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Jasonville, Indiana
Main Street in Jasonville
Main Street in Jasonville
Location of Jasonville in Greene County, Indiana.
Location of Jasonville in Greene County, Indiana.
Country United States
State Indiana
County Greene
 • Total 1.27 sq mi (3.30 km2)
 • Land 1.27 sq mi (3.28 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
633 ft (193 m)
 • Total 1,983
 • Density 1,563.88/sq mi (603.89/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-37764
GNIS feature ID 0436943

Jasonville is a city in Greene County, Indiana, United States. The population was 1,966 as of the 2020 census. It is the westernmost community in the Bloomington, Indiana, Metropolitan Statistical Area, approximately 15 miles closer to Terre Haute than to Bloomington.


Jasonville was founded in 1858. It was named for one of its founders, Jason Rogers.

Jasonville, Indiana is rich in history including a big fire in 1914, a booming mining community of the past, and the establishment of Shakamak State Park. The Jasonville motto is "Gateway to Shakamak" as Shakamak State Park is only 3 miles from the town.

Jasonville, Indiana
Photo from Small Town Indiana photo survey.


Jasonville is located at 39°9′41″N 87°12′4″W / 39.16139°N 87.20111°W / 39.16139; -87.20111 (39.161511, -87.201027).

According to the 2010 census, Jasonville has a total area of 1.31 square miles (3.39 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 69
1910 3,295
1920 4,461 35.4%
1930 3,536 −20.7%
1940 3,418 −3.3%
1950 2,937 −14.1%
1960 2,436 −17.1%
1970 2,335 −4.1%
1980 2,497 6.9%
1990 2,200 −11.9%
2000 2,490 13.2%
2010 2,222 −10.8%
2020 1,983 −10.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,222 people, 882 households, and 568 families living in the city. The population density was 1,696.2 inhabitants per square mile (654.9/km2). There were 1,022 housing units at an average density of 780.2 per square mile (301.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.1% White, 0.2% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 882 households, of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.9% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.6% were non-families. 30.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.05.

The median age in the city was 38.4 years. 26.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.4% were from 25 to 44; 24.5% were from 45 to 64; and 17.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.4% male and 52.6% female.


The city has a lending library, the Jasonville Public Library.

Jasonville is also home to Shakamak Jr-Sr High School and Shakamak Elementary

See also

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