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Overview

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.

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.

People

Total Population 8,618
Male Share of the Population 50.7%
Female Share of the Population 49.3%
Senior Citizens 17.5%
Employed Population 16+ 3,690
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 44.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $48,179
% Above Poverty Level 85.2%
% Below Poverty Level 14.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.2%
Median Gross Rent $661
Median House Value $82,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.5%
US/American 0%
English 10.9%
Irish 13.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

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

Station PRINCETON 1 W
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
Station MOUNT CARMEL
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
Station EVANSVILLE INTL AP
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 2,971 $57,500
Francisco 703 $41,333
Haubstadt 1,587 $78,229
Hazleton 291 $55,000
Owensville 1,233 $45,521
Patoka 1,061 $44,750

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Princeton Public Libraries

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124 S HART ST
Princeton, Indiana
(812) 385-4464

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Princeton Hospitals

GIBSON GENERAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1808 SHERMAN DRIVE
(812) 385-3401
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 15.5

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