47885 ZIP Code Profile, Map, Data & Demographics


ZIP Code 47885: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
West Terre Haute, IN 47885

Acceptable Alternative
Sandford, IN 47885
W Terre Haute, IN 47885

Not Acceptable, USPS
Barnhart Town, IN 47885
Champion, IN 47885
Dresser, IN 47885
Fayette, IN 47885
Ferguson Hill, IN 47885
Kenwood, IN 47885
Larimer Hill, IN 47885
Libertyville, IN 47885
Liggett, IN 47885
Marion Heights, IN 47885
Pine Ridge, IN 47885
Shirkleville, IN 47885
South Lake, IN 47885
Sycamore Park, IN 47885
Tecumseh, IN 47885
Toad Hop, IN 47885
Vermillion Acres, IN 47885
Wanda Lake, IN 47885
Whitcomb Heights, IN 47885
Windemere Lake, IN 47885

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  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Vigo County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.464, Longitude -87.446
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 151
  • PO Box Addresses: 89
  • Residential Addresses: 3,721
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 149
    • Single Family Addresses: 3,572

The ZIP Code maps and database are updated 4 times per year.
Database updated: October 1, 2021, Maps updated: May 5, 2021.


West Terre Haute, IN 47885 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 9,233 (100%)
Population in Households 8,842 (95.8%)
Population in Families 7,323 (79.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 391 ( 4.2%)
Population Density 110
Diversity Index2 8


Median Household Income $51,994
Average Household Income $68,600
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $26,124
Wealth Index5 72


Total HU (Housing Units) 4,024 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,746 (68.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 754 (18.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 524 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $131,700
Average Home Value $152,485
Housing Affordability Index3 220


Total Households 3,500
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 2,464
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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.31% -0.18%
Households -0.25% -0.13%
Families -0.4% -0.23%
Median Household Income   1.42%
Per Capita Income   3.21%
Owner Occupied HU   0.01%

West Terre Haute, IN 47885 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 47885 to the other 774 ZIP Codes in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 222 71st
Population Density # 359 54th
Median Household Income # 576 26th
Housing Affordability Index # 344 44th
Per Capita Income # 528 32nd
Diversity Index # 608 21st

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