Community Profile & Data

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

Population:

Washington County - 28,213 (Stats Indiana)

Manufacturing Employment in Washington County:

  • Employed Population - 12,533
    • Manufacturing Employment - 1,659 (16.4%)
    • Construction Employment - 892 (8.8%)
    • Retail Trade - 1,367 (13.5%) 

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
  • MPP - Powder Metal Parts, Cams & Gears - Approximate Employment 230
  • Jean's Extrusions - P.V.C Extrusions and Fabricated Gaskets -Approximate Employment 160

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 (5000 linear ft)
  • Barge - The Port of Indiana is served by American Commercial Barge Lines and four other providers

Utilities: 

Taxes: 

  • Local Property taxes are assessed on market value (Washington County Property Map)
  • 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:

Universities/Colleges:

Medical Facilities:

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: Stats Indiana

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