Profile for Seymour, Indiana, IN
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Seymour is a city in Jackson County.
The community was named for Henry Seymour, railroad superintendent.
The latitude of Seymour is 38.959N. The longitude is -85.89W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 604 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 18,500.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Seymour demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 87. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 4.7 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· John Mellencamp, musician
Local festivals include:
- Summer Art Festival - June 23, 2007
- Oktoberfest - Oct. 4-6, 2007
Dates often change. Check Seymour web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge
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.)
John was barefoot when he met me at the spiffy new Indianapolis airport, but he was driving his birthday present, a brand-new gray Jaguar. It was a little like being met by L'il Abner and taken to Dogpatch - only L'il Abner wouldn't have been driving a Jag and wouldn't have owned Dogpatch to quite the extend that John Mellencamp seemed to own Seymour.
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Ancestry & family history
29% of Seymour residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Seymour ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Seymour was $18,222, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Seymour residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Seymour festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Oktoberfest - O
- Summer Art Festival - J
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Median rent in Seymour, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $421. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $742.
Libraries in Seymour include Jackson County Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Seymour include Seymour Tribune
Jackson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Seymour political report.
The average commute time for Seymour workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Seymour between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Seymour include Allstate Inn, Days Inn Seymour, Econo Lodge Seymour, Hampton Inn Seymour, Holiday Inn Seymour, Knights Inn Seymour, Lees Inn, Motel 6, Super 8.
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“ John was barefoot when he met me at the spiffy new Indianapolis airport, but he was driving his birthday present, a brand-new gray Jaguar. It was a little like being met by L'il Abner and taken to Dogpatch - only L'il Abner wouldn't have been driving a Jag and wouldn't have owned Dogpatch to quite the extend that John Mellencamp seemed to own Seymour. ”
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