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Indian Springs Village

James P. Kaetz, Auburn University
Indian Springs Village is located in northern Shelby County in central Alabama. It has a mayor/council form of government.
History
Only 1.5 miles square, Indian Springs Village was incorporated in 1990 with the stipulation that the town levy no local sales or property taxes. As a result, elected officials and local governmental administrators volunteer their time, and the town only has one employee: a part-time city clerk. Police and fire protection are provided by the county. Under Alabama state law, Indian Springs Village is entitled to a share of the revenues from state and county taxes. It is perhaps best known as the location of Indian Springs School, a progressive coeducational boarding school that opened in 1952.
Demographics
According to 2016 Census estimates, Indian Springs Village recorded a population of 2,529. Of that number, 94.6 percent of respondents identified themselves as white, 2.3 percent as Asian, 2.3 percent as African American, 0.9 percent as two or more races, and 0.6 percent as Hispanic or Latino. The town's median household income was $100,078, and the per capita income was $47,655.
Employment
According to 2016 Census estimates, the workforce in Indian Springs Village was divided among the following industrial categories:
  • Educational services, and health care and social assistance (27.3 percent)
  • Finance, insurance, and real estate, rental, and leasing (14.0 percent)
  • Retail trade (13.9 percent)
  • Professional, scientific, management, and administrative and waste management services (10.3 percent)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation, and accommodation and food services (7.9 percent)
  • Construction (5.9 percent)
  • Manufacturing (4.5 percent)
  • Transportation and warehousing and utilities (3.7 percent)
  • Information (3.6 percent)
  • Wholesale trade (2.9 percent)
  • Other services, except public administration (2.9 percent)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and extractive (2.0 percent)
  • Public administration (1.0 percent)
Education
Indian Springs School, a private coeducational boarding and day school, is the only school in the town.
Transportation
State Highway 119 runs northeast to southwest through Indian Springs Village. Interstate Highway 65 runs north-south two miles west of town.
Events and Places of Interest
The town rents out its town hall and a 140-seat pavilion for celebrations and gatherings and holds an annual Easter egg hunt and Independence Day celebration.

Additional Resources

Shelby County Heritage Book Committee. The Heritage of Shelby County, Alabama. Clanton, Ala.: Heritage Publishing Consultants, 1999.
Published:  August 31, 2016   |   Last updated:  September 1, 2020