Introduction to Princeton, Indiana

Located in Gibson county, Princeton, Indiana, is 26 miles N of Evansville, Indiana (center to center) and 98 miles W of Louisville, Kentucky. The city has a population of 8,175 residents.

Princeton History

Princeton holds a seat on Gibson county, which was formed in 1813. With the establishment of the Indiana territory in 1800, many settlers moved to the southwest of the territory, where Princeton is now located; the shift was due to the rich farmlands as well as the area's proximity to the Ohio River. The city got its name from William Prince, an Irishman who immigrated to the area and later on became a Gibson county Commissioner. Princeton was officially incorporated as a city in 1818.

Princeton and nearby Attractions

  • Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge
  • Wabash county Museum
  • New harmony State Historic Site
  • Princeton Country Club
  • Beall Woods State Park

Things To Do In Princeton

The Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge, the Wabash County Museum, and The Princeton Country Club are located in the city. The two most prominent local festivals of Princeton include the Golden Heritage Folk Festival and the Picking and Fiddling Championships; both these festivals are held in the month of September.

Princeton Transportation

The closest airport to the city is the Terre Haute International-Hulman Field Airport.

Princeton Higher Education

Higher education is available at Vincennes University, University of Evansville, and University of Southern Indiana.


Total Population 8,600
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 16.8%
Employed Population 16+ 3,935
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 48.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.3%
Median Earnings25+ $29,050
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $11,728
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,262


Median Family Income $49,512
% Above Poverty Level 86.4%
% Below Poverty Level 13.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%


People Living Alone 31%
Median Gross Rent $663
Median House Value $83,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.2%
US/American 0%
English 11.2%
Irish 13.3%

Princeton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 26 miles N of Evansville, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 98 miles W of Louisville, Kentucky
County Gibson
Standard Zip Codes 47670
Phone Area Codes 812
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.355
Longitude -87.567

Princeton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 45 to 66 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 68 F
Annual Precip 46 inches
Distance 10.8 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 66 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 70 F
Annual Precip 43.7 inches
Distance 21.2 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fort Branch 3,194 $59,250
Francisco 771 $47,500
Haubstadt 1,712 $79,531
Hazleton 307 $56,000
Owensville 1,296 $47,292
Patoka 886 $57,500

Princeton Public Libraries

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Princeton Hospitals

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(812) 385-3401
Emergency Service: Yes

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