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The City of Princeton had a population of 8,758 as of July 1, 2017. Princeton 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 Princeton is located at latitude 38.3551 and longitude -87.5782 in Gibson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Princeton (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Gibson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 499 feet.

The City of Princeton (GNIS ID: 2396277) 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 Princeton is located within Township of Patoka, a minor civil division (MCD) of Gibson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Princeton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Princeton, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,758
Daytime Population: Workers 6,565
Daytime Population: Residents 4,346
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,911
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.25
Population in Households 8,362
Population in Familes 6,428
Population in Group Qrtrs 396
Population Density2 1,732
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $42,760
Average Household Income $54,519
Per Capita Income $22,900


Total Housing Units 4,038 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,052 (50.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,489 (36.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 497 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $92,636
Average Home Value $104,220


Total Households 3,541
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 2,134
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.18% 0.21%
Households 0.1% 0.17%
Families 0.03% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   2.83%

Princeton, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Princeton to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 88 87th
Population Density # 206 70th
Diversity Index # 120 83rd
Median Household Income # 502 26th
Per Capita Income # 415 39th

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