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Vigo County, Indiana

Organized in 1818 and named for Francis Vigo of Revolutionary War fame

County Seat: Terre Haute

Largest City: Terre Haute (2016 population: 60,852)

Population per Square Mile: 267.62

Square Miles: 403.30

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)107,848171.7%6,484,136
Today (2016)107,931171.6%6,634,007
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*109,710171.6%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today0.1%33 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-25073 -10,480
Net International Migration18212 11,461
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)131260.6%22,480

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2016NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)6,275165.8%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)15,9291614.8%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)16,4071115.2%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)26,2451624.3%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)26,2681724.3%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)16,8071715.6%14.9%
Median Age36.1  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 Alone416150.4%0.4%
Asian Alone2,187142.0%2.2%
Black Alone7,676147.1%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone49210.0%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups2,559152.4%2.0%
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 2016 (Includes detail not shown below)40,75317100.0%100.0%
Married With Children6,5151616.0%19.0%
Married Without Children11,4501728.1%30.0%
Single Parents3,948169.7%9.7%
Living Alone12,5201330.7%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 2016 (estimate)46,75217100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2016 (includes vacant units)46,48117100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2016)$91,90073  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2016)$52440  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 15,024161.4%1,110,866
Adults (25+ in 2016 ACS)69,166171.6%4,339,687
with High School diploma or higher87.7%47 88.1%
with B.A. or higher degree23.2%18 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$35,4577882.3%43,097
Median Household Income in 201643,5608783.3%$52,289
Poverty Rate in 201617.8%5127.1%14.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1822.4%19117.3%19.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201715482.3%6,790
Food Stamp Recipients in 201714,079102.1%656,297
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/20177,904151.6%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, 20151,285161.5%84,008
Births to Teens, 2015111101.9%5,876
Deaths, 20151,158151.8%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force49,137161.5%3,326,893
Annual Unemployment Rate5.412122.7%4.4
December 2017 Unemployment Rate3.713119.4%3.1

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 work61,271100.0%$2,837,555100.0%$46,312
Wage and Salary52,94486.4%$2,087,30473.6%$39,425
Farm Proprietors3860.6%$14,4390.5%$37,407
Nonfarm Proprietors7,94113.0%$175,2606.2%$22,070
  Accommodation, Food Serv.5,6769.3%$115,0414.1%$20,268
  Arts, Ent., Recreation7481.2%$10,1980.4%$13,634
  Health Care, Social Serv.9,36315.3%$531,81818.7%$56,800
  Professional, Tech. Serv.1,7892.9%$92,0373.2%$51,446
  Retail Trade7,61812.4%$211,9197.5%$27,818
  Trans., Warehousing1,6862.8%$92,4543.3%$54,836
  Wholesale Trade1,3632.2%$78,4552.8%$57,561
  Other Private (not above)13,85822.6%$521,11318.4%$37,604

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Residential Building Permits, 2016UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed406100.0%100.0%$27,753$3,875,847
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$21,320
5+ Family31477.3%20.9%$19,815$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 Vigo County

in 2016
Percent of County
Terre Haute60,85256.4%
West Terre Haute2,2192.1%
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