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Vigo County, Indiana (IN)

County population in 2016: 107,931 (76% urban, 24% rural); it was 105,848 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 18,012
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 8,362
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 27,639
Renter-occupied apartments: 14,987 (it was 13,359 in 2000)
% of renters here:

33%
State:

30%

Land area: 403 sq. mi.

Water area: 7.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 268 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Vigo County: 83.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (36.2%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (15.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 16%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Vigo County, Indiana:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (85.7%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (6.3%)
  • Two or more races (3.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.6%)
  • Asian alone (1.9%)
Median resident age:  35.7 years
Indiana median age:  37.6 years
Males: 54,647  (50.6%)
Females: 53,284  (49.4%)
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Vigo County,IN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Vigo County:

2.0 people
Indiana:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $43,910 ($33,184 in 1999)

This county:

$43,910
Indiana:

$52,314

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $545 (lower quartile is $422, upper quartile is $707)
This county:

$545
State:

$619


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $100,100 (it was $71,800 in 2000)
Vigo:

$100,100
Indiana:

$134,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $68,600 - $156,900

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $133,753
Here:

$133,753
State:

$172,153

Townhouses or other attached units: $120,787
Here:

$120,787
State:

$157,859

In 2-unit structures: $85,923
Here:

$85,923
State:

$132,743

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $66,440
Here:

$66,440
State:

$104,726

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $73,164
Here:

$73,164
State:

$138,985

Mobile homes: $61,865
Here:

$61,865
State:

$57,226
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $919
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $362

Institutionalized population: 4,394
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 251 buildings, average cost: $121,600
  • 2005: 246 buildings, average cost: $124,900
  • 2006: 213 buildings, average cost: $130,900
  • 2007: 236 buildings, average cost: $146,700
  • 2008: 99 buildings, average cost: $153,700
  • 2009: 97 buildings, average cost: $163,400
  • 2010: 136 buildings, average cost: $142,600
  • 2011: 80 buildings, average cost: $151,000
  • 2012: 80 buildings, average cost: $182,800
  • 2013: 82 buildings, average cost: $204,700
  • 2014: 58 buildings, average cost: $198,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $949 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $952 (1.0%)

Vigo County household income distribution in 2009 Vigo County home values distribution Vigo County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 16.4%
Vigo County:

16.4%
Indiana:

14.1%
(14.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.8% for Black residents, 30.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.0% for American Indian residents, 35.8% for other race residents, 32.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 35.7 years old
(Males: 33.9 years old, Females: 38.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 37.7 years old, Black residents: 27.2 years old, American Indian residents: 47.4 years old, Asian residents: 25.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.7 years old, Other race residents: 26.7 years old)

Area name: Terre Haute, IN HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Vigo County is $409 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $527 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $650 a month.

Cities in this county include: Terre Haute, North Terre Haute, West Terre Haute, Seelyville, St. Mary of the Woods, Tecumseh, Fontanet, New Goshen, Shepardsville, Riley.

Vigo County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2012 air pollution in Vigo County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.033 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 19.0 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 11.6 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Above U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.001 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Vigo County: Wabash Camp Ground (A), Bowling Green Volunteer Fire Department (B), Poland Community Volunteer Fire Department (C), Cory Volunteer Fire Department (D), Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department Brazil Station (E), Dick Johnson Volunteer Fire Department (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Vigo County include: Friendly Grove Church (A), Asbury Church (B), Berea Church (C), Briley Chapel (D), Hope Church (E), Canaan Church (F), Clay Prairie Church (G), Little Flock Church (H), Maple Grove Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Archer Cemetery (1), Miller Cemetery (2), Wilkerson Cemetery (3), Moss Cemetery (4), Mount Calvary Cemetery (5), Billtown Cemetery (6), Wesley Chapel Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Muir Lake (A), Dietz Lake (B), Tapawingo Lake (C), Bowles Lake (D), Risslers Lake (E), Lake in the Woods (F), Izaak Walton Lake (G), Twin Beach Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: School Brook (A), Pond Creek (B), Poff Brook (C), Roberts Brook (D), Big Creek (E), Son Run (F), Wesley Drain (G), Lena Drain (H), Tillman Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Vigo County: Camp Na-Wa-Kwa (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Queen Anne's County, Maryland , Pleasants County, West Virginia , Jasper County, Illinois , Monroe County, Ohio , Noble County, Ohio , Randolph County, Missouri .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.2%
Indiana:

