Evansville, IN


Evansville profile

Living in Evansville

Evansville is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 119,477 people and 48 constituent neighborhoods, Evansville is the third largest community in Indiana.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Evansville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Evansville is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Evansville who work in office and administrative support (13.24%), sales jobs (11.90%), and food service (7.68%).

Evansville has a lot of people who ride the bus to and from work. In fact, for its size, Evansville has quite a high level of public transit users. Evansville’s need for inexpensive transportation options for its citizens is quite high.

The percentage of adults in Evansville who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.60% of the adults in Evansville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Evansville in 2010 was $21,368, which is middle income relative to Indiana, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $85,472 for a family of four. However, Evansville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Evansville is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Evansville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Evansville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Evansville include Irish, English, French , and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Evansville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.