West Terre Haute, Indiana

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West Terre Haute, Indiana

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High Points

West Terre Haute strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Indiana):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy West Terre Haute Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of West Terre Haute, Indiana

Comparing West Terre Haute to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Indiana (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 4
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Female Share of the Population 5 5
Racial Diversity 3 4
Senior Citizens 3 3
Well-Paid Single Men 2 1
Age of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 8
Portion of People Married 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 2 1
People in Middle Class or Better 2 1
Median Family Income 2 1
College Educated Adults 1 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 9
Walking and Biking to Work 7 6
Working at Home 6 8
Public Transportation Use 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
Affordability of Rents 6 8
People Living Alone 5 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 4
Housing Recently Built 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 3 5
Low Violent Crime 1 1

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West Terre Haute Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles W of Terre Haute, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 72 miles W of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Vigo
Metro Area Terre Haute
Standard Zip Codes 47885
Phone Area Codes 812
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.465
Longitude -87.461

West Terre Haute Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.4 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 42.4 inches
Distance 23.5 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 42.8 inches
Distance 24.1 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 43 to 66 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 44.9 inches
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West Terre Haute Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,330 100%
Male 1,124 48.2%
Female 1,206 51.8%
Under 18 679 29.1%
18+ 1,651 70.9%
65+ 274 11.8%
Median Age 32.3
Average Family Size 3.12
White 2,273 97.6%
African-American 1 0%
Asian 11 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 12 0.5%
Other 1 0%
Mixed Race 28 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 13 0.6%

Estimated West Terre Haute Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,255
Growth -75
Growth % -3.2%

West Terre Haute Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 34.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.7%
Irish 15.5%
German 11.2%
English 5.8%
French (except Basque) 5%
Dutch 3.2%
European 2.3%
Italian 1.5%
Welsh 1.2%
Scottish 1.2%
Polish 1.2%
Russian 0.4%
Hungarian 0.3%
Swedish 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Barnhart Town (47885)
Champion (47885)
Dresser (47885)
Fayette (47885)
Ferguson Hill (47885)
Kenwood (47885)
Larimer Hill (47885)
Libertyville (47885)
Liggett (47885)
Marion Heights (47885)
Pine Ridge (47885)
Sandford (47885)
Shirkleville (47885)
South Lake (47885)
Sycamore Park (47885)
Tecumseh (47885)
Toad Hop (47885)
Vermillion Acres (47885)
Wanda Lake (47885)
Whitcomb Heights (47885)
Windemere Lake (47885)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
West Terre Haute 2,330 $30,469
Clinton 5,126 $36,692
Riley 160 $35,833
Rosedale 750 $40,556
Seelyville 1,182 $45,167
Terre Haute 59,614 $37,618
Universal 419 $39,327
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Serves 667 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.9

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