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Encyclopedia > Vigo County, Indiana
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Vigo County is a county located in the state of Indiana. As of 2000, the population is 105,848. The county seat is Terre Haute6. Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show counties. ... Originally, in continental Europe, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America. ... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: The Hoosier State Other U.S. States Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Governor Mitch Daniels (R) Senators Richard Lugar (R) Evan Bayh (D) Official languages English Area 94,321 km² (38th)  - Land 92,897 km²  - Water 1,424 km² (1. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Terre Haute is a city located in Vigo County, Indiana. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,063 km² (410 mi²). 1,045 km² (403 mi²) of it is land and 19 km² (7 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.75% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ...


Adjacent counties

Vermillion County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Parke County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Clay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. ... Sullivan County is a county located in the state of Indiana, and determined by the U.S. Census Bureau to include the mean center of U.S. population in 1940. ... Clark County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Edgar County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ...

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 105,848 people, 40,998 households, and 26,074 families residing in the county. The population density is 101/km² (262/mi²). There are 45,203 housing units at an average density of 43/km² (112/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 90.66% White, 6.04% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 1.22% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.39% from other races, and 1.38% from two or more races. 1.20% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 40,998 households out of which 29.60% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.00% are married couples living together, 11.70% have a female householder with no husband present, and 36.40% are non-families. 30.00% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.90% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.38 and the average family size is 2.96. Marriage is a legal, social, and religious relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


In the county the population is spread out with 22.90% under the age of 18, 14.30% from 18 to 24, 27.30% from 25 to 44, 21.30% from 45 to 64, and 14.20% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 96.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.80 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $33,184, and the median income for a family is $42,957. Males have a median income of $32,854 versus $22,381 for females. The per capita income for the county is $17,620. 14.10% of the population and 10.30% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 17.60% of those under the age of 18 and 9.50% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns

Jump to: navigation, search Allendale, Indiana is an unincorporated town in south central Vigo County, Indiana. ... North Terre Haute is a census-designated place located in Vigo County, Indiana. ... Prarieton, Indiana is a small town of about 250 residents in southwestern Vigo County, Indiana. ... Riley is a town located in Vigo County, Indiana. ... Seelyville is a town located in Vigo County, Indiana. ... Saint Marys, Indiana is an unincorporated town in northwestern Vigo County, Indiana. ... Terre Haute is a city located in Vigo County, Indiana. ... West Terre Haute is a town located in Vigo County, Indiana. ...

External links

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Vigo County, Indiana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (455 words)
Vigo County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana.
Vigo County is named in honor of Francis Vigo, an Italian tradesman who was instrumental in the capture of Fort Vincennes by George Rogers Clark.
In the county the population was spread out with 22.90% under the age of 18, 14.30% from 18 to 24, 27.30% from 25 to 44, 21.30% from 45 to 64, and 14.20% who were 65 years of age or older.
Vigo County, Indiana Biographies Project (522 words)
Vigo County is located in the extreme mid-western portion of Indiana and was formed in 1818 from Sullivan County.
It is bordered by Vermillion and Parke Counties to the north, Clay County to the east and Sullivan County to the south.
The Vigo County project was launched in April of 1999.
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