West Terre Haute is a very small town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 2,217 people and three constituent neighborhoods, West Terre Haute is the 198th largest community in Indiana. West Terre Haute has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
West Terre Haute is a blue-collar town, with 38.99% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, West Terre Haute is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Terre Haute who work in office and administrative support (13.72%), maintenance occupations (11.15%), and healthcare (8.19%).
As is often the case in a small town, West Terre Haute doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In West Terre Haute, just 6.51% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in West Terre Haute in 2010 was $15,329, which is low income relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $61,316 for a family of four.
The people who call West Terre Haute home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West Terre Haute residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in West Terre Haute include Irish, English, French , and Polish.
The most common language spoken in West Terre Haute is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and Spanish.