Terre Haute, IN Profile: Facts & Data


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The City of Terre Haute had a population of 61,905 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

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Terre Haute, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 61,905
Population in Households 54,767
Population in Familes 38,596
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,138
Population Density1 1,792
Diversity Index2 35


Median Household Income $38,061
Average Household Income $54,114
Per Capita Income $22,321


Total Housing Units 26,174 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,210 (50.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,065 (38.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,899 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $83,760
Average Home Value $111,999


Total Households 23,275
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 12,814
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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 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 0.22% 0.3%
Households 0.33% 0.3%
Families 0.16% 0.15%
Median Household Income   3.02%
Per Capita Income   2.93%

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, 2018 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 # 13 98th
Population Density # 182 73rd
Diversity Index # 82 88th
Median Household Income # 622 9th
Per Capita Income # 509 25th

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