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. Much of the housing stock in West Terre Haute was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
West Terre Haute is a blue-collar town, with 39.80% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, West Terre Haute is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Terre Haute who work in office and administrative support (12.54%), sales jobs (8.40%), and maintenance occupations (7.31%).
Being a small town, West Terre Haute does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
West Terre Haute ranks among the bottom of the nation in terms of college education compared to other cities and towns: only 5.53% of people over 25 have a college degree.
The per capita income in West Terre Haute in 2010 was $14,851, which is low income relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $59,404 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.