Terre Haute is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 60,825 people and 24 constituent neighborhoods, Terre Haute is the 12th largest community in Indiana. Terre Haute has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Terre Haute is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Terre Haute is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Terre Haute who work in sales jobs (12.92%), office and administrative support (12.09%), and teaching (8.41%).
In addition, Terre Haute is a college town. There are a lot of students in Terre Haute attending college, and as a result Terre Haute provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.31 minutes getting to work every day.
The education level of Terre Haute citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.98% of adults 25 and older in Terre Haute have a college degree.
The per capita income in Terre Haute in 2010 was $17,758, which is lower middle income relative to Indiana, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $71,032 for a family of four. However, Terre Haute contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Terre Haute is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Terre Haute home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Terre Haute residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Terre Haute include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Terre Haute is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.