Terre Haute, IN
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Living in Terre Haute


Terre Haute is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 60,622 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, Terre Haute isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Terre Haute are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Terre Haute is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Terre Haute who work in office and administrative support (11.85%), food service (9.64%), and sales jobs (9.38%).

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Terre Haute, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Terre Haute provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

Not only is Terre Haute a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, shaping the character of the city into a place that is geared toward, and considered attractive to, many single, educated people. Many singles consider Terre Haute a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Terre Haute spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.31 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The citizens of Terre Haute are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.62% of adults in Terre Haute having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Terre Haute in 2018 was $20,989, which is lower middle income relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $83,956 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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Terre Haute is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.