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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,617
Male Share of the Population51%
Female Share of the Population49%
Senior Citizens17.2%
Employed Population 16+3,632
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married43.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher10.4%
Median Earnings25+$30,798
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$12,171
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,983

Wealth

Median Family Income$49,040
% Above Poverty Level84.1%
% Below Poverty Level15.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone30.8%
Median Gross Rent$633
Median House Value$79,800

Ancestry

German23.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.3%
Irish13.2%
English10.6%
French Except Basque2.4%
Polish2.1%
Italian1.9%
African1.3%
Dutch1.3%
Scottish1.1%
Czech0.8%
Norwegian0.8%
Hungarian0.6%
Swedish0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Russian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Princeton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Gibson County
Standard Zip Codes47670
Phone Area Codes812
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Indianapolis
Approximate Latitude38.35
Approximate Longitude-87.56

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)

StationPRINCETON 1 W
Distance0.9 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp45 to 66 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp46 to 68 F
Annual Precip46 inches
StationMOUNT CARMEL
Distance10.8 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 66 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp45 to 70 F
Annual Precip43.7 inches
StationEVANSVILLE INTL AP
Distance21.2 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fort Branch2,989$54,167
Francisco553$41,136
Haubstadt1,615$85,625
Hazleton277$62,500
Owensville1,218$45,795
Patoka1,202$39,250

Princeton Public Libraries

Princeton Public Library
124 SOUTH HART STREET
Princeton, Indiana
(812) 385-4464

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Princeton Hospitals

Gibson General Hospital
(Non-profit)
1808 Sherman Dr
(812) 385-3401

Princeton Public Schools

Princeton Comm High Sch
1101 N Main St
ZIP: 47670
(812) 385-2591
High
Total Enrollment 628
Princeton Comm Intermediate School
1108 N Embree St
ZIP: 47670
(812) 386-1221
Primary
Total Enrollment 480
Princeton Comm Primary School
215 W Water St
ZIP: 47670
(812) 385-4772
Primary
Total Enrollment 494
Princeton Community Middle
410 E State St
ZIP: 47670
(812) 385-2020
Middle
Total Enrollment 470

Princeton Private Schools

Bethel Christian School
1520 S Main St
ZIP: 47670
Elementary
Total Enrollment 74
St Joseph School
427 S Stormont St
ZIP: 47670
Elementary
Total Enrollment 91
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