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 very large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. That’s because Terre Haute is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Terre Haute a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.31 minutes getting to work every day.
The population of Terre Haute overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Terre Haute, 22.62% have at least a bachelor's 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.