West Terre Haute is a very small town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 2,208 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 45.50% 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, production and manufacturing workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Terre Haute who work in healthcare suport services (11.53%), office and administrative support (8.36%), and maintenance occupations (7.30%).
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.
West Terre Haute ranks among the bottom of the nation in terms of college education compared to other cities and towns: only 3.76% of people over 25 have a college degree.
The per capita income in West Terre Haute in 2018 was $20,096, which is low income relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $80,384 for a family of four. However, West Terre Haute contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 German, Irish, English, Dutch, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in West Terre Haute is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.