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Vanderburgh County, Indiana
Seal of Vanderburgh County, Indiana
Map
Map of Indiana highlighting Vanderburgh County
Location in the state of Indiana
Map of the USA highlighting Indiana
Indiana's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded January 7, 1818
Seat Evansville
Largest City Evansville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

236.33 sq mi (612 km²)
233.48 sq mi (605 km²)
2.86 sq mi (7 km²), 1.21%
PopulationEst.
 - (2014)
 - Density

182,006
766/sq mi (295.81/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.vanderburghgov.org
Named for: Henry Vanderburgh
 
  • Indiana county number 82
  • Seventh largest county in Indiana by population as of 2010
  • Eighth smallest county in Indiana by area
Vanderburgh County
Sheriff's Department
Agency Overview
Legal personality Governmental agency
Jurisdictional Structure
Divisional agency
(Operations jurisdiction)
County (US) of Vanderburgh in the State of Indiana , United States
Legal jurisdiction As per operations jurisdiction.
General nature
  • Local civilian police
    See also Police
Operational Structure
Agency executive Dave Wedding, Acting Sheriff
Facilities
Jails 1

Vanderburgh County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of 2010, the population was 179,703. The county seat is in Evansville. While Vanderburgh County was the seventh largest county in 2010 population with 179,703 people, it is also the eighth smallest county in area in Indiana and the smallest in Southwestern Indiana, covering only 236 sq mi. In 2012, the population was 180,835.

Vanderburgh County forms the core of the Evansville Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Vanderburgh County was formed on January 7, 1818, from Gibson, Posey, and Warrick counties. It was named for Captain Henry Vanderburgh, Revolutionary War veteran and judge for the Indiana Territory.

Geography

According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 236.33 square miles (612.1 km2), of which 233.48 square miles (604.7 km2) (or 98.79%) is land and 2.86 square miles (7.4 km2) (or 1.21%) is water.

Regional

Adjacent counties

Cities and towns

Census-designated places

Unincorporated towns

Townships

(2000 Population)

  • Armstrong (1,651)
  • Center (32,220)
  • German (7,354)
  • Knight (67,941)
  • Perry (23,687)
  • Pigeon (33,682)
  • Scott (5,445)
  • Union (392)

Major highways

  • I-64
  • I-69
  • US 41
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Climate and weather

Weather chart for Evansville, Indiana
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temperatures in °F
precipitation totals in inches
source: The Weather Channel

In recent years, average temperatures in Evansville have ranged from a low of 25 °F (−4 °C) in January to a high of 91 °F (33 °C) in July, although a record low of −17 °F (−27 °C) was recorded in January 1985 and a record high of 109 °F (43 °C) was recorded in July 1954. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 2.96 inches (75 mm) in October to 4.78 inches (121 mm) in May.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 1,798
1830 2,611 45.2%
1840 6,250 139.4%
1850 11,414 82.6%
1860 20,552 80.1%
1870 33,145 61.3%
1880 42,193 27.3%
1890 59,809 41.8%
1900 71,769 20.0%
1910 77,438 7.9%
1920 92,293 19.2%
1930 113,320 22.8%
1940 130,783 15.4%
1950 160,422 22.7%
1960 165,794 3.3%
1970 168,772 1.8%
1980 167,515 −0.7%
1990 165,058 −1.5%
2000 171,922 4.2%
2010 179,703 4.5%
Est. 2015 181,877 1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 179,703 people, 74,454 households, and 45,118 families residing in the county. The population density was 769.7 inhabitants per square mile (297.2/km2). There were 83,003 housing units at an average density of 355.5 per square mile (137.3/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 86.2% white, 9.1% black or African American, 1.1% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 0.1% Pacific islander, 1.0% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 2.2% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 32.3% were German, 18.3% were American, 11.7% were Irish, and 9.4% were English.

Of the 74,454 households, 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.9% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 39.4% were non-families, and 32.3% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.93. The median age was 37.5 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $47,697 and the median income for a family was $57,076. Males had a median income of $42,663 versus $31,037 for females. The per capita income for the county was $23,945. About 10.7% of families and 15.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.4% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.


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