Scottsburg, Indiana

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City of Scottsburg
City
Courthouse Square
Courthouse Square
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 38°41′7.3″N 85°46′10.55″W / 38.685361°N 85.7695972°W / 38.685361; -85.7695972Coordinates: 38°41′7.3″N 85°46′10.55″W / 38.685361°N 85.7695972°W / 38.685361; -85.7695972
Country United States
State Indiana
County Scott
Township Vienna
Government
 • Mayor William H. "Bill" Graham (R)
Area[1]
 • Total 5.07 sq mi (13.13 km2)
 • Land 5.05 sq mi (13.08 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)  0.39%
Elevation 564 ft (172 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 6,747
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 6,648
 • Density 1,336.0/sq mi (515.8/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47170
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-68526[4]
GNIS feature ID 0443163[5]

Scottsburg is a city in Vienna Township, Scott County, Indiana, United States, about 30 miles (48 km) north of Louisville, Kentucky. The population was 6,747 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Scott County.[6] As of 2010, William H. Graham serves as Mayor and has served since 1988.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

Scottsburg is located at 38°41′7.3″N 85°46′10.55″W / 38.685361°N 85.7695972°W / 38.685361; -85.7695972 (38.685361, -85.769597).[7]

According to the 2010 census, the city has a total area of 5.07 square miles (13.1 km2), of which 5.05 square miles (13.1 km2) (or 99.61%) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.052 km2) (or 0.39%) is water.[1]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Scottsburg has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[8]

Demographics[edit]

In 2003 Scott County was removed from the Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area and became the Scottsburg, IN Micropolitan Statistical Area. It is part of the Louisville-Elizabethtown-Scottsburg, KY-IN Combined Statistical Area.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 6,747 people, 2,768 households, and 1,730 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,336.0 inhabitants per square mile (515.8/km2). There were 3,117 housing units at an average density of 617.2 per square mile (238.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.2% White, 0.3% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 2,768 households of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.6% were married couples living together, 16.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.5% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.90.

The median age in the city was 37.5 years. 23.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27% were from 25 to 44; 24.5% were from 45 to 64; and 15.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.5% male and 52.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 6,040 people, 2,539 households, and 1,604 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,257.2 people per square mile (485.8/km²). There were 2,823 housing units at an average density of 587.6 per square mile (227.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.34% White, 0.07% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.26% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.88% of the population.

There were 2,539 households out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.5% were married couples living together, 14.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.8% were non-families. 32.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 90.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,687, and the median income for a family was $37,083. Males had a median income of $31,217 versus $21,321 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,552. About 12.6% of families and 15.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.7% of those under age 18 and 9.4% of those age 65 or over.

Recession[edit]

The Great Recession of 2008 hit the small city of Scottsburg particularly hard. Within a week, two of the city's largest employers announced they were closing. On October 31, HYOSUNG (America) INC, an iron and steel tubing manufacturer, announced it was shutting down; on November 6, Fruedenburg-NOK, announced it was also closing. Within a week, a total of 239 jobs were lost.*

Since 2008, unemployment has improved slightly. Scott County continues to have one of the highest unemployment rates in the state. As of June 2012, Scott County had the 12th highest rate of unemployment among Indiana counties.**

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