4.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 11,618
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 25.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 4,338 (37.9% naturalized citizens)

Vigo County:

4.0%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 1,605
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,119
  • 1990 to 1999: 531
  • 1980 to 1989: 313
  • 1970 to 1979: 174
  • Before 1970: 416
Note: State values scaled to Vigo County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 89.6%

Vigo County marital status for males Vigo County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 34,472
  • One, attached: 556
  • Two: 2,044
  • 3 or 4: 3,077
  • 5 to 9: 2,681
  • 10 to 19: 921
  • 20 to 49: 643
  • 50 or more: 1,207
  • Mobile homes: 1,126
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 23

Housing units in Vigo County with a mortgage: 16,528 (307 second mortgage, 1,861 home equity loan, 36 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 9,137

Here:

64.0% with mortgage
State:

65.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Vigo County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,39683
Mainline Protestant7,92839
Catholic7,5009
Other1,2019
Black Protestant96310
Orthodox2541
None72,606-
Vigo County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 20
Vigo County:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
This county:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 49
Vigo County:

4.63 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 86
This county:

8.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Vigo County:

9.2%
Indiana:

9.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Vigo County:

30.9%
State:

29.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.1%
State:

14.3%

Agriculture in Vigo County:

Average size of farms: 258 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $59,657
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $267.80
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 13.94%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 8.78%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $45,755
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 78.73%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.80%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $77,770
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.45%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.04
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 4.43%
Corn for grain: 41229 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1997 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 49111 harvested acres
Vegetables: 54 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 35 acres

Tornado activity:

Vigo County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Indiana state average. It is 5807336.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 3 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 9/19/1988, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 2 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Vigo County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Indiana state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 74.4 miles away from Vigo County center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 51.3 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 103.8 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 72.1 miles away from the county center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 70.7 miles away from Vigo County center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 205.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Indiana Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 05, 2014 to January 09, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4173: April 22, 2014, FEMA Id: 4173, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Indiana Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 30, 2008 to June 27, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1766: June 08, 2008, FEMA Id: 1766, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Indiana Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3238: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3238, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Indiana Severe Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 01, 2005 to February 11, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1573: January 21, 2005, FEMA Id: 1573, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Indiana Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: July 04, 2003 to August 06, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1476: July 11, 2003, FEMA Id: 1476, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Indiana Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: April 28, 2002 to June 07, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1418: June 13, 2002, FEMA Id: 1418, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Indiana Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 01, 1999 to January 15, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3135: January 15, 1999, FEMA Id: 3135, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Indiana Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: June 11, 1998 to July 07, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1234: July 22, 1998, FEMA Id: 1234, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Indiana Blizzard of 96, Incident Period: January 06, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1109: April 02, 1996, FEMA Id: 1109, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • Indiana Flooding, Severe Storms, Incident Period: August 16, 1993 to August 17, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1002: September 09, 1993, FEMA Id: 1002, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Vigo County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Saudi Arabia (15%)
  • Mexico (12%)
  • Philippines (12%)
  • India (10%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • Canada (3%)
  • Vietnam (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Vigo County (%):

  • American (26%)
  • German (15%)
  • English (7%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • European (3%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)

Vigo County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 45,757 (81.9%)
  • Carpooled: 5,142 (9.2%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 377 (0.7%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 704 (1.3%)
  • Bicycle: 282 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 1,525 (2.7%)
  • Worked at home: 2,083 (3.7%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Vigo County, Indiana in 2000:

  • 4,348 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,764 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 1,033 people in nursing homes
  • 259 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 210 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 171 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 146 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 129 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 123 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 64 people in military hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 37 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 34 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 21 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 17 people in religious group quarters
  • 15 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 12 people in other group homes
  • 7 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

People in group quarters in Vigo County, Indiana in 2010:

  • 4,593 people in college/university student housing
  • 3,260 people in federal prisons
  • 726 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 309 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 284 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 110 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 110 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 80 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 46 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 19 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 8 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $48,506.

