Terre Haute, IN

Terre Haute profile

Living in Terre Haute

Terre Haute is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 60,622 people and 24 constituent neighborhoods, Terre Haute is the 12th largest community in Indiana. Much of the housing stock in Terre Haute was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Terre Haute is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Terre Haute is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Terre Haute who work in office and administrative support (11.85%), food service (9.64%), and sales jobs (9.38%).

In addition, Terre Haute is a college town. There are a lot of students in Terre Haute attending college, and as a result Terre Haute provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

Not only is Terre Haute a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, creating a decent-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

One of the benefits of Terre Haute is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.31 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The citizens of Terre Haute are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.62% of adults in Terre Haute having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Terre Haute in 2018 was $20,989, which is lower middle income relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $83,956 for a family of four. However, Terre Haute contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Terre Haute is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Terre Haute home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Terre Haute residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Terre Haute include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Terre Haute is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.