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West Terre Haute, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of West Terre Haute had a population of 2,262 as of July 1, 2020. 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 39.465 and longitude -87.45 in Vigo County. The formal boundaries for the Town of West Terre Haute 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Terre Haute: Macksville.


West Terre Haute, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 2,262 (100%)
Population in Households 2,262 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,812 (80.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 3,005
Diversity Index2 10


Median Household Income $39,410
Average Household Income $49,975
% of Income for Mortgage4 6%
Per Capita Income $18,538
Wealth Index5 38


Total HU (Housing Units) 984 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 551 (56.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 296 (30.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 137 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $58,254
Average Home Value $92,332
Housing Affordability Index3 350


Total Households 847
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 587
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 0.11% 0.04%
Households 0.09% 0.05%
Families -0.02% -0.03%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   2.18%
Owner Occupied HU   0.04%


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

The table below compares West Terre Haute 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 # 203 70th
Population Density # 19 97th
Median Household Income # 623 8th
Housing Affordability Index # 662 97th
Per Capita Income # 654 4th
Diversity Index # 423 37th

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