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French Lick is a town in Orange County.
So named because of salt springs that attracted area wildlife and because the French built a fort here
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named French Lick. For links to other places called French Lick, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of French Lick is 38.548N. The longitude is -86.62W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 499 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,924.
Sections below provide additional information and links about French Lick demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Orange County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 47469 ZIP code.
23% of French Lick residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the French Lick ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in French Lick was $15,113, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of French Lick residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in French Lick, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $272. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $619.
Libraries in French Lick include Melton Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in French Lick include Springs Valley Herald
Orange County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our French Lick political report.
The average commute time for French Lick workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in French Lick include French Lick Springs Resort.
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