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Fortville is a town in Hancock County, in the Indianapolis metro area.
The community was named for Cephas Fort, who laid out the town in 1849
The latitude of Fortville is 39.932N. The longitude is -85.848W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 856 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,494.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Fortville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hancock County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Indianapolis area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 46040 ZIP code.
25% of Fortville residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fortville ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fortville was $17,745, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Fortville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Fortville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $393. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $933.
Libraries in Fortville include Fortville-Vernon Twp Public Library ... View libraries
Hancock County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fortville political report.
The average commute time for Fortville workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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