Edinburgh, Indiana

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Edinburgh (pronounced /ˈɛdɪnbɜrɡ/) is a town in Bartholomew, Johnson, and Shelby Counties in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 4,505 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Columbus, Indiana metropolitan statistical area. Edinburgh was named in honor of Edinburgh, Scotland and for many years was pronounced the same way.

Edinburgh is the home of Camp Atterbury, a National Guard training facility. The Big Blue River and Sugar Creek join to form the Driftwood River 1 mi (1.6 km) west of Edinburgh.



Edinburgh is located at 39°21′10″N 85°58′3″W / 39.35278°N 85.9675°W / 39.35278; -85.9675 (39.352728, -85.967466)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,505 people, 1,789 households, and 1,207 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,584.8 people per square mile (612.5/km²). There were 1,894 housing units at an average density of 666.3/sq mi (257.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.18% White, 0.13% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 0.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.07% of the population.

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