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Scott County, Indiana
Map
Map of Indiana highlighting Scott County
Location in the state of Indiana
Map of the USA highlighting Indiana
Indiana's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1820
Seat Scottsburg
Largest City Scottsburg
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

192.75 sq mi (499 km²)
190.40 sq mi (493 km²)
2.35 sq mi (6 km²), 1.22%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

24,181
127/sq mi (49.04/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Named for: Charles Scott
Indiana county number 72

Scott County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of 2010, the population was 24,181. The county seat is Scottsburg.

History

Scott County was formed in 1820 from portions of Clark, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, and Washington counties. It was named for Gen. Charles Scott, who was Governor of Kentucky from 1808 to 1812. Much of its water supply comes from Hardy Lake.

Geography

According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 192.75 square miles (499.2 km2), of which 190.40 square miles (493.1 km2) (or 98.78%) is land and 2.35 square miles (6.1 km2) (or 1.22%) is water.

Cities and towns

Unincorporated towns

Townships

  • Finley
  • Jennings
  • Johnson
  • Lexington
  • Vienna

Adjacent counties

Major highways

  • I-65.svg Interstate 65
  • US 31.svg U.S. Route 31
  • Indiana 3.svg State Road 3
  • Indiana 56.svg State Road 56
  • Indiana 160.svg State Road 160
  • Indiana 203.svg State Road 203
  • Indiana 256.svg State Road 256
  • Indiana 356.svg State Road 356
  • Indiana 362.svg State Road 362

Climate and weather

Weather chart for Scottsburg, Indiana
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temperatures in °F
precipitation totals in inches
source: The Weather Channel

In recent years, average temperatures in Scottsburg have ranged from a low of 20 °F (−7 °C) in January to a high of 87 °F (31 °C) in July, although a record low of −32 °F (−36 °C) was recorded in January 1977 and a record high of 109 °F (43 °C) was recorded in July 1930. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 2.84 inches (72 mm) in February to 4.75 inches (121 mm) in May.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 2,334
1830 3,092 32.5%
1840 4,242 37.2%
1850 5,885 38.7%
1860 7,303 24.1%
1870 7,873 7.8%
1880 8,343 6.0%
1890 7,833 −6.1%
1900 8,307 6.1%
1910 8,323 0.2%
1920 7,424 −10.8%
1930 6,664 −10.2%
1940 8,978 34.7%
1950 11,519 28.3%
1960 14,463 25.6%
1970 17,144 18.5%
1980 20,422 19.1%
1990 20,991 2.8%
2000 22,960 9.4%
2010 24,181 5.3%
Est. 2015 23,744 −1.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 24,181 people, 9,397 households, and 6,648 families residing in the county. The population density was 127.0 inhabitants per square mile (49.0/km2). There were 10,440 housing units at an average density of 54.8 per square mile (21.2/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 97.9% white, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 0.2% black or African American, 0.1% Pacific islander, 0.5% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.5% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 20.1% were American, 15.6% were German, 11.9% were Irish, and 10.0% were English.

Of the 9,397 households, 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.3% were non-families, and 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.97. The median age was 39.3 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $47,697 and the median income for a family was $46,775. Males had a median income of $37,505 versus $30,107 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,414. About 12.2% of families and 15.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.6% of those under age 18 and 14.4% of those age 65 or over.


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