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Evansville, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Evansville had a population of 120,259 as of July 1, 2020. Evansville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Evansville is located at latitude 37.9748 and longitude -87.5558 in Vanderburgh County. The formal boundaries for the City of Evansville encompass a land area of 47.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0.49 sq. miles. Vanderburgh County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 387 feet.

The City of Evansville (GNIS ID: 2394710) 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 Evansville is located within Township of Pigeon, a minor civil division (MCD) of Vanderburgh County.


Evansville, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 120,259 (100%)
Population in Households 115,693 (96.2%)
Population in Families 82,051 (68.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 4,566 ( 3.8%)
Population Density 2,542
Diversity Index2 39


Median Household Income $41,437
Average Household Income $56,289
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $24,520
Wealth Index5 50


Total HU (Housing Units) 60,070 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 28,140 (46.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 24,115 (40.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,815 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $101,117
Average Home Value $134,183
Housing Affordability Index3 230


Total Households 52,255
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 28,104
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.01% 0.11%
Households 0.07% 0.14%
Families -0.2% -0.04%
Median Household Income   1.49%
Per Capita Income   1.78%
Owner Occupied HU   0.03%


Evansville, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Evansville to the other 679 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 3 100th
Population Density # 40 94th
Median Household Income # 587 14th
Housing Affordability Index # 207 30th
Per Capita Income # 420 38th
Diversity Index # 72 90th

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