Introduction to Vincennes, Indiana

Vincennes, Indiana, in Knox county, is 48 miles N of Evansville, Indiana and 100 miles W of Louisville, Kentucky. The city has a population of 18,701.

Vincennes History

Vincennes was founded in 1732 by François Morgan M. de Vincennes. Native American tribes originally resided in this area. In 1763, Vincennes became a part of the British Empire and was included as a part of the Unites States in the late 1700s. Vincennes became the capital of Indiana in 1800 and served that position until 1813.

Vincennes and nearby Attractions

  • George Rogers Clark National Historical Park
  • Forts of Vincennes - Indiana
  • Indiana Military Museum
  • Grouseland
  • Vincennes State Historic Sites
  • White Oak State Fishing Area

Things To Do In Vincennes

Vincennes Transportation

Air transportation is available from Evansville Regional Airport.

Vincennes Higher Education

Vincennes University is the local university. Some of the other colleges and universities offering higher educational facilities in the area include the University of Evansville, Ivy Tech State College - Wabash Valley and the University of Southern Indiana.


Total Population 18,233
Male Share of the Population 49.8%
Female Share of the Population 50.2%
Senior Citizens 15.7%
Employed Population 16+ 7,194
Age of the Population 33


% of people married 39.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.5%
Median Earnings25+ $27,556
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,298
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,159


Median Family Income $47,070
% Above Poverty Level 76.5%
% Below Poverty Level 23.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%


People Living Alone 36.7%
Median Gross Rent $632
Median House Value $71,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.7%
US/American 0%
English 7.1%
Irish 12.8%

Vincennes Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 48 miles N of Evansville, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 100 miles W of Louisville, Kentucky
County Knox
Standard Zip Codes 47591
Phone Area Codes 812
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.677
Longitude -87.528

Vincennes Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 4.2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 42 to 68 F
Annual Precip 44.4 inches
Distance 17.4 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 36 F
Apr Temp 43 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 43.9 inches
Distance 17.8 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 39 F
Apr Temp 45 to 67 F
Jul Temp 68 to 88 F
Oct Temp 47 to 69 F
Annual Precip 46.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Fritchton (47591)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bicknell 2,961 $52,262
Bruceville 710 $42,000
Decker 229 $60,156
Hazleton 307 $56,000

Vincennes Public Libraries

Knox County Pl
502 N 7TH ST
Vincennes, Indiana
(812) 886-4380
Library Web Site

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Vincennes Hospitals

(Government - Local)
(812) 882-5220
Emergency Service: Yes

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Vincennes High Schools

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1545 S HART ST
Serves 968 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.6

6136 E SR 61
Serves 507 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.3

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