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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.


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Median household income
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$42,642
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Fortville demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Walpole
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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16% of Fortville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Fortville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $393.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $933.


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Libraries in Fortville include Fortville-Vernon Twp Public Library ... View libraries

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Hancock County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fortville political report.

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The average commute time for Fortville workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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