Community Stats

Community Stats

  • Vanderburgh County has a Population of approximately 180,858 people. There are approximately 240 square miles in Vanderburgh County including 477 miles of County Roads and 75 miles of Highways.
  • Revolutionary War hero William Henry Vanderburgh gave this county its name, formed in 1818
  • County Seat: Evansville
  • Largest City: Evansville
  • Population per Square Mile: 774.55
  • Square Miles: 240
Population over Time Number Rank in State Percent of State Indiana
Yesterday (2010) 179,703 7 2.8% 6,483,800
Today (2012) 180,858 7 2.8% 6,537,334
Tomorrow (2020 projection)* 186,480 8 2.7% 6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today 0.6% 21   0.8%

*Projection based on 2010 Census counts. Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2011-2012 Number Rank in State Percent of State Indiana
Net Domestic Migration -9 19   -13,291
Net International Migration 128 12   8,708
Natural Increase (births minus deaths) 425 13 1.7% 25,645

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2012 Number Rank in State Pct Dist. in County Pct Dist. in State
Preschool (0 to 4) 11,496 7 6.4% 6.5%
School Age (5 to 17) 28,265 9 15.6% 17.8%
College Age (18 to 24) 20,513 8 11.3% 10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44) 45,492 7 25.2% 25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64) 48,472 7 26.8% 26.5%
Seniors (65 and older) 26,620 6 14.7% 13.6%
Median Age 37.6     Median Age = 37.0

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2012 Number Rank of Pct Dist. in County Pct Dist. in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone 525 9 0.3% 0.4%
Asian Alone 2,156 13 1.2% 1.8%
Black Alone 16,650 5 9.2% 9.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone 126 7 0.1% 0.1%
White 157,294 7 87.0% 86.6%
Two or More Race Groups 4,107 7 2.3% 1.8%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)
Non-Hispanic 176,589 6 97.6% 93.7%
Hispanic 4,269 20 2.4% 6.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household Types Number Rank in State Pct Dist. in County Pct Dist.in State
Households in 2011 (Includes detail not shown below) 73,927 6 100.0% 100.0%
Married With Children 12,335 11 16.7% 20.5%
Married Without Children 19,823 8 26.8% 30.1%
Single Parents 7,669 6 10.4% 9.8%
Living Alone 24,300 5 32.9% 27.5%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Housing Number Rank in State Pct Dist. in County Pct Dist. in State
Total Housing Units in 2011 (estimate) 83,205 6 100.0% 100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2011 (includes vacant units) 82,838 6 100.0% 100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units) 47,381 8 57.2% 63.0%
Median Value (2011) $112,800 42    
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units) 26,546 6 32.0% 25.6%
Median Rent (2011) $526 23    

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Education Number Rank in State Percent of State Indiana
School Enrollment (2012/2013 Total Reported) 28,373 9 2.5% 1,115,499
Public 23,601 10 2.3% 1,039,411
Adults (25+ in 2011 ACS) 118,341 7 2.8% 4,199,481
with High School diploma or higher 87.9% 24   86.6%
with B.A. or higher degree 21.9% 16   22.7%

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Income and Poverty Number Rank in State Percent of State Indiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2011 $38,608 11 108.2% 35,689
Median Household Income in 2011 43,570 56 93.9% $46,410
Poverty Rate in 2011 15.5% 30 98.1% 15.8%
Poverty Rate among Children under 18 22.1% 38 97.8% 22.6%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 2011 561 6 2.4% 23,162
Food Stamp Recipients in 2011 26,165 6 3.0% 884,135
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2013 13,480 6 2.6% 509,427

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Family Social Services Administration; Indiana Department of Education.

Health and Vital Statistics Number Rank of Percent of State Indiana
Births, 2010 2,346 7 2.8% 83,867
Births to Teens, 2009 228 6 2.4% 9,484
Deaths, 2010 1,798 5 3.2% 56,635

Source: Indiana State Department of Health.

Labor Force, 2012 Number Rank in State Percent of State Indiana
Total Resident Labor Force 91,244 7 2.9% 3,149,743
Employed 84,269 6 2.9% 2,885,750
Unemployed 6,975 7 2.6% 263,993
Annual Unemployment Rate 7.6 67 90.5% 8.4
May 2013 Unemployment Rate 7.8 52 96.3% 8.1

Source: STATS Indiana, using data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2011 Employment Pct Dist. in County Earnings ($000) Pct Dist. In County Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work 125,308 100.0% $6,234,047 100.0% $49,750
Wage and Salary 113,686 90.7% $4,580,053 73.5% $40,287
Farm Proprietors 282 0.2% $10,629 0.2% $37,691
Nonfarm Proprietors 11,340 9.0% $565,413 9.1% $49,860
Farm 331 0.3% $12,820 0.2% $38,731
Nonfarm 124,977 99.7% $6,221,227 99.8% $49,779
Private 113,864 90.9% $5,614,110 90.1% $49,305
Accommodation, Food Serv. 10,520 8.4% $181,808 2.9% $17,282
Arts, Ent., Recreation 2,714 2.2% $63,989 1.0% $23,577
Construction 8,902 7.1% $740,992 11.9% $83,239
Health Care, Social Serv. 19,536 15.6% $1,033,397 16.6% $52,897
Information 2,078 1.7% $115,310 1.8% $55,491
Manufacturing 11,476 9.2% $894,252 14.3% $77,924
Professional, Tech. Serv. 5,282 4.2% $333,099 5.3% $63,063
Retail Trade 14,021 11.2% $397,954 6.4% $28,383
Trans., Warehousing 5,057 4.0% $252,754 4.1% $49,981
Wholesale Trade 4,976 4.0% $315,461 5.1% $63,397
Other Private (not above) 28,721* 22.9%* $1,179,932* 18.9%* $41,083*
Government 11,113 8.9% $607,117 9.7% $54,631

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
* These totals do not include county data that are not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.

Residential Building Permits, 2012 Units Pct Dist. in County Pct Dist. in State Cost ($000) State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed 303 100.0% 100.0% $32,538 $2,349,911
Single-Family 279 92.1% 73.4% $31,004 $2,063,972
2-Family 4 1.3% 1.9% 344 $23,703
3- and 4-Family 0 0.0% 1.6% $0 $15,508
5+ Family 20 6.6% 23.1% $1,190 $246,728

Notes: Detail cost may not sum to total due to rounding. Greene County does not currently issue building permits, so it is excluded.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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