Scottsburg, Indiana

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Scottsburg is a city in Vienna Township, Scott County, Indiana, United States, about 30 miles (47 km) north of Louisville, Kentucky. The population was 6,040 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Scott County[3]. As of 2010, William H. Graham serves as Mayor and has served since 1988. [4]


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)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.8 square miles (12.5 km²), of which, 4.8 square miles (12.4 km²) of it is land and 0.21% is water.


As of the census[1] 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/sq mi (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.

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