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Vanderburgh County, Indiana

Revolutionary War hero William Henry Vanderburgh gave this county its name, formed in 1818

County Seat: Evansville

Largest City: Evansville (2023 population: 115,332)

Population per Square Mile: 770.06

Square Miles: 233.50

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2020)180,13682.8%6,484,050
Today (2023)179,81092.6%6,862,199
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*189,44192.7%7,014,880
Percent Change 2020 to Today-0.2%45 1.1%

*Projection based on 2015 Census population estimates.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2022-2023NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-367 4,599
Net International Migration19613 17,869
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)51210.7%7,508

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2022NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)10,34775.8%5.9%
School Age (5 to 17)28,1611015.7%17.0%
College Age (18 to 24)17,721109.9%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)47,534826.4%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)42,998923.9%24.5%
Seniors (65 and older)32,983618.3%16.9%
Median Age38.8  Median Age = 38.2

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2022NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone566120.3%0.4%
Asian Alone2,571141.4%2.8%
Black Alone18,498710.3%10.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone61110.3%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups5,62263.1%2.4%
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 2022 (Includes detail not shown below)76,8576100.0%100.0%
Married With Children11,0831114.4%18.1%
Married Without Children20,904927.2%29.6%
Single Parents7,732610.1%9.0%
Living Alone25,242632.8%29.4%

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 2023 (estimate)86,0186100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2022 (includes vacant units)84,4266100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2022)$162,80042  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2022)$72022  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2022/2023 Total Reported) 26,863102.4%1,124,094
Adults (25+ in 2022 ACS)123,50272.7%4,532,091
with High School diploma or higher91.2%27 90%
with B.A. or higher degree27.1%16 28.2%

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 2022$56,5852197.0%58,323
Median Household Income in 202257,9977686.9%$66,768
Poverty Rate in 202215.4%10123.2%12.5%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1819.3%18125.3%15.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202212653.2%3,933
Food Stamp Recipients in 202218,89153.1%611,203
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2022/202312,05362.4%511,735

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, 20212,13472.7%79,946
Births to Teens, 202111763.0%3,845
Deaths, 20192,09153.2%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2023NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force92,14292.7%3,401,387
Annual Unemployment Rate3.24197.0%3.3
April 2024 Unemployment Rate3.24294.1%3.4

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2022 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work134,562100.0%$8,590,012100.0%$63,837
Wage and Salary114,66885.2%$6,343,51673.8%$55,321
Farm Proprietors2060.2%$10,5890.1%$51,403
Nonfarm Proprietors19,68814.6%$892,70610.4%$45,343
  Accommodation, Food Serv.10,3107.7%$281,7583.3%$27,329
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2,6652.0%$81,0800.9%$30,424
  Health Care, Social Serv.19,91614.8%$1,639,40619.1%$82,316
  Professional, Tech. Serv.7,0115.2%$571,2506.7%$81,479
  Retail Trade13,96010.4%$557,8826.5%$39,963
  Trans., Warehousing7,2685.4%$362,7774.2%$49,914
  Wholesale Trade5,1733.8%$480,9445.6%$92,972
  Other Private (not above)34,78425.8%$1,847,05521.5%$53,101

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Residential Building Permits, 2023UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed534100.0%100.0%$147,658$7,695,489
3- and 4-Family244.5%0.9%$2,632$40,460
5+ Family234.3%34.2%$1,303$1,594,777

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 Vanderburgh County

in 2023
Percent of County

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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