Evansville is a city on the Ohio River in Indiana. Angel Mounds State Historic Site was home to prehistoric Native Americans, and has 12 earthen mounds, a museum and trails. Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden houses jaguars and tropical plants. Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science displays thousands of objects and has a planetarium. The Koch Family Children’s Museum has play-based interactive exhibits
The history of Evansville, Indiana spans hundreds of years, with thousands of years of human habitation. The area’s geography and location on a bend in the Ohio River attracted people from the earliest times. The city was founded in 1812 and was named by its founder, Hugh McGary, after Col. Robert M. Evans. Because of its position on the river and surrounding natural resources, Evansville grew to become a commercial, industrial and financial hub for the tri-state area.
Evansville is a city located in Vanderburgh County Indiana. It is also the county seat of Vanderburgh County. With a 2020 population of 117,817, it is the 3rd largest city in Indiana (after Indianapolis and Fort Wayne) and the 250th largest city in the United States . Evansville is currently declining at a rate of -0.07% annually but its population has increased by 0.33% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 117,429 in 2010. Evansville reached it’s highest population of 141,543 in 1960. Spanning over 48 miles, Evansville has a population density of 2,490 people per square mile.
The average household income in Evansville is $54,957 with a poverty rate of 21.81%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $774 per month, and the median house value is $94,200. The median age in Evansville is 37.6 years, 36.1 years for males, and 39.1 years for females.
Evansville has an unemployment rate of 5.5%. The US average is 6.0%.
Evansville has seen the job market increase by 2.4% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 33.2%, which is lower than the US average of 33.5%.
Tax Rates for Evansville
– The Sales Tax Rate for Evansville is 7.0%. The US average is 7.3%.
– The Income Tax Rate for Evansville is 4.2%. The US average is 4.6%.
– Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing Cost of Living.
Income and Salaries for Evansville
– The average income of a Evansville resident is $20,951 a year. The US average is $28,555 a year.
– The Median household income of a Evansville resident is $35,996 a year. The US average is $53,482 a year.
Evansville, Indiana gets 46 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.
Evansville averages 10 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.
On average, there are 204 sunny days per year in Evansville. The US average is 205 sunny days.
Evansville gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 113 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.
Evansville is the regional center for a large trade area in Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois. The largest industry sectors in size in Evansville are healthcare, finance, education, and manufacturing. Other major industries by employment are energy, warehousing and distribution, and retail.
Corporate headquarters in Evansville include Accuride, Ameriqual Group, Anchor Industries, Atlas Van Lines, Berry Global, Evana Tool & Engineering, Karges Furniture, Koch Enterprises, Lewis Bakeries, Metronet, Old National Bank, Red Spot Paint & Varnish, Shoe Carnival, OneMain Financial, and Traylor Brothers. Major manufacturing operations near the city include Alcoa in Newburgh, AK Steel in Rockport, SABIC in Mount Vernon, and Toyota in Princeton. Other major employers with workforces of 500 or more in the area include AT&T, Bristol-Myers Squibb, SRG Global, Industrial Contractors, Mead Johnson, Peabody Energy, PGW Pittsburgh Glass, T.J. Maxx, and Bally’s Evansville.
Notable People or Businesses
Top 10 Largest Employers in Vanderburgh County
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Greater Evansville Major Employers