Vincennes is a medium-sized city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 18,012 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Vincennes is the 46th largest community in Indiana. Vincennes 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, Vincennes is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Vincennes is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Vincennes who work in sales jobs (10.64%), office and administrative support (10.31%), and food service (9.22%).
In addition, Vincennes is a college town. There are a lot of students in Vincennes attending college, and as a result Vincennes provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Vincennes spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.80 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The percentage of adults in Vincennes with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.59% of adults in Vincennes have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Vincennes in 2010 was $17,954, 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 $71,816 for a family of four.
The people who call Vincennes home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Vincennes residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Vincennes include Irish, English, French , and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Vincennes is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.