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Overview

Introduction to Evansville, Indiana

Located along the banks of the Ohio River in the southwestern corner of Indiana is the city of Evansville. As the regional hub for the Tri-State (Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois) area, Evansville is home to the University of Southern Indiana and also to the University of Evansville. The city, which is also known as the "River City", serves as the county seat of Vanderburgh County.

Evansville houses a regional airport and is close to several major thoroughfares, including Interstates I-64 and I-164; U.S. Routes 41 and 60; and Indiana State Highways 57, 62, and 66. The city benefits from a very broad and diverse economic base, whose principal industries include manufacturing, health care, retailing, and business/finance services.

Initially settled in 1812 by Hugh McGary, Jr., Evansville was laid out in 1817 with the assistance of General Robert M. Evans, a local attorney and territorial legislator for whom the community was ultimately named. In 1847 Evansville became incorporated as a city, and shortly thereafter its first railroad, the Evansville & Crawfordsville Railroad, was established. By the middle of the 20th century, Evansville evolved as a major industrial center and by the latter part of the century, had transformed itself into a regional commercial and medical hub. The city's economy received a major boost in 1995 with the opening of Casino Aztar, the first riverboat casino in the state of Indiana. The associated entertainment facility includes a 250-room hotel, shops, restaurants, and a nearby entertainment district.

Evansville Attractions

Evansville is home to a number of significant cultural, historic, and artistic sites. The Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science houses a large permanent art collection with paintings, sculptures, and exhibits which span the decades from the 16th century to the present day. The Angel Mounds State Historic Site comprises one of the best preserved prehistoric Native American sites in the country. The Evansville African American Museum, one of the city's newest attractions, chronicles the struggles and celebrates the successes of the city's African American community throughout the past 70 years. The Reitz Home Museum, Evansville's only Victorian House Museum, is recognized as one of the nation's finest examples of Second French Empire architecture. Performing arts have a home in the city's Victory Theatre, residence of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. Located on Evansville's downtown cobblestone walkway, the Victory Theatre hosts a wide variety of concerts, plays, and Broadway shows. Evansville's Mesker Park Zoo features hundreds of animals roaming freely in natural habitats surrounded by trees and exotic plants. The zoo, which opened in 1928, is housed on a spacious 50-acre park.

Evansville is home to two professional sports teams: the Evansville Otters and the Evansville BlueCats. The Otters are an independent minor league baseball team which plays in the Frontier League. The team plays its home games at one of the city's landmarks, historic Bosse Field. Built in 1915, the stadium was the first municipally owned sports facility in the United States. It was the site of the filming of the 1992 movie, "A League of Their Own". The BlueCats are a pro football team belonging to the United Indoor Football Association (UIF). The BlueCats play at Evansville's Roberts Stadium, which is also the home court for the University of Evansville men's and women's basketball teams.

People

Total Population 120,220
Male Share of the Population 47.6%
Female Share of the Population 52.4%
Senior Citizens 14.6%
Employed Population 16+ 54,748
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 40%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.8%
Median Earnings25+ $28,976
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,013
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,604

Wealth

Median Family Income $45,246
% Above Poverty Level 79.5%
% Below Poverty Level 20.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.5%
% Using Public Transportation 2.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 37%
Median Gross Rent $707
Median House Value $90,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.6%
US/American 0%
English 8.6%
Irish 10%

Evansville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 99 miles W of Louisville, Kentucky
County Vanderburgh
Metro Area Evansville - Henderson
Standard Zip Codes 47708, 47710, 47711, 47712, 47713, 47714, 47715, 47720, 47725
P.O. Box Zip Codes 47701, 47702, 47703, 47704, 47705, 47706, 47716, 47719, 47724, 47728, 47730, 47731, 47732, 47733, 47734, 47735, 47736, 47737
Company Zip Codes 47721, 47722, 47727, 47739, 47740, 47741, 47744, 47747, 47750
Phone Area Codes 812
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.974
Longitude -87.555

Evansville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station EVANSVILLE MUSEUM
Distance 0.8 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 42 F
Apr Temp 46 to 70 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 48 to 72 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Station EVANSVILLE INTL AP
Distance 5.3 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 40 F
Apr Temp 44 to 67 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 70 F
Annual Precip 44.2 inches
Station HENDERSON 7 SSW
Distance 15 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 42 F
Apr Temp 45 to 69 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 44.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Evansville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Daylight (47711, 47725)

Evansville Dress Regional Ai (47711, 47725)

Knight (47711)

McCutchanville (47711, 47725)

North Park (47710)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Boonville 6,220 $54,500
Chandler 3,236 $46,957
Darmstadt 1,468 $88,603
Elberfeld 691 $65,417
Haubstadt 1,712 $79,531
Newburgh 3,312 $75,000

Evansville Public Libraries

Library
Evansville Vanderburgh Pl
22 SE 5TH ST
Evansville, Indiana
(812) 428-8204
Library Web Site
Willard Library Of Evansville
21 FIRST AVE
Evansville, Indiana
(812) 425-4309
Library Web Site

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Evansville Hospitals

DEACONESS HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
600 MARY STREET
(812) 450-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

ST MARY'S MEDICAL CENTER - EVANSVILLE
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
3700 WASHINGTON AVE
(812) 485-7932
Emergency Service: Yes

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Evansville High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON HIGH SCH
211 FIELDING RD
812-477-1046
Serves 1,455 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.1

FRANCIS JOSEPH REITZ HIGH SCH
350 DREIER BLVD
812-435-8206
Serves 1,447 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.6

NORTH HIGH SCHOOL
2319 STRINGTOWN RD
812-435-8283
Serves 1,380 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.8

CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
5400 1ST AVE
812-435-8292
Serves 1,347 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15

BENJAMIN BOSSE HIGH SCHOOL
1300 WASHINGTON AVE
812-477-1661
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 873 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.1

SIGNATURE SCHOOL INC
610 MAIN ST
812-421-1820
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 237 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.5

THE LEARNING CENTER
607 E IOWA ST
812-435-8641
A Special Education School
Serves 107 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.9

HENRY REIS EDUC CNTR-ALT HIGH SCH
1900 STRINGTOWN RD
812-435-8582
A Non-traditional School
Serves 107 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.7

STANLEY HALL ENRICHMENT CNTR
800 S EVANS AVE
812-435-8281
A Non-traditional School
Serves 83 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.1

CHRISTA MCAULIFFE ALT MID SCH
901 SWEETSER AVE
812-435-8242
A Non-traditional School
Serves 28 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.6

DEACONESS SCHOOL
7200 E INDIANA ST
812-471-4596
A Special Education School

EVS JUVENILE CORRECTIONAL FAC
301 SE 8TH ST
812-435-8300
A Non-traditional School

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