Terre Haute, IN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Terre Haute, Indiana - Basic Facts

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The City of Terre Haute had a population of 61,534 as of July 1, 2016. Terre Haute ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Terre Haute is located at latitude 39.4655 and longitude -87.3759 in Vigo County. 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. Vigo County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 499 feet.

The City of Terre Haute (GNIS ID: 2396042) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Terre Haute is located within Township of Harrison, a minor civil division (MCD) of Vigo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Terre Haute population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Terre Haute, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 61,534
Population in Households 54,506
Population in Familes 38,892
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,028
Population Density1 1,781
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 22,956
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 12,725
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 26,236 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,174 (46.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,783 (41.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,280 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $80,455
Average Home Value $107,656


Median Household Income $34,848
Average Household Income $48,687
Per Capita Income $20,090
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.2% 0.33%
Households 0.22% 0.28%
Families 0.1% 0.15%
Median Household Income   -0.29%
Per Capita Income   1.39%
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 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 185 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 75 89th
Median Household Income # 633 7th
Per Capita Income # 538 21st

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