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Overview

Introduction to Vincennes, Indiana

Vincennes, Indiana, in Knox county, is 48 miles N of Evansville, Indiana and 100 miles W of Louisville, Kentucky.

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

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population18,098
Male Share of the Population50.2%
Female Share of the Population49.8%
Senior Citizens15.9%
Employed Population 16+8,288
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married39.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.8%
Median Earnings25+$28,628
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,940
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,860

Wealth

Median Family Income$49,497
% Above Poverty Level80.2%
% Below Poverty Level19.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone36.2%
Median Gross Rent$651
Median House Value$74,500

Ancestry

German21.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16%
Irish12.1%
English6.7%
French Except Basque4.1%
African1.7%
Polish1.7%
Italian1.3%
Scottish1.1%
Dutch0.9%
Danishn0.6%
Ukrainian0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Greek0.1%
South African0.1%
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Vincennes Almanac

CategoryValue
County Knox County
Standard Zip Codes47591
Phone Area Codes812
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Vincennes
Approximate Latitude38.67
Approximate Longitude-87.51

Vincennes Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationVINCENNES 5 NE
Distance4.2 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp42 to 65 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp42 to 68 F
Annual Precip44.4 inches
StationFREELANDVILLE
Distance17.4 miles
Jan Temp20 to 36 F
Apr Temp43 to 63 F
Jul Temp66 to 86 F
Oct Temp44 to 67 F
Annual Precip43.9 inches
StationWASHINGTON 1 NNW
Distance17.8 miles
Jan Temp23 to 39 F
Apr Temp45 to 67 F
Jul Temp68 to 88 F
Oct Temp47 to 69 F
Annual Precip46.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bicknell3,085$49,770
Bruceville540$73,500
Decker246$61,500
Hazleton277$62,500
Wheatland496$53,438

Vincennes Public Libraries

Knox County Public Library
502 NORTH 7TH STREET
Vincennes, Indiana
(812) 886-4380

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Vincennes Hospitals

Good Samaritan Hospital
(Government - Local)
520 S 7th St
(812) 882-5220

Vincennes Public Schools

Benjamin Franklin Elem School
2600 Wabash Ave
ZIP: 47591
(812) 882-8176
Primary
Total Enrollment 467
Francis Vigo Elementary Sch
1513 Main St
ZIP: 47591
(812) 882-5817
Primary
Total Enrollment 360
George Rogers Clark Sch
1926 S Richard Bauer Dr
ZIP: 47591
(812) 882-5172
Middle
Total Enrollment 591
James Whitcomb Riley Elem Sch
1008 Upper 11th St
ZIP: 47591
(812) 882-7953
Primary
Total Enrollment 179
Lincoln High School
1545 S Hart St Rd
ZIP: 47591
(812) 882-8480
High
Total Enrollment 794
South Knox Elementary School
6078 E Sr 61
ZIP: 47591
(812) 743-2591
Primary
Total Enrollment 682
South Knox Middle-high School
6136 E Sr 61
ZIP: 47591
(812) 726-4450
High
Total Enrollment 536
Tecumseh-harrison Elem Sch
2116 N 2nd St
ZIP: 47591
(812) 882-8458
Primary
Total Enrollment 320
Twin Rivers Career & Tech Ed Area
20 N Third St
ZIP: 47591
(812) 882-0801
High

Vincennes Private Schools

Flaget Elementary School
800 Vigo St
ZIP: 47591
Elementary
Total Enrollment 161
Lakeview Jr-sr High School
2290 S Theobald Ln
ZIP: 47591
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 62
Rivet Jr Sr High School
210 Barnett St
ZIP: 47591
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 190
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