Rush County, Indiana

Rush County: County in Indiana, United States


Rush County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 17,392 and a population density of 16 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 16,649 inhabitants. Its county seat is Rushville. The county was created 202 years ago in 1821.

Rush County locator map
Location of Rush County on Indiana map.

Quick Facts about Rush County

Population : 16,649 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Indiana (United States)
Different from : Rush County
Area : 1058 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.08%
Land as percent of area : 99.92%
Named for : Benjamin Rush
Altitude : 958 feet / 292 meters
Capital : Rushville
Establishment : December 12, 1821
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 23:47:44 (29th February 2024)
Density : 16 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -4.46% (2010-2020)
Rush County Courthouse  Rushville image
Rush County Courthouse Rushville
Rush County Courthouse  Rushville image


Rush County is located at 39°37'12"N 85°27'57"W (39.6199500, -85.4657600). It has 6 neighbors: Henry County, Decatur County, Fayette County, Franklin County, Hancock County and Shelby County.

Rush County map

The largest city of Rush County is Rushville with a population of 6,058. Other cities include, Henry population 2,920, Richland population 1,796, Orange population 695 and Milroy population 272. See all Rush County cities & populated places.

Rush County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Rush County.

City Name Population Title
Rushville 6,058 City in Indiana, United States
Henry 2,920 City in United States of America
Richland 1,796 Unincorporated community in Rush County, Indiana
Carthage 890 Town in Indiana, United States
Orange 695 Unincorporated community in Fayette County, Indiana
Fairview 312 Township in Fayette County, Indiana
Milroy 272 Human settlement in Indiana, United States of America
Glenwood 236 Town in Indiana, United States

Rush County has 6 neighbours.

  • Rushville


According to census records, the population of Rush County decreased by 4.46% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 17,392 - census
2011 17,285 -0.62% estimation process
2012 17,108 -1.03% estimation process
2013 16,996 -0.66% estimation process
2014 16,845 -0.9% estimation process
2015 16,708 -0.82% estimation process
2016 16,639 -0.41% estimation process
2017 16,643 0.02% estimation process
2018 16,635 -0.05% estimation process
2019 16,581 -0.33% estimation process
2020 16,649 0.41% estimation process

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People born in Rush County (6)

People born in Rush County, including boxer Kid McCoy, politician Raymond Smiley Springer, Automobile maker Milton Reeves, .


  • Frank J. Hall (American politician) he was born in 16/02/1844
  • Frank Spradling (American artist) he was born in 26/08/1885
  • Mary Osburn Adkinson (temperance reformer) she was born in 28/07/1843

Other places with the same name (2)

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