850s. The city was named after John Seymour, the surveyor of the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad. Seymour is the site of the first train robbery in the world, which was committed on October 6, 1866.

Seymour and nearby Attractions

  • Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge
  • Katie's Playground
  • Freeman Air Museum
  • Southern Indiana Center for the Arts
  • Stevens Museum
  • Jefferson County Historical Society Museum

Things To Do In Seymour

The city of Seymour includes several park areas and playgrounds. You can visit Shields Park, Gaiser Park, Freeman Field, One Chamber Square, West Side Park, Kessler Park and Kasting Park. The Muscatatuk National Wildlife Preserve and the Freeman Air Museum are also worth visiting. The Starve Hollow State Recreation Area is also close to the city. In addition, Seymour organizes several recreational events and programs throughout the year, including Oktoberfest and the Victory over Japan Day Parade.

Seymour Transportation

The nearest major airport is Columbus Municipal.

Seymour Higher Education

Opportunities for higher studies are offered by many local colleges and universities including Indiana University- Southeast, Jefferson Community College and Sullivan University.

Demographics

People

Total Population18,996
Male Share of the Population49.3%
Female Share of the Population50.7%
Senior Citizens14.3%
Employed Population 16+8,817
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married52.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.2%
Median Earnings25+$32,288
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,375
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,906

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,229
% Above Poverty Level82.6%
% Below Poverty Level17.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone28.8%
Median Gross Rent$742
Median House Value$108,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24.3%
German21%
Irish8.3%
English7.5%
Scottish1.9%
French Except Basque1.5%
Italian1.4%
Dutch1%
Polish0.8%
Norwegian0.6%
Canadian0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Welsh0.2%
Danishn0.2%
African0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Seymour Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jackson County
Standard Zip Codes47274
Phone Area Codes812
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Indianapolis
Approximate Latitude38.95
Approximate Longitude-85.88

Seymour Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSEYMOUR 2 N
Distance1.8 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
StationCOLUMBUS
Distance16.7 miles
Jan Temp19 to 37 F
Apr Temp41 to 64 F
Jul Temp65 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 67 F
Annual Precip41.9 inches
StationGREENSBURG
Distance34.2 miles
Jan Temp19 to 34 F
Apr Temp42 to 62 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp44 to 65 F
Annual Precip43.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Austin3,938$38,925
Brownstown2,952$55,524
Crothersville1,457$51,750
Elizabethtown493$36,500
Jonesville201$58,750
North Vernon7,134$49,875

Seymour Public Libraries

Jackson County Public Library
303 WEST SECOND STREET
Seymour, Indiana
(812) 522-3412

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Seymour Hospitals

Schneck Medical Center
(Government - Local)
411 W Tipton St
(812) 522-2349

Seymour Public Schools

Cortland Elementary School
6687 N Cr 400 E
ZIP: 47274
(812) 522-7483
Primary
Total Enrollment 126
Emerson Elementary School
500 Emerson Dr
ZIP: 47274
(812) 522-2596
Primary
Total Enrollment 295
Margaret R Brown Elem School
550 Miller Ln
ZIP: 47274
(812) 522-5539
Primary
Total Enrollment 531
Seymour Middle School
920 N O'brien St
ZIP: 47274
(812) 522-5453
Middle
Total Enrollment 1078
Seymour Senior High School
1350 W 2nd St
ZIP: 47274
(812) 522-4384
High
Total Enrollment 1299
Seymour-jackson Elementary School
508 B Ave East
ZIP: 47274
(812) 522-5709
Primary
Total Enrollment 693
Seymour-redding Elem School
1700 N Ewing St
ZIP: 47274
(812) 522-5621
Primary
Total Enrollment 493

Seymour Private Schools

Immanuel-lutheran School
520 S Chestnut St
ZIP: 47274
Elementary
Total Enrollment 341
Liberty Christian Academy
1020 A Ave
ZIP: 47274
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 29
Seymour Christian Academy
301 Indianapolis Ave Box 863
ZIP: 47274
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 66
St Ambrose Elementary School
301 S Chestnut St
ZIP: 47274
Elementary
Total Enrollment 117
St Johns Lutheran School
1058 S County Road 460 E
ZIP: 47274
Elementary
Total Enrollment 93
Trinity Lutheran High School
7120 N County Road 875 E
ZIP: 47274
Secondary
Total Enrollment 146
Zion Lutheran School
1501 Gaiser Dr
ZIP: 47274
Elementary
Total Enrollment 32
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