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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 (2017 population: 60,774)

Population per Square Mile: 266.59

Square Miles: 403.30

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)107,848171.7%6,484,192
Today (2017)107,516171.6%6,666,818
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*109,710171.6%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-0.3%37 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-40484 -976
Net International Migration13914 11,410
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)113280.5%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)6,283165.8%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)15,7941614.7%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)16,0851115.0%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)26,2821624.4%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)25,9431724.1%25.9%
Seniors (65 and older)17,1291715.9%15.4%
Median Age36.2  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 Alone419170.4%0.4%
Asian Alone2,144142.0%2.4%
Black Alone7,787147.2%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone48220.0%0.1%
White94,5511687.9%85.4%
Two or More Race Groups2,567152.4%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic104,6251697.3%93.0%
Hispanic2,891262.7%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)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 2017 (estimate)47,34917100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2016 (includes vacant units)46,48117100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
24,8781753.5%61.0%
Median Value (2016)$91,90073  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
15,8751134.2%27.8%
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
Public14,689161.4%1,048,879
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 2017$37,3086682.6%45,150
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, 20161,284161.5%83,063
Births to Teens, 201611692.2%5,294
Deaths, 20161,154151.8%63,492

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force48,600161.5%3,320,409
Employed46,534161.5%3,203,351
Unemployed2,066171.8%117,058
Annual Unemployment Rate4.312122.9%3.5
October 2018 Unemployment Rate4.64127.8%3.6

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2017 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work61,212100.0%$2,940,290100.0%$48,035
Wage and Salary52,94586.5%$2,139,43772.8%$40,409
Farm Proprietors3810.6%$14,3850.5%$37,756
Nonfarm Proprietors7,88612.9%$224,5087.6%$28,469
Farm4640.8%$16,6420.6%$35,866
Nonfarm60,74899.2%$2,923,64899.4%$48,127
Private51,63484.4%$2,392,13381.4%$46,329
  Accommodation, Food Serv.5,6849.3%$117,2114.0%$20,621
  Arts, Ent., Recreation7581.2%$10,7340.4%$14,161
  Construction2,8114.6%$200,3596.8%$71,277
  Health Care, Social Serv.9,52915.6%$533,03618.1%$55,938
  Information4200.7%$21,2990.7%$50,712
  Manufacturing6,60510.8%$456,79115.5%$69,158
  Professional, Tech. Serv.1,7892.9%$95,6243.3%$53,451
  Retail Trade7,41112.1%$213,3987.3%$28,795
  Trans., Warehousing1,5612.6%$84,7962.9%$54,322
  Wholesale Trade1,3052.1%$79,3692.7%$60,819
  Other Private (not above)13,76122.5%$579,51619.7%$42,113
Government9,11414.9%$531,51518.1%$58,319

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Residential Building Permits, 2017UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed252100.0%100.0%$19,348$4,583,500
Single-Family259.9%74.2%$4,659$4,038,599
2-Family249.5%2.0%1,764$62,844
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$13,000
5+ Family20380.6%23.4%$12,925$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 Vigo County

NamePopulation
in 2017
Percent of County
Riley2200.2%
Seelyville1,0241.0%
Terre Haute60,77456.5%
West Terre Haute2,2192.1%
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