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Tell City is a city in Perry County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for William Tell, Swiss hero.

The latitude of Tell City is 37.951N. The longitude is -86.767W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 420 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,684.


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Median household income
Local
$31,045
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Tell City demographic reports
Tell City is on the Ohio River.
Tell City was developed as a planned industrial city by the Swiss Colonization Society.

The Tell City Chair Company, founded in 1865, was long the community's major employer. The firm went bankrupt and was sold in 1996.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 3. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.4 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Schweizer Fest - Aug. 9-12, 2007
Dates often change. Check Tell City web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Hoosier National Forest
Scenic roads: Ohio River Scenic Byway
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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Sections below provide additional information and links about Tell City demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Perry 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 47586 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

34% of Tell City residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Tell City ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Tell City was $17,443, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

11% of Tell City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Tell City festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Tell City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $301.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $629.


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Libraries in Tell City include Tell City-Perry County Cont Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Tell City include Perry County News

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The average commute time for Tell City workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Tell City include Days Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Ramada.

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