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Evansville is a city in Vanderburgh County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Gen. Robert Evans, landholder.
The latitude of Evansville is 37.974N. The longitude is -87.555W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 387 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 117,881.
Major port of call during the days of steamboat travel.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Evansville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Vanderburgh County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Evansville-Henderson area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 47708 ZIP code.
29% of Evansville residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Evansville ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Evansville was $18,388, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Evansville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Evansville include Bayard Park Historic District, Culver Historic District, Evansville Downtown Historic District, Independence Historic District, Lincolnshire Historic District, Riverside Historic District, Washington Avenue Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Evansville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $370. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $698.
Libraries in Evansville include East Branch, Evansville-Vanderburgh County Public Library, McCullough Branch, North Park Branch, Oaklyn Branch, Red Bank Branch, Stringtown Branch, West Branch, Willard Library of Evansville ... View libraries
Newspapers in Evansville include Courier & Press
TV stations in Evansville include WEHT, WEVV, WFIE, WNIN, WTVW.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WNIN-FM.
Vanderburgh County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Evansville political report.
The average commute time for Evansville workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 15 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Evansville between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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