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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, healthcare, 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population120,156
Male Share of the Population47.6%
Female Share of the Population52.4%
Senior Citizens15.1%
Employed Population 16+55,225
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married39.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.6%
Median Earnings25+$28,610
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,925
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,380

Wealth

Median Family Income$45,794
% Above Poverty Level78.3%
% Below Poverty Level21.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.9%
% Using Public Transportation2.8%

Housing

People Living Alone37.2%
Median Gross Rent$712
Median House Value$89,600

Ancestry

German25.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22.3%
Irish10.6%
English10.2%
French Except Basque1.7%
Scottish1.5%
Italian1.4%
Polish1.2%
Dutch1%
African0.9%
Welsh0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Russian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Swiss0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
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Evansville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Vanderburgh County
Standard Zip Codes47708, 47710, 47711, 47712, 47713, 47714, 47715, 47720, 47725
P.O. Box Zip Codes47701, 47702, 47703, 47704, 47705, 47706, 47716, 47719, 47724, 47728, 47730, 47731, 47732, 47733, 47734, 47735, 47736, 47737
Company Zip Codes47721, 47722, 47740, 47747, 47750
Phone Area Codes812
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Indianapolis
Approximate Latitude37.98
Approximate Longitude-87.54

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)

StationEVANSVILLE MUSEUM
Distance0.8 miles
Jan Temp25 to 42 F
Apr Temp46 to 70 F
Jul Temp69 to 91 F
Oct Temp48 to 72 F
Annual Precip45.7 inches
StationEVANSVILLE INTL AP
Distance5.3 miles
Jan Temp23 to 40 F
Apr Temp44 to 67 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp45 to 70 F
Annual Precip44.2 inches
StationHENDERSON 7 SSW
Distance15 miles
Jan Temp24 to 42 F
Apr Temp45 to 69 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp46 to 71 F
Annual Precip44.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Boonville6,186$55,488
Chandler3,381$48,616
Darmstadt1,338$92,434
Elberfeld751$60,556
Haubstadt1,615$85,625
Newburgh3,300$78,472

Evansville Public Libraries

Evansville-vanderburgh Public Library
200 SE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BLVD
Evansville, Indiana
(812) 428-8204
Willard Library Of Evansville
21 FIRST AVENUE
Evansville, Indiana
(812) 425-4309

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Evansville Hospitals

Healthsouth Deaconess Rehabilitation Hospital
(Proprietary)
4100 Covert Ave
(812) 476-9983
Deaconess Hospital Inc
(Non-profit)
600 Mary St
(812) 450-5000
Evansville State Hospital
(Government - State)
3400 Lincoln Avenue
(812) 469-6800
Select Specialty Hospital-evansville
(Proprietary)
400 Se 4th St
(812) 421-2330
Evansville Psychiatric Children's Center
(Government - State)
3300 E Morgan Ave
(812) 477-6436
St Mary's Medical Center Of Evansville Inc
(Non-profit)
3700 Washington Ave
(812) 485-4000

