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Overview

Introduction to Tell City, Indiana

Located in Perry county, Tell City, Indiana, is 22 miles NE of Owensboro, Kentucky (center to center) and 58 miles W of Louisville, Kentucky.

Tell City History

Tell City was founded in 1858 by the Swiss Colonization Society which aimed at making it a planned industrial city. Prior to the first settlement in the region, the area was known as "Helvetia." Later, it was renamed "Tell City," a name that was easier to pronounce and remember for Englishmen. The city was named in honor of the legendary Swiss hero and liberator, William Tell. The bustling Ohio River flows across the city.

Tell City and nearby Attractions

  • Hoosier Heights Country Club
  • Legion Field
  • Little Windy Creek
  • Hoosier National Forest
  • International Bluegrass Music Museum
  • Saddle Lake Recreation Area

Things To Do In Tell City

The Schweizer Fest is celebrated by the residents of Tell City in the month of August every year. The Ohio River Scenic Byway and the Hoosier National Forest are in the region. The International Bluegrass Music Museum is held in the area every year. Holiday World is also close by.

Tell City Transportation

The closest airport to the city is the Louisville International-Standiford Field Airport.

Tell City Higher Education

Higher education is available at the University of Evansville, the Elizabethtown Community College, and the University of Southern Indiana.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,295
Male Share of the Population50.8%
Female Share of the Population49.2%
Senior Citizens19.4%
Employed Population 16+3,202
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married50.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.5%
Median Earnings25+$31,398
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,238

Wealth

Median Family Income$55,000
% Above Poverty Level80%
% Below Poverty Level20%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone33.9%
Median Gross Rent$611
Median House Value$91,000

Ancestry

German29.2%
Irish11.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10%
French Except Basque8.3%
English7.8%
Swiss1.9%
Polish1.8%
Italian1.6%
Swedish0.8%
Scottish0.8%
Dutch0.5%
Welsh0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Canadian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
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Tell City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Perry County
Standard Zip Codes47586
Phone Area Codes812
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Tell_City
Approximate Latitude37.94
Approximate Longitude-86.75

Tell City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationTELL CITY
Distance0.1 miles
Jan Temp24 to 39 F
Apr Temp44 to 66 F
Jul Temp68 to 88 F
Oct Temp47 to 69 F
Annual Precip47.8 inches
StationSAINT MEINRAD
Distance15.1 miles
Jan Temp24 to 41 F
Apr Temp44 to 68 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp46 to 70 F
Annual Precip46.6 inches
StationBOONVILLE 1 S
Distance27.8 miles
Jan Temp23 to 41 F
Apr Temp44 to 68 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp46 to 70 F
Annual Precip47.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cannelton1,622$35,909
Chrisney546$68,958
Grandview803$59,583
Rockport2,359$38,214
Santa Claus2,738$80,583
Troy344$43,750

Tell City Public Libraries

Perry County Public Library
2328 TELL STREET
Tell City, Indiana
(812) 547-2661

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Tell City Hospitals

Perry County Memorial Hospital
(Government - Local)
One Hospital Rd
(812) 547-7011

Tell City Public Schools

Tell City Jr-sr High School
900 12th St
ZIP: 47586
(812) 547-3131
High
Total Enrollment 627
William Tell Elementary School
1235 31st St
ZIP: 47586
(812) 547-9727
Primary
Total Enrollment 854
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