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Encyclopedia > Rushville, Indiana
Town of Rushville
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 39°36′52″N, 85°26′55″W
County Rush
Area  
 - City 5.8 km²  (2.2 sq mi)
 - Land 5.8 km² (2.2 sq mi)
 - Water 0 km² (0 sq mi)  0%
Population (2000)
 - City 5,995
 - Density 1,028.7/km² (2,668.8/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Rushville is a town in Rush County, Indiana, United States. The population was 5,995 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Rush CountyGR6. It was the campaign headquarters for Wendell Wilkie's 1944 presidential campaign against Franklin D. Roosevelt. Wilkie is buried in the city's East Hill Cemetery. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (512x800, 33 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Rushville, Indiana ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... List of Indiana counties: Adams County Allen County Bartholomew County Benton County Blackford County Boone County Brown County Carroll County Cass County Clark County Clay County Clinton County Crawford County Daviess County Dearborn County Decatur County DeKalb County Delaware County Dubois County Elkhart County Fayette County Floyd County Fountain County... Rushville from the air. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... To help compare sizes of different geographic regions, we list here areas between 1 km² (100 hectares) and 10 km² (1000 hectares). ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... EST (shown in yellow) is UTC-5 The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7...  Areas that have DST  Areas that once had DST  Areas that never had DST For a list of various nations usage of DST, see Daylight saving time around the world. ... EST (shown in yellow) is UTC-5 The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Rushville from the air. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Rushville from the air. ... Wendell Lewis Willkie (February 18, 1892 - October 8, 1944) was a lawyer, born in Elwood, Indiana on February 18, 1892, the only native of Indiana to be nominated as the presidential candidate for a national party, having never held any sort of high elected office. ... Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882–April 12, 1945), 32nd President of the United States, the longest-serving holder of the office and the only man to be elected President more than twice, was one of the central figures of 20th century history. ...

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Geography

Rushville from the air, looking east.
Rushville from the air, looking east.

Rushville is located at 39°36′52″N, 85°26′55″W (39.614482, -85.448657)GR1, along the Flatrock River.[1] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2560x1920, 1985 KB) Rushville, Indiana from the air. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2560x1920, 1985 KB) Rushville, Indiana from the air. ... The Flatrock River is a tributary of the Auglaize River, approximately 20 mi (32 km) long, in northeastern Indiana and northwestern Ohio in the United States. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.8 km² (2.2 mi²), all land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 5,995 people, 2,434 households, and 1,552 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,028.7/km² (2,668.8/mi²). There were 2,597 housing units at an average density of 445.6/km² (1,156.1/mi²). 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. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 2,434 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.2% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.99. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 89.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.0 males.

Rushville from the air, looking west.
Rushville from the air, looking west.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,233, and the median income for a family was $36,646. Males had a median income of $30,127 versus $22,440 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,072. About 8.1% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.3% of those under age 18 and 12.0% of those age 65 or over. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 1970 KB) Rushville, Indiana from the northeast. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 1970 KB) Rushville, Indiana from the northeast. ... The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Famous Residents

  • Wendell Wilkie claimed residence in and ran his unsuccessful 1944 presidential campaign from Rushville. He remains the only native of Indiana to be nominated as the presidential candidate for a national party. He is buried in the town cemetery.
  • Frazier Thomas was born in Rushville, Indiana on June 13, 1918 and died in Chicago, Illinois on April 3, 1985, was an American television personality. He is best known for having hosted the long-running children's television program Garfield Goose and Friends on WGN-TV. He also hosted various radio and television programs in a long career that spanned from before World War II until his death. He hosted Family Classics and took over as circus manager on Bozo's Circus after the retirement of ringmaster Ned Locke, both shows on WGN-TV.
  • Tony Stewart Current NASCAR driver, former IRL Champion is also referred to as the "Rushville Rocket".

Wendell Lewis Willkie (February 18, 1892 - October 8, 1944) was a lawyer, born in Elwood, Indiana on February 18, 1892, the only native of Indiana to be nominated as the presidential candidate for a national party, having never held any sort of high elected office. ... Frazier Thomas, born William Frazier Thomas in Rushville, Indiana, USA on June 13, 1918 and died in Chicago Illinois, USA on April 3, 1985, was an American television personality. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Anthony Wayne Tony Stewart (born May 20, 1971) is an auto racing driver who has won championships in sprint cars, Indy cars, and stock cars. ...

External links

Don Dawson founder of Dawson Oil co. resides in Rushville. Dawson Oil Co. also resides a mile out of Rushville. Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


References

  1. ^ DeLorme (1998). Indiana Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. ISBN 0-89933-211-0

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Rushville is a town in Rush County, Indiana, United States.
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