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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 (2017 population: 118,930)

Population per Square Mile: 777.80

Square Miles: 233.50

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)179,70372.8%6,484,192
Today (2017)181,61682.7%6,666,818
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*186,48082.7%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today1.1%29 2.8%

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

Components of Population Change, 2016-2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-61786 -976
Net International Migration16213 11,410
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)307171.4%22,545

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2017NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)10,78685.9%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)28,450815.7%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)18,0901010.0%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)47,263726.0%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)47,301726.0%25.9%
Seniors (65 and older)29,726616.4%15.4%
Median Age38.1  Median Age = 37.7

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone547100.3%0.4%
Asian Alone2,511121.4%2.4%
Black Alone17,50059.6%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone33430.2%0.1%
White156,051885.9%85.4%
Two or More Race Groups4,67372.6%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic176,704697.3%93.0%
Hispanic4,912202.7%7.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2016 (Includes detail not shown below)74,3136100.0%100.0%
Married With Children11,5321115.5%19.0%
Married Without Children20,509727.6%30.0%
Single Parents8,015710.8%9.7%
Living Alone24,639533.2%28.2%

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 2017 (estimate)84,3226100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2016 (includes vacant units)83,4286100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
46,835856.1%61.0%
Median Value (2016)$118,10038  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
27,478632.9%27.8%
Median Rent (2016)$54926  

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 2016 ACS)122,49072.8%4,339,687
with High School diploma or higher89.8%18 88.1%
with B.A. or higher degree24.9%15 24.6%

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 2016$42,0242097.5%43,097
Median Household Income in 201646,7507089.4%$52,289
Poverty Rate in 201617.4%9124.3%14.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1822.8%18119.4%19.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201722953.4%6,790
Food Stamp Recipients in 201720,06353.1%656,297
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, 20162,26282.7%83,063
Births to Teens, 201518763.2%5,876
Deaths, 20152,03053.2%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force93,13182.8%3,320,409
Employed90,10682.8%3,203,351
Unemployed3,02582.6%117,058
Annual Unemployment Rate3.26291.4%3.5
May 2018 Unemployment Rate3.0183.3%3.6

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2016 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work131,448100.0%$6,803,545100.0%$51,758
Wage and Salary114,44487.1%$5,050,86774.2%$44,134
Farm Proprietors2360.2%$11,0530.2%$46,835
Nonfarm Proprietors16,76812.8%$535,1397.9%$31,914
Farm2790.2%$12,4340.2%$44,566
Nonfarm131,16999.8%$6,791,11199.8%$51,774
Private119,86691.2%$6,166,13590.6%$51,442
  Accommodation, Food Serv.10,6738.1%$221,9653.3%$20,797
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2,9182.2%$66,6061.0%$22,826
  Construction8,1226.2%$524,8747.7%$64,624
  Health Care, Social Serv.20,34915.5%$1,287,61618.9%$63,277
  Information1,5521.2%$91,5991.3%$59,020
  Manufacturing12,9939.9%$1,094,69916.1%$84,253
  Professional, Tech. Serv.5,6204.3%$381,3895.6%$67,863
  Retail Trade14,69411.2%$454,6496.7%$30,941
  Trans., WarehousingData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)31,539*24.0%*$1,326,644*19.5%*$42,064*
Government11,3038.6%$624,9769.2%$55,293

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, 2017UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed319100.0%100.0%$52,900$4,583,500
Single-Family29993.7%74.2%$51,205$4,038,599
2-Family206.3%2.0%1,695$62,844
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$13,000
5+ Family00.0%23.4%$0$469,056

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 2017
Percent of County
Darmstadt1,4250.8%
Evansville118,93065.5%
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