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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 (2013 population: 61,025)

Population per Square Mile: 268.51

Square Miles: 403.30

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)107,848171.7%6,483,797
Today (2013)108,291171.6%6,570,902
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*109,710171.6%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today0.4%29 1.3%

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

Components of Population Change, 2012-2013NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-59389 -1,179
Net International Migration14012 9,404
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)170240.7%25,992

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2013NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)6,374165.9%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)16,2451715.0%17.7%
College Age (18 to 24)16,4941115.2%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)26,7421624.7%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)27,0611725.0%26.4%
Seniors (65 and older)15,3751714.2%13.9%
Median Age35.8  Median Age = 37.4

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2013NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone399170.4%0.4%
Asian Alone2,076141.9%1.9%
Black Alone7,742147.1%9.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone46220.0%0.1%
White95,6701688.3%86.3%
Two or More Race Groups2,358142.2%1.8%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic105,5811697.5%93.6%
Hispanic2,710242.5%6.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2012 (Includes detail not shown below)39,72817100.0%100.0%
Married With Children6,4382216.2%20.2%
Married Without Children11,6051729.2%30.1%
Single Parents4,1781410.5%9.8%
Living Alone12,2441530.8%27.6%

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 2013 (estimate)46,22717100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2012 (includes vacant units)46,12917100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
25,9221756.2%62.6%
Median Value (2012)$91,20073  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
13,8061229.9%26.1%
Median Rent (2012)$50337  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2012/2013 Total Reported) 15,489161.4%1,115,499
Public15,406151.5%1,039,411
Adults (25+ in 2012 ACS)69,194171.6%4,229,138
with High School diploma or higher86.2%42 87%
with B.A. or higher degree21.4%18 23%

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 2012$33,6246288.2%38,119
Median Household Income in 201240,0918385.4%$46,954
Poverty Rate in 201220.3%6131.0%15.5%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1829.0%7131.2%22.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 2013217111.9%11,711
Food Stamp Recipients in 201318,596102.0%922,273
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 20138,451141.7%509,427

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, 20121,281161.5%83,250
Births to Teens, 201216782.2%7,431
Deaths, 20121,112141.9%59,168

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2013NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force49,444161.6%3,179,935
Employed44,750161.5%2,940,897
Unemployed4,694112.0%239,038
Annual Unemployment Rate9.56126.7%7.5
September 2014 Unemployment Rate6.73131.4%5.1

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

Earnings by Industry, 2012 Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
IMPORTANT: The BEA is no longer producing employment by industry for counties. For more information on the loss of data due to
sequestration, go to http://www.bea.gov/about/pdf/bea_fy2013_budget_impact.pdf.
Total by place of work$2,755,659100.0%
Wage and Salary$1,974,16371.6%
Farm Proprietors$6,2970.2%
Nonfarm Proprietors$250,9759.1%
Farm$8,4230.3%
Nonfarm$2,747,23699.7%
Private$2,242,85581.4%
  Accommodation, Food Serv.$95,4843.5%
  Arts, Ent., Recreation$8,1520.3%
  Construction$151,5015.5%
  Health Care, Social Serv.$501,67818.2%
  Information$23,2890.8%
  Manufacturing$551,96720.0%
  Professional, Tech. Serv.$82,1253.0%
  Retail Trade$189,0736.9%
  Trans., Warehousing$91,7513.3%
  Wholesale Trade$78,5932.9%
  Other Private (not above)$469,24217.0%
Government$504,38118.3%

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Residential Building Permits, 2013UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed184100.0%100.0%$22,595$3,065,788
Single-Family8244.6%67.3%$16,784$2,631,508
2-Family63.3%2.2%330$38,302
3- and 4-Family2413.0%0.9%$1,656$13,598
5+ Family7239.1%29.6%$3,825$382,380

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 2013
Percent of County
Riley2210.2%
Seelyville1,0260.9%
Terre Haute61,02556.4%
West Terre Haute2,2262.1%
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