Community Profile & Data

Here are some of the key details that define Washington County Indiana

Population:

Manufacturing Employment in Washington County:

  • Employed Population - 12,365
    • Manufacturing Employment - 2899 (23%) *State of Indiana Average is 20%
    • Construction Employment - 1002 (8%)
    • Professional, Scientific and Management - 745 (6%) 

Established Washington County Industries:

  • GKN Sinter Metals - Powdered Metal Products - Approximate Employment 490
  • Kimball Office - Salem (Division of Kimball International) - Office Furniture - Approximate Employment 375
  • Peerless Gear - Industrial Gears - Approximate Employment 486
  • Net Shape - Powder Metal Parts, Cams & Gears - Approximate Employment 230
  • Jean's Extrusions - P.V.C Extrusions and Fabricated Gaskets -Approximate Employment 160
  • Mikrotek, Inc - Electronic Assembly - Approximate Employment 75

Workforce Skills:

  • Metal fabrication
  • Machinery manufacturing
  • Electronic Components
  • Furniture and wood production
  • Agricultural products manufacturing
  • Plastics Production
  • Lumber and Hardwoods

Transportation Resources: 

  • Rail - CSX Transportation, Seaboard Systems - SCL
  • Highways - State Highways 56, 60, 135 and 160
  • Truck Lines - Four truck lines located in Washington County. One with local terminal in Salem
  • Air - Commercial service at Louisville International Airport and Salem Municipal Airport (Currently 3300 linear feet and being expanded to 5000 linear feet)
  • Barge - The Port of Indiana is served by American Commercial Barge Lines and four other providers

Utilities: 

  • Internet - Connectivity provided by Tele-Media, Frontier, Time Warner Cable and Blue River Networking
  • Electricity - Duke Energy and Jackson County REMC
  • Natural Gas - Midwest Natural Gas Co. 
  • Water - Municipal service from two reservoirs (3.8 MGD capacity)

Taxes: 

  • Local Property taxes are assessed on market value - Current rates for townships available upon request
  • Indiana State Sales Tax is 7% on all retail sales (food products exempt)
  • Washington County has no inventory tax
  • Washington County has an EDIT rate of .50% and a CAGIT rate of 1.00%
  • Part of the City of Salem has been designated as an Urban Enterprise Zone

Vocational/ Trade Schools:

  • South Central Area Vocational School (15 miles)
  • Indiana Vocational Technical College (25 miles)
  • Charles Allen Prosser Vocational School (30 miles)

Universities/Colleges:

  • Indiana University Southeast (30 miles)
  • University of Louisville (40 miles)
  • Hanover College (40 miles)
  • Indiana University (54 miles)
  • Vincennes University (60 miles)

Medical Facilities:

  • St. Vincent Salem Hospital (77 Beds)
  • Meadow View Health Care Center
  • The Waters of Salem
  • Convenient Care of Washington County

Local Government:

  • City of Salem (Third Class City)
    • Administration - Mayor and five member City Council
    • Planning & Zoning - Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals
    • Law Enforcement - Police Chief and 15 member police force
    • Fire Protection - Fire Chief and 28 member regular and volunteer department (Class VII insurance rating)
    • Waste Removal -Municipal Collection daily (business) and weekly (residential)
    • Sewage - Municipal Sewage Disposal Plant .9 MGD capacity
    • Website - www.cityofsalemin.com

 

  • Town of Pekin
    • Administration - Town Board with three members and Clerk-Treasurer
    • Planning & Zoning - Pekin Plan under consideration
    • Law Enforcement - Town Marshall and a deputy
    • Fire Protection - Volunteer Fire Department (25 member)
    • Waste Removal - Private Collection
    • Sewage - Municipal Service
    • Website - www.townofnewpekin.com

 

  • Town of Campbellsburg
    • Administration - Town Board with three members and Clerk-Treasurer
    • Planning & Zoning - Included in County Plan
    • Law Enforcement - Town Marshall and reserve officer
    • Fire Protection - Volunteer Fire Department
    • Waste Removal - Private Collection
    • Sewage - Municipal Service 

Sources: US Census Survey Information

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