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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%6,633,053
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 -12,135
Net International Migration18212 11,052
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)131260.6%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)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 2015 (Includes detail not shown below)40,31517100.0%100.0%
Married With Children6,1381915.2%19.2%
Married Without Children11,5941728.8%30.0%
Single Parents3,881169.6%9.8%
Living Alone12,6721331.4%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)46,75217100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2015 (includes vacant units)46,06417100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2015)$91,20073  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2015)$52334  

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 2015 ACS)69,381171.6%4,316,273
with High School diploma or higher87.4%45 87.8%
with B.A. or higher degree22.5%17 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$34,9227083.3%41,940
Median Household Income in 201539,6359178.5%$50,510
Poverty Rate in 201520.4%4141.7%14.4%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1825.2%10123.5%20.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201616792.2%7,519
Food Stamp Recipients in 201615,398102.1%722,928
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
August 2017 Unemployment Rate4.71130.6%3.6

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 work61,166100.0%$2,815,532100.0%$46,031
Wage and Salary52,73886.2%$2,046,07072.7%$38,797
Farm Proprietors3860.6%$7,4520.3%$19,306
Nonfarm Proprietors8,04213.1%$233,9778.3%$29,094
  Accommodation, Food Serv.5,4979.0%$113,2564.0%$20,603
  Arts, Ent., Recreation7641.2%$10,5140.4%$13,762
  Health Care, Social Serv.8,91814.6%$523,59518.6%$58,712
  Professional, Tech. Serv.1,7182.8%$92,6003.3%$53,900
  Retail Trade7,41412.1%$196,0847.0%$26,448
  Trans., Warehousing1,6442.7%$90,0353.2%$54,766
  Wholesale Trade1,4042.3%$80,9592.9%$57,663
  Other Private (not above)14,35323.5%$533,75119.0%$37,187

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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