Rushville, Indiana

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Rushville is a city in Rushville Township, Rush County, Indiana, United States. The population was 5,995 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Rush County[3]. It was the campaign headquarters for Wendell Willkie's 1940 presidential campaign against Franklin D. Roosevelt. Willkie is buried in the city's East Hill Cemetery. It, like the county, was named in honor of Dr. Benjamin Rush, who signed the Declaration of Independence.[4]



Rushville is located at 39°36′52″N 85°26′55″W / 39.61444°N 85.44861°W / 39.61444; -85.44861 (39.614482, -85.448657)[5], along the Flatrock River.[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,995 people, 2,434 households, and 1,552 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,668.8 people per square mile (1,028.7/km²). There were 2,597 housing units at an average density of 1,156.1/sq mi (445.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.45% White, 1.58% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.85% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.40% of the population.

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