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Vanderburgh County, Indiana

Revolutionary War hero William Henry Vanderburgh gave this county its name, formed in 1818

County Seat: Evansville

Largest City: Evansville (2016 population: 119,477)

Population per Square Mile: 778.25

Square Miles: 233.50

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)179,70372.8%6,484,136
Today (2016)181,72182.7%6,633,053
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*186,48082.7%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today1.1%26 2.3%

*Projection based on 2010 Census counts.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2015-2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-60187 -12,135
Net International Migration18611 11,052
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)301171.3%22,358

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2016NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)11,03486.1%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)28,532815.7%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)18,317910.1%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)47,304726.0%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)47,774726.3%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)28,760615.8%14.9%
Median Age37.8  Median Age = 37.6

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone512110.3%0.4%
Asian Alone2,454111.4%2.2%
Black Alone17,30359.5%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone27050.1%0.1%
White156,608886.2%85.6%
Two or More Race Groups4,57472.5%2.0%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic176,999697.4%93.2%
Hispanic4,722202.6%6.8%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2015 (Includes detail not shown below)74,2176100.0%100.0%
Married With Children11,7941115.9%19.2%
Married Without Children20,660727.8%30.0%
Single Parents8,031610.8%9.8%
Living Alone24,801533.4%28.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

HousingNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2016 (estimate)83,7086100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2015 (includes vacant units)82,8386100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
46,954856.7%61.9%
Median Value (2015)$115,50037  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
27,263632.9%27.8%
Median Rent (2015)$54627  

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 27,290102.5%1,110,866
Public23,327112.2%1,048,879
Adults (25+ in 2015 ACS)121,73372.8%4,316,273
with High School diploma or higher89.9%15 87.8%
with B.A. or higher degree24.2%15 24.1%

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Income and PovertyNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2015$40,8752297.5%41,940
Median Household Income in 201543,8237686.8%$50,510
Poverty Rate in 201517.2%11119.4%14.4%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1824.8%14121.6%20.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201625253.4%7,519
Food Stamp Recipients in 201622,12953.1%722,928
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/201712,99962.6%495,330

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Family Social Services Administration; Indiana Department of Education

Health and Vital StatisticsNumberRank of Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 20152,22282.6%84,008
Births to Teens, 201518763.2%5,876
Deaths, 20152,03053.2%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force93,21582.8%3,326,893
Employed89,38782.8%3,179,806
Unemployed3,82872.6%147,087
Annual Unemployment Rate4.15693.2%4.4
August 2017 Unemployment Rate3.75992.5%4.0

Source: STATS Indiana, using data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2015 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work130,816100.0%$6,691,061100.0%$51,149
Wage and Salary113,87287.0%$5,015,20875.0%$44,043
Farm Proprietors2360.2%$4,8940.1%$20,737
Nonfarm Proprietors16,70812.8%$535,6298.0%$32,058
Farm2790.2%$6,3170.1%$22,642
Nonfarm130,53799.8%$6,684,74499.9%$51,210
Private119,39591.3%$6,071,27990.7%$50,850
  Accommodation, Food Serv.10,3827.9%$204,0893.1%$19,658
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2,9202.2%$64,1081.0%$21,955
  Construction8,8386.8%$592,8488.9%$67,079
  Health Care, Social Serv.19,89115.2%$1,235,25418.5%$62,101
  Information1,6051.2%$92,2391.4%$57,470
  Manufacturing12,9849.9%$1,095,23216.4%$84,352
  Professional, Tech. Serv.5,5594.2%$366,3415.5%$65,901
  Retail Trade14,13110.8%$428,5836.4%$30,329
  Trans., WarehousingData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)31,949*24.4%*$1,319,013*19.7%*$41,285*
Government11,1428.5%$613,4659.2%$55,059

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
* These totals do not include county data that are not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.

Residential Building Permits, 2016UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed426100.0%100.0%$55,033$3,875,847
Single-Family32275.6%75.2%$52,068$3,417,822
2-Family204.7%3.1%1,585$64,063
3- and 4-Family40.9%0.9%$240$21,320
5+ Family8018.8%20.9%$1,140$372,642

Notes: Detail cost may not sum to total due to rounding. Greene County does not currently issue building permits, so it is excluded.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Largest Cities and Towns in Vanderburgh County

NamePopulation
in 2016
Percent of County
Darmstadt1,4660.8%
Evansville119,47765.7%
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