5.52% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,670 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.52%
Indiana average:

5.59%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.35% relocated from other counties in Indiana ($18,400 average AGI)
2.17% relocated from other states ($16,270 average AGI)
Vigo County:

2.17%
Indiana average:

2.09%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Clay County, IN  0.54% ($29,845 average AGI)
from Marion County, IN  0.42% ($27,105)
from Sullivan County, IN  0.36% ($27,855)
from Vermillion County, IN  0.33% ($32,094)
from Parke County, IN  0.18% ($29,944)
from Clark County, IL  0.14% ($30,453)
from Hendricks County, IN  0.12% ($42,152)


5.85% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,861 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.85%
Indiana average:

5.83%


0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($485 average AGI)
Vigo County:

0.05%
Indiana average:

0.03%

3.33% relocated to other counties in Indiana ($18,782 average AGI)
2.47% relocated to other states ($19,594 average AGI)
Vigo County:

2.47%
Indiana average:

2.32%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Marion County, IN  0.60% ($26,300 average AGI)
to Clay County, IN  0.46% ($31,102)
to Vermillion County, IN  0.29% ($30,973)
to Sullivan County, IN  0.27% ($39,217)
to Hendricks County, IN  0.15% ($40,638)
to Parke County, IN  0.15% ($28,621)
to Monroe County, IN  0.13% ($26,500)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.6
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.1

Births per 1000 population in Vigo County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Vigo County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Vigo County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Vigo County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Vigo County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 17,573 (14,084 aged, 3,489 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,492 (6%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Vigo County, Indiana in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,776)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,300)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,290)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (972)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (622)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (608)
  • Congestive heart failure (483)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (379)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (352)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (346)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.94
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 20,550
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 461
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 58,182

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,255
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,036
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 19

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 49
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 104

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 53.1. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 162.0. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 88.5
  • Poisoning - 53.1
  • Other - 20.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 107,931
  • In family households: 81,004 (13,460 male householders, 12,656 female householders)
    17,806 spouses, 27,047 children (25,776 natural, 483 adopted, 788 stepchildren), 2,768 grandchildren, 1,126 brothers or sisters, 1,466 parents, 1,291 other relatives, 3,384 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 18,388 (6,022 male householders (4,471 living alone)), 8,190 female householders (6,909 living alone)), 4,176 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 8,539

Size of family households: 12,644 2-persons, 5,965 3-persons, 4,953 4-persons, 1,863 5-persons, 415 6-persons, 276 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 11,380 1-person, 2,532 2-persons, 89 3-persons, 148 4-persons, 63 5-persons.

11,521 married couples with children.
7,799 single-parent households (1,964 men, 5,835 women).

94.5% of residents of Vigo speak English at home.
2.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
1.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (53% speak English very well, 38% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
1.1% of residents speak other language at home (69% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $710,646,000 ($6,886 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $81,159,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $260,117,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $161,664,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,883,000
Federal grants: $139,726,000
Federal procurement contracts: $53,603,000 ($43,113,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $86,653,000 ($28,514,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $24,290,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $25,302,000
Federal Government insurance: $89,552,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 6,782
Here:

66 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 6,398
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +680
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -4,207
Here -41 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Vigo County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 10.33 millions of gallons per day (95% from ground, 5% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.4

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 343
  • 2010 to 2013: 1,478
  • 2000 to 2009: 5,021
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,630
  • 1980 to 1989: 4,544
  • 1970 to 1979: 6,691
  • 1960 to 1969: 4,000
  • 1950 to 1959: 4,868
  • 1940 to 1949: 3,523
  • 1939 or earlier: 12,652
Note: State values scaled to Vigo population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Vigo County, Indiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Vigo County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 28
  • 3 rooms: 285
  • 4 rooms: 2,364
  • 5 rooms: 5,384
  • 6 rooms: 6,855
  • 7 rooms: 4,074
  • 8 rooms: 2,840
  • 9+ rooms: 3,835
  • 1 room: 376
  • 2 rooms: 1,030
  • 3 rooms: 2,670
  • 4 rooms: 4,741
  • 5 rooms: 2,651
  • 6 rooms: 1,974
  • 7 rooms: 576
  • 8 rooms: 480
  • 9+ rooms: 165
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Vigo County, Indiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Vigo County population
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 639
  • 2 bedrooms: 7,808
  • 3 bedrooms: 11,954
  • 4 bedrooms: 4,544
  • 5+ bedrooms: 720
  • no bedroom: 415
  • 1 bedroom: 3,873
  • 2 bedrooms: 6,806
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,840
  • 4 bedrooms: 439
  • 5+ bedrooms: 290
Cars and other vehicles available in Vigo County, Indiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Vigo County population
  • no vehicle: 489
  • 1 vehicle: 6,992
  • 2 vehicles: 11,017
  • 3 vehicles: 4,948
  • 4 vehicles: 1,590
  • 5+ vehicles: 629
  • no vehicle: 2,114
  • 1 vehicle: 7,623
  • 2 vehicles: 4,085
  • 3 vehicles: 577
  • 4 vehicles: 264
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

80% of Vigo County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 60% lived in Indiana.

