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Rush County’s Size

Census

Population

% + –

1830

9,707

1840

16,456

69.5%

1850

16,445

-0.1%

1860

16,193

-1.5%

1870

17,626

8.8%

1880

19,238

9.1%

1890

19,034

-1.1%

1900

20,148

5.9%

1910

19,349

-4.0%

1920

19,241

-0.6%

1930

19,412

0.9%

1940

18,927

-2.5%

1950

19,799

4.6%

1960

20,393

3.0%

1970

20,352

-0.2%

1980

19,604

-3.7%

1990

18,129

-7.5%

2000

18,261

0.7%

2010

17,392

-4.8%

Sources: United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Population Division Census Quickfacts

Rushville is located in the Eastern Time Zone and utilizes Daylight Saving Time.

Rushville is situated along the Flatrock River in beautiful southeastern Indiana.  The land in southeastern Indiana is a mixture of farmland, forest and very hilly areas. Indiana has a humid continental climate, with cool winters and warm summers. Rushville is in USDA Planting Zone 6.

Rushville is centrally located in Rushville Township. According to the 2010 Census, the city has a total area of 3.09 square miles (8.0 km2), all land. The county’s 2010 population was 17,392 (although the daytime population is larger). Adjacent counties include Henry County (north), Fayette County (east), Franklin County (southeast), Decatur County (south), Shelby County (west) and Hancock County (northwest).

Four major highways run through Rush County: US 52, Indiana SR 3, SR 44 and SR 244. All serve as connectors to the travel flow in the city.

GIS MAPS

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