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West Terre Haute, Indiana - Basic Facts

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The Town of West Terre Haute had a population of 2,391 as of July 1, 2016. West Terre Haute ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for West Terre Haute is located at latitude 39.4638 and longitude -87.4506 in Vigo County. The formal boundaries for the Town of West Terre Haute (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Vigo County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 469 feet.

The Town of West Terre Haute (GNIS ID: 2397734) 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 Town of West Terre Haute is located within Township of Sugar Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Vigo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Terre Haute: Macksville.

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


Total Population 2,391
Population in Households 2,391
Population in Familes 1,924
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 3,176
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 882
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 615
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,027 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 567 (55.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 315 (30.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 145 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $52,979
Average Home Value $65,141


Median Household Income $34,716
Average Household Income $39,396
Per Capita Income $14,415
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.08% 0.81%
Households 0.8% 0.69%
Families 0.72% 0.58%
Median Household Income   -0.79%
Per Capita Income   0.93%
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.

West Terre Haute, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West 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 # 195 71st
Population Density1 # 17 98th
Diversity Index2 # 401 41st
Median Household Income # 635 7th
Per Capita Income # 674 1st

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