Vigo County:

80.5%
State average:

85.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 78,929
  • Other state: 23,900
  • Northeast: 2,523
  • Midwest: 11,603
  • South: 6,866
  • West: 2,908

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Vigo County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (55.6%)
  • Electricity (34.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.7%)
  • Wood (1.7%)
  • No fuel used (0.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)
  • Electricity (58.8%)
  • Utility gas (38.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.7%)
  • Other fuel (0.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)
  • Wood (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 193
Here:

1.9%
Indiana:

13.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 448
Here:

10.1%
Indiana:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,679
Here:

15.6%
Indiana:

20.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Vigo County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $11,682,000
    Central Staff Services: $10,232,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $6,799,000
    Regular Highways: $5,461,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,600,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,553,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,477,000
    Financial Administration: $2,593,000
    Health - Other: $2,306,000
    Police Protection: $2,272,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,869,000
    General Public Buildings: $540,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $490,000
    Sewerage: $279,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $123,000
    Corrections - Other: $36,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $352,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $3,071,000
    Solid Waste Management: $505,000
    Libraries: $495,000
    Local Fire Protection: $327,000
    Air Transportation: $187,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $10,424,000
    Correctional Institutions: $730,000
    Central Staff Services: $548,000
    Parks and Recreation: $398,000
    Police Protection: $287,000
    Financial Administration: $184,000
    Local Fire Protection: $164,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $80,000
    Regular Highways: $69,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $13,000
    Health - Other: $6,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $22,097,000

Vigo County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $753,000
    Solid Waste Management: $650,000
    Sewerage: $29,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $53,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $5,169,000
    Highways: $645,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $7,145,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,430,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,290,000
    Rents: $67,000
    Sale of Property: $3,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $6,310,000
    Highways: $3,007,000
    Public Welfare: $1,863,000
    All Other: $1,328,000
    Health and Hospitals: $37,000
  • Tax - Property: $21,435,000
    Individual Income: $6,983,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,860,000
    Other Selective Sales: $960,000
    Other License: $147,000

Vigo County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,197,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,627,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,177,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $607,000

Vigo County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,367,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,259,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,671
  • Number of aged recipients: 158
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,513
  • Number of recipients under 18: 520
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,835
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 316
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 889
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,197
Vigo County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Vigo County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 28 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED372$93,691539$95,6031,569$111,737147$45,57816$558,063187$68,12356$57,357
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED25$97,80014$105,214101$113,01016$21,8130$04$49,7506$73,333
APPLICATIONS DENIED62$82,548123$81,203723$96,545113$29,5931$89,00051$56,35323$50,478
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN40$80,80059$95,441449$115,52125$45,7200$025$53,6409$68,333
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS10$92,0008$80,375123$133,3588$31,3750$05$59,8002$52,500
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 21 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED104$117,95260$141,9170$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED15$141,33315$91,4671$64,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED12$111,0838$89,8750$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$78,0004$145,5000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$73,6670$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Vigo County, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1,18679.2 years
John99674.8 years
William92874.7 years
James82972.3 years
Robert73970.6 years
Charles66973.6 years
Helen49579.2 years
Margaret43380.0 years
George41574.8 years
Ruth40780.4 years
Most common last names in Vigo County, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith44976.6 years
Jones26975.9 years
Johnson25775.8 years
Brown24374.4 years
Miller23576.2 years
Williams22575.8 years
Wilson19574.8 years
Davis16876.6 years
Taylor14277.9 years
Moore14176.2 years
Businesses in Vigo County, IN
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Little Caesars Pizza2
Advance Auto Parts1Long John Silver's2
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets5
Arby's1Maurices1
AutoZone2McDonald's4
Baskin-Robbins1Menards1
Burger King5Nike3
CVS4Papa John's Pizza1
Cracker Barrel1Payless1
Curves1Pizza Hut3
Dairy Queen3Quality1
Decora Cabinetry1Quiznos1
Dennys1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Sprint Nextel1
FedEx9Starbucks1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Subway7
GNC1T-Mobile3
GameStop1Taco Bell2
H&R Block1Travelodge1
Hardee's1U-Haul3
Holiday Inn1UPS9
Honda1Walgreens2
KFC2Walmart1
Kroger2Wendy's3
Lane Furniture2

Vigo County on our top lists:

  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"