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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%6,484,125
Today (2017)107,516171.6%6,660,082
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*109,710171.6%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-0.3%37 2.7%

*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 -1,639
Net International Migration13914 9,067
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)113280.6%19,482

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%
Two or More Race Groups2,567152.4%2.1%
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 2017 (Includes detail not shown below)41,16417100.0%100.0%
Married With Children6,3961915.5%18.8%
Married Without Children11,1771727.2%30.0%
Single Parents3,986169.7%9.6%
Living Alone13,0341431.7%28.3%

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 2017 (includes vacant units)46,87617100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2017)$90,70076  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2017)$54332  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2018/2019 Total Reported) 15,068161.3%1,117,590
Adults (25+ in 2017 ACS)69,061171.6%4,369,451
with High School diploma or higher87.8%55 88.3%
with B.A. or higher degree23.5%18 25.3%

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 201742,4979178.5%$54,134
Poverty Rate in 201719.4%3145.9%13.3%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1825.0%4140.4%17.8%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201813382.2%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 201813,211102.2%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/20197,696161.5%514,915

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%3,336,655
Annual Unemployment Rate4.312119.4%3.6
February 2019 Unemployment Rate5.58134.1%4.1

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
  Accommodation, Food Serv.5,6849.3%$117,2114.0%$20,621
  Arts, Ent., Recreation7581.2%$10,7340.4%$14,161
  Health Care, Social Serv.9,52915.6%$533,03618.1%$55,938
  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

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
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

in 2017
Percent of County
Terre Haute60,77456.5%
West Terre Haute2,2192.1%
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