Evansville Public Schools

Signature School Inc
610 Main St
ZIP: 47708
(812) 421-1820
High
Total Enrollment 331
Academy For Innovative Studies
3013 First Ave
ZIP: 47710
(812) 435-8316
Other
Total Enrollment 619
Cedar Hall Community School
2100 N Fulton Ave
ZIP: 47710
(812) 435-8223
Primary
Total Enrollment 597
Central High School
5400 1st Ave
ZIP: 47710
(812) 435-8292
High
Total Enrollment 1113
Highland Elementary School
6701 Darmstadt Rd
ZIP: 47710
(812) 867-6401
Primary
Total Enrollment 942
Thompkins Middle School
1300 W Mill Rd
ZIP: 47710
(812) 435-8323
Middle
Total Enrollment 702
Delaware Elementary School
700 N Garvin St
ZIP: 47711
(812) 435-8227
Primary
Total Enrollment 533
Evans School
2727 N Evans Ave
ZIP: 47711
(812) 435-8330
Primary
Total Enrollment 535
Joshua Academy
1230 E Illinois St
ZIP: 47711
(812) 401-6300
Primary
Total Enrollment 245
New Tech Institute
1901 Lynch Rd
ZIP: 47711
(812) 435-0967
High
Total Enrollment 271
Southern Ind Career And Tech Cent
1901 Lynch Rd
ZIP: 47711
(812) 435-8438
Other
Stringtown Elementary School
4720 Stringtown Rd
ZIP: 47711
(812) 435-8320
Primary
Total Enrollment 478
Vogel Elementary School
1500 Oak Hill Rd
ZIP: 47711
(812) 477-6109
Primary
Total Enrollment 638
Daniel Wertz Elementary Sch
1702 S Red Bank Rd
ZIP: 47712
(812) 435-8312
Primary
Total Enrollment 367
Francis Joseph Reitz High Sch
350 Dreier Blvd
ZIP: 47712
(812) 435-8206
High
Total Enrollment 1293
Helfrich Park Stem Academy
2603 W Maryland St
ZIP: 47712
(812) 435-8246
Middle
Total Enrollment 568
Perry Heights Middle School
5800 Hogue Rd
ZIP: 47712
(812) 435-8326
Middle
Total Enrollment 398
Tekoppel Elementary School
111 N Tekoppel Ave
ZIP: 47712
(812) 435-8333
Primary
Total Enrollment 507
West Terrace Elementary Sch
8000 W Terrace Dr
ZIP: 47712
(812) 435-8733
Primary
Total Enrollment 654
Culver Family Learning Center
1301 Judson St
ZIP: 47713
(812) 435-8219
Primary
Total Enrollment 139
Glenwood Leadership Academy
901 Sweetser Ave
ZIP: 47713
(812) 435-8242
Primary
Total Enrollment 404
Lincoln School
635 Lincoln Ave
ZIP: 47713
(812) 435-8235
Primary
Total Enrollment 271
Benjamin Bosse High School
1300 Washington Ave
ZIP: 47714
(812) 477-1661
High
Total Enrollment 775
Dexter Elementary School
917 S Dexter Ave
ZIP: 47714
(812) 476-1321
Primary
Total Enrollment 378
Fairlawn Elementary School
2021 S Alvord Blvd
ZIP: 47714
(812) 476-4997
Primary
Total Enrollment 404
Harper Elementary School
21 S Alvord Blvd
ZIP: 47714
(812) 476-1308
Primary
Total Enrollment 421
Hebron Elementary School
4400 Bellemeade Ave
ZIP: 47714
(812) 477-8915
Primary
Total Enrollment 854
Lodge Community School
2000 Lodge Ave
ZIP: 47714
(812) 477-5319
Primary
Total Enrollment 467
Mcgary Middle School
1535 S Joyce Ave
ZIP: 47714
(812) 476-3035
Middle
Total Enrollment 358
Washington Middle School
1801 Washington Ave
ZIP: 47714
(812) 477-8983
Middle
Total Enrollment 414
Caze Elementary School
2013 S Green River Rd
ZIP: 47715
(812) 477-5567
Primary
Total Enrollment 467
Plaza Park International Prep Acad
7301 Lincoln Ave
ZIP: 47715
(812) 476-4971
Middle
Total Enrollment 656
Stockwell Elementary School
2501 N Stockwell Rd
ZIP: 47715
(812) 477-5345
Primary
Total Enrollment 609
William Henry Harrison High Sch
211 Fielding Rd
ZIP: 47715
(812) 477-1046
High
Total Enrollment 1039
Cynthia Heights Elem Sch
7225 Big Cynthiana Rd
ZIP: 47720
(812) 435-8740
Primary
Total Enrollment 525
North High School
15331 Hwy 41 N
ZIP: 47725
(812) 435-8283
High
Total Enrollment 1486
North Junior High School
15325 Hwy 41 N
ZIP: 47725
(812) 435-0975
Middle
Total Enrollment 896
Oak Hill Elementary
7700 Oak Hill Rd
ZIP: 47725
(812) 867-6426
Primary
Total Enrollment 809
Scott Elementary School
14940 Old State Rd
ZIP: 47725
(812) 867-2427
Primary
Total Enrollment 887

Evansville Private Schools

Holy Redeemer School
918 W Mill Rd
ZIP: 47710
Elementary
Total Enrollment 185
Evansville Lutheran School
120 E Michigan St
ZIP: 47711
Elementary
Total Enrollment 169
St Theresa Elementary School
700 Herndon Dr
ZIP: 47711
Elementary
Total Enrollment 83
Corpus Christi School
5530 Hogue Rd
ZIP: 47712
Elementary
Total Enrollment 221
Westside Catholic School
1620 Glendale Ave
ZIP: 47712
Elementary
Total Enrollment 177
Christ The King School
3101 Bayard Park Dr
ZIP: 47714
Elementary
Total Enrollment 168
Evansville Christian School
4400 Lincoln Ave
ZIP: 47714
Elementary
Total Enrollment 578
Montessori Academy
4611 Adams Ave
ZIP: 47714
Elementary
Total Enrollment 45
Reitz Memorial High School
1500 Lincoln Ave
ZIP: 47714
Secondary
Total Enrollment 780
St Benedict Cathedral School
530 S Harlan Ave
ZIP: 47714
Elementary
Total Enrollment 390
Evansville Day School
3400 N Green River Rd
ZIP: 47715
Elementary
Total Enrollment 248
Good Shepherd School
2301 N Stockwell Rd
ZIP: 47715
Elementary
Total Enrollment 333
Holy Rosary School
1303 S Green River Rd
ZIP: 47715
Elementary
Total Enrollment 319
Mater Dei High School
1300 Harmony Way
ZIP: 47720
Secondary
Total Enrollment 499
Resurrection Elementary School
5301 New Harmony Rd
ZIP: 47720
Elementary
Total Enrollment 286
St Joseph Elementary School
6130 W Saint Joseph Rd
ZIP: 47720
Elementary
Total Enrollment 175
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