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Terre Haute, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Terre Haute is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Vigo County at latitude 39.4655 and longitude -87.3759. Vigo County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 499 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Terre Haute, but most people and references simply refer to it as Terre Haute, Indiana.

The P1 Census Class Code for Terre Haute indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Terre Haute (see map below) encompass a land area of 34.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0.72 sq. miles.

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Terre Haute, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 61,496
Population in Households 53,719
Population in Familes 38,507
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,777
Population Density1 1,781
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 22,955
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 12,765
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 26,069 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,591 (48.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,364 (39.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,114 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $94,051
Average Home Value $118,924


Median Household Income $33,682
Average Household Income $46,337
Per Capita Income $18,904
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.27% 0.17%
Households 0.32% 0.2%
Families 0.22% 0.06%
Median Household Income   2.85%
Per Capita Income   2.57%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Terre Haute, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Terre Haute to the other 681 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 12 98th
Population Density1 # 196 71st
Diversity Index2 # 76 89th
Median Household Income # 641 6th
Per Capita Income # 568 17th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Indiana Census Data Comparison Tool.