West Terre Haute is a very small town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 2,144 people and two constituent neighborhoods, West Terre Haute is the 231st 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.
Despite the fact that it is a small town, West Terre Haute has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the bus - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the town for affordable transportation.
West Terre Haute ranks among the bottom of the nation in terms of college education compared to other cities and towns: only 1.57% of people over 25 have a college degree.
The per capita income in West Terre Haute in 2018 was $33,584, which is wealthy relative to Indiana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $134,336 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, Polish, Irish, Italian, and English.
The most common language spoken in West Terre Haute is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.