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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 (2012 population: 120,235)

Population per Square Mile: 776.87

Square Miles: 233.50

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)179,70372.8%6,483,797
Today (2013)181,39872.8%6,570,902
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*186,48082.7%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today0.9%23 1.3%

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

Components of Population Change, 2012-2013NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration11412 -1,179
Net International Migration11116 9,404
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)461111.8%25,992

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2012NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)11,49676.4%6.5%
School Age (5 to 17)28,265915.6%17.8%
College Age (18 to 24)20,513811.3%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)45,492725.2%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)48,472726.8%26.5%
Seniors (65 and older)26,620614.7%13.6%
Median Age37.6  Median Age = 37.0

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2012NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone52590.3%0.4%
Asian Alone2,156131.2%1.8%
Black Alone16,65059.2%9.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone12670.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups4,10772.3%1.8%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2012 (Includes detail not shown below)74,3016100.0%100.0%
Married With Children12,1271016.3%20.2%
Married Without Children19,882726.8%30.1%
Single Parents7,992510.8%9.8%
Living Alone24,245532.6%27.6%

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 2012 (estimate)83,0776100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2012 (includes vacant units)82,9686100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2012)$113,70038  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2012)$53424  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2012/2013 Total Reported) 28,37392.5%1,115,499
Adults (25+ in 2012 ACS)118,97372.8%4,229,138
with High School diploma or higher88.6%21 87%
with B.A. or higher degree22%17 23%

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 2012$40,72812106.8%38,119
Median Household Income in 201241,7847189.0%$46,954
Poverty Rate in 201215.3%3898.7%15.5%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1821.0%4495.0%22.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201334663.0%11,711
Food Stamp Recipients in 201327,22553.0%922,273
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 201313,48062.6%509,427

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, 20112,25972.7%83,750
Births to Teens, 201123863.0%8,010
Deaths, 20111,84853.2%58,154

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2012NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force91,24472.9%3,168,712
Annual Unemployment Rate7.66793.8%8.1
February 2014 Unemployment Rate6.16688.4%6.9

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

Earnings by Industry, 2012 Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
IMPORTANT: The BEA is no longer producing employment by industry for counties. For more information on the loss of data due to
sequestration, go to http://www.bea.gov/about/pdf/bea_fy2013_budget_impact.pdf.
Total by place of work$6,449,032100.0%
Wage and Salary$4,546,54070.5%
Farm Proprietors$4,7250.1%
Nonfarm Proprietors$804,10912.5%
  Accommodation, Food Serv.$191,7613.0%
  Arts, Ent., Recreation$63,0751.0%
  Health Care, Social Serv.$1,073,39516.6%
  Professional, Tech. Serv.$339,8315.3%
  Retail Trade$411,9166.4%
  Trans., Warehousing$254,8584.0%
  Wholesale Trade$318,8644.9%
  Other Private (not above)$1,200,630*18.6%*

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, 2012UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed303100.0%100.0%$32,538$2,349,911
3- and 4-Family00.0%1.6%$0$15,508
5+ Family206.6%23.1%$1,190$246,728

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

in 2012
Percent of County
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