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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
Indian Springs Village's population according to the 2010 Census was 2,363. Of that number, 95.7 percent of respondents identified themselves as white, 1.9 percent as Asian, 1.5 percent as African American, 0.9 percent as Hispanic or Latino, 0.6 percent as two or more races, and 0.2 percent as Native American. The town's median household income, according to 2010 estimates, was $95,921, and the per capita income was $58,467.
Employment
According to the 2010 Census, the workforce in Indian Springs Village was divided among the following occupational categories:
· Educational services, and health care and social assistance (24.3 percent)
· Arts, entertainment, recreation, and accommodation and food services (13.0   percent)
· Professional, scientific, management, and administrative and waste   management services (10.5 percent)
· Manufacturing (9.6 percent)
· Wholesale trade (9.2 percent)
· Finance, insurance, and real estate, rental, and leasing (8.9 percent)
· Retail trade (7.5 percent)
· Construction (6.7 percent)
· Information (4.0 percent)
· Other services, except public administration (2.9 percent)
· Public administration (2.2 percent)
· Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and extractive (0.9 percent)
· Transportation and warehousing and utilities (0.4 percent)
Education
Indian Springs School is a private coeducational boarding and day school with about 300 students and 40 faculty.
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:  August 31, 2016