Dubois, Indiana

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Dubois, Indiana
Census-designated place
Dubois is located in Indiana
Coordinates: 38°26′43″N 86°48′16″W / 38.44528°N 86.80444°W / 38.44528; -86.80444Coordinates: 38°26′43″N 86°48′16″W / 38.44528°N 86.80444°W / 38.44528; -86.80444
Country United States
State Indiana
County Dubois
Townships Harbison, Marion, Columbia
 • Total 1.60 sq mi (4.14 km2)
 • Land 1.57 sq mi (4.07 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation[1] 505 ft (154 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 488
 • Density 310/sq mi (119.8/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47527
FIPS code 18-18784[2]
GNIS feature ID 433736

Dubois is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Dubois County, Indiana, United States.[3] Its population at the 2010 census was 488.[4]


Dubois was platted in 1885.[5] It took its name from Dubois County.[6] The Dubois post office was established in 1880.[7]

An old variant name of the community was called Knoxville.[8]


Dubois is located in northeastern Dubois County at 38°26′43″N 86°48′16″W / 38.44528°N 86.80444°W / 38.44528; -86.80444. The center of the community is split between Marion and Harbison townships, and the CDP area extends eastward into Columbia Township as well. Jasper, the Dubois County seat, is 10 miles (16 km) to the southwest. Indiana State Road 545 passes through Dubois, leading north to State Road 56 and southeast towards Patoka Lake.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Dubois CDP has a total area of 1.60 square miles (4.14 km2), of which 1.57 square miles (4.07 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.06 km2), or 1.55%, is water. The Patoka River, a tributary of the Wabash River, forms the northwestern edge of the community.


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-05. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Dubois, Dubois County, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2016-07-05. 
  4. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Dubois CDP, Indiana". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 26, 2015. 
  5. ^ Wilson, George R. (1910). History of Dubois County from Its Primitive Days to 1910. Windmill Publications. p. 349. 
  6. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 117. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...Dubois, for the county in which it located... 
  7. ^ "Dubois County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved December 17, 2016. 
  8. ^ "USGS detail on Dubois - Variant Citation". Retrieved 2016-10-25.