Terre Haute, IN
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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 an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

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 office and administrative support (12.29%), sales jobs (11.62%), and food service (8.77%).

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 18.10 minutes getting to work every day.

In terms of college education, Terre Haute is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.42% of adults 25 and older in Terre Haute have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Terre Haute in 2010 was $17,344, which is low income relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $69,376 for a family of four.

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.