Terre Haute, IN

Terre Haute profile

Living in Terre Haute

Terre Haute is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 58,389 people and 27 constituent neighborhoods, Terre Haute is the 15th largest community in Indiana. Terre Haute has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Unlike some cities, Terre Haute isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Terre Haute are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Terre Haute is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Terre Haute who work in office and administrative support (11.67%), sales jobs (9.31%), and teaching (9.04%).

Terre Haute is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Terre Haute enrolled in college, Terre Haute has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

One of the benefits of Terre Haute is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.04 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The education level of Terre Haute citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.96% of adults in Terre Haute have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Terre Haute in 2018 was $22,157, which is lower middle income relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $88,628 for a family of four. However, Terre Haute contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Terre Haute is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Terre Haute home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Terre Haute residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Terre Haute include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

The most common language spoken in Terre Haute is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.