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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 (2020 population: 60,410)

Population per Square Mile: 264.34

Square Miles: 403.30

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)107,850171.7%6,484,050
Today (2020)106,608171.6%6,754,953
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*110,282171.5%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today-1.2%47 4.2%

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

Components of Population Change, 2019-2020NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-32383 1,323
Net International Migration10812 8,743
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-13988-1.0%13,740

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2020NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)5,791165.4%6.1%
School Age (5 to 17)15,7061614.7%17.0%
College Age (18 to 24)15,8341114.9%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)26,3791624.7%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)24,6951723.2%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)18,2031717.1%16.5%
Median Age36.5  Median Age = 38.0

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2020NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone437170.4%0.4%
Asian Alone2,269152.1%2.7%
Black Alone7,876147.4%10.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone58220.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups2,620172.5%2.2%
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 2019 (Includes detail not shown below)41,99417100.0%100.0%
Married With Children6,1981914.8%18.5%
Married Without Children11,0701826.4%29.7%
Single Parents4,2731510.2%9.3%
Living Alone13,6001332.4%29.0%

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 2020 (estimate)47,48317100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2019 (includes vacant units)47,21517100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2019)$97,50075  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2019)$56734  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2020/2021 Total Reported) 14,019181.3%1,112,460
Adults (25+ in 2019 ACS)69,229171.6%4,430,493
with High School diploma or higher88.4%50 88.8%
with B.A. or higher degree25.1%17 26.5%

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 2019$39,4327481.0%48,678
Median Household Income in 201948,0828683.5%$57,617
Poverty Rate in 201920.8%2174.8%11.9%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1824.8%1164.2%15.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202014272.1%6,657
Food Stamp Recipients in 202015,32282.3%659,095
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2019/20208,232151.6%507,739

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, 20171,223161.5%82,170
Births to Teens, 201710091.9%5,152
Deaths, 20171,206161.8%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2020NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force45,814171.4%3,319,010
Annual Unemployment Rate7.914111.3%7.1
August 2021 Unemployment Rate4.89120.0%4.0

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2019 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work60,655100.0%$3,006,824100.0%$49,573
Wage and Salary52,14586.0%$2,226,53874.0%$42,699
Farm Proprietors4020.7%$3,2880.1%$8,179
Nonfarm Proprietors8,10813.4%$197,2646.6%$24,330
  Accommodation, Food Serv.5,6179.3%$118,2203.9%$21,047
  Arts, Ent., Recreation9351.5%$12,4670.4%$13,334
  Health Care, Social Serv.10,03416.5%$587,38319.5%$58,539
  Professional, Tech. Serv.1,8373.0%$99,4803.3%$54,154
  Retail Trade7,23811.9%$223,4867.4%$30,877
  Trans., Warehousing1,6712.8%$103,6643.4%$62,037
  Wholesale Trade1,3372.2%$88,7133.0%$66,352
  Other Private (not above)13,18521.7%$549,38318.3%$41,667

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Residential Building Permits, 2020UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed58100.0%100.0%$9,480$5,872,297
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.8%$0$25,965
5+ Family00.0%20.6%$0$552,508

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 2020
Percent of County
Terre Haute60,41056.7%
West Terre Haute2,1982.